It’s true! If you purchase a Lululemon mat you will notice the odor of the natural rubber material when you unroll it.
When I first unrolled mine, I couldn’t figure out what it was. I didn’t even think it could be the mat, I thought something was just smelling so badly in my house and I racked my brain until I realized maybe it’s this mat. Then I thought, I must have gotten a bad mat. I asked around to others and found that it’s actually quite normal. Who knew! The great news is that the smell goes away after some time.
My advice is that you go ahead and unroll it and leave it unrolled as much as possible. I know this might deter someone from buying a Lulu mat and perhaps buy a Manduka but truth is, this is the best mat money can buy. It’s non skid so you do not slide around at all and it’s thick and supportive. I would still recommend a Lulu mat despite the odor.
In addition to the non skid, thickness and support the lululemon mat is ultra absorbent and absorbs all sweat and moisture. Also, the top layer of The Mat is made with Polyurethane mixed with Ultra Fresh brand antibacterial treatment, which means that it prevents the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi. Pretty great right?
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