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Reading Amazon.com: Customer reviews: New Balance Cork Yoga Mat Non Slip Eco Friendly Yoga Mat Men & Women – updating 2022
First, let me say I got this as a Vine member in exchange for doing a review, but I give my honest feedback on every product. I want to give this a 5. I really did because the texture of the mat is so gorgeously luscious, plus I love natural products (the cork face, obviously, not the rubber backing). What held me back is the distortions and curls it retains.
You can see in the pictures it came tightly wrapped with an outer paper shell. I took that off, and in the 2nd picture you can see that the mat took bends where the paper had bound it. I thought that would iron out over time. It really hasn’t, and I’ve it unpacked for about a week now just to see if it would relax. Hasn’t…
I rolled this out next to an existing yoga mat, which I also bought on Amazon. You can see in the picture that this mat is 4″ shorter of than my other at 68″. That’s fine for me because I’m only 5’4″ but taller people, beware! This mat is cushier feeling than my other mat, although both 5 mm thick. I do love the wavy rubber backing on this one, and it does have more padded feeling. But you can see the curl at the end compared to my other mat.
In fairness, every mat had a tiny curl at the inner-most end, but the cork one is noticeable and doesn’t flatten out when laid out and pressed. Maybe over time it’ll disappear? but I’m doubtful because of the way it’s retained the packaging shape after a week of being unfurled.
Overall, this is a very high quality mat with really nice rubber backing that’s certainly better quality than the original one I bought. Over time, though, I’m not sure how the cork will wear? One advantage to cork is it’s naturally anti-microbial, but I don’t know if the cork will retain its flexibility or get dry and brittle? Only time will tell. I had cork floors in a kitchen once, and they were beautiful, but they did get brittle.
If you love the beauty of natural wood products, this has that going for it and certainly a step up from the basic mat I had. Enjoy!
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