Product Type: Argos Fitness
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Argos Value Exercise Mat
Member Name: jellybaby167
Argos Value Exercise Mat
Advantages: GOOD PRICE
Disadvantages: NOT VERY GOOD
I have recently used the Argos Value Exercise Mat and this is my review.
I did not buy the Argos Mat but a friend of mine lent it to me to try out as I had been thinking about buying it and she did not think it was very good and had not used it for some time so she gave me a loan of her mat to let me try it for myself before I made up my mind.
The Mat is from the Argos Value range which means it is a basic product and has no frills. This does not bother me to much as I am more interested in whether the product is any good rather than if it is a brand name or anything like that. The mat is a very good price and it only cost my friend about five pounds but the current price is six pounds.
The mat is a grey colour and it does not have anything fancy or nice looking about its appearance and it looks a bit dull. It is made of PVC and it is padded but I do not think the padding is very thick and so I do not think it gives very good support. I do not think the material is made of a very good quality fabric and it feels quite cheap to me but as the mat is such a cheap price this does not really surprise me. I think that the PVC is a bit slippy if I am wearing socks but I find it a bit better if I have my bear feet when I am using it. The PVC can be wiped clean but the Argos Mat cannot be put in the washing machine.
The mat can be used for exercising on. I have some fitness DVDs at home and I often borrow them from my local library to as I like to try and do some exercising at home. The Argos Mat does an ok job for my exercise videos but it is not the best I have ever used. I think the Argos Mat is good for exercises like sit ups and press ups and it gives a better support and a better grip than if I just did the exercising on the floor or carpet.
The mat is not to easy to fold up or roll up and I think it is cos the fabric and material is a bit slippy. I just keep it under the spare bed. The mat is quite a neat size and its length is 120cm.
I would not recommend the Argos Value Exercise Mat to high and think that for a bit extra money you could buy a better mat for yourself. I now have my own exercise mat and think it is much better than this Argos Value Mat but for the low price of the Argos mat I think it works ok and is a good budget mat.
Summary: BUY A BETTER MAT