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The Manduka PRO boasts its amazingly excellent grip, which is also one of the reasons why this mat is adored by so many yoga fans around the world. However, you should be really careful because the PRO mat will not offer you agreeable grip or even “basic” grip at the beginning. You are supposed to rub the mat with salt and let it lie on the ground for one night, and then clean away the salt with a damp cloth. Repeat this process several times and you will get the “real” PRO mat you want.
Just as the name has told you, there are two usable sides of a Lululemon Reversible Mat. The front side of this mat is coated with a smooth finish that appears to be slipper yet has incredible grip. When practicing complicated yoga asanas on the front side of the mat, you can feel the traction that drags you to the mat firmly without any slide. Just as Lululemon boasts, “the wetter you are, the sticker the mat becomes.” The polyurethane layer plays a vital role in absorbing sweats, sweeping your worries about issues such as slipping and falling. In addition, the front side of Lululemon Reversible Mat is added antimicrobial ingredient so that the mat can keep sanitary during your exercising. During our tests, we noticed that the other side of the reversible mat was also characterized by agreeable grip in spite of the fact that Lululemon tells its customers that this side is only suitable for less sweaty yoga asanas.
2. Materials & Durability
The PRO Mat of Manduka is made from PVC, a kind of material that has been widely adopted in manufacturing yoga mat. PVC yoga mats feature good elasticity and anti-slip functionality. This material adopted by PRO Mat is processed into the one that contains no harmful addition, offering you enjoyable using experience and extraordinary durability.
When it comes to durability, the Manduka PRO yoga mat overshadows other counterparts in the yoga mat market. Manduka provides every customer with a lifetime warranty so even if your durable PRO mat has quality issues, you can ask the company for a brand-new one! From the perspective of environmental protection, although the PVC material of Manduka Yoga Mat is not so eco-friendly, buying a durable Manduka PRO mat still makes contribution to the environmental protection as you are indirectly reducing consumption!
Compared with Manduka PRO yoga mat, the Lululemon Reversible Mat is not so durable. In fact, only the former is built to last for a lifetime. The Lululemon Reversible Mat has a rubber base and on its top layer is polyurethane. Since these materials are susceptible to scratches, you will find the mat full of “wounds and scars” after a certain period of exercising. What’s worse, the nice appearance of a Lululemon Reversible Mat can not last for a comparatively long time and stains would come out on the mat as the mat absorbs moisture continuously. But, it should be noted that the mat is still completely usable even if it looks beat up and worn.