The Yoga Accessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat receives strong reviews for its plush, yet supportive cushioning and lightweight design. Moreover, it's a budget-friendly option for those who are just beginning yoga or practice less frequently.
Super lightweight. At 3.6 pounds, the Yoga Accessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat is one of the lightest options on the market. In fact, when paired with a yoga towel, the Yoga Accessories mat is still lighter than some more expensive standalone mats. The top-rated, pricey Manduka Black Mat Pro (*Est. $100 and up), for example, comes in at 7 pounds. Those who often find themselves walking with or carrying their yoga mats may find this lightweight option ideal.
Environmental concerns. The Yoga Accessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat is made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), so it's not considered an eco-friendly option. On the other hand, PVC is known for its durability, and the yoga mat comes with a limited lifetime warranty. While the vast majority of reviewers are happy with the Yoga Accessories mat, there are those who complain about a strong chemical odor. This odor often diminishes with time, but some owners say they can never get rid of it completely.
Extra support. Reviewers appreciate the plush feel of this Yoga Accessories mat and praise the comfort and stability it provides. At 74 inches long and ¼ inches thick, the mat provides more cushioning than the average yoga mat. This is a plus for heavier users and those who need more cushioning for their wrists and knees. Some reviewers note that the mat can be slippery when wet, so those prone to sweating or to practicing hot yoga styles may want to consider a yoga towel to aid in traction.
The Yoga Accessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat earns positive ratings in nearly 600 user reviews on Amazon.com. Most owners find the mat stable and comfortable, and the ¼-inch thickness is a welcome relief for wrists, knees and other joints. The biggest complaint is a strong chemical odor when the mat is new, but the smell diminishes over time.
Review: YogaAccessories 1/4" Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2013
YogaAccessories.com has a handful of reviews on its website for the Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat. Users appreciate the thickness and say it's a good mat for the price.
Review: 1/4" Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat, Contributors to YogaAccessories.com, As of June 2013
The video reviews at ExpoTV.com are not high quality, and it appears that few of the reviewers actually practice yoga on the mat. Still, the videos provide a look at the mat in action so you can gauge thickness and dimensions. Most of the reviews are many years old, but the product does not seem to have changed.
Review: Yoga Accessories 1/4-Inch Extra Thick Deluxe High Density Yoga Mat, Contributors to ExpoTV.com, As of June 2013