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Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Mat Towels

by Gaiam

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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

    Designed for hot yoga, this microfiber mat towel from Gaiam will help eliminate the slipping and sliding that many yogis experience in their Bikram, Ashtanga, or Vinyasa practice. This super absorbent towel is constructed from soft microfiber that wicks away moisture and dries in half the time of a cotton towel. This towel is as large as a standard yoga mat to keep your mat dry and help you maintain proper alignment and poses while sweating or in a moist environment. Best of all, this towel is easily cleaned in your washing machine! Measures 68" x 24" x 0.08".

    From the Manufacturer

    Yoga belongs to all of us. We might not all be destined to be yogis, but we all have something to gain. So take your place on the mat. Perfection is not required. Laughter is encouraged. Consider this an open invitation to join in.

    Gaiam yoga, say yes

    Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Mat Towels

    6 inches in length x 24 inches wide

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

    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.

    • Microfiber Mat-Sized Towel - 24 x 68 inches - 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

    Color: Green
    • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.5 x 2.5 inches ; 1 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
    • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
    • Origin: China
    • ASIN: B007WXP0MQ
    • Item model number: 05-58846
    • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,127 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

    134 of 136 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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    110 of 114 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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    25 of 26 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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    24 of 27 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 marpro on September 4, 2010
    Color Name: Smokey Purple
    I've owned the Gaiam towel for over four years and used the towel for power yoga. Recently I've started hot yoga and the towel continues to perform wonderfully. I noticed that with the years, the towel becomes more absorbent and traction is amazing. I wash it with warm water and mild soap with a little bit of white vinegar for disinfection. I sometimes wash it in the sink and wring it out myself. I hang it over a chair and it's completely dry the next day. I NEVER use fabric softener, as this reduces the traction and absorbency. With time the color will fade to a light purple and will no longer bleed. I will purchase one more along with a hand towel, as I need an extra one for my daily hot yoga practice.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Chey on August 28, 2011
    Color Name: Dark Blue
    I have two of these towels and do Bikram 5-7 days a week. It works as well as a more expensive yoga towel. I wash it after each class and since I rotate towels, I really didn't want to pay the money for more expensive towels. I've used mine for six months and it smells clean after I wash it and lay it out to dry. I put it outside as much as possible. I sweat like a river and it does a good job. Ok so once in awhile it does a minor bunch, but a quick flick of my toe and it is fine. I don't find that it slips at all, but maybe that is more muscle use than trying to push into the towel.
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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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