This Game-Changing Yoga Mat Rolls Itself Up

Beauty
[dp_demo_ad_fullx90]

Over the years, I’ve tried out tons of yoga mats. As a health and wellness writer and editor who regularly practices yoga and Pilates, I’ve had the chance to test out dozens of mats, including ones from well-known and widely trusted brands—Lululemon, Manduka, Gaiam—as well as upstarts like Gurus, a brand that makes yoga mats out of sustainable cork. Long story short, for a yoga mat to truly surprise or excite me anymore, it takes a lot. But I recently found one that actually really did shock me: the Backslash Fit Smart Mat.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

This mat has a lot going for it, but I’ll get to that later. For now, you have to see it roll itself up:

This mat uses an internal locking mechanism to force it back into the rolled-up position within a few seconds—similar to the way a snap bracelet works.

A self-rolling yoga mat is kind of gimmicky. But the Backslash Fit mat also boasts other features that make it worth buying:

Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat

Backslash Fit
$89.99

It’s super thick and cushy

At the ripe old age of 33, I’ve been blessed with premature osteoarthritis in both my hips (hence my enthusiasm for low-impact workouts like yoga and Pilates). In Pilates in particular, the side-lying series can leave me spending more time scrambling for a position that doesn’t irritate my sensitive joints than actually performing the strength moves. This mat, though, is 5 millimeters thick, giving it much more cushion than most mats on the market. It’s like lying on a cloud.

It’s grippy enough to withstand sweaty classes

Recently, I signed up for what I thought was a regular Vinyasa yoga class—but it turned out to be in a room heated up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. I typically steer clear of hot yoga because I sweat buckets and wind up slipping and sliding all over my mat. With the Backslash Fit mat, though, I managed to make it through the class without having to adjust my grip at all. Weirdly, it seemed to get grippier the more I sweaty I got.

It comes with an Alexa skill

This mat pairs with Amazon Alexa, so you can listen to your daily flow from our friends at Women’s Health with just a simple voice command.


Where to buy it

This yoga mat is available at backslashfit.com for $89.99.

[dp_demo_ad_fullx90_2]

Products You May Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *