15 Best Yoga Mats of 2018 - Find The One That Is Right For You

Which yoga mat is the best?

The Best Yoga Mat For You

 

Note: This is an unbiased review of the best eco-friendly yoga mats currently available. If you have a mat that you would like us to review, send us a message through our Contact Us page.

 

I know what it means to find the perfect yoga mat. The one that’s not too soft but not too firm, not too sticky but not too slippery, not too heavy but provides enough padding under your knees. I know how good it feels when you finally step onto 'The One'. That’s why, since founding DoYogaWithMe, I have been on a quest to find the world’s best yoga mats, test them, and report back to aid you on your personal quest.

 

Over the years, I have tested mats from just about every well-established brand and many from lesser-known up-and-comers. I have watched technologies, materials and designs evolve to meet the needs of an ever growing number of yogis, and I have observed how brands have risen (or failed to rise) to the challenge of a more sustainable future. If you’re ever going to find that perfect mat for you, there’s never been a better time than right now.

 

You just need to know where to start and this article is designed to simplify your choices. This list includes mats intended for home or studio practice. If you are looking for a yoga mat to take while travelling, check out my review Top 6 Travel Yoga Mats for Yogis on the Go. If you're looking for more yoga accessories, check out The Best Yoga Blocks and Straps: A Review and Our Favorite Yoga Bolsters, Meditation Cushions and Yoga Wheels.

 

Here's how I rated the mats:

 

1. For each mat I provide a summary (surface feel, thickness, weight, length, materials and where it was made), a description of my personal experience with it and I rate 9 features from 1 to 10, using the following system:

 

1 = Very poor               

3 = Poor

5 = Average

7 = Good

9 = Excellent

10 = Exceptional

 

Important: The mats aren't necessarily the best from top to bottom. To find the best mat for you, check out each mats characteristics, including price. I have seperated the mats according to the following price categories:


(Prices are in US$)

$110-$160

$80-$109

$40-$79

 

Even More Important: all of these mats rate very high for eco, quality and performance. I am confident that you will be happy with any mat listed below. Go with the features that are important to you.

 

 

Mats in the $110 - $160 Range:

 

1. The Liforme Yoga Mat

The Liforme Yoga Mat

Surface feel: Smooth
Thickness: 3/16” (4.2mm)

Weight: 5.5lbs
Length: 72.8"

Material: Natural rubber and eco-polyurethane

Made in: China
Last posted price: $140

 

 

Pros

This beautiful yoga mat is slightly thinner and lighter than many of its “Everyday Practice Mat” competitors, but it still manages to be incredibly durable and supportive enough for knees and other bony joints. It feels great under the body, stays grippy in wet or dry conditions and comes with helpful alignment markers to help keep you balanced and aligned.

 

Best of all, this mat is produced by a company with an eco, and human-friendly vision. Liforme cares about the company’s impact on the planet, and they have tackled the challenge of a sustainable, non-toxic yoga mat by diving into the research and doing their own independent study. The result is a mat made from low-odor, non-toxic, PVC-free material that is heat bonded without the use of any toxic adhesives and biodegrades in normal landfill conditions in 1-5 years! Liforme also sends the mat with a mat bag and uses no plastics in their packaging - just a cardboard box.

 

Cons

The three downsides to this mat are price, absorbancy and the mat bag (I know, it was in the Pros!). The Liforme Yoga Mat is one of the most expensive mats on the market. It repels dirt for the most part but is fairly absorbent, so you need to clean the mat frequently. And it appears that you are unable to order the mat without the bag, so those who already have one could feel like they're paying for something they don't want.

 

If you would like to learn more about Liforme, check out their Our Story page and their informative video, History of the Yoga Mat.

