Yoga Mats: Which ones are worth the investment?

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

 
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  • Super Grip Sticky Yoga Mat by Yogamatters

    • Thickness: 4.5mm

    • 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.