The Jade Fusion is the Rolls Royce of Yoga Mats. It is simultaneously heavy in features, heavy in price, and, well, just plain heavy. We absolutely love practicing on this mat in both more restorative as well as heated Power Yoga classes. However, we question whether the bulky package is worth lugging around town (a lot of weight for a 10-block walk to the studio).
Tree hugging hippies like myself can take solace in the fact that the Jade Fusion (in fact all Jade Yoga Mats) are made with natural sustainably farmed rubber, manufactured in the USA by an extremely earth-friendly, socially conscious company. As a corporation Jade is committed to the health of its customers and to the preservation of this planet, and all its inhabitants.
For urban yogis that practice Power Yoga we recommend the Fusion's sister product, Jade Harmony Professional. However, if you are looking for a Yoga or Pilates mat for your home studio, a mat that will flatten and level out uneven surfaces, or a studio mat that provides extra comfort, support, and amazing wet-traction, this is the mat for you.