The Best Yoga Mats
After detailed research we have found the top yoga mats recommended by different instructors that will suit your needs,the mat that came out on top is Lululemon’s The Reversible Mat 5mm. Its dual textured sides, firm-yet-supportive rubber construction, and ample size have you covered, no matter what style of yoga you practice
Lululemon The Reversible Mat 5mm
Lululemon’s The Reversible Mat 5mm scored high marks on all nine attributes our professional testers rated, including stickiness, weight, thickness, durability, and overall feel. Lululemon’s mat has two sides, a smooth “sticky” polyurethane side that makes your hands and feet adhere to the mat, and a spongy natural rubber “grippy” side that instead provides traction via a textured surface. That lets you dial in how much traction you need whether you’re doing hot yoga, restorative yoga, or are just someone who might sweat a lot
JadeYoga Harmony Mat
The JadeYoga Harmony Mat is made from 100 percent rubber, and this offers some advantages, because it absorbs a lot of moisture and helps maintain traction in sweaty situations—possibly too much for some people, as it can be hard to pivot your feet or slide your hands when flowing from one pose to another. It’s slightly thinner than our top pick, at 3/16 inch (4¾ millimeters) thick, but still provides a spongy-yet-supportive feel under hand, foot, and knee. It comes in four sizes, including two in the XW (extra-wide) line, but know that the bigger size you choose, the heavier it gets—and rubber isn’t light to start with.
YogaAccessories 1/4″ Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat
Not everyone wants to get all spendy for their yoga habit. Still, it’s prudent to have your own mat (rather than use the germy ones at the studio or gym), which is where a PVC foam cheapie is appealing. In a world where these foam mats are a dime a dozen, Yoga Accessories has produced a low-cost option of value. Its PVC foam is a lofty ¼ inches (6.2 millimeters) thick and it’s generously cut at 6 inches longer than standard length, and available in 29 vivid colors.
The thin, lightweight JadeYoga Voyager is the only travel mat we tested that folded compactly for packing, provided excellent traction during practice, and didn’t slip or shift on the floor. We found the traction of this mat to be as good as that offered by our rubber runner-up pick, also made by JadeYoga. This mat does have less cushioning than our other picks. But if you prefer a plusher feel, our yoga instructor testers found that the Voyager stayed as secure when used on carpet or atop another mat as it did on the floor.
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