 

The Liforme Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: 9
  2. Padding: 9
  3. Dry Grip: 10
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 10
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 7
  7. Company Generosity: 10
  8. Weight: Heavy
  9. Odor: Faint rubber odor

 

Click here to order the Liforme Yoga Mat from their website

 

2. The 2nd Wind Health Sticky Yoga Mat

2nd Wind Health Stick Yoga Mat

Surface feel: Smooth
Thickness: 1/8” (4.2mm)

Weight: 5.5lbs
Length: 72.8"

Material: Natural rubber and eco-polyurethane

Made in: China
Last posted price: $110

 

 

Pros

This is a mat that values feel and functionality. The smooth surface provides the grip you need in both wet and dry conditions, while allowing for easy movement. Its weight keeps it anchored to the ground and the thickness and rubber provide decent padding under boney joints. The materials are eco-friendly and biodegradable, and the company plans to reduce all plastic packaging very soon.

 

Cons

The mat is fairly absorbent, which requires you to clean it quite frequently. It arrives with a faint rubber odor and is heavy enough that some yogis may want to consider a lighter mat, particularly if you plan to travel with it. Of course, price is a factor too. $110 is a lot for some folks.

 

The 2nd Wind Health Sticky Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: 9
  2. Padding: 9
  3. Dry Grip: 10
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 8
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 7
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Heavy
  9. Odor: Faint rubber odor

 

Click here to order the 2nd Wind Health Sticky Yoga Mat from 2nd Wind Health

 

3. Jade Fusion Yoga Mat

The Jade Fusion Yoga MatSurface feel: Textured
Thickness: 5/16” (8mm)
Weight: 8.5 lbs
Length: 68" (74" also available)
Materials: Natural rubber and man-made materials (proprietary)
Made in: USA
Last posted price: $135


Pros
The Jade Fusion yoga mat presents a great combination of padding, grip and eco-friendly. It’s made mostly from natural rubber, with no PVC, making it eco-friendly and biodegradable - in fact, Jade was the first company in the industry to offer non-toxic mats! It’s really thick and incredibly supportive for bones and joints and has amazing grip in both wet and dry conditions. With their ‘Plant a Tree for Every Mat Sold’ initiative, U.S.-base production, and support for programs that bring yoga to those who couldn’t otherwise have access, the company has a strong tradition of responsible industry practices. To read more, visit their page '
What We Care About'.

 

Cons
At 8.5 lbs, this mat is really heavy - the heaviest mat in this review. The mat’s open-cell design provides an excellent stickiness, but it also absorbs moisture, meaning you’ll have to dedicate more time to keeping it clean. The natural rubber also comes with a few trade-offs. The Jade Fusion Yoga Mat has a distinct rubber smell that takes time to go away, it loses its stickiness if left in the direct sun, it won’t last as long as some synthetic mats, and it’s near the top of the range in terms of price. I'm also curious what the 'proprietary mad-made materials' are in their mats.

 

The Jade Fusion Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: 8
  2. Padding: 10
  3. Dry Grip: 10
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 9
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 7
  7. Company Generosity: 9
  8. Weight: Very heavy
  9. Odor: Smells like rubber; the smell lingers for a couple months


Click here to order the Jade Fusion mat from Amazon

 

Mats in the $80 - $109 Range:

 

1. B Mat Strong

B Mat Strong yoga matSurface feel: Textured

Thickness: 1/4” (6.0mm)

Weight: 5 lbs

Length: 71"

Material: Natural and man-made rubber

Made in: Spain

Last posted price: $94

 

Pros

The B Mat is made of 100% rubber (both natural and synthetic), without using harsh chemicals, finishes or sealants. It feels durable, is surprisingly light and has incredible grip in both wet and dry conditions. The surface is a pleasant texture, and the sturdy rubber provides great padding under knees and elbows. It also isn't as heavy as other home practice mats with similar padding and durability. A solid all-around yoga mat, particularly if you are looking for a mat that has amazing grip, wet or dry, significant padding and isn't too heavy.

 

Cons

The mat does arrive with an odor - it's made with rubber after all - but I honestly expected the smell to be much stronger. The sticky surface tends to attract dirt, so you will need to dust or clean it quite frequently. And the mat is stiffer than most, so it takes a little more energy to roll it and keep it rolled.

