Every day, I am asked about the best mats for a vinyasa or hot yoga practice. Frequent practices quickly reveal the mats that maintain their grip and stand up to sweaty and dynamic practices. Ten years of consistent yoga practice have literally chipped away layers and worn down many mats. Yet, some mats have outperformed others by far.
Here is my guide to the best best performing mats. These mats have been thouroughly tested and found to hold up over time, providing the best value for money. Expect an amazing practice time and time again. The grip allows you to feel stable and safe so you can focus on enjoying your practice. #breathe
Weight: 1.2 kg
Materials: High grade PVC (AZO, DOP, phthalate and latex free)
Grip: Excellent in fluid vinyasa classes - requires towel for sweatier sessions
Withstands approximately twelve months of daily practice.
The Reversible Mat by Lululemon
Thickness: Choose from 5mm, 3mm and 1 mm
Weight: 2.38kg for the 5mm mat
Materials: Natural rubber base
Grip: Excellent in both sweaty and less sweaty classes
Withstands approximately sixteen months of daily practice.
Harmony Mat by Jade yoga
Thickness: 5mm, 3mm and 1 mm
Weight: 2.4kg for the 5mm mat
Materials: Base and top layer made from natural rubber, 99% latex free
Grip: Excellent in less sweaty classes - put a towel down for sweatier sessions
Withstands approximately ten months of daily practice.