Yoga mats with good grip

Manduka eKO Lite Yoga Mat
Manduka eKO Lite Yoga Mat

You know that moment in class when you really start to flow – the breath is in rhythm and the heat turns up, you chattarunga to updog and back to downdog, but there is no grip, and you slip through the rest of the flow. Sigh. That's why we gave three yoga mats the "sweat test" with grip and comfort ratings, as well as fun features to see which one truly allows you to stick to your practice.

Find your perfect MATch:

The jaded yogi

The Jade Mat, known as Nature’s Best Yoga Mat, is made sustainably of eco-friendly, all-natural open-cell rubber tapped from a rubber tree, containing zero PVC or any synthetic rubbers. The mat is lightweight and the surface acts like a sponge and soaks up sweat. 

Fun Features: Jade Mats are made in the USA and for every mat purchased, Jade will plant a tree. Jade is the perfect match for the eco-friendly yogi.

Lite as a feather

Manduka’s eKO Mat combines sustainability and durability. The mat utilizes a natural closed-cell rubber which blocks moisture and bacteria absorption. The eKO Lite comes in bright fun colors and is super light-weight, so it's ideal for the traveling yogi.

Fun Features: Biodegradable without leaving a toxic residue. No footprint in landfills here – another great option for the yogis passionate about our planet.

Extra padding

lululemon’s The Mat is made of rubber and has a polyurethane coating, similar to the grip of a tennis racquet for the most anti-slip factor. The Mat is a thicker option on the market made for additional comfort and is also wider than most for a larger practice surface.

Fun Features:  The mat is treated with an antimicrobial additive to prevent mold and mildew and has a bottom layer of the signature fabric, luon®, which is absorbent.

Your choice for your practice! Let the good times roll, not slip.


jade,manduka,lululemon...or target?

Great article on yoga mats! I want to buy a yoga mat. I will use it mainly for home because my studio provides mats, but I will occasionally carry it around when I try other studios. Weight doesn't matter to me. My question is:which mat is appropriate for Bikram/Vinyasa classes AND for practicing arm balances and inversions at home?

Yoga mats

Thank you for your recent article on yoga mats. However a pro's and cons to each mat type would've been more useful. For example I've just bought a jade yoga mat and it's way too heavy, especially trying to haul it to a yoga studio.

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