 

The B Mat Strong:

  1. Durability: N/A
  2. Padding: 9
  3. Dry Grip: 10
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 8
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 7
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Not too heavy
  9. Odor: Faint rubber odor

 

Click here to purchase the B Mat Strong from Halfmoon Yoga
 

 

2. Tranquil Yogi Oasis Yoga Mat

 

Oasis Essentials Rubber Yoga Mat from Tranquil Yogi

Surface feel: Smooth

Thickness: 1/4” (6.0mm)

Weight: 8 lbs

Length: 72"

Material: Rubber, calcium powder and vegetable oil

Made in: China

Last posted price: $100

 

Pros

This mat, from Tranquil Yogi, is pretty much tied for first with the B Mat in this price category - it's just different, so it depends on what you want. The Oasis Essentials Mat is beautiful, feels great, provides exceptional grip under wet and dry conditions and has excellent padding. It has an impressive ingredient list, making it one of the most eco-friendly mats on the market. It delivers with a carrying strap and if you order from this page you receive 10% off.

 

Cons

The Oasis Essentials Mat is very heavy, so isn't the best mat if you want to carry it around. It looks like you can't purchase it without the carry strap and the mat arrives wrapped in plastic, which goes against the intention to be eco-friendly.

 

The Oasis Essentials Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: N/A
  2. Padding: 10
  3. Dry Grip: 10
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 9
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 8
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Very heavy
  9. Odor: Faint rubber odor

 

Click here to purchase the Oasis Essentials Yoga Mat from Tranquil Yogi

 

 

3. Hugger Mugger Para Rubber Yoga Mat

Hugger Mugger yoga matSurface feel: Textured
Thickness: 1/4” (6mm)
Weight: 6 lbs.
Material: Natural rubber and proprietary blend
Made in: Unknown
Last posted price: $85

Pros
The Hugger Mugger Para Rubber is 100% natural rubber adhered with a proprietary blend of other components. Its surface is soft with excellent grip, more cushion than mats of a similar weight and a very nice feel under your hands and feet.

Cons
Because it is made of 100% rubber, it also smells like 100% rubber. The smell can be quite strong and can persist for longer than you might like. It’s also quite heavy and absorbs sweat, so you need to be on top of cleaning it.

The Hugger Mugger Para Rubber Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: 7
  2. Padding: 9
  3. Dry Grip: 9
  4. Wet Grip: 9
  5. Eco-friendly: 9
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 7
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Heavy
  9. Odor: Smells like rubber; the smell lingers for a couple months

 

Click here to order the Para Rubber Yoga Mat from Amazon

 

4. 2nd Wind Health Cork Yoga Mat

2nd Wind Health Cork Yoga MatSurface feel: Smooth
Thickness: 3/16” (5mm)
Weight: 5 lbs
Length: 72"
Materials: Cork and rubber
Made in: China
Last posted price: $96

Pros
Practicing yoga on cork takes some time to get used to, but if it ends up working out for you, it has the potential to be your favorite mat of all. Cork simply feels good under the body. It's soft yet firm, provides great padding for joints and makes it easy to flow from one pose to the next. It's eco-friendly and biodegradable and it's lighter than other mats that provide similar support.

Cons
The main reason to not buy this mat is its grip. A cork yoga mat will feel slippery the first time you try it. However, the grip improves with moisture (so, if needed, you can splash a bit of water on your hands and feet before you start class) and over time you may learn how to adjust your practice to the cork surface. 

