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I bought this bag as I needed a way to transport my yoga mat when I was cycling. I have a standard size 6mm thick mat and it fits the bag well. The zip is sturdy and it is easy to fit the mat in as the opening runs from the bottom of the bag right through the top and ends at the back of the bag. It is a double zipper, i.e., one zip but with two zip ends so you can just open up a small part of the bag if you want.
I was concerned that the two pockets (a large one on the front and a smaller one on the back) might not hold items well as they fasten with velcro but I have found them fit for purpose. The one at the front is large enough to take a strap, my keys and a phone, but the bag would not fit a block as well. The small pocket would probably also take a phone and definitely fits my gym card.
The strap is fully adjustable and adequate for a medium sized woman when the bag is worn across the back. It is quite tight across the chest (I'm a size 12) with just a T shirt on, I haven't yet had the chance to try it when wearing a coat (but am unlikely to wear a thick one as I'm cycling). I do find the strap twists slightly but it is not uncomfortable.
The bag is made of a strong canvas, the purple is brighter than the picture shows. I don't know if it is colour fast, I will find out when it rains! I would have liked a waterproof fabric but this seemed the best item for a price I could afford.
I have cycled with the bag on my back and found it hasn't affected my balance at all, it is a good way to transport a mat on a bike - however it does protrude slightly on either side so I have to be careful when walking through doors that I don't get stuck!
I was looking for a mat bag that was a little larger to fit my thick yoga mat. But I also wanted something reactive and hard wearing. This bag really fitted the bill. Easy to get into with the zip which goes all the way round, durable and pretty. I also liked the range of pockets, one on the front and the MP3 player pocket on the back.
Great yoga mat bag. Comfortably holds your mat and made to a good, sturdy standard - colour is great as well. It has two pockets - 1 is large enough to take a folded up yoga belt, the other is fairly small (could fit a small purse/wallet but not much else). It would be good if the pockets were larger. Good value bag pleased with the quality.