Harbinger 340100 Durafoam Exercise Mat
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The lightweight, portable Harbinger(r) rolled Durafoam(tm) mat is great for Yoga, Pilates, and stretching. The 3/8-in closed cell Durafoam(tm) material makes floor workouts more comfortable, and the non-slip surface grips to floor to prevent injuries. The moisture-resistant skin is easy to clean after use.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #2658 in Sports & Outdoors
- Size: One Size
- Color: Black
- Brand: Harbinger
- UPC: 000751504987
- Model: 340100
- Released on: 2005-01-03
- Dimensions: 6.20" h x 6.60" w x 24.00" l,
- 24 inches wide by 72 inches long
- Excluseve 3/8-inch thick DuraFoam pad makes floor workouts more comfortable
- Moisture-resistant skin is easy to clean
- Double-sided, non-slip surface grips the floor to prevent injuries
- Integrated self-strapping system for easy transport and storage
Great for stretching, yoga, Pilates, and floor exercises, Harbinger's Durafoam Mat is soft and pliable with a cushion-like feel. You'll be so comfortable and relaxed while stretched out on this mat, you'll want to keep exercising!
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Durafoam exercise mat
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166 of 166 people found the following review helpful.
It may be soft and thick, but it's also very slick and stretchy
By JR Gumby
I've been using this for a variety of workouts recently from the P90X program.
I'll start by saying for plyometrics this thing is a godsend. With just a bit of attention to how you're jumping it's so thick I feel very little impact most of the time.
For yoga floorwork it's amazing. I can spend 5 minutes balanced awkwardly on one knee and never have (the knee) get uncomfortable.
For any exercise that spreads you out and places pressure on the mat though it's subpar for 2 reasons.
1st: It has absolutely no texture and is VERY smooth. It's also waterproof. Even a tiny bit of perspiration on your palms (or dripping off your face) makes keeping your hands in place for some push-ups and poses almost impossible.
2nd: Even if you can get a grip, the foam will stretch and give rather a lot. I've noticed a slide of about 2" when doing things like downward dog. Definetly not ideal, and for yoga I'm almost certainly going to have to replace it.
The softness of it is also a bit of a problem sometimes with the memory of the foam. It likes to indent to (and then stick to) shoe soles sometimes. It can also make balance poses tricky when you realize suddenly the foam you're balanced on is about as smooth as a teenage concession worker's face.
As far as smell goes, it has a bit of a rubber odor but that disipated quickly. And within 48 hours of unrolling it it had become quite flat.
Overall: as a mat for floorwork like crucnches and jumping/impact exercises its actually fantastic. It's very comfortable and takes out a ton of impact. For things that require careful positioning and places any tension on the mat though it's miserable so don't expect to have this be perfect.
81 of 81 people found the following review helpful.
By Ryan S. McCarthy
This is a good mat for the price. However, there's a couple of negatives I've found in my own use of it. First, during vigorous exercise on a wood floor, the mat tends to move around a lot. It may have better holding power on a carpeted floor, but it slips and slides a bit on wood. Second, when doing extreme workouts or when it's really hot out and you're perspiring more than usual, the moisture on the mat turns it into a skating rink. Be careful. I keep an extra towel handy to keep the mat dry.
It is very comfortable and appears to be durable. My mat had an initial newly-manufactured smell, but it was slight and went away very quickly.
Again, the price is great and the overall quality is good.
55 of 55 people found the following review helpful.
I take a Pilates/conditioning class and I bought the mat to have one of my own instead of using a 'community gym' one. I love the way that it never slips when doing any sort of workout and the feeling of it is just wonderful!! I highly suggest you try this mat--it even comes with it's own velcro straps--others make you buy them.