Manduka equa yoga mat towel

Manduka Equa & Yogitoes Skidless Yoga Mat Towels Review

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hello everyone welcome to yoga upload

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I’m Maris Aylward today’s video is a

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product review and comparison of two

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items and these are the Manduca ekwa map

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towel and the yogi toes skid list.map

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towel now before I share with you my

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experience with these two products I

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want you to see them laid out on the

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ground on top of a yoga mat we’ll get

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some close-up so you can really see the

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material and I’ll give you more

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information and product specs this is

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the Manduca

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equal mat towel shown on top of the

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mandala black mat pro it measures 72

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inches by 20 6.5 inches it’s fabric is

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made of tightly woven fibers and it

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produces this soft suede light flow it

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uses split microfiber technology for

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moisture absorption and evaporation it

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cost thirty-eight dollars it comes in a

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variety of colors and an extra long

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version now this is the yo kitto

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skinless yoga towel it measures 68 by 24

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inches and weighs 1.25 pounds it uses

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patented skid less technology what that

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means is underneath the towel you will

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find 100% silicone dots these are

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supposed to grip and keep the towel in

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place on top of your mat each towel is

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made using eight recycled plastic

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bottles and it’s also made using 50

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percent recycled fiber the price is $64

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and there are a lot of colors to choose

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from around two years ago Manduca bought

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yogi toes and now both products can be

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found on the Manduca website Manduca

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comm

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i want to share with you what I do when

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I use these yoga towels in the beginning

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of my practice before I started sweating

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I fold the front and the back edge of

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the towel

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I do my poses on my yoga mat because at

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this point my plums and my feet and my

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body are completely dry now when I feel

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that I’m starting to sweat

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then I will use the entire towel over my

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mat when I feel I’m slipping in my

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downward-facing dog in my plank that I

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know I tell it might look a little bit

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awkward but this way works for me so you

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can try out this tip if you want to see

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the towels in action check the

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description box below for links to the

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yoga class videos where I use the towels

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make sure to check the description box

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below for all of that information that

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you just saw and other related videos

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here on my channel I’ve had both of

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these towels for more than four years

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I’ve used them a lot in my hot yoga

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classes and vinyasa classes and I just

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want to tell you about my experience

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with them so first let’s start with

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Manduca ekwa I like the surface of this

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one the microfiber material makes it

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really soft and suede like so if you

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like to practice on that kind of surface

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this is really nice and also because it

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doesn’t have the dots underneath you can

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also use this as an actual towel like

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it’s not gonna be the best bath towel

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who you use but in a pinch it’ll do so

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you can also use it that way and it

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claims to be slip resistant when damp

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and that is true so at the beginning of

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your practice when you’re not sweating

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yet you might need to spray it with a

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little bit of water but then as you

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start practicing and sweating it will

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get better it will perform better you’ll

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stick to it you won’t be sliding around

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in your poses now because of its size it

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will cover most yoga mats and for the

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most part it will stay in place it will

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stay put it won’t slide around or bunch

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up however if your practice is a lot of

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jumping forward and back you’re dragging

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your feet across the mat across the

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towel then it might still move I don’t

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think there’s any way around that really

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so this is still a good towel to have

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over your mat I’ve had this for a really

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long time so when the color has faded

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but it has retained the quality it

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performs just as well as when I first

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bought it so it’s

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really a problem now let’s move on to

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the more expensive towel of the to the

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yogi toes they perform almost exactly

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the same and I think the only difference

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is the skid list has this skid list

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technology with all the dots underneath

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it and to be honest I don’t know how

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much it helps I know it does stay on

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your mat it stays put when you’re

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practicing but as I said earlier if

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you’re jumping forward and back a lot

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and you’re dragging your feet across the

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towel it might still move so I don’t

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know how much the dots help and this is

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more expensive so I don’t really know

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that it’s worth it if you can buy the

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more inexpensive towel I think they’re

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just the same really so performance

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they’re the same but this is more

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expensive and I do have to warn you that

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if you buy a dark color especially when

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you first wash it the color might bleed

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so it’s best to wash it alone that first

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time or maybe first two or three times

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even just to be safe with the equal mat

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towel I didn’t really have any problem

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with it maybe because I bought a light

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color but it didn’t bleed on that first

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wash so who is this for and is there

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even a point in buying these two well

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yes if you practice a lot of hot yoga

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vinyasa classes you sweat a lot when you

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practice this really helps absorb your

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sweat it will prevent you from slipping

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and sliding on your mat and that is a

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huge thing especially if in your

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downward facing dog

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and all these balancing poses it’s a big

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deal now do you absolutely need a yoga

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towel like this I don’t think so

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to be honest you can use any bath towel

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I’ve used the bath towel even a beach

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towel in my practice and it worked just

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fine

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I guess the advantage of having these is

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they will fit perfectly over your mat

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and they’re thin enough so when you’re

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in balancing poses for example you have

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more stability as opposed to being on a

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cushion

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bath towels so that is an advantage and

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that’s something to consider now there

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is also a disadvantage to baillio towels

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and that is you have to yoga products

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that you need to carry around with you

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when you go to the yoga studio now if

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you absolutely need a towel then you

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must have a towel but if you don’t

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really sweat a lot you don’t slide

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around in your mat then maybe you don’t

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need one I do however have a product

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review of a yoga mat and towel in one so

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you only have one product to carry

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around with you and it is this fit

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lifestyle Cole Younger mat and

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integrative towel so if you are curious

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and want to check that out it’s also in

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the description box below there you have

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it I hope that was helpful and

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informative especially if you’re looking

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for some yoga products that you need for

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your practice there are a lot of

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products out there and it can be

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confusing so you need to find what’s

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right for you and everyone will have

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different needs so I hope this video

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helped you out in some way thank you so

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much for watching make sure to subscribe

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to the channel so you don’t miss any

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