What are the dimensions of the SugaMat?
The SugaMat measures 72" x 25" (183cm x 64cm), is 5mm thick, and weighs just under 5lbs. The XL SugaMat measures 74" x 26" (188cm x 66cm), is also 5mm thick, and weighs just over 5lbs. Our new Travel SugaMat is 72" x 25”, 3mm thick, and weighs just under 3lbs.
Thickness of a mat can be deceiving - density is a better measure of a mat's ability to provide cushioning for those high-compression asanas (like side crow/parshva bakasana or hands-free lotus headstand/mukta hasta shirshasana).
How does the SugaMat perform relative to other mats?
The SugaMat has undergone significant R&D and beta-testing prior to being unleashed on yogis worldwide. Although our mats are made from recycled wetsuits, they perform better than any mat on the market. We have built them to specific tolerances of density, tackiness (both wet and dry), elasticity, durability, and liquid permeability and retention. We are confident that you'll dig every asana on your SugaMat.
Why does the SugaMat only come in black/charcoal?
Well, mostly because wetsuits are predominantly black. BUT, exciting news - we have developed colored mats! Stay tuned through our newsletter!
How do I clean my SugaMat?
Just hose it down (or take a shower with it!) and let the mat’s antimicrobial magic work. You can also use a mild homemade cleaner (we recommend water-diluted vinegar, with a little lavender & tea-tree oil), then rinse. Hang in the SHADE!!
How much is shipping?
If you live in the United States, shipping is $9. If you live in Canada or Mexico, shipping will take a little longer and cost around USD $16. For our EU and UK friends, shipping costs USD $65 (but we're working on local distribution).
Do you offer a warranty?
In the extremely unlikely event that your SugaMat misbehaves during the first 30 days of regular yoga practice, let us know! We are happy to replace it for you. However, if your dog eats your SugaMat, you're on your own (that said, we'll recycle any leftovers - send 'em back clean and we'll happily give you 10% off a future Suga purchase).
What's the SugaMat C2G all about?
The SugaMat C2G (Cradle to Grave) is the same mat as the SugaMat but you're buying a mat for life. By purchasing a SugaMat C2G, if your mat ever wears out, just send it back and we'll send you a brand new one at our expense, no questions asked. With SugaMat C2G you're basically purchasing a service rather than a product.
What is the SugaKoozie and how does it work?
If you need to ask this question go lay down in shavasana for a while. The SugaKoozie is to put your post-surf or post-yoga cold beverage in to keep it cold longer. You could do the same for hot tea to keep it warm. However, Suga recommends using the SugaKoozie for locally produced craft beer (just make sure you recycle that can or bottle).
How do you pronounce Suga anyway?
Sü∙ga > /su'gǝ/ > Suu-gah (rhymes with beluga)
How do I recycle my old wetsuits?
Check out our recycling page for drop-off locations or mailing info.
Do you recycle other companies’ yoga mats?
Unfortunately most yoga mats are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). Although technically recyclable, manufacturer-added junk (plasticizers, dyes, UV treatments and fire retardants), and dirt from use makes them unrecyclable. Even if the manufacturer says it’s recyclable, it’s not, unless it’s a SugaMat.
Use old mats as camping sleeping pads, shelf liners, furniture pads, or animal crate liners.
Can you recycle swimsuits?
Unfortunately we cannot recycle bathing suits, although we’ve heard that there are other companies that do. Please let us know if you find them as we receive this question quite frequently!
What if I've got a question you haven't answered here?
Fire away via our contact page. We strive to respond to all customer queries within 24 hours.