The Story

After years of hack DIY attempts to find an easy way to carry a yoga mat on a bike, including a couple of rather dangerous attempts. One of which included strapping my mat to the handlebars which blocked access to the brakes...!

I realised there was a real need for a solution to the problem. This is it. 

Each version of the strap has been tested by yoga teachers and practitioners. Who have helped to simplify the design to what you see today. 

Jen Paynter, Founder Creator

One strap - Three ways

sketch of Feelix yoga strap holding mat on a backpack
Loop the Loop

Perfect for the adventurers with things to carry.

sketch of Feelix yoga strap holding mat
Over the Shoulder

Perfect for the studio yogi.

sketch of Feelix yoga strap on bike
Ready to Ride

Perfect for the cyclists who like to travel light.

How it works

The patented wooden lock pulls the strap against itself to close and uses the notch to lock into place (hence the name ;)) holding it around your mat for carrying. The lock can be removed and added as needed for Yin stretches. 

Feelix Yoga Strap - on backpack

Loop the Loop

Use the Feelix Yoga Strap to attach your mat to the outside of a backpack without compromising on space inside the pack!

 

The mat sits vertically, ensuring the weight is evenly distributed, making it easy to carry. 

 

Once in place, the mat can be lifted to get into your bag at any time. 
 

Patented Lock

Made from sustainably forested ply.

The Feelix Lock features three slots and a notch, allowing you to cusomise your strap length and secure it in place to carry your mat.

Locally carved and finished by hand in Melbourne Australia 

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Handcrafted in Limited Numbers 

A new way of carrying your mat. Whether you practice in a studio or on top of a mountain.
 

Easily carry your mat on your bike, on your backpack, or on your shoulder. 

Turn any backpack into a yoga mat carry bag without forfeiting precious space inside, so you can still carry all your gear. 

Designed and made in Melbourne. The patented design was refined over over three years of development by local yoga teacher, founder and creator Jen. 


The strap has been tested by yogi students and teachers, on city streets, through international airports and on busy public transport commutes (well busy pre-covid, PT is pretty empty now, at least in Melbourne). 


The Feelix Yoga strap will get your yoga mat to practice however you travel.


Exclusive to 108 Yoga Road, because having a website for just a yoga strap seemed weird and shortsighted.  

Check out the blog to learn more about development so far.  

Where will you take your yoga?

Frequently asked questions

Will it work with any mat?


Just about! :)
If you're feet don't slip when you're practicing then you should be fine. If your mat needs water to make it sticky you may struggle. The strap relies on the grip of your mat to keep it in place, if you have a really shiny mat it may slip. For cork mats it's recommended to roll them sticky side out if you plan on carrying them vertically.




How do I change the length?


If you like to keep things simple you can fix a length in place and not think about it again. Adjust the lock closer to the tail to lengthen, or closer to the middle to shorten. When you have your perfect length you can create a knot under the lock (tucking the tail around the strap and under itself) for extra security. You can still get your mat in and out because you loosen the strap with the loop ;).




What if my bag doesn't have a handle?


You can still use the strap. To thread you start at the top of the mat with the closed loop, wrap the tail around the bag straps, then back under the first loop. The lock is then secured at the bottom of the mat.
This design relies on the bag being worn to push the strp up to hold it in place.
(animation coming soon)




My mat is slipping what have I done wrong?


Over the Shoulder - If your mat is slipping when you have it thrown over your shoulder, flip it around so the lock is closer to the ground, pulling everything in even tighter ;) Loop the Loop -
Be sure your mat is rolled nice and tight so the middle doesn't fall out like an ice cream cone. General -
Check you have the sticky side of your mat facing out. The strap relies on the grippiness of your mat to stay in place.

You can also add a knot under the Lock for extra security if you have a particually heavy mat.




How do I care for my strap?


The strap is designed to last. If it needs a bit of a freshen up, the wood can be cleaned with a pencil earaser to remove any ditry finger prints. For the strap itself, take the lock off and it can go straight in the washing machine on a cold cycle.

Note, because the wood is a natural material it will change colour over time or if exposed to the elements.




I'm really tall - will it work for me?


The strap is designed for people of medium height. If you're 6ft plus and want to use the strap as a sling over your body you'll probably find this too short. Email me and I'll customise the length for you. Bonus benefit of being handmade ;).




Can I use the strap for Yin?


Yes, we should all do more Yin! Expect to see videos soon on how the strap can be used to support your poses both with and without the lock.
See note above if you're tall about adding some extra length you'll want it for supported head pose. ;)





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