Reviews and Problems with Stott Pilates Express Mat
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Miriam Shapiro "roseheart", amazon.com
11 November 2011
Summary: After reading all the reviews for various mats sold through Amazon, I was very leery about the possibility of getting something that smelled or was slippery or had poor cushioning. Well, fear not! This mat is perfect. No smell at all. Perfect cushioning. Not slippery. And a beautiful soft sage color. Finally, a manufacturer I can trust. Will buy from them again when needed.
Summary: This mat is great for Pilates. It gives a nice cushion when doing floor exercises, and not too thick so that I can balance myself on the mat. The texture is smooth and does not look like a cheap quality. However, it does smell a little bit at first, but the odor disappear after a few days. I got a green color, and it's not that bad. The straps are very convenient for roll up and keep it away.
Summary: It's the perfect mat for pilates. Thick enough to cushion the back. I'm 5'5" and the mat is definitely long enough for me. The color green didn't look at all like what's shown in Amazon, but I can live with it. Low odor and it went away after a few days. Easy roll up and love the velcro straps!
Summary: This is a good mat. I like the thickness which protects my tailbone when we do V-ups in exercise class. It has a memory that keeps the end curled up after you unroll it, but it is plenty long so it really doesn't matter. I like that the straps are an intregal part of the mat so I don't need to search for them when I am done and want to roll the mat up. I went and got the mat out of the car to compare the color to the color shown in the photo.
Summary: I'm very happy with the Stott Pilates mat. It is durable, lays flat, with no chemical odor. It is a good thickness for pilates providing good cushining for your tail bone and hip bones and it is not too squishy, either. The attached velcro straps keep the mat nicely rolled up and it is not overly bulky to tote around. I highly recommend this mat for pilates over the thinner yoga mats.
Summary: I am a pilates instructor and find this to be an excellent mat. Others are to thin and do not allow you to roll through your spine as you should in pilates. This mat is nice and dense so you will not hurt your back, yet lightweight and easy to transport with the velcro straps. Also comes in great colors.