Yogo Mat Review #2 (after the trip)

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The Yogo Ultralight Mat couldn't have been more perfect for my trip to Nepal.  It took me from my hotel balcony, to a rooftop class (that I ended up teaching), to a mountaintop at sunrise.  When you set out on this type of adventure, compact portability is a must.  I was not willing to compromise my daily yoga practice.  I was relieved to find the Yogo Ultralight Mat.  It has more features than I thought possible.  Here I'll list the things that I loved about the mat.

  1. It fits neatly inside my bag, or clips conveniently to the outside of my backpack.   
  2. The practice space is always clean because it folds in on itself.
  3. It is sticky, I don't slide on it, and it does not slide on the floor.
  4. It is very lightweight.
  5. It washes easily in the shower, and can drip dry by hanging from it's own straps.

The list of cons is short, but worth mentioning.

  1. It's slightly smaller than the average mat.  If you are a small yogi, you'll appreciate it, as this cuts down on weight and makes a compact fold.  The Ultra is available for those who require more space.
  2. It is thin and doesn't offer much cushion (duh, it's a travel mat).  I did find myself placing my clean yogo mat on top of a studio mat that didn't appear sanitary.  Score - clean and cushioned!

Honestly, I'm looking for more ways to use this mat.  It would make a great Christmas Gift for the yogi on your list.  Here's a link to the company's website (or order it on amazon.com if you've got amazon prime).  It'd be great during a picnic, hike or run.  It can easily attach to several places on my bicycle, backpack, gym bag, suitcase, below a child's stroller, or in a desk.  Many happy hours of practice await me and my Yogo Ultralight Mat.  Happy practicing!

Namaste - Beth     

Washes easily in the shower and hangs to dry from it's own built in straps.

Washes easily in the shower and hangs to dry from it's own built in straps.

Even attaches to my bicycle!

Even attaches to my bicycle!

Yogo Mat Review - A Different Travel Mat

I'm about to head to Nepal for more than 2 weeks with nothing more than the things I can carry on my back, not to total more than 15.4 pounds (plus a purse - plane restrictions) - Yikes!  Although  Mr.M8 was super supportive and tried to assure me that I could find adequate yoga and mat purchasing in the birthplace of the Buddha, I became completely obsessed with finding a mat that could be easily carried on my back without taking up too much of my precious weight limit.  

After tireless research of all of the big name companies, I still wasn't happy.  Luckily, I'm injury free, so I didn't really care about extra cushion.  I'm only 5'6 with a small to medium frame, so I didn't need a giant space.  I just wanted a light weight, compact, easily portable yoga mat to use while backpacking around a small asian country.  You'd think they'd be a dime a dozen, but none of the big companies stood out from the rest of the pack.

I'm a huge fan of amazon.com, and they didn't let me down this time.  I found the Yogo Mat with a handful of positive reviews, great features, and it seemed to be just what I was looking for.  Check out their ad below.

These people understand what I want.  Lightweight, small, clean, foldable, eco friendly, sticky, and I can attach it to my purse or backpack with it's integrated straps.  Finally, someone seems to understand my needs!  When my mat arrived, it was everything that I wanted.  It is a little smaller than my normal mat, but there is a larger size available if that's what you need.  For me, the original mat was unbeatable!  

I'll let you know how this works when I'm done practicing yoga in the Himalayas!

Namaste - Beth