Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Review: Manduka eQua Plus Towel

There are few things in life that give me more pride that the giant hole I have worn in my yoga mat. Every time I look at it I beam thinking about the hours of yoga practice it took to cause such a gaping hole in my high-end yoga mat. It's been by my side through many break-throughs and break downs. So, obviously, I am not interested in throwing it out or replacing it with another one.

But, lately, I've been feeling just a little bit self conscious about my old, stinky, worn out mat when I go to studio classes. I try not to worry about what other people think of me, but nobody wants to be perceived as the smelly person in class (or, in this case, the person with the smelly mat). Of course, my mat doesn't stink, but I think it looks like it might. You know what I mean?
So when Manduka offered to let me try one of their eQua Plus Towels, I thought it might be the perfect solution for me. The towel is big enough to cover my hole!! Plus, it turns out it's pretty useful, too. In a hot and sweaty class, it kept my hands and feet from slipping. I also love the girly color--I chose pink, obviously!--and the soft, velvety feel (which was really surprising to me because it's made out of recycled coconut shells). And Manduka promises their coconut fabric is a technology that eliminates bacteria and will never stink! I also love that this is a product with tons of uses. I plan to take mine with me to the pool, gym, and wrap up in it when I'm chilly for my morning meditation session.