Hello from Maine! I have loved my time in Europe, but I am psyched to be back in the good ol' US of A. Yesterday's flight was fantastic, and so stress-free!
Today I've gotten a late start (I'm blaming it on jet lag) but wanted to pop on and let you know my thoughts on the Jade travel yoga mat I was sent. It is ah-mazing, and if you're in the market, this is an excellent option.
The grip is excellent on this mat. It's a natural rubber mat, PVC-free, and there is zero slipping happening with this bad boy. The natural rubber means that it is going to smell for a few weeks - that's the only downside to the mat. The smell will go away with use, though. It's got a little bit of a tread on it - not at much as the prana mat (which, by the way, is on sale right now), but enough of a tread to keep you put. It's an open cell construction and extremely sticky which I love because it ensures you won't slip and slide.
Well, it's a travel mat, so it's not going to be as thick as your standard mat, but as far as travel mats go, this is the one with the most cushiony. It's 1/8 inch thick, and I have a number of travel mats, but of all of them, this is by far the most comfortable.
This mat can be rolled (shown above in the first pic) or folded and put right in your carry on bag. It's also really lightweight and I think it's perfect for travel.
Normally the 68 inch is $54.95, the teal version I've shown here is on sale for $49.95.
For every mat made, Jade plants a tree. Can't beat that!
If it's in your budget, this is the mat to go for. The extreme stickiness means a superior grip, and it has the packability of the manduka travel mat but with more cushion. It's definitely superior to the prana mat (my first pick before trying out this mat), but the prana mat is priced significantly lower so that makes sense.
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