Sarah Chambers is the founder of Hugger Mugger™. She was an accomplished woodworker when she discovered Yoga. The sport's tremendous impact of her health made Yoga a way of life for Sarah. She began developing wooden and fabric tools to help with her practice in 1986.
She began developing products for fellow yogis, including the company's namesake, Hugger Muggers. She developed apparel meant to conceal and comfort. Since the word "hugger-mugger" means "to conceal" the catchy name, Hugger Mugger fit.
Among Hugger Mugger's most notable designs is the Tapas Sticky Mat. Predecessor mats were not designed specifically for Yoga and would deteriorate quickly with use. The Tapas Sticky Mat was the first long-term performance yoga mat and continues to set the standards for the industry. For more than 25 years, Hugger Mugger has been known as an innovator of technically advanced yoga products serving yoga teachers and students throughout the world. For every online sale, Hugger Mugger gives back by donating a percentage of the profit to a different organization each quarter.
Reviews and Questions
- Manon P.Verified ReviewerRated 5 out of 5 stars2 months agoReviewingHugger Mugger Tapas Original Yoga Mat 68" 3mmHad my mat for over 20 years
So, I bought a Tapas Mat over 20 years ago because it had a nice light green/grey color that fit my tiny NYC appartement. I haven't done a lot of yoga over the years since I got more into running but still carry this mat around and used it on and off. Lately I decided to get back into Ashtanga Yoga regularly so got the old mat out... It still has beautiful as when I first got it, besides the little bite marks from my adorable kitty (gives it personality). Still, I decided to get a second one so I could have one to carry around to my cross training class.... I started looking but all the mats I touched didn't feel right to me. This mat is just perfect: thin enough but cushiony and the stickiness of it you can't find elsewhere. Ashtanga is challenging and last thing you want is to slip and hurt yourself. So after researching I figured out that they still made the same mat! For me even being 5’-10, I will stick with the 68inch long one because I am used to it and never ran out of space on it but it’s nice to be able to get a longer one if needed. So forget about the online reviews about the best yoga mats… this is the best yoga mat!Preferred Type of Yoga Practice OtherLevel of Yoga Expertise IntermediateFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level LightDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Grace G.Verified BuyerRated 4 out of 5 stars4 months agoReviewingHugger Mugger Tapas Original Yoga Mat 68" 3mm RainLightweight, easy to store and
Lightweight, easy to store and transport from home to yoga studio. Better on sprung floors with some give than on concrete foundation floors. Too new to determine how well it will stand the test of time. All good so far.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice Vinyasa, Yin (Restorative)Level of Yoga Expertise IntermediateFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level LightDurability Star RatingRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Colin T.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars5 months agoReviewingHugger Mugger Tapas Original Yoga Mat 68" 3mm OliveI do not practice yoga.
I do not practice yoga. I bought this mat to use for my warm up calisthenics in the gym after cardio and before resistance exercises. I needed the length, which is perfect because I am 5’10”. The mat sticks to floor during dynamic exercises. It is thick enough without being too thick. I love the color. It is easy to clean sweat off the mat, and it does not absorb sweat.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice OtherLevel of Yoga Expertise ExpertFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level HeavyDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Tammy N.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoReviewingHugger Mugger Tapas Original Yoga Mat 68" 3mm PurpleI just start practicing yoga.
I just start practicing yoga. I'm 5'2 and this mat is the perfect size for me. Love the purple color and it's not slippery! Has no lasting smell once opened. Great value and well made.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise BeginnerFrequency (a week) 2-4Durability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5