I FINALLY bought myself a new yoga mat! My other one was about ten years old...seriously...got it in college. With the past year of at least doing two yoga sessions a week, it just wasn't cutting it anymore. I get very sweaty hands and feet when I do yoga and so I need to be able to "stick" to the mat and not slide. My Gaiam mat was causing some major slippage issues so I knew I needed to find an extra sticky mat.
I read some reviews online and decided to head down to my local Lulu and check out the mats. Indeed this mat was cushioned and grippy from what I could tell in the store. The sales person told me that they actually made it out of the same material as a tennis racket handle. Pretty neat. Plus it has some antimicrobial additive that prevents mold and mildew because mats can get pretty stinky. I also noticed it is a tad larger than my previous mat as well.
I have now tried it out for two yoga sessions this week and I would say that I LOVE it. If you are in search of a new, extra sticky mat, definitely check it out. Plus, it comes in some nice colors. I got grey, but there is also a really nice mint green....I got my strap in the mint.
The only downside is the weight. It is definitely heavy!