If you even casually glance at the range of yoga mat towels on the market, you’ll see that there are many different brands that appeal to a wide variety of yoga practitioners, all of whom, sooner or later, are sure to come across the Aurorae brand. This Aurorae Non Slip Hot Microfiber Yoga Mat Towel review takes a good look at another one of their great products. But first, let’s find out a bit on who the company behind the product are:
Aurorae are an active lifestyle company, and yoga accessory retailer, founded in 2009 by cancer survivor, Dennis Ingui; he started practising yoga to help rebuild his body in the wake of his illness. Soon he was inspired to create innovative, luxurious, top-of-the-range yoga mats and towels; his dedication paid off, and made his brand one of the top yoga companies in the world. Let’s look at how this product compares to those of competitor brands on the market.
What Makes A Good Yoga Mat Towel?
Strenuous exercise equals heavy perspiration, at least if you do it right, which can be distracting when you ideally want to be focussing on, say, keeping your balance in an advanced yoga pose without slipping or giving your muscles a stretch; this is where a good quality lightweight microfiber towel comes in: it both wipes away excess perspiration quickly and gives you a hygienic, non-slip surface that won’t hurt your feet and knees during your Fixed Firm pose (and any similar ones where your knees take the brunt of your weight).
Let’s have a look at this mat towel’s main features:
- Thick, stays in place and is extremely absorbent
- Available in a range of colours that match the Classic Mat
- Super soft for comfort
- Durable and long lasting (80% Polyester and 20% Polyamide)
- Easy to care for
- 72’’ long and 24’’ wide: it covers the entire mat
- Comes with a 2-year guarantee
- It is easily on a par with their competition, at a fraction of the price
Talk about the Pros:
Based on dozens of Amazon reviews, I have gathered a list of pros and cons. First off, the positives:
The first thing all happy customers agreed on is how super soft to the touch this yoga towel is. In contrast to other yoga towels, it does not chafe at all, at any point during practice.
The second great thing about it that everyone agreed on was its perfect grippiness, even though it’s completely smooth on both sides ( has no special built-in non-slip nodules that some yoga towels have).
Thirdly, its rather generous 72’’ length means you can easily tuck its ends over the ends of most yoga mats, which adds even more comfort to a yoga session.
There are always downsides to every product, here are a few that reviewers mentioned:
Many had expected more of a suede-like finish from a microfibre towel, but in fact it is closer to that of a Terry-cloth.
Apparently, it has a strong elastic/rubber smell to it that is really weird when you first receive it and keeps lingering even after it's been through the wash a couple times already.
Three people reported that it was so good that it ended up getting stolen rather quickly. But then again, yoga is all about letting go, right?
Finally, it loses its grippiness once it is completely saturated with sweat by the end of a long practice session. But this only happens at the very end of an exhausting workout, and only in the spot where the towel gets completely saturated with sweat; apart from this, reviewers had absolutely no problems with slipping during their practice.
I’m going to conclude this Aurorae Non Slip Hot Microfiber Mat Towel review with assuring you that Aurorae yoga mat towels are a typical example of a business born of pure inspiration: each and every aspect of theirs is crafted with thoughtful care to provide you with a top-of-the range product.
The Aurorae Non Slip Hot Microfiber Yoga Mat represents outstanding value for money and I would recommend that you treat yourself to one without hesitation. To see another yoga towel in the Aurorae range, check out my Aurorae Microfiber Mat Towel review.
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