Saturday, October 13, 2012

Kulae Elite Hot Hybrid Yoga Mat Review and Giveaway


 Closed Winner # 14

A good yoga mat is hard to find. In my opinion a good yoga mat is thick enough to cushion the spine and knees, but thin enough to be easily rolled up, carried and stored. It also has to have a non-slip surface and a non-slip stable bottom for worry free transitions and holding of poses. In addition, a good yoga mat can be easily cleaned between uses and is made of materials that do not harm the user or the environment. The Kulae’s new Elite Hot Hybrid yoga mat has come very close to meeting all my perfect yoga mat expectations.

The eco-friendly Elite Hot Hybrid yoga mat is like a towel and mat combined. The bottom layer is an eco-friendly PER, while the top layer is a bamboo/microfiber blend. The mat is free of the 6 most harmful phthalates. It is also machine-washable and easy to roll up and carry.

I really like the texture of the mat. Not only does it have good traction/grip, but the top layer also has a soft texture…like a towel, making it very comfortable to use and lie on. I noticed too, the mat is longer than most mats I’ve used in the past. I’ve always thought that most yoga mats are too short and too narrow for dedicated use. Longer mats allow an easier transitions from stretch to stretch without having to worry about any part of my body touching any of the dirty floors my mat does not cover. 

I really like the smell or rather the lack of plastic odor my new hybrid yoga mat has. My first you mat was a rubber mat that reeked of plastic the first time I ever unrolled it and continued to smell of plastic every time I used it, for months. The thickness of my first mat was perfect for my spine and knees, but the smell was so unpleasant I found it unpleasant to do yoga on it. My Kulae Hybrid Yoga mat had no fowl odor when I first unrolled it nor did it have a fowl sweat smell to it after many uses. Two months later it continues to smell fresh and the best part about it is that I can wash it as often as I feel the need to, to keep the odors away, but also keeps it sanitized keeping me healthy. 

As for the thickness of the mat, I found my knees did not have enough cushion underneath them during certain poses while using the hybrid, especially when I placed the mat on my laminate floors. If Kulae could modify the mat just a little bit by adding an extra layer to the mat, just a little more thickness to the mat, to provided a little more cushion for my knees, it would be perfect for me. Aside from the thickness I really like this mat. It is by far my favorite mat thus far.

For more information on this mat or any eco-friendly product from Kulae products visit the website  or their Facebook or Twitter page.

The giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a pink Elite Hot Hybrid. To Enter: Leave me a comment telling me what you like or don’t like about your current mat. You can get extra entries for liking Kulae on Facebook and on Twitter. As usual you can also get extra entries for following GGG through GFC, Subscribing via email, liking us on Facebook and following via Twitter. Be sure to let me know what you are following.

This giveaway ends on October 30, 2012. I will choose the winner using Random.org. Please leave a valid email address if it is not visible in your profile. The giveaway is open to US residents only (except Hawaii and Alaska).

47 comments:

  1. I do not currently own a yoga mat, just getting started here. So winning this would be awesome!
    DaniLee Taylor
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  2. I follow GGG through GFC
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  3. I liked Kulae on facebook
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  4. I follow Kulae on twitter
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  5. I am an email subscriber to GGG
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  6. I like GGG on facebook
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  7. I have two mats. One I like because it's pretty thick. The other I like because I was able to get graphics to personalize it.

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  8. My current Yoga mat is non-existent and I would love to try this one out! :)
    hannah.gibson@my.bbc.edu

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  9. I don't like how it is to narrow and not thick enough. Makes me use it less.
    klecloux@msn.com
    Kristina LeCloux

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  10. I don't have a mat. I would love to start yoga and this mat would be very useful!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. GFC Follower
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  12. email subscriber
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  13. Like you on facebook
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  14. My current mat is too thin

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  15. gfc follower

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  16. I like you on facebook

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  17. I follow you on twitter

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  18. I intend to take a yoga class next month and I don't have any mat yet. So I would love to win and try this awesome product out.
    Thanks for the chance!

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I like Kulae on Facebook as name: fiona nuyen
    Fiona N
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  20. I follow Kulae on Twitter @ciao621

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  21. I followed You GGG as name: Fiona N

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  22. I subscribed Your newsletter via email: iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

    Fiona N

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  23. I liked You on Facebook as name: fiona nuyen
    Fiona N

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  24. And I followed You via Twitter @ciao6211
    Thank You

    Fiona N
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  25. Since I don't own a mat I can't say anything about one!

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  26. One thing I don't like about my current mat is that it is not very soft.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  27. I Like Kulae on Facebook.
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  28. I follow Kulae on Twitter
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  29. I am following GGG through GFC as nightowl.

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  30. I Subscribe via email.
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  31. I like you on Facebook.
    Kimberly B.

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  32. I follow you via Twitter.
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  33. I don't have a yoga mat yet, so there's nothing to say about it.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  34. My current mat is made of rubber and has jute woven into it. It smells a little like rubber which has improved with time but I hate that the little jute fibers cling to my pants.

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  35. I like Kulae on facebook under username Jennie Aston Tilson.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I follow GGG through Google Friend Connect (Jennifer Tilson)
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  37. I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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  38. I'm a facebook fan of Girly Girl Giveaways under username Jennie Tilson.
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  40. One thing I hate: having to put a towel on top of my mat. The smell is also bad because it is rubber.

    Email: galangju@gmail(dot)com

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  41. My current mat has seen better days. Seriously. The backing no longer gives me any support or comfort, so it's like lying on the hard floor. I'd love to win a new one!

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

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