The Best Yoga Mats to Meet Your Needs

Let's face it, there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to selecting the perfect yoga mat.  Here are a few of our favorites to help make your decision easier.  We've selected our overall favorites, best mats for travel, mats made from alternative materials and even our favorite budget mats.  Enjoy! --The Mat Guru

Best Overall Mats

These mats are the best of the best.
 
Name: Manduka Pro MatJade Harmony Professional MatYoga Design Lab Combo Mat
Dimensions: 71" x 26" x 1/4"68" x 23.6" x 3/16" 70" x 24" x 3.5mm
Weight: 7.5lbs4.5lbs4.1lbs
Materials: Eco Certified Safe PVCNatural RubberNatural Rubber/Microfiber
Pros: Lifetime Guarantee, Once broken in it's very sticky, Thick cushion, Latex free, Various colors and lengths available Unsurpassed stickiness right out of the box, Biodegradable, Available in a variety of colors and lengths, Jade plants a tree for each mat sold Reversible design with rubber base and microfiber towel top, Machine washable, Lightweight, Multiple designs available
Cons: Heavy, Takes awhile to break inCan't be left in direct sunlight, because it's biodegradable it won't last forever, has strong rubber smell to beginThinner than most yoga mats, Takes awhile to dry when wet or washed
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Best Travel Mats

Light and Portable Mats for On the Go!
 
Name: Gaiam Foldable Travel MatManduka Superlite Travel MatKhataland FoYoMat
Dimensions: 64" x 24" x 2mm68" x 24" x 1.5mm72" x 24" x 4mm
Weight: Approx 2 lbs2 lbs4.9 lbs
Materials: Natural RubberNatural RubberNatural, Ecofriendly Construction
Pros: Lifetime Guarantee, Sticky, Stylish, NaturalVery sticky, Made of Natural Rubber, Available in a variety of ColorsLarger and thicker than most travel mats, comes with carrying case
Cons: Smells stongly of rubber on arrival, Can't be left in direct sunlightSmells stongly of rubber on arrival, Can't be left in direct sunlightIsn't as compact as other yoga mats, Some don't like the permanent fold lines.
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Alternative Yoga Mats

Mats for People Looking for Something DIfferent.
 
Name: Hugger Mugger Sattva Jute MatYoloha Cork MatHugger Mugger Cotton Yoga Rug
Dimensions: 68" x 24" x .4"72" x 24" x 6mm74" x 28"
Weight: 2.65 lbs6 lbsN/A
Materials: Jute and PERCork & Recycled Tires100% Cotton
Pros: Breathable, Absorbant, Non-Slip PER BaseCork surface is naturally anti-mircrobal - killing bacteria, mold and odors, Good grip with no break-in periodCan be folded and used as a meditation cushion, Machine washable, Gets better with age
Cons: Some people find the jute to be itchy until it's broken in a bit.ExpensiveMay slide on wood floors.
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Affordable Yoga Mats

Yoga Mats for Yogis on a Budget
 
Name: YogaAccessories Extra Thick MatRatMat Printed Yoga MatWUXI Extra Thick Yoga Mat
Dimensions: 74" x 24" x 1/4"68" x 24" x 1/4"72" x 24" x 1/2"
Weight: 3.6 lbs3.4 lbsN/A
Materials: PVCPVCPVC
Pros: Thicker than most yoga mats, Variety of colors available, Thicker than most yoga mats, Variety of colors and prints availableThickest available mat, Included strap, Variety of colors and prints available
Cons: May be slightly slippery with sweaty handsMay be slightly slippery with sweaty handsMay be slightly slippery with sweaty hands
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Best Yoga Bags

Carry Your Mat To and Fro in Style with These Top Rated Yoga Mat Bags.
 
Name: Asutra Compact Yoga BagManduka Go Play 2.0 Mat CarrierYoga EVO Yoga Mat Bag
Materials: 100% Cotton100% Polyester100% Cotton
Features: Lightweight, cotton construction. External and internal storage pockets, Adjustable shoulder strap & mat holder. 2 external mesh pockets. Comes with free mat wash. Looks great.Light, compact and durable. Single pocket for essentials. Minimalist design.4 foam protected pockets + water bottle holder. Adjustable Velcro straps. Headset ready cell phone pocket.
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