Which yoga mat is the best? Well, it depends on your priorities. Do you need a light mat for travel? Are you most concerned about having a biodegradable mat? Do you want a mat that will last a good, long time? Is cost your biggest issue? Here is a chart that lays out all the most important features in five popular yoga mats so that you can easily decide which one is right for you. In addition, you can use the links below to find more in-depth reviews of several of these mats.
Gaiam Yoga Essentials Mat: This mat provides our baseline. It is probably the most commonly used mat for beginners. It is readily available at supermarkets and it very economically priced.
- Kulae tpECOmat: A soft, lightweight mat made of biodegradable TPE.
- Jade Harmony Mat: Very popular mat made of rubber. Completely natural and very durable.
- Lululemon The Mat: This mat ingeniously layers two materials, giving you a choice of practice surfaces.
- Manduka Black Mat PRO: Extremely durable, heavyweight mat favored by yoga enthusiasts.
|Gaiam||Kulae tpECOmat||Jade Harmony||Lululemon
|weight||light (2.2 lbs)||light (2 lbs)||mid (4 lbs)||mid (5.5 lbs)||heavy (7 pounds)|
|length||68"||72"||68" or 74"||71"||71" or 85"|
|odor||no||no||yes (rubber)||slight (rubber)||no|