The 2nd Wind Health Cork Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: N/A
  2. Padding: 10
  3. Dry Grip: 8
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 10
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 8
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Very Heavy
  9. Odor: Faint rubber odor

 

Click here to order the 2nd Wind Health Cork Yoga Mat from 2nd Wind Health

 

5. B Mat Everyday

B Mat EverydaySurface feel: Textured
Thickness: 1/8” (4.0mm)

Weight: 4.1lbs
Length: 71"

Material: Natural and man-made rubber

Made in: Spain

Last posted price: $82

 

Pros
The B Mat Everyday is constructed with 100% rubber (both natural and synthetic), without using harsh chemicals, finishes or sealants, and feels good under my skin. The B Mat Everyday also provides decent padding, even though it's only 4mm thick and 4.1 lbs (if you are looking for more padding, get the 2mm-thicker
B Mat Strong reviewed above). Like it’s thicker cousin, this mat feels durable, is surprisingly light and has incredible grip in both wet and dry conditions.

 

Cons
The mat does arrive with a slight rubber smell, but it's much less than I anticipated. The sticky surface tends to attract dirt, so you will need to dust or clean it quite frequently. And, like the other B-Mat reviewed, this mat is stiffer than most, so it takes a little more energy to roll it and keep it rolled.

 

The B Mat Everyday:

  1. Durability: N/A
  2. Padding: 8
  3. Dry Grip: 10
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 8
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 7
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Fairly Heavy
  9. Odor: Faint rubber odor

 

Click here to order the B Mat Everday from Halfmoon Yoga Products

 

 

6. PrAna Indigena Natural Yoga Mat

Prana Revolution yoga matSurface feel: Textured
Thickness:
1/8” (4mm)
Weight: 6 lbs
Length: 78"
Material: Natural rubber
Made in: Unknown
Last posted price: $105

Pros
The Prana Indigena is made from 100% natural, non-Amazon rubber, provides excellent grip and, as one of the bigger mats available, is great for taller folks or anyone who wants more space for their heads and heels in savasana. It feels very nice under the body and provides surprising support given its thickness.

Cons
Like all other 100% rubber mats, this one is quite heavy and has a persistent rubber smell that takes time to fade. The open cell design also allows sweat to be absorbed, making it important to clean regularly.

The Prana Revolution Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: 7
  2. Padding: 10
  3. Dry Grip: 9
  4. Wet Grip: 9
  5. Eco-friendly: 9
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 7
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Heavy
  9. Odor: Smells like rubber; the smell lingers for a couple months
     

Click here to order the Prana Indigena Yoga Mat from the Prana website
 

7. Manduka Eko Yoga Mat

Manduka Eko Yoga MatSurface feel: Textured
Thickness: 3/16” (5mm)
Weight: 7 lbs
Length: 71" (79" also available)
Materials: Natural rubber, polyester, cotton
Made in: Taiwan
Last posted price: $88

Pros
The Manduka Eko yoga mat is made from non-Amazonian, all-natural tree rubber reinforced with polyester and cotton and manufactured without toxic glues or foaming agents. No toxic chemicals were used to soften the rubber either, which is rarer than you might expect. These mats have two layers that are different densities, offering a combination of spongy and firm support, and have a closed-cell surface that repels moisture. The natural rubber has good grip in dry conditions and feels nice and supportive under your body.

Cons
Given its thickness (3/16”), the Manduka Eko is surprisingly heavy (7 lbs). It may not be supportive enough for folks with bony or sensitive joints, and it loses its grip when wet. Also, because eko mats are made from natural rubber, the rubber smell may linger for quite some time.

The Manduka Eko Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: 8
  2. Padding: 9
  3. Dry Grip: 9
  4. Wet Grip: 7
  5. Eco-friendly: 9
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 10
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Very heavy
  9. Odor: Smells like rubber; the smell lingers for a couple months
     

Click here to order the Manduka Eko Mat from Manduka

 

8. Jade Harmony Yoga Mat

Jade Harmony Yoga MatSurface feel: Textured
Thickness: 3/16” (5mm)
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Length: 68" (74" also available)
Materials: Natural rubber and man-made materials (proprietary)
Made in: USA
Last posted price: $80

Pros
This is Jade's most popular mat for good reason. It’s a mat that strikes a balance between many great qualities at a very reasonable price. It functions as a home or travel mat if you are willing to sacrifice some padding at home and commit to a little more weight on the road. It features good durability and padding, has excellent grip in wet and dry conditions, is made without PVC or other toxic chemicals and is produced by a company with a strong tradition of responsible industry practices. To read more, visit Jade’s page '
What We Care About'.

