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How long does the smell last? I unrolled the mat in my basement and after a week it smells like a Goodyear tire factory. Jan 20, 2014
It's a pretty strong rubber smell indeed. Mine has softened but still has that smell, but only noticeable to me. I love the mat so much I don't even notice it anymore. I've asked people next to me at yoga class if they can smell it, because I don't want to invade their space, and they don't notice it. I have noticed that since I have left it in my car this time of year (it's been extremely cold, like 4 degrees) that the smell has softened even more. Perhaps using a yoga mat cleaner will help dissipate the smell for you. It will take time however. I just don't mind it I guess. One of the reasons I got this mat is because I sweat so much in yoga class and was slipping. I don't slip at all on this mat, unless it's an ungodly hot summer day. I don't do hot yoga, but our studio is a warm studio, temp set at 82 degrees for class. If your hands and feet sweat excessively, I recommend a towel for your mat. Most people in my class use one, but I haven't had to since I got this mat. BTW, I love the saffron color I got. It's cheerful (totally my personality) and no one else has it.
I've read that the Jade mats take a while to dry; what is the best protocol after a hot yoga class? Do you need to unroll it after getting home? Sep 21, 2014
I have a fold out sweater drying rack, I just drape it over that. I didn't find that it took a really long time to dry. This mat is really amazing, it is so sticky (in a good way)
I'm torn between the Harmony and the Fusion. I like the Harmony $ and colors, but curious about Fusion's density (comfy for knees etc). Thoughts? Nov 5, 2014
Advice for people with healthy knees: If you're alright with doubling over the mat for positions which put your weight on your knees, then go for the Harmony. The Harmony mat bends and unbends really easily. I never feel hassled when I fold the mat over to protect my knees. Also, Harmony's thinness makes it ideal for balance poses. I sometimes find that cushier mats affect my balance. However, if you suffer from knee issues, then disregard everything I just said and get the density. My husband has had knee surgery after sports accidents, thus he uses thick mats because of existing miniscus damage. It's imperative that he do so, because knee issues never go away and only get worse over time.
What does the raspberry colored mat look like? It's hard to see the difference between that and orchid May 31, 2014
Hi- Both colors are pretty similar, but the Raspberry has more of a hint of Burgundy and the orchid is closer to a purple. Hope this helps.
I have heard from many buyers that lighter colors show sweat stains. I'm going to go for a darker shade...
The logo shown on these Jade Yoga mats appear not to be the 'authentic' logo for every single Jade Yoga mat i have seen online or in person? Why? Sep 1, 2014
My logo is the authentic one....not sure why they show a different one online.