Mat Reviews - Hugger Mugger Urban Tapas
At Zappos: $57.56
Whether you take yoga classes in the city or the suburbs, this Hugger Mugger™ Tapas® Urban mat will keep working as hard as you do! Features a durable, sticky, non-slip surface. Anti-microbial with Zenz-in® treatment limits the growth of mold and mildew. No phthalates, PVC Cadmium or heavy-metal make-up. Made from PVC materials. Made from 100% recycled rubber mat.
72" Long x 1/4" Thick x 24" Wide
I really like the texture and look of this mat. It lays really flat on the floor and it's weight keeps it in place. The texture looks like a rock or and natural element and gives you a feeling of grounding and stability. Significant amount of cushion, perhaps too much for some people. The grip is fantastic, I made it about 70% into a CorePower C2 class without needing my yogitoes, and perhaps could have gone all the way if my core was stronger ;)
The smell, oh my. It's good for the environment, but the recycled rubber is INTENSE. You could get high off the fumes. I may have. There were complaints from my yogi neighbors in class. There is a 'break-in' period for a lot of these mats and the smell is supposed to go away but I don't know if I have the patience for that. I cleaned it with a mat wash, rinsed and dried, with no improvement. I think it will take a while. Also, it is quite big/heavy so if you're looking for something portable or for travel, this is not the mat for you.
Interesting look, great grip, SMELLY!
Posted on Fri, April 30, 2010
by Emily Yost