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Sky Mat Comfort Anti Fatigue Mat Review

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Sky Mat Comfort Anti Fatigue Mat Review

Overview
Street Price

$37.97

Shipping

Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime

Warranty

Lifetime Warranty

NEAT™-certified
Sizes Available

20" x 32" x 3/4"
20" x 39" x 3/4"
24" x 70" x 3/4"

Colors Available

Brick Red (or Wine Red), Indigo Blue, Midnight Black, Desert Khaki, Light Brown, Gray, Brown
*Colors may be inconsistent between orders and sizes.

Where to Buy
Positives

Low price. Available in 7 different colors. Good grip on carpeted floor.

Negatives

Colors may differ between orders and even sizes. Unreliable quality. A noticeable chemical odor can give you slight vertigo or a full blown headache.

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Bottom Line

From first glance the Sky Mat by Sky Solutions looks like a bargain. It’s pretty, it’s got almost 90% positive feedback from buyers, and it’s an Amazon’s Choice product—all for a very seductive price of $37.97 (for 1.6’ x 3’). In reality, it does turn out to be too good to be true, with user reports of fast material degradation (namely flaking), color differentials, and packaging blunders (namely folding) being the biggest issues.

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The Sky Mat looks like a dream on paper regardless of what you’re buying it for: to stand at your height adjustable desk, or to cook healthy dinners at your kitchen counter. It’s available in a generous selection of colors and has a textured pattern that gives it more depth and flair compared to any plain smooth mat. Priced well below $50, it’s offered in three different sizes to fit almost any space. What’s not to love? Well, quite a bit...

When we got a huge box delivered to our office with an enclosed message from Sky Solutions’s co-founder Mike Tecku styled in low-tech futuristic fashion (asking buyers to request a new mat before leaving a negative review) and Do Not Fold print out message, we were both impressed and surprised with the excessive packaging that ensured the mat shipped flat and didn’t dangle within the package. Not always the case with customer orders, which may include defiantly folded mats stuffed under the Do Not Fold message.

Sky Mat image vs real life

The Indigo Blue mat looks a bit less striking in real life than it does in the image (it's considerably lighter), but the smallest available size of 20” x 32” offers enough real estate for most users. A few hours in, we noticed the chemical odor, followed by dizziness that later turned into headache.

Taking to the Amazon user review section, we saw quite a few negative reviews that consistently showed the mat’s failure rate to be a few months of service. Prone to flaking, creasing, and puncturing, the mat cannot always withstand a full year. In fact, it may not even make it to that milestone. And of course, you may take advantage of its Lifetime Warranty and a 30-Day Return policy, but firstly, the company doesn’t always honor the warranty, and secondly, it wouldn’t improve the mat’s quality and degradation rate.Sky Mat in use

Let’s press on to the performance. The Sky Mat is very comfortable the first 30 minutes or less, especially without shoes. Then compression reaches the level where the ¾ thickness is almost halved, which means it’s only slightly better than standing on a cushy carpet. If you’re wearing shoes, the mat compresses much faster, given it’s got low-quality foam backing. Heel wearers beware, as even your kitten heels may leave puncture holes at the bottom of your Sky Mat.

The Takeaway

We really tried to love the Sky Mat, as it’s a joy both to look at and to feel with socked feet. Unfortunately, it’s far from being on par with its competitors. Chemical odor, inconsistent and cheap quality, fast degradation, and frequent shipping blunders make it impossible for us to recommend it to anyone. Finally, while it's being marketed for its highest quality materials, the Sky Mat is one of those products that you'll have to replace every six months, which will only result in creating more waste.

Whether you’re looking to add an anti-fatigue mat to your office or kitchen, we recommend spending a little more and investing in a better quality mat. See our standing desk mat comparison review for other options. And explore the active mat category if you’re a fidgeter.


Sizes:
20" x 32" x 3/4"
20" x 39" x 3/4"
24" x 70" x 3/4"

Lifetime Warranty


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