Recommend though have'nt tried other eco mats to compare with
I recently acquired the mat you refer to, a couple of months ago.
Though only used not more than a handful of times , if that , for exploratory asana practice the past 2-3 months , i can vouch it is a good mat. It replaces the pvc one, my first( so icannot compare this withother eco mats though ii had first looked at the harmony jade i don't regret buying this one, my eventual choice); i always intuited one would feel more grounded and connected with the earth with an eco mat, my motivation for buying one may not be therfore arguably purely ecological. Though Nicer to practice on with a more natural material i feel.
This one has a jute weave enmeshed and woven into the top of a rubber under-side.I don't think you should be dissapointed with this mat, as long as you don't mind the lack of uniformity in the weave which gives the mat character.
I have increasingly felt the pvc mats yucky or even cringe-worthy to practice on.There's something not right, like practicing yoga in shoes.I've been thinking perhaps teleuric energy( something a tantra teacher dropped a casual referenceto during asana) or energy of some kind ( perhaps prana)does'nt flow so freely.Like for e.g when you do your surya namskara and you say start off say in prayer-pose you''re grounding yourself with the subtle energies to get more connected with the earth( it's gravitational pull) and thus the universe, to get more energised.This is just a feeling i've got but another reviewer of eco mats (his maybe a per)echoed this same sentiment.This one is even i think a few inches longer, than old pvc one, at 72" i believe, and even gripppier if that is a plus.
If you practice asana everyday or spend alot of tiime doing so this eco mat is very nice and worth it. I spent maybe 32-34pound perhpas (made in the uk). Surpassed expectations when arrived in post.
A Joy to have. I don't practice asana much as it does'nt always agree with me, i rarely roll this mat out,but this mat Is nice to look at I have been exploring/experimenting some gentle yoga more appropriate for me right now however, aside from a more normal dynamic asana practice,whatever that might be.( the least i could do witha rehabilitative practice was cultivate some kind on a nice mat i felt no qualms being on)
i would go for this one.they even look natural, not garish colours.It was a toss between the green and the cream colours, i settled for the cream or natural.
Hope this helps .