The mat we received is called "Garden Under The Sea", it's pictured above.
It's safe to say that the first thing I noticed about the mat was the vibrant colors. The mat really is beautiful and artful. Honestly, I feel a little bad about getting it
dirty, maybe I will just frame it!
I must also point out that the mat had no funky new smell.
Sally's yoga mats are printed with a microfiber surface. The microfiber surface gives the mat a very suede like feel, it's very soft to the touch. Microfiber mats are known
for being excellent choices for yogis who sweat, as the microfiber will gain grip as it gathers moisture. The Sally Mustang site suggests that you can spritz the mat with water
to increase grip and that grip will increase with use.
Microfiber has been around since the 1950's and is used for many products including clothing, cleaning cloths and even under garments. Of course, it's known for it's softness.
If the slick microfiber feel of this mat worries you, just follow Sally's instructions and the mat will gain grip for you. On the other hand, if you're a restorative yoga lover,
the soft feel of this mat should work nicely right away!
The mat is 68 inches in length and 25 inches in width, so it's large enough for most yogis. The mat base is constructed from natural recycled rubber. Natural rubber is environmentally
friendly and contains no harmful chemicals like PVC, TPE, EVA and NBR. Rubber is also durable and not likely to tear easily.
The Sally Mustang site also points out that the mat is both machine and hand washable with a mild detergent and on a gentle wash cycle.
The mat should be completely dry before rolling it up and kept out of direct sun light for long periods of time.
Feel free to watch the review video below!