 

Cons
The open-cell design does require more attention to cleaning, and all Jade mats arrive with a distinct rubber smell that doesn't go away for a while. Also, if you leave this mat in the direct sun it will lose its grippiness!


The Jade Fusion Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: 8
  2. Padding: 10
  3. Dry Grip: 10
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 9
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 7
  7. Company Generosity: 9
  8. Weight: Fairly Heavy
  9. Odor: Smells like rubber; the smell lingers for a couple months
     

Click here to order the Jade Harmony Yoga Mat from Amazon


Mats in the $40 - $79 Range:

 

1. Tranquil Yogi Tranquility Cork Yoga Mat

Tranquil Yogi Tranquility Essential Cork Yoga MatSurface feel: Smooth
Thickness: 3/16” (5mm)
Weight: 5 lbs
Length: 72"
Materials: Cork and rubber (heat bonded)
Made in: China
Last posted price: $75

Pros
I am so impressed with this yoga mat. This is the first cork yoga mat I have tried and I was skeptical at first. I didn’t believe that it could be sticky enough for me to feel comfortable in downward facing dog. But, in my opinion, it is. In fact, I like that it isn’t crazy grippy and sometimes makes me connect to my core to hold the pose. I also like that it doesn’t catch my hands or feet when I move. My body can flow a little easier and the surface feels smooth and supportive. And the grip gets better in wet conditions.

In fact, this is the most supportive mat that I have ever tried. The cork and rubber combination feels so good under my knees - it's soft and firm at the same time. I love it. It's also on the 'eco' top of the list because of the low environemental impact (it's also shipped with no plastic!) and it's one of the most affordable mats among the eco-friendly, high quality mats out there. As with the Oasis Essentials Yoga Mat, this mat also comes with a carry strap and you receive 10% off if you order from this link.

Cons
The main reason to not buy this mat is its grip. Grip is a personal thing and I personally like the grip this mat provides. But if you prefer a mat with amazing grip, this is not the mat for you (which is why I rated it an 8 for dry grip). Note that the grip improves with moisture, so you can dab some water on your hands and feet before class begins to improve the stickiness.

The Tranquility Essential Cork Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: N/A
  2. Padding: 10
  3. Dry Grip: 8
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 10
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 8
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Very Heavy
  9. Odor: Smells like rubber; the smell lingers for a couple months

 

Click here to order the Tranquility Essential Cork Yoga Mat from the Tranquil Yogi

 

2. Hugger Mugger Sattva Jute Yoga Mat

Sattva Jute Yoga Mat from Hugger MuggerSurface feel: Textured
Thickness: 3/16” (5mm)
Weight: 3 lbs
Length: 68"
Materials: Jute and PER / Polymer Environmental Resin (Oil extracted from biodegradable plant secretions to produce a plastic-like material)
Made in: Taiwan
Last posted price: $45

Pros
This mat, made by Hugger Mugger, combines the grip and support of Jute with the durability of PER. Considering its weight (it's incredibly light at 3 lbs), it's surprisingly supportive for boney knees. We could almost call this a travel mat since it's so light. It is not a sticky mat by any means, but it does provide the kind of grip that some yogis may prefer (including me), allowing you to move more easily on the mat. It's eco-friendly and produced by a company that cares about its impact on the planet.

Cons The Sattva Jute Yoga Mat may not provide the grip that many yogis prefer. It can slip in dry conditions and seems to lose its grip when wet. Some may also not like the feeling of jute, since it's quite coarse.

