I debated for 6 months on which mat to buy to replace my 3 year old Gaiam sol (purple mat in pic below). The alignment markers are what made me really want this mat. I was hesitant bc of the price, but my hubby purchased this for my birthday, and I'm so glad he did!
I practice hot 2-3x week. Plus a normal temp power once weekly. I'm a gal who sweats more like a man. I refuse to use a mat towel (even the ones that stay in place). The grip is fantastic even when wet! I can push more effectively in dolphin. The mat soaks up sweat so well.
This mat is super lightweight. Stores small bc of its thinness. If you need a little cushion in your mat, this isn't the one. The texture is similar rubbery feel to a lulu or Gaiam sol. Totally different from the Jade Harmony.
If you're still reading, my only complaint would be the design of the zipper on the bag. I was excited it came with a bag. Previously, I used my strap to store my mat. But it's a little hard to get the mat out of the bag. I have to pinch the mat (see pic) to get it out. I'll keep using the mat and see if I get used to using the bag.
Liforme Travel Size Yoga Mat: Our unique, and revolutionary, AlignForMe system is a combination of intelligent markers to give you as much, or as little, guidance as you need. Slipping around can make your practice ineffective, or even dangerous. We scoured the planet for the best possible materials for our Liforme Yoga Mat and we believe our revolutionary "GripForMe" material is the grippiest Yoga mat material currently available on earth. And it stays grippy even when 'sweaty wet'. Throughout the design process we've consulted and gathered inspiration from some of the best yogis in the Yoga cosmos. Perfectionist is a conservative term for us. We're exacting from start to finish and we are confident the Liforme Yoga Mat is as good as it gets. We knew that what you Yogi 'hoppers' really wanted was a Yoga mat that is light (1.6kg) and really easy to carry around. We wanted a 'focus on lightness' and portability so we created a balance between cushioning and lightness to be perfect for all you great 'Yogis on the Go', and we're excited to share it with you. We've used naturally sourced sustainable rubber for the bulk of the mat. We've also used the most 'body kind' materials and processes to make the Liforme Yoga Mat. We've etched the AlignForMe markers on the mat instead of printing with potentially harmful inks and we've used a revolutionary heat-bonding process to eliminate the need for toxic glues. Our mat is also PVC-free so it doesn't contain any nasty 'heavy metals' such as lead and cadmium.