Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat 1/4-Inch (6mm) Review
Designed by Mandala Atletica, a brand mostly known for its women’s fashionable sports clothing line, the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat represents their foray into the yoga fitness movement. In terms of the quality of the mat, though, you’d expect that they had been in it for years now.
The Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat is proof that it’s possible to have a great looking mat with all the functionality included. Even though it’s the only one currently in the Mandala Atletica lineup of yoga mats, it can easily compete with other higher-end brands on the yoga mat market today.
This is because of its low and easily affordable price, incredibly artistic designs, and incredible functionality for half the price of a well-branded yoga mat. If up until know you’re struggling to find a less expensive option that doesn’t skimp on quality, the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat could very well be the mat that serves all your fitness purposes, not only limited to yoga.
With its well-thought-out designs and completely functional aesthetics, the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat is a serious contender for the most cost-efficient mat on the market today.
- Made with an eco-friendly non-slip lightweight material; nature-friendly construction helps protect the environment; non-slip base helps protect you during your most demanding poses; lightweight materials used means less hassle when bringing it along for your sessions; rolls neatly in a small roll for easy storage when not in use
- Soaks up sweat while wicking away moisture for a perfectly capable, high-class yet extremely affordable mat
- Measures 71” x 24” x 6mm; one of the thickest mats on the market today, yet still lightweight enough for most purposes; thick premium mat comfortably cushions your body in various positions; your spine, knees, hips and elbows will know comfort like never before, even on the hardest of surfaces
- Ideal for a variety of fitness activities not limited to yoga; can also be used to great effect for Pilates, stretching exercises and toning workouts, for the fitness buff in general
- Features a variety of fashionable styles and uniquely made designs; prints are of high quality and tearing and discoloration is less
- Comes in four different and beautiful designs, with each relating to an aspect of yoga: baddha, mantra, chakra and agama; more styles yet to come
For being priced considerably lower than its higher-end and more renowned counterparts, the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat is a feature heavy, premium feel yoga mat that excels at the most basic of functions and competes with its beginner pricing point. Using lightweight, nature friendly and non-slip materials for the construction, the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat manages to transcend what a mostly no-name yoga mat brand could afford to.
Even though the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat is thicker than most mats, it still retains its lightweight properties to give it superior portability over other mats. The thickness also allows it to be exceptionally more cushioned and comfortable than other mats.
This is a yoga mat that people with joints that have seen better days know they will enjoy. It also offers adequate protection for your spine, elbows, knees and hips, all integral to a great yoga experience.
The non-slip properties give the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat an edge over other products claiming to be non-slip, but losing its touch after a few washes (or lack thereof). You are guaranteed to nail even the hardest poses with relative ease because of less worry over your safety.
All in all, the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat promotes better practices each and every time.
The mat is also as eco-friendly as they come, invoking the same technology in most of the construction done on these kinds of mats. This is certain to please everyone who thinks that only higher-end yoga mats can boast nature-friendly builds.
Not only are these allegations untrue, but also completely unfounded, since the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat succeeds on this front and is still as functional as ever. In addition to basic functionality on all fronts, the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat can also go with you to other types of fitness activities.
Considerable problems can arise with the use of a memory-foam-like material for the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat. For certain people, this is not an issue, but if you always want uniformity on your mat, then you will be disappointed.
Applying pressure to areas usually results in the mat taking form of that shape, like memory foam. Asides from these, the other problems mostly consist of poor quality control rather than poor design.
Cost-efficiency is the name of the game that the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat is playing, and it manages to win it with very little opposition. With its great aesthetics packed into a fully functional yoga mat, the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat is one of the few testaments that quality does not always come with the brand.
Sometimes the quality alone can speak so much volume you’ll forget that you’re using a no-name brand product, much like what you will experience with the Mandala Atletica Premium Pilates Yoga Mat.