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Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Mat Towels

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  • Microfiber Mat-Sized Towel - 24" x 68" - Fits perfectly over traditional yoga mat
  • Super absorbent - dries in half the time of a cotton towel (Ideal for hot yoga)
  • Acts as substitute for yoga mat in a pinch
  • 88% Polyester, 12% Nylon
  • Machine was separately in cold water and dry flat
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Product Description

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The Perfect Fit

Gaiam's Yoga Mat Towel is an extra absorbent and fast drying towel that is deal for hot yoga and traditional practice. The microfiber is hypo-allergenic, non-permeable, and dries in half the time of ordinary towels. Mat is sized to fit directly on top of your yoga mat. Easy-care blend of 88% polyester, 12% nylon.

Bikram's Best Friend

If you enjoy hot yoga sessions, or even if you just sweat a lot – meet your new favorite yoga accessory: Gaiam’s Thirsty Yoga Towel. Designed for Ashtanga, vinyasa and hot yoga, our super-absorbent, microfiber mat towel fits on top of a standard yoga mat, wicking away moisture and drying in half the time of a cotton towel.

About Gaiam

Gaiam was created as a lifestyle company with the vision that, given a choice, people would choose a lifestyle that is healthy and life enhancing, for themselves, their families and the Earth. The Gaiam lifestyle is a vote for individual health as well as the future sustainability of the Earth's resources. Gaiam strives to provide customers with alternatives to traditional products by offering natural, or healthy versions that compare with the style, quality and price of conventional products. Gaiam's goal is to become the trusted source and unifying brand for Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) participants. They understand that the opportunity to affect people's lives with information and products is both a privilege and a responsibility. Gaiam believes in the concept of Conscious Commerce, the practice of making purchasing decisions based on personal values and beliefs. It takes into consideration all the aspects of our lives and the impact we have upon the planet. Research indicates this concept appeals to approximately 50 million people in the U.S. alone. Gaiam's strategy in delivering the distinctive quality for which they are known is to partner with experts in health/wellness, eco-living and personal development to develop proprietary products that meet our customers' needs with meaningful solutions. The name GAIAM is a fusion of the words Gaia (the name of Mother Earth from the Minoan civilization in ancient Crete), and I am reminds us that we are all interconnected with the Earth, the air and water, and very much a part of this living system that sustains us all.

Features and Specifications

  • Microfiber Mat-Sized Towel - 24" x 68" - Fits perfectly over traditional yoga mat
  • Super absorbent - dries in half the time of a cotton towel (Ideal for hot yoga)
  • Acts as substitute for yoga mat in a pinch
  • Machine wash separately in cold water and dry flat
  • 88% Polyester, 12% Nylon

Product Details

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  • ASIN: B00A3Q2KA4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #995 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

It is soft, stays in place, and absorbs moisture well.
carrera
It doesn't stay put, it's constantly moving, and it interferes with my poses because it constantly bunches up.
Jerzey Girl
It not only slips and bunches on the yoga mat, but slips under your hands and feet.
Katherine

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

121 of 123 people found the following review helpful By F. Glodek on April 29, 2011
Color Name: Dark Blue
My wife and I avidly practice Bikram yoga, sometimes as often as 6 classes a week. We started our practice using bath towels and quickly moved to yoga towels for the added slip-free design, sweat-wicking and fast drying composition of the Gaiam towels.

Briefly, my PROS and CONS;
PROS
- Once slightly damp provide a very slip-free surface
- bunches only slightly, I usually have no issues in Bikram but my towel moves a bit during active Vinyasa sessions.
- Wash them and hang to dry, they are often completely dry in a few hours
- Hold up fairly well after washing (which you need to do after every class)

CONS
- We now have purchased 6 of these towels since we started in January 2011. We needed at least 4 (2 towels each) to rotate every other day or for when we do double classes on weekends.
- After 3 months the towels pick up a mildew smell that is impossible to remove. I have washed with baking soda, vinegar, hung out in the sun, tossed the older ones in a dryer, but the smell is horrible.
-After 3 months of regular use and maybe 30-40 washings, I've had to throw out 2 of the towels.

I am going to try the Yogitoes towel that is a little more expensive, to see if the towels hold up a little longer. I will update this review once I have tried the other brand.
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108 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Marina I. Meza on January 8, 2008
Color Name: Smokey Purple
I have been doing Bikram yoga for about a year now, and needed something longer than a normal bath towel. Instead of buying the expensive yoga towels, I went for Gaiam's, and have not been too impressed. It does absorb much more than a normal towel, but does not stay put on top of the mat in between poses which causes me to constantly fix it, leaving me with little if any resting time. I suggest buying the expensive towels for it's worth the cost in the end.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Diablita on September 19, 2008
Color Name: Smokey Purple
I bought this in place of a Yogitoes towel and found that although it doesn't have the anti-skid nubs on the underside it still stays in place fairly well. It's super absorbant and significantly cheaper than a Yogitoes towel. I endorse this product.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mel on February 20, 2011
Color Name: Dark Blue
I own two of these yoga towels, and I have found them to be durable, highly absorbent, and an overall great value. I can't believe people actually spend 2-3 times as much on other brands! I practice yoga 5-6 times per week, so I need a towel that will stand up to lots of use and washing.This is a perfectly good towel that fulfils my needs: a non-slip, absorbent surface that completely covers my yoga mat. I have used this towel for both Bikram-style hot yoga classes as well as Vinyasa flow classes, and it works well for both. It's lightweight and dries really quickly too. This towel doesn't shrink or fade either, even after dozens of washings, unlike the shrunken Yogitoes towels I see others using in my yoga classes. I would have given it 5 stars instead of 4, but it sometimes doesn't stay put perfectly - I've found that I may have to straighten it once during an especially active flowing class. Overall, I'm satisfied with this yoga towel, and I see no need to waste money on the pricier brands.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By jmeyer2469 on December 22, 2007
Color Name: Smokey Purple Verified Purchase
Just started Bikram (hot) yoga and was slipping and sliding on my old bath towel, so I decided to give this a try. It fits perfectly to my yoga mat and really does absorb the sweat really well. It bunches up a little when we are moving positions a lot, but overall I feel it was money well spent, especially seeing how much other manufacturers charge. Definitely worth it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Whitney E. Phipps on May 14, 2012
Color Name: Dark Blue Verified Purchase
I've been doing yoga for about 13 years, and I always shy away from using anything except my mat, but I recently started doing yoga at a studio that rarely uses the air conditioner, and I was sliding everywhere. I read other reviews of this product and was a little concerned about the towel slipping or bunching. It does a little, but I honestly don't mind. It hasn't been enough to hinder my practice, and after a few classes, I can predict where the towel is going to bunch and place it accordingly.

Now for the only reason this didn't get 4-5 stars: the first time I washed it (on the gentle cycle no less--I wanted it to stay soft), the edging frayed. It's still perfectly functional for now, but I'm not sure how long it will last.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Male Athlete on January 20, 2008
Color Name: Smokey Purple Verified Purchase
This towel works well - absorbs moisture, fits a yoga mat perfectly, and is well worth the purchase if you slip due to perspiration in a yoga class. Other similar products cost twice as much and I see no reason to pay that much. I would buy this product again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By lynn b on February 17, 2009
Color Name: Smokey Purple
I wasnt impressed with this towel at all. i would have been better off spending a few extra bucks on a yogitoe with non-slip backing because this yoga mat towel made maneuvering much more difficult. A lot of slippage and made practice distracting. WOuld work in a pinch for heated yoga when a lot of sweat is involved.
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