The Sattva Jute Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: N/A
  2. Padding: 7
  3. Dry Grip: 8
  4. Wet Grip: 6
  5. Eco-friendly: 9
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 8
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Light
  9. Odor: None

 

Click here to order the Sattva Jute Yoga Mat from Amazon

 

3. Jade Level One Yoga Mat

 

Jade Level One Yoga MatSurface feel: Textured
Thickness: 3/16” (5mm)
Weight: 4 lbs
Length: 68"
Materials: Natural rubber and man-made materials (proprietary)
Made in: USA
Last posted price: $40

Pros
At $40, the Jade Level One has impressive padding for the joints, great grip when dry or wet, good durability, weighs a moderate four pounds, and is made from eco-friendly materials by a company that cares about their impact on people and the planet. Like all mats by Jade, the Level One Mat is made from sustainable resources with no PVC.

Cons
Jade's fantastic grip comes with the caveat that it absorbs sweat. You have to clean Jade mats more regularly than some competitors. As with all Jade mats, be prepared for a rubber smell that will linger for some time, and don’t leave this mat in the sun or it will lose its gripiness.


The Jade Level One Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: 7
  2. Padding: 7
  3. Dry Grip: 10
  4. Wet Grip: 10
  5. Eco-friendly: 9
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 7
  7. Company Generosity: 9
  8. Weight: Light
  9. Odor: Smells like rubber; the smell lingers for a couple months
     

Click here to order the Jade Level One Yoga Mat from Amazon

 

4. Hugger Mugger Earth Elements Yoga Mat

Hugger Mugger Earth Elements Yoga MatSurface feel: Smooth and Textured
Thickness: 3/16” (5mm)
Weight: 2.4 lbs
Length: 72"
Materials: TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer)
Made in: Taiwan
Last posted price: $55

Pros
The greatest features of this mat are its weight, grip, padding and price. It's super light, so works well for travel, and provides surprising padding for joints.

Cons
I'm not familiar enough with TPE to comment, but the smell is a bit of a turn off for me. It isn't strong, but when I lie down I breathe it in. I haven't had it long enough to test its durability, but it seems like it's the kind of mat that would break down fairly quickly.

 

The Hugger Mugger Earth Elements Yoga Mat:

  1. Durability: N/A
  2. Padding: 9
  3. Dry Grip: 10
  4. Wet Grip: 9
  5. Eco-friendly: 9
  6. Repels Dirt and Sweat: 8
  7. Company Generosity: 7
  8. Weight: Light
  9. Odor: Has a mild, undefinable odor

 

Click here to order the Earth Elements Yoga Mat from Amazon

 

Do You Travel and Bring Along Your Mat?

If you travel a lot for work or pleasure you don't want to lug around a bulky, heavy mat, there are a lot of good options that are lightweight and easy to carry around. Click here to see a list of our favorite mats that are easy to bring along when you travel or are on the go.

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Comments

mats for sweaty feet
deke 3 weeks ago

I don't know if my previous comment posted so I am posting again. Sorry for any duplication....

Do you think I might still need a terrycloth layer over the mat so my sweaty feet wouldn't slip?

Thank you,
Dennis

Re: mats for sweaty feet
David Procyshyn 3 weeks ago

Hi Dennis.
No problem... no duplication.
With the exception of the cork mat, all of these mats provide more than enough grip for sweaty feet and hands. However, if you would like to be sure that you get enough grip, go with one of the B Mats. They are crazy sticky and stay sticky when you get sweaty.
Cheers,
David

Price categories
lindaswany 3 weeks ago

It seems the price categories have shifted.
In the article intro:
$121-$160
$81-$120
$51-$80
$20-$50

In the detailed reviews:
$110-$160
$80-$109
$40-$79

Do you have any recommendations for $20-$39 mats? I've used my gaiam mat for ~15 years & it has held up well, indoors and outdoors.

Re: Price categories
David Procyshyn 3 weeks ago

Thanks Linda. The prices have been updated.
No, I don't have any recommendations for mats that are less than $40. It's difficult to find quality mats that are also eco-friendly at that price point.

