i ordered one a couple months back and liked it ok. i recommended it to friends and theirs were so much better. we unzipped and compared the foam - sure enough the other ones were different. i called overstock and they sent me a new one right away, and i returned my old one in the carton that new one came in.i have to say overstock 's customer service was great. but if you buy this product and you sink to the ground (i'm 135 pounds) you might not have the right foam. it should be very firm. i have lots of problems with my joints though and have had lots of discomfort with regular yoga mats so i tried this. exercise now is a joy, and yes, you can use this as a travel bed - it's that comfy.
This is an interesting product. I bought it for my husband because he's doing Yoga on a ceramic tile floor, and this is a thicker mat. He loves the long straps, because he actually uses those as "straps" for yoga positions. Ha. He says it is hard to get used to something that is 1.5 - 2" off the ground. This is the BEST mat for doing relaxation. So, if you are lying down for any of your visualization or relaxation time... this is what you want! NOTE: Because this is such a thick mat/mattress, it does not roll up tightly. If you're traveling with this mat, it will take up a good amount of room and be a little harder to maneuver through doorways.
I purchased this item for my dad, who has always had the bad habit of laying on the floor to watch TV! He has never used the furniture. I purchased memory foam mattress toppers for myself and all of my family from Overstock, so I figured this memory foam mat would be a great gift for my dad and he absolutely LOVES IT! He says it's the best thing I've ever given him. He said it even keeps him warmer. Now my mom has a hard time waking him up to go to bed when he falls asleep because he's so comfortable. I searched all over the internet for an item like this, and Overstock.com is the only website that had anything like it and for a great price. The mat is really handy too because it rolls up (like a sleeping bag) for easy storage and also has a removable cover that can be washed. Thanks Overstock for another great product!
When the package arrived, I was literally shocked at the quality of this product. This mat is way better than I ever expected... I mean, it's PURE LUXURY. I am enjoying it a great deal, but most importantly, it has made otherwise unbearable floor excercises COMFORTABLE FOR ME! In addition, my 2 year old son loves to nap on it. I totally recommed this to product to all people, especially beginners.
I delayed getting a softer mat (for my knees and hips) hoping for a cheaper model. This mat was the only mat I found with enough depth to protect my hips and knees. It works, people. Only problem is that it's so deep it's difficult to do some exercises. So be sure to step off mat for safety reasons, otherwise surface is unstable. Not a big issue. Finally I can exercise without worrying about pressure on my hips and knees. Yay!
Dear Overstock: I just wrote a review but it disappeared so I am re-submitting it. I live in a small apartment with no bedroom so I sleep on a cot. I bought the Memory Foam Exercise Mat and then I bought another. Sheer Heaven. I put them both on the cot and I get a wonderful night's sleep (when I can...my dog also likes the cot and insists on sleeping with me...it can get a little tight.) I think everybody should buy these mats...they are as advertised, easy to roll and store and weigh little. I give them five stars. So does my dog.
This mat is so comfortable. I was a little skeptical to see how big it was but since using it in my yoga class I am very happy with it. Whenever I need to do excercises where I need to stand, I simply stand off the mat to do those exerices.
I got this for yoga b/c my lower back hurt to do floor exercises. It definitely helps for that. I do have to step off the mat for standing exercises b/c this mat is so thick. But that's what I wanted, so it's no big deal. I'm about 40 lbs. overweight (average height, female), and I have plenty of room on this mat. The only thing I would say is that the mat had a strong, funny odor when it arrived; but I don't know if they're all like that. The odor has weakened over these past weeks - hopefully it will completely fade. I would recommend this mat. I searched a long time and hoped I was making a good choice. I believe I did. I'm happy with it overall.
This mat is great. I have a tiled home with area rugs and doing pilates on those were painfull. I bought a regular exercise mat but that wasn't much help either. I just love this mat, not too hard, not too soft......just right. LOL Buy this with confidence.