Had a great day in Manchester back in May at the Om Yoga Show. I bought a new mat for £25, a very rubbery mat, latex and biodegradable.
All good so far. If you nailed this mat to the wall you could easily do warrior pose standing on the wall, your feet would be going nowhere. You could wrap this mat around Louis Hamilton’s rear wheels and he would never leave the track at any speed. Felt a bit jelly like to handle, sort of wobbly, wubbery. It is also a magnet for any dirt or dust that sticks to your feet, I’ve never had a muckier mat. So far so good.
Doing my practice at home I decided to do a seated forward bend, slid my left foot forward and suddenly the rubber was peeling off the mat to reveal the foam interior.
Ooops! Well , to me £25 is a lot of money so I was a bit miffed at this turn of events. I bought this mat from Yoga-mad so I thought I would let them know what had happened and see what their reaction would be….
Hi, Hope you are well.
I bought a mat from you at the Manchester Om yoga show. It is a Suregrip map and cost £25.
I have used it several times with no problems until last week. I was doing paschimottanasana. I moved my heel as I worked into the asana but the surface of the mat started to rip off the middle section of the mat. I have not been able to use the mat since then as the rip will get bigger as the latex peels off the backing material.
I can supply photo if necessary, my computer is being repaired at moment otherwise you would have photo now.
I am very disappointed with the performance of this mat and would like a replacement as the mat is not fit for purpose. Please advise as to next move.
STUDIO YOGA MAT WIDE 80CM X 4.5MM
Could you let me know about returning mat and if there are any other costs involved.