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PRODUCT REVIEW

Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat

Having been around for over a decade now, Aurorae has established itself as a trusted company selling high-quality yoga mats at affordable prices. The secret behind the brand’s popularity is simple – it is committed to creating environmentally-conscious products that are free of toxins and full of support (cushioning, that is) facilitating productive yoga sessions.

The Classic yoga mat – the company’s flagship product – fits this description perfectly well. It has the perfect thickness of 6.35mm that enables you to practice tricky poses in the studio or at home and biodegradable composition that allows you to get rid of it in a sustainable manner.

The 2-year warranty is the icing on the cake that will prompt you to give it a go even if you are somewhat hesitant. With the company’s satisfaction guarantee, you are bound to remain pleased with your purchase.

Continue reading to find out what else Aurorae Classic yoga mat has to offer.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Reasons to buy

  • It’s eco-friendly (OEKO-TEX®️ certified), biodegradable, and free from phthalates, silicones, and latex
  • The mat is thick enough to protect your joints from potential injuries
  • The length of the mat is suitable for yogis on both sides of the height spectrum
  • The open-cell construction ensures good natural gripping
  • You can use it for pilates and bring it with you for camping and traveling purposes
  • There are over 10 colors and patterns to choose from

Reasons NOT to buy

  • Not suitable for hot yoga
  • There is some ‘breaking in’ period to this mat that can be sped up by using the salt scrub method
  • It’s not the most durable yoga mat on the market

Review

  • DiveIn Score: 4.8/5
  • Quality: 4.8/5
  • Comfort: 4.9/5
  • Performance: 4.7/5
  • Price/Quality: 4.8/5

The ‘you can’t have it all’ certainly doesn’t apply to Aurorae’s Classic yoga mat. Because it does, in fact, have it all, and then some more. By ‘all’ we mean sustainable manufacturing, non-slip design, and versatile use.

At 72 inches-length, it offers a good amount of surface to work on. Regardless of your height, you can stretch, train, and meditate on it without worrying about injuring yourself if you happen to take ‘too much space’. The just-the-right-amount of cushion won’t let you get in trouble.

Aurorae Classic mat doesn’t have any weird smells to it either. We like to think that it’s the merit of the eco materials used to create it but also the absence of harmful toxins that tend to evaporate as you start developing sweat (still not hot yoga-friendly though).

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Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat Designs

Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat: Key Specifications

  • Material: Polymer Environmental Resin (PER)
  • Thickness: 6.35 mm
  • Length: 72 inches
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs.
  • Care Instructions: Wash with a soft brush and non-oil-based soap or detergent and rinse. Don’t put it in the dryer. Hang it to dry outside in the sun. Keep from creams or oils.
  • Warranty: 2 years

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Quality

While natural rubber yoga mats are the most long-lasting ones, those made from environmental resin aren’t a letdown either. It’s true – they might not be the densest mats on the market, but they do the job of allowing you to firmly stand on the ground while also having some knee and elbow support when attempting those tricky yoga poses.

The mat’s more-than-6mm of thickness sits at the sweet spot where you can workout without losing balance and stay one with the ground, too. And even when, after some time, stretching and wearing do occur, you can still rely on the company’s 2-year warranty to have your back.

Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat Quality

Comfort

There’s nothing like a yoga mat that doesn’t need a towel or another mat to make it a company so that you can feel safe when doing yoga or pilates. This eliminates the need to bring extra equipment and allows you to focus on advancing your skills instead. Isn’t this the goal of it all anyway?

Aurorae’s Classic yoga mat wins here by a wide margin. It’s thick enough to protect your joints yet thin enough to not interfere with your balance. Being in pain when in the process of facilitating that mind-body connection isn’t ideal, and this company knows it.

Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat Different Colors

Performance

We’d straight up advise you to use the salt scrub method to speed up the ‘breaking in’ process. This way you’ll avoid possible slippage and secure good gripping from the get-go. And, as we all know, gripping can either make or break your yoga practice (we don’t want the latter here).

Once you get a good grip on your mat, you can feel free to experiment with not only yoga but also pilates, muscle-building exercises, and even some cardio. Don’t shy away from bringing it to your camping trips either – a quick on-the-mat meditation in the morning can do wonders for you.

Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat Grip

Price/Quality

You get what you see with the Aurorae Classic yoga mat, and this is a good thing. The price you pay for it corresponds to its quality and doesn’t leave any room for disappointment. Oh, and yeah, the 2-year warranty definitely helps.

Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat With Flip Flops

What We Like

  • It’s eco-friendly (OEKO-TEX®️ certified), biodegradable, and free from phthalates, silicones, and latex
  • The mat is thick enough to protect your joints from potential injuries
  • The length of the mat is suitable for yogis on both sides of the height spectrum
  • The open-cell construction ensures good natural gripping
  • You can use it for pilates and bring it with you for camping and traveling purposes
  • There are over 10 colors and patterns to choose from

What We Don’t Like

  • Not suitable for hot yoga
  • There is some ‘breaking in’ period to this mat that can be sped up by using the salt scrub method
  • It’s not the most durable yoga mat on the market

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions about Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat

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    Should I go for Aurorae Classic or Aurorae Synergy yoga mat?

    Aurorae Synergy yoga mat is best for hot yoga where gripping is a priority, whereas Aurorae Classic yoga mat is more suitable for everyday yoga that requires good cushioning and support.

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    Is Aurorae eco-friendly?

    Founded by a cancer survivor and a yoga amateur Dennis Ingui, Aurorae manufactures eco-friendly yoga mats that deliver on their promise. They are also meant to be biodegradable which is a testimony to environmentally-conscious production processes in itself.

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    What is the salt scrub method for breaking in a yoga mat?

    To break-in a new yoga mat using the salt scrub method, first unroll your mat where it can stay unfurled for a day and preferably somewhere that’s easy to clean up. Take the following steps:

    1. Unroll the yoga mat
    2. Sprinkle a lot of sea salt so the whole surface is generally covered
    3. Let it sit for 24 hours
    4. Use a damp cloth to lightly scrub and remove the salt
    5. Let it dry and…
    6. Namaste
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    Can I use Aurorae yoga mat for hot yoga?

    Even though there are some yoga mats that can be used for hot yoga classes, Aurorae’s Classic yoga mat isn’t one of them. Its open-cell construction isn’t compatible with profuse sweating that will get absorbed by the mat and result in premature wear and tear.

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    Does Aurorae offer a warranty?

    Not only does Aurorae offer a 2-year warranty, but it also has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with your purchase, you can send it back send it back – no strings attached.

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