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In this product review video, we check out the Sticky Yoga Mat from 2nd Wind. We will also share the top things to look for if you’re on the market for a sticky mat.
2nd Wind Health offers a small collection of high quality yoga mats and yoga props. To us, this brand brings quality over quantity.
The Amethyst Sticky Yoga Mat is one of our personal faves from 2nd Wind’s yoga mat collection.
Sticky mats are one of the original – and most popular – styles of yoga mats. Why? Sticky mats gained so much popularity because of their great traction and grip. But not all sticky mats are created equal . . .
When you’re on the market for a sticky mat, you want to look for quality, eco-friendly materials, top-notch grip and traction, and a great value.
We Review the Amethyst Sticky Mat by 2nd Wind
What Makes 2nd Wind’s Sticky Yoga Mat Unique?
The most striking feature of 2nd Wind’s Sticky Mat is the laser-engraved designs. These designs are unique, eye-catching and intricate, but they are also discreet alignment markers.
These lines are placed intentionally to help you find the proper hand and foot placement in any pose. There’s a center bar that goes down the entire length of the mat, along with a vertical line across the middle to help you find your alignment.
Another unique aspect of this Sticky Mat is the material itself.
Made from all eco-friendly and biodegradable materials, we give this mat a 10 out of 10 rating for its traction and grip. It’s as sticky on the top as it is on the bottom (which is made from natural rubber) so it won’t move around on any type of surface while you practice.
We tested this mat out in hot yoga as well as intense forms of Vinyasa and other non-heated, more gentle practices. It maintains its grip in any setting (and even as you sweat) which makes it great for any form of yoga.
Other Details to Know About 2nd Wind’s Amethyst Sticky Yoga Mat
This mat is slightly longer and wider than a standard size yoga mat and is over 4mm thick so you have cushioning for your joints but don’t feel unsteady during your practice.
Since this mat is biodegradable, you can’t leave it out in the sun or clean it with essential oils or other abrasive cleaners. It’s important to keep this in mind if you choose to invest in this Sticky Mat, as leaving it in the sun or cleaning it improperly (or too often) will wear out the material.
If you want to learn more about how to clean this mat, you can check out 2nd Wind’s care instructions.
What to Look for If You’re On the Market for a Sticky Mat
Look for a mat made from durable, high-quality materials because most sticky mats are an investment and you want to invest in a mat that’s going to withstand the test of time.
Most importantly, if you want a sticky mat (as the name implies), make sure it has excellent grip. So if you’re able to try it out or at least feel the mat for yourself, that’s ideal.
Finding a sticky mat that’s made with eco-friendly materials is a big bonus!
The Verdict On This Sticky Mat From 2nd Wind
While it does have a higher price point, this Amethyst Sticky Mat confirms the saying that you get what you pay for. So, if you want to invest in a versatile, high-quality yoga mat, this is it. This mat is ideal for the experienced yogi with a consistent practice who wants a reliable mat.
We tested out 2nd Wind’s Amethyst Sticky Mat and the results are in! This mat is 100% YogiApproved™. If you want to learn more about this brand, you can check out 2nd Wind here.
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