Manage Your Yoga Mat Easily with #FiveFourTen Yoga Mat Strap! #REVIEW

Because I do a fair amount of fitness product reviews and am personally very active in the fitness category, I was offered an opportunity to review a yoga mat strap from #FIVEFOURTEN via Tomoson.com. This was more about trying yoga on my end. It’s not about me being a yoga fan, it was about me trying yoga since I haven’t done yoga in a very L O N G time. I had done it when I had graduated. I knew a lot of people who did it. I needed something to help relieve the stress of my job at that time -either due to the drive to LA or to the longer days due to a transfer to a regional position. At that point, I knew yoga was essential. I started with a book to learn the various positions and increase flexibility before I hit a class. When I finally got the point of not being embarrassed, I signed up for classes and realized it was all about finding the right equipment beyond a yoga mat. Had I known then, what I know now, I would have bought the #FiveFourTen Yoga Mat Strap.

Disclosure:
I was provided a discount code for this strap so that I could provide the brand an honest review.

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What’s the point of a mat strap over a bag? Lots of reasons to get one and it’s a heck of a lot easier using a mat strap than a yoga bag if you didn’t roll the mat up small enough. (Imagine having completed a class and you are tired and sweaty and the yoga mat is a bit ‘damp’ too. It’s not easy to roll up a damp yoga mat. It’s even worse for the mat and you after roll up the mat and get it into the mat bag. Once at home, I didn’t think about the sweat percolating on the mat in the bag–until I realized when I took it out after a couple of classes and realized something icky was growing on my mat- mold. The mat was contaminated and I had to buy a new one since I had no idea how to clean a yoga mat without destroying it. Someone suggested I buy a strap and use that instead of a bag. While I was trying to find a relatively local store that sold yoga mat straps, I wound up with a crazy schedule at work due to peak season. Yoga promptly became ignored and I forgot all about the classes and the mat (which was thrown away due to the odor, bacteria and the hassle in trying to find a strap).

Fast forward to current times and let’s revisit yoga one more time. While typically I am a big pilates fan and do it several times a week, there are times when a yoga mat is useful and I do have a couple of yoga classes on DVD. It’s an option when I want to do something that is soothing for my body and my nervous system. When I was offered this opportunity to review this yoga mat strap from FIVEFOURTEN, I was willing to give it a go. I was hoping to get back into yoga and take some classes via parks & rec.

Here’s why I decided on the FIVEFOURTEN Yoga Mat Strap:

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This strap is exceptionally affordable and it’s very easy to use.

NO MORE BULKY MAT BAG:
Lightweight and easy to carry Mat Strap replaces bulky alternatives. The standard size fits most mats and the Extra Long size is designed to fit really thick mats such as a pilates mat.

ADJUSTABLE:
Cinch mechanism makes it easy to tighten or loosen the strap. The strap texture is made to grip to your mat so it does not slide off.

TOUGH AND DURABLE:
These High Quality Straps are thick, rugged and made to withstand abuse. They are also reinforced and made from 100% Cotton. Can be Hand washed or Machine washed

HELPS AIR MAT OUT:
Keeping your mat in a strap will help it air out and reduce odor as well as prevent bacteria growth.

LIFETIME WARRANTY & 90 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE:
If you are not 100% satisfied, contact us within 90 days and we will refund you (no questions asked). In addition, if anything should happen to your mat strap, contact us and we will replace it!

REVIEW:
I was not much of a yogaphile. I like the process but it does make a difference if you practice everyday versus 3 times a week. I do know that for the short time that I practiced yoga, that it helped me a lot. So when I decided to pick the practice back up (10+ years later), it was with an eye to getting smart equipment to try it: a yoga block, easy to wear clothing, and a yoga strap. I had thought a bag would be better but I a salesperson told me that bags don’t allow the mats to breathe and dry out. I figured I would wait on the strap decision to talk to an instructor or some friends who were really into yoga before buying it at a sporting goods store.

I had barely started practicing again (Parks & Rec class) when I got the invite to review this strap. I thought it was a good idea to ask the instructor and the instructor said that the strap sounded like a solid purchase. I signed up and got approved to be able to review this product.

This is a great yoga accessory. This strap carries your mat whether cross-body or over your shoulder. It feels pretty secure as a device and it doesn’t add to the bulk of the yoga mat as much as a bag does. The bonus on this is that it’s not as expensive as some of the bags I was looking at either. This strap is easily adjustable and works well –and really affordable. The brand #FIVEFOURTEN has a solid product here that will keep your mat safe and the strap won’t fall apart. Not only is it strong, adjustable and affordable , it comes in 6 colors ! The best part is the life-time guarantee on this Yoga Mat Strap.

#Update on my use of Yoga Mat Strap.
I didn’t get to continue with classes because I picked up a very contagious virus that made it impossible for me to continue with classes. My MD said no classes — because of the contagious element of the virus I had but also the contagious illnesses others might spread to me. So not fun! I was able to give this strap to my kid who is taking a yoga class at school and she loves it.

Where to buy #FiveFourTen Yoga Mat Strap: Check out Amazon.com

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Disclosure

I was provided a discount code to buy this yoga mat strap in exchange for an honest review.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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