I purchased this mat in store after travelling some distance to the Decathlon store. I wish I had read reviews online before making the journey. I selected this mat out of the selection available in the Wednesbury store based upon it seeming to have a nice grippable surface. Price was not the issue, as none of the mats in store were priced at all. In fact it looked as though there was no order to the display at all. I class myself as practicing gentle yoga but I can't even stand on all fours without my hands slipping away which is very distracting. I am so disappointed as I was really looking forward to working out at home and I am left with a product that is not fit for purpose, or another hours journey back to store to return it. Wish I hadn't bothered!
The mat is fine for basics where you are lying on your back or sitting but as soon as you do any basic standing poses (including downward dog) you feel your hands and feet start to slip and start concentrating on them rather than the breathing or the poses themselves. I only do hatha yoga so this is not very good at all. I wish I had listened to the other similar reviews and bought a proper mat first time.
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us feedback.
I am sorry to hear that your experience with the mat hasn't been positive. Based on our customer reviews we have lowered the price and also added a line explaining that depending on the intensity level of the Yoga practice you may need a Mat with a better grip.
Our Yoga team is working on a new technology mat as we speak which will be available soon.
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I bought this mat and from the first use I totally regret it. So slippery that I cannot even do the exercises. At the beginning I thought it was my problem, but when a friend borrowed it to try she told me the same. During winter I used a towel on top of it, but now even the towel is slipping away!
Worst mat I ever had!
Thank you so much for your feedback.
I have passed all your valuable comments to our Brand and they are working on improving this product.
I have also taken some local actions myself and have lowered the price permanently from £19.99 to £17.99 which will take effect tomorrow, 24/05/2018.
This Yoga mat is designed for Gentle Yoga and it could be slippery depending on the intensity levels of your Yoga exercise.
If you are not happy with your purchase, you have 365 days to change your mind and exchange or return the mat.
If you need any further advice on choosing another mat or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at email@example.com
I paid a lot for this mat in comparison to others available locally, but I can't use it. Its so slippery, every time I've tried I've had problems. I can't return it because I live in Thailand where such concepts are alien regardless of whatever the head office says. Please don't buy this for yoga!
First and foremost thank you for taking the time to write a review.
I am really sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience with this mat.
All of that feedback will be forwarded to our Yoga brand and they will take it into consideration developing and designing the product to replace this one.
However, you should be able to return the mat no matter where are you in the world.
Please send me an email directly at izabella.angelova@decathlon and I will try and do my best to resolve this issue for you.
I bought the DOMYOS TPE GENTLE YOGA MAT 5MM-BLUE from DECATHLON at Hermiston
Gate Retail Park-Edinburgh
The reason for the Purchase is that I want to Get Active with Edinburgh Leisure Fitness Classes especially Bodybalance with involves Thai Chi Yoga and Pilates Workout
The product is excellent for my workout and I would recommend the product to my fitness friends at Bodybalance
Graeme Wilson Shields
Dear Mr Shields, thank you for your review. It is delightful to read about your satisfactory experience with our yoga mat. Hope to see you in the store soon again. Have a lovely day. Eva, Decathlon Edinburgh