Re: Custom Printed Yoga Mat
David Procyshyn 1 month ago

Can you tell me why you like this mat? The page says nothing about materials used, weight, thickness, etc..

Liform mat
Nyamyj 11 months ago

Any experience or input regarding this mat? Thank you, Amy

Re: Liform mat
David Procyshyn 11 months ago

Hello, Amy. I don't have any feedback for that mat, but we've been in touch with them and will be receiving a sample to try out soon. I can let you know once we have practiced on it for a bit.

Looking forward to your
Nyamyj 11 months ago

Looking forward to your feedback. Thanks again for all you do David!

Liforme mat
Nyamyj 9 months ago

Hi David, just checking in if you have tried out this mat yet and what your experience has been. Thank you.

Re: Liforme Yoga Mat
David Procyshyn 9 months ago

Hi Amy. I've had it for just over a month, using it almost every day, and I absolutely love it so far. It seems super durable, feels great under the skin, is very supportive for joints and has nice grip.

I am so glad you like it and
Nyamyj 8 months ago

I am so glad you like it and that I was able to give back in some way. I enjoy your site and all your teachers that I have experienced so far. I am enjoying the mat as well, but I managed to put a tear in it, dropped my ipad on it while setting up to practice at home this morning. I can still use it but If you ever buy some for your studio and mention me as the introducer with my email address, they will send me a mat on the house.

Hi David, thank you for your
Lhinn 1 year ago

Hi David, thank you for your meticulous breakdown of the pros and cons of each brand of yoga mat as a practitioner. Much appreciated. I have weak knees, joints so looking around for something with more support.

Frankly, hadn't given any thought on materials before until the cheap and nasty PVC mat that I got on a whim from Watsons began to shed bits after about three years of irregular use but not actually decompose.

… However, I was immediately skeptical of the opacity of a marketing phrase “non-Amazon rubber” which usually means Indonesian and Malaysian rubber. There is a significant problem of illegal logging, slash and burn clearing of primary rainforests, besides the 'usual' associated losses of flora and fauna, it results in a hazardous seasonal haze that covers much of lower Southeast Asia. A topic that deserves more turning over.

Re: non-Amazon rubber
David Procyshyn 8 months ago

Yes, I'm sure there are many issues around yoga mat manufacturing that need more attention. Thanks for pointing that out.

Yoga mat
karafrench_ 1 year ago

This article says the best of 2017, but when I look up the Tomuno yoga mat it says they are no longer available. The company shut down, just a heads up!

Tomuno is closed
anglwngss 1 year ago

this is from tomuno.com
"It is with deep sadness we report that Tomuno has closed. But we still think our mats were the best! For 2+ years we were the #1 rated yoga mat on Amazon. "

So sad
David Procyshyn 1 year ago

Wow, that's really too bad. They made an excellent yoga mat. Really sad to see them go.

What do you think about the
pajkictea 1 year ago

What do you think about the yoga design lab mats?
I also saw a list where they claim Manduka Eko Yoga Mat is their favourite hot yoga mat. So I'm seeing conflicting info :/ I'm personally looking for a thick (don't care about the weight), super grippy hot and regular yoga mat that's environmentally conscious and recyclable. A mouthful I know.

It may be a bit of a late
sk3tt1 1 year ago

It may be a bit of a late reply - I have a Manduka Eko and the Manduka towel. When I'm not that sweaty I find the mat itself is super grippy, but gets slippy when wet. But the towel is awesome, and gets stickier as I get sweatier! It's even been brilliant for the occasional hot yoga class - but mostly I just mean full on Fiji flow class sweaty :) Not the cheapest or lightest option, but really works for me. The towel can then also be easily washed, and, unlike some other towels I've tried, doesn't move or get twisted during practice.
Hope that helps,
Yvette

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Melekeda 1 year ago

is there any particular yoga wheel or is it anything to be find in gymnastic clubs_? it looks enjoyable working with those