If I asked you to take a guess at how many yoga mats I owned, how many would you have guessed?
Since starting my own business, I’ve become more aware about supporting local businesses. When I was looking for a new yoga mat, I wanted to support Canadian brands! I found brands like JadeYoga, Dusky Leaf Yoga and B Yoga. I decided to go with B Yoga because of their beautiful products and felt a sense of attachment when I found out their head office was just a few minutes away from my home. Currently, all the B Yoga mats are manufactured in Spain and they have plans to bring production to Canada in the next year!
B Yoga Everyday Mat Review
I will discuss the following criteria in descending order of importance to me.
The Everyday B Mat weighed 1.8kg, which was not the lightest mat but also not the heaviest. Marketed as the ‘everyday’ mat, it’s ideal for bring to commute with your on public transit or walking to your favourite yoga studio. For those looking to travel often with the mat, there is a Traveller version (1.2kg); or a Strong version (2.4kg) for those that plan to leave it at home.
|Label for the Everyday B Mat|
The Everyday B Mat was 4mm, which is the thinnest yoga mat I’ve used so far. Given the weight, I was worried the mat would not give as much support. Compared to the spongy waffle construction of the Yoga Rat Rat Mat, the B Mat was much firmer and felt very stable for balancing poses and warriors. The density in the B Mat and the Lululemon The Mat was very similar and felt hard on the knees for certain poses. Given the Lululemon mat was thicker, the B Mat offered me the same level of support.
|Everyday B Mat is 4mm thick|
Unlike the Lululemon The Mat which has two different surfaces, the B Mat is the same on both sides. Since I love the B Mat finish, I found this was a positive since I would be able to use the other side once one of the sides begin to wear out.
|Use & Care printed on the inside of the label|
As indicated on the website, the mat initially is a dust-magnet but gets better with use. I found my mat did attract some dust and clear handprints and footprints decorated my mat. Due to the texture of the mat, it’s not possible to wipe those marks away with bare hands or a dry cloth. Instead, I wet a towel with warm water, wrung it out and wiped the surface of the mat. I allowed the mat the dry and it looked just as good as new and just as grippy!
|Downward dogs feel solid! No more slipping and readjusting. <3|
Material and Scent
The length and width of the B Mats were the standard 180 cm by 66 cm. There are options to select a longer version 216 cm with the same width. For someone that is around 160cm, the regular length was the perfect size – I was able to practice my splits without falling onto the floor. This mat is the same size as the Lululemon, but longer and wider than the Yoga Rat mat.
|Absolutely love the texture of the mat. So happy that it comes in my favourite shade of purple!|
|B Yoga Everyday||Lululemon The Mat||Yoga Rat RatMat|
|Weight||1.80 kg||2.38 kg||1.40 kg|
|Thickness||4 mm||5 mm||6 mm|
|Material||High density cushion and rubber||Durable polyurethane with antimicrobial additive||Durable and springy, eco-friendly foam construction|
|Scent||Slight rubber scent||Strong rubber scent||No scent|
|Dimensions||180 cm x 66 cm||180 cm x 66 cm||173 cm x 61 cm|
The B Yoga Everyday mats were purchased at a discount from B Yoga for this review.