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AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat

by AmazonBasics
 (4.1 stars from 907 customer reviews)

List Price: Not Available

Customer Reviews

62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Amazon Basics Winner!, March 24, 2018
Sasha Leigh (South Dakota, USA) - See all my reviews
I really like this exercise mat! I am a regular exerciser and have gone through tons of mats. This one is definitely thicker than most, and also longer than most! That’s a plus because I’m 5ft9 and I sometimes feel like mats are way too short for me when laying down to do sit-ups or stretches. Unlike other reviewers, my mat came with absolutely so smell whatsoever, even when I have my face on it doing yoga. I got the red color and it’s vibrant and beautiful. The color does not transfer like some super-cheap mats I’ve owned that eventually stain my hands and knees when things get sweaty. I also love using this for cardio with jumps. It has great cushion for landing which is soft on the feet and knees. I also appreciate the extra padding when doing yoga poses like cat/cow because otherwise my hardwood floors really hurt my knees. While it does squish slightly and leave hand and foot dents momentarily, it quickly springs back to its normal shape. Some reviewers mentioned the extra... Read more

77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works and it's soft and it does not smell like "pee or chemicals" as some others have said ..., February 8, 2018
Ok, I admit it's early in our relationship - but I like this mat. The smell is WAY overstated by some folks - I used this mat in yoga class 20 minutes after I cut it out of the plastic and it smelled a LOT better than the shared mats in my yoga class. I later learned this mat is too thick for yoga and I need a 1/4 inch thick mat... ok, I get it but I'm over 6' 2" and I am built more like a lineman than a tall ballerina - so this mat works fine. When I do tree pose my weight converts this mat into a sub-quarter inch thick mat and I don't have any issues with a too-soft mat.
I'm sure the strap that came with it is fine - I gave it to my wife who uses it with her 1/4 inch mat ...
It seems to be a good mat even though it's disadvantaged having no high-end trademark by a famous equipment company with model spokespersons ... it's just a low price thick green Amazon mat and so far it's rocking the task -

54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT if you're overweight with bad knees!, October 31, 2017
This mat is awesome! Im an extremely overweight individual trying to get fit and I purchased this mat in hopes of using it to do my floor exercises on, such as sit ups, instead of the bare, hardwood floor. This matter was PERFECT! I honestly wasnt expecting it to be as thick as it was! I was able to comfortably get down on the floor without my knees feeling like they were going break on the floor. Matter of fact, my knees didnt even touch the floor! I also love how its NOT memory foam. Memory foam sinks to your body's pressure and I wanted something that stay firm, but supportive and this matter is it!

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