Eduardo Arciawrote a review of Manduka Pro Yoga Mat on April 3, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this one because I wanted to get something more professional (yet I'm just starting practicing Yoga), something more durable and something more gentle on my knees and hands. I looked around and this one seemed to thick all the marks!
Indeed, it looks very well built and seems that it's going to hold strong for a long time. It has the right amount of cushioning and because it has a closed-cell surface, water & sweat are not going to filter in, which helps a lot for keeping smelly odors away.
When I'm practicing Yoga, I tend to sweat like a pig and my previous mat wasn't grippy enough, so I read that this mat was very good at handling sweat. My experience with this mat regarding its slip-resistant feature has not been a good one, -yet. I know that this mat needs a break-in period which I am yet to apply upon it. In the meantime, I sometimes use the Manduka eQua Mat towel to wick away the excess of sweat, pretty nice.