NONSLIP fabric-like surface provides unparalleled grip. MINDFUL of the earth, emissions free manufacturing. Standard 3.4 kg; 180 cm long; 66 cm wide; 6 mm thick.7.0 lbs; 71" long; 26" wide; 1/4 thick. Zero-waste, sustainable yoga mat Backed by a Lifetime Guarantee. Superior wear and longevity Comfortably cushions spine, hips, knees, and elbows on hard floors Slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even when wet from light perspiration Provides stability on hard or soft surfaces Oeko-Tex certified, emissions-free manufacturing 100% latex free, and safe to use for people with latex sensitivities. Available in two lengths, standard (71") and long (85") (this listing if for the 71). Made in Germany(birthplace of the modern yoga mat). High Density Cushion for unparalleled experience, joint protection, and versatility on any surface (carpet, cement, hardwood floors). The legendary Black Mat PRO (formerly known as the Black Mat) is celebrating 15 years as the worlds finest yoga mat. There is a reason the Black Mat PRO inspires such passion in its users - this denser, thick yoga mat has unparalleled comfort and cushioning. With the superior non-slip fabric-like finish you expect from high-performance yoga mats, and simple, elegant design, the Black Mat PRO will revolutionize your practice. And best of all, it now comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. When you want the very best yoga mat, the mat chosen first by yoga teachers throughout the world, there really is only one choice the Manduka Black Mat PRO, for your practice and for our world.
To Store: Roll your Black Mat PRO with the top side (fabric-finish) facing outwards. This keeps the corners of the mat flat when practicing.
To Break In: The surface texture of the Black Mat PRO improves with use. Our customers have found that the best way to break in their mat is to use it on a daily basis over 3 months. Another trick is to sprinkle coarse sea salt over your mat, use just a spritz of water or dampen with a cloth, scrub it down with a stiff scrub brush, and air dry in the sunshine.
To Clean: We recommend using Manduka Mat Renew or any non-solvent household cleaner and a damp cloth or sponge. Hang to dry in the sunshine.DO NOT clean your mat with the garden hose, put in the bathtub or shower, or put it in the washing machine- it may break the machine and ruin your mat! Manduka PRO series yoga mats, designed to last a lifetime (or two), curb the amount of PVC mats that enter landfills every year and reduces overall mat consumption. Also, during the manufacturing of most PVC products, toxic emissions may be released into the air. However, PRO series mats are manufactured through a process that ensures no toxic emissions are released into the atmosphere.
The Black Mat¨ PRO is certified safe for human contact by OEKO-TEX, an environmental certification agency in Europe for the textile industry. This mat is easily the best mat i have ever had! Yes, it does have a rubbery smell at first, but it goes away after a wash or two.
Also, how heavy the mat is is NOTHING close to what i was expecting from reading all the comments. It's not that bad at all, and well worth it.
I have been suffering for terrible knee and ankle joints while attempting some of the poses, and this mat does an amazing job at eliminating a good portion of the pain. I would recommend this mat to anyone! I've had the BMP 85 for 4 years now. The length is great (Im 5'17 223 lbs) and this is integral as it was when new, virtually no signs of wear other than the tag.
A great mat for larger people. Tho I did have trouble with the smell (PVC outgassing) for a long time, it has settled into a neutral state.
The only negative I can give now (it being a PVC mat) is the traction is horrible when I sweat, which I do all the time. This mat is slippery, too slippery for anyone who sweats (especially in a class as i do).Its is my'stay at home mat' where my practice is calm, cool and collected and for that its as good a mat as it gets. I was a bit sceptical reading all that enthusiastic noise about the mat. I never ever left any product review but I just can keep it. I've owned this mat for 13 months and I love it. This mat is like a baseball glove. When it's brand new it's stiff and difficult to use; however with sunlight, salt scrubs, and regular use it breaks in. As it gets worked in it improves. Now my mat is worked in.
It's strong and grippy. However the Extra Length gives me some bonuses.
It's big - which is great for keepign enough mat space in CROWDED classes. It's long - (I'm 6'2) so I don't have to constantly readjust my position on the mat and can focus on my practice. It's resilient - it stands up to abuse. I've beaten the heck out of this mat and it practically looks new.I'll probably own this mat for at least the next 10 years. I love this mat a little more every time I practice on it! It's amazingly stable underfoot, with no squishy spots from standing in the same place during standing series.
There's no bunching or stretching in triangle pose, but it's cushioned and comfortable when I'm on my knees or laying on my back. All of my towels stay in place on it, even the cotton ones. I can't think of a thing about this mat that isn't fantastic.
I'm using this mat for three year now. I'd say the best yoga mat ever!!I do teach and practice ashtanga yoga and with all of those vinyasa movement need strong mat like black mat. Now I'm using this mat over three years and they are still perfect condition and grip exactly same as when i boughl!! It's little bit heavy to carry to studio so I use black mat pro to practice at home and for the lesson I bring lite one. You might think bit pricy for a yoga mat but differently worth it and you can not find better than this mat! And this mat you can use it almost forever! The item "MANDUKA BLACK PRO Yoga Mat New 71X26 GUARANTEED 4 LIFE best-selling mat palates" is in sale since Wednesday, March 09, 2016. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fitness, Running & Yoga\Yoga & Pilates\Mats & Non-Slip Towels". The seller is "runhikeyoga" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.