Hugger Mugger Yoga Mat Review: Para Rubber Model

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The Hugger Mugger Para Rubber yoga mat is Hugger Mugger’s high end yoga mat. Let’s take a look at its features and whether it is worth buying

Hugger Mugger Yoga Mat Review: The Para Rubber Mar

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The Hugger Mugger Para Rubber Mat is made from natural rubber like similar high end mats. Its best feature is its reliability. For those of you who don’t have yoga socks or yoga gloves, you know that the very worst thing is transitioning into downward dog and feeling your hands and feet slipping along the mat. No matter how much strength you put into your hands, you can’t help it. With this yoga mat, Hugger Mugger is providing you with a solution to your problem. Both sides are made from rubber, which is much easier to grip onto compared to other materials. Not only this, but both sides of the yoga mat are non-slip; so, they won’t be slipping away from you anytime soon. The grip of the mat will allow you to move perfectly from pose to pose; thereby, getting the most from your daily practise.

The very design of the Hugger Mugger Para Rubber Mat makes it ideal for any yoga practitioner. With 1.4” thickness, you’re provided with a perfect balance between too thin and too thick. This yoga mat allows you to draw your strength from the ground beneath you, all the while keeping your body cushioned and comfortable.

Issues with the Hugger Mugger Para Rubber Mat

The only major setback with this yoga mat is that it’s six and a half pounds. Although it doesn’t seem like too much, the weight adds up when you have to walk around with it in your arms or strapped to your back. Otherwise, the only disadvantage to buying Hugger Mugger’s mat is that, because it’s made from rubber, it smells terribly when you take it out of the packaging. If you buy a bottle of a yoga mat cleanser, however, the smell will come off in no-time. If you don’t feel like investing the extra money, then simply ignore the smell when you practise and it will fade with time. While this weight is inconvenient, the pros of this mat definitely outweigh the cons.

Hugger Mugger Yoga Mat Review: Original Tapas Sticky Version

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Having a good yoga mat is absolutely essential for any yogi or yogi practitioner. Below, you can find a comprehensive review of just one of these yoga mats: the Hugger Mugger Tapas Original Sticky Mat.

If you are looking for Hugger Mugger’s premium yoga mat, see this review instead.

Hugger Mugger Yoga Mat Review: Original Tapas Sticky Version

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Aesthetically, this mat doesn’t look like much. It’s ordinary in every sense of the word. There are no intricate designs except for the company’s logo on the bottom corner of the mat. Still, this mat isn’t a complete bore because you can buy it in the following colours: lapis, lapis blue, gray, emerald, fuchsia, olive, and purple. Because of this, you’re able to buy the mat in your favourite color (or your second favourite).

The Hugger Mugger Tapas Original Sticky Mat is eco-friendly; however, this doesn’t make it less durable. It’s antimicrobial to ensure the very best hygiene for you while you practice, and it’s free of phthalate. For those who don’t know, phthalates are a major component and ingredient of plastic materials and researches have been discovered compelling evidence which have connected phthalates to several kinds of cancer. Having a yoga mat that is free of phthalates is a huge bonus because you won’t be compromising your own health every morning. Because it is born and manufactured in the United States, you’re also helping the U.S. economy when you buy this product.

At 3mm thick, the the Hugger Mugger Tapas Original Sticky Mat is on the thinner side. Instead of feeling your mat beneath you while you practice, Hugger Mugger Tapas’s mat allows you to feel supported by the flooring or earth as you transition from baby cobra to downward dog, or from camel to tabletop. The major complaint about this mat is that even though it is thinner, the mat is heavier than other types from the same company. While this is an inconvenience for travelling, you can easily load it in your car and lug it into any yoga class.

Although this mat is advertised as “sticky”, it’s still not good enough to use for hot yoga or seriously sweaty conditions. The mat does grip hardwood floors quite well and provide decent, but not spectacular, traction.

The yoga mat’s price is on the lower end and quite affordable, while still being durable and performing fairly well. However, a cheaper and perhaps better alternative would be the Clever Yoga Better Grip.