Yoga Design Lab has jumped into the yoga mat towel arena with a product that has been created with the yoga aesthete in mind. Without sacrificing functionality, these yoga mat towels make a big impression with their classy good looks. They have even been featured in Elle Magazine.
These vibrant, elegant mat towels are inspired by cosmic and geometrical patterns. Graphic designerand yoga practitioner Chad Turner wanted to make Yoga Design Lab mat towels stand out, after noticing that most yoga mats were “unoriginal, mass-produced, and solid-colored.”
His hope was that an attractive mat towel would inspire new people to try hot yoga, and would inspire seasoned practitioners to practice more.
There are a wide array of designs to choose from, in beautiful colors and abstract patterns. The vibrant colors are created with a water-based ink, and are non-fade as well as eco-friendly.
Hot yoga practitioners need a mat that will provide a non-slip grip, and the YDL towels were made with that in mind.
The top layer of the mat towel is a plush, absorbent microfiber that wicks away sweat. The bottom layer of the mat towel is made froman eco-friendly 100% tree rubber that grips a hardwood floor or carpet securely.
The mat will not slide around or buckle when you’re transitioning through your asanas. The mat towel’s surface is sticky when wet to grip hands and feet. In fact, the wetter it gets, the better it works.
These beautiful mat towels are easy to care for. They can be washed in a washing machine alone with a detergent on a cold, gentle cycle. Bleaching is not recommended.
To speed up the drying process, select a double rinse cycle, if available, then wrap it in a towel and squeeze out excess water. Hang to dry. Putting the YDL mat towel in the dryer may compromise its functionality.
• 70” x 24”
• 4 pounds
• Comes with handy carrying strap
• Non-slip, works even better wet
• Won’t bunch or buckle during practice
• Plush microfiber cushions joints
• No odor
• Made from eco friendly, biodegradable, 100% natural tree rubber
• Water based inks
• No latex, silicone, toxic glues, or phthalates
USER FEEDBACK AND CRITICAL REVIEWS
The YDL yoga mat towel won praise for its beautiful good looks and grippy practice surface, and has gotten rave reviews all over the web.
Reviewers on Amazon.com gave the mat a 4.6 out of 5 with almost 500 reviews. On its appearance, one reviewer writes, ”The best part is how beautiful the mat is! So many fun designs, color and inspirations!”
And the mat got a favorable nod from Shape Magazine, who cited the mat towel’s stylish looks.
YogaOutlet.com users also loved the mat, giving it an impressive 4 out of 5. One user there commented on the good grip the mat provides, saying, “I love the texture, it helps me hold form easily without slipping or sticky noise.”
The only drawback to the mat seems to be its thickness – at 3.5mm, some users found it a bit thin. However, this can be rectified by using a foam pad in positions where joints need extra support, or by simply folding the mat over for the duration of the pose.
The YDL mat towel has good looks to spare, but it’s not just a pretty face. This beautiful mat offers superior grip and support, so that you can concentrate on your practice. And the gorgeous designs just may make you want to practice more!