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Backslash Fit’s ‘smart’ yoga mat automatically rolls itself up

March 30, 2019

Yoga continues to grow in popularity as more people discover the benefits of the greater flexibility and strength it can provide. What’s not quite as popular is carrying a yoga mat from class to class as it tends to unroll at the most inopportune times.

Backslash Fit has come up with a solution by creating a “smart” yoga mat. No, it’s not connected to the internet. But it does automatically roll itself up after you’re finished and stay in its compact position until you’re ready to use it again.

The ingenious design uses an internal locking mechanism to keep it rolled tight, even when standing on end. In use, it works as a top-quality mat, with a smooth top layer that helps you hold positions even when you’re sweating.

The 5mm thick mat offers plenty of cushioning, while the non-slip bottom layer keeps it anchored firmly against the floor. It’s also four inches longer than a traditional yoga mat to give you a bit more room to operate. This may be the yoga mat you didn’t know you needed.