Best Yoga Mats

best yoga mats

Take a looks at some of the best yoga mats on the market right now:


1. ZenGear Yoga Beginners Kit

The ultimate yoga starter set for the modern male and female Yogi! There are typically two issues when it comes to mat/bag bundles: 1) They are poorly made and fall apart quickly or 2) They have only feminine designs. ZenGear has addressed both of these issues with our new Premium Yoga Starter Set. Durable, quality construction: ZenGear’s Extra Long Yoga Mat is 

Dimensions: 72 inches long x 24 inches wide 

Thickness: 1/4 inches (6mm)

The bag: 28 inches long x 7 inches in diameter

Price: $39.95

Made with high quality non-slip PVC. It comes with a Yoga Mat Bag which is made of the highest quality canvas with one cargo pocket and one zipper pocket for securing your keys, smartphone, or other yoga gear. Its sturdy, comfortable, and adjustable strap allows you to carry the bag cross-body or over your shoulder. The bag’s interior is lined, which makes taking your mat in and out a breeze. Contemporary design for all athletes: Zengear’s Yoga Mat/Bag Kit is the stylish, modern yoga set that any man or woman can use with confidence. No flowery or feminine yoga accessories here! Backed by a 100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee, so there’s no risk to you. Best Yoga Mats


2. Big Mike’s Fitness Extra Thick Yoga MatBig-Mikes-Fitness-12-Extra-Thick-Yoga-Mat-0

The Big Mike’s Fitness 1/2″ Extra Thick Yoga Mat is made from high quality materials to maximize comfort. 

Dimensions: 72 inches long x 24 inches wide 

Thickness: 1/2 inches.

Price: $29.95

This mat turns any surface into your ideal workout space. Works exactly like it should. It is a good texture and neither you or the mat will slip when you use it. It is just the right thickness so that when you use it there is cushion and you don’t run the risk of hurting yourself, but not so much thickness that it inhibits your ability to do yoga. Seems very durable and I believe it will hold up to the test. Best Yoga Mats


3. Aviva Yoga Premium Foam Yoga MatAVIVA-YOGA-Premium-Quality-Eco-friendly-Reversible-Foam-Yoga-Mat-72-Long-X-24-Wide-X-15-5mm-Thick-Black-Gray-0

Best yoga mat for beginners or light Yoga. Please do not purchase if you do Yoga where you sweat a lot, as this mat won’t absorb your sweat. Thus you’ll find yourself slipping. It’s very easy to wipe clean, cushioned, and feels very comfortable. It doesn’t feel slippery and gives you somewhat grip if you do light Yoga with little to moderate sweating.

Dimensions: 72 inches long x 24 inches wide 

Thickness: 1/5 inches (5mm)

Price: $47.99

A nice compromise between padding and stability. Some of the more thickly-padded mats are difficult to balance on. This one is padded, but not to the extreme. 

This did retain a lot of curl which was a little annoying. If you want to get rid of that, you can either lay it flat for a while with some yoga blocks or something on the most curled end, or simply roll it in the opposite direction and store. The curvature eventually goes away.

Right out of the box, this did NOT have any kind of plastic or chemical smell. (Important if you are going to be putting your face near something…) Best Yoga Mats


4. Jade Travel Yoga MatJade-74-Inch-by-18-Inch-Travel-Yoga-Mat-Black-0

Nature’s Best Yoga Mat. Made with natural rubber, the Jade Travel Mat is Jade’s lightest mat

Dimensions:72/68 inches long x 24 inches wide 

Thickness : 1/8 inch

Weight: 3 pounds

Price: $59.94


  • Made out of natural rubber containing no PVC.
  • Can be washed with cold water and mild soap.
  • Though thin, it is not as thin as the messy Gaiam mats, it doesn’t bunch up.
  • Offers good support as well as closeness to the ground, which is perfect for challenging balance poses.
  • The width and length are almost equivalent to a standard mat, which offers lots of practice space.
  • Sustainability commitment: for every mat made, a rubber tree is planted- yeh!


  • The biggest disadvantage, for something that claims to be a travel mat, is it’s weight. The rubber makes it heavier than expected! I was surprised to pick it up the first time and realize it’s actually heavier than my regular mats. The packaging claims ‘it is lighter in weight for yogis on the go’, but I find this to be an inaccurate statement.
  • The rubber is fairly smelly. I know it’s natural, coming from the trees and all, and that the packaging says the smell goes away, but right now my face, hair and body smell like a latex glove. Btw, yes, this product is not suitable for those with latex or rubber allergies.
  • The mat should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Best Yoga Mats


5. Manduka eKO Lite  Natural Rubber Wet-Grip Yoga MatManduka-eKO-Lite-Natural-Rubber-Wet-Grip-Yoga-Mat-Acai-0

The Manduka echo Lite Mat is the only choice for those who want a high-performance, durable yoga mat that’s lightweight, easily portable and easy on the planet. The top surface is an innovative, proprietary closed-cell natural rubber. The sea-grass texture finish and superior cushioning are kind to your body and the environment. This natural rubber mat uses a toxic-free softening process and is completely free of foaming agents and plasticizers found in other mats. The echo represents a bright future for yoga mats – it leaves behind no footprint in landfills, but will definitely make a lasting impression in the studio.

Dimensions: 68 inches long x 24 inches wide 

Thickness: 1/7 inch(4mm)

Weight: 4 pounds

Price: $57

This mat feels really sturdy and dense, all good things for a quality mat, a bit heavier. The strong odor it has out of the box goes away in a few days. Best Yoga Mats


6. Sunsu Yoga MatSunsu-Yoga-Mat-Free-Elastic-Carry-Strap-Included-24-W-x-72-L-x-14-6mm-Thick-Non-Toxic-SGS-certified-Eco-Friendly-Non-slip-High-Density-Yoga-Mat-Lightweight-Odor-and-Phthalates-Free-Great-for-Beginners-0-0

A healthy, environment-friendly yoga mat not only possesses high-qualified workmanship without odor and poison, but also features excellent slip resistance after sweat, which is just your taste. 

Safety comes from professional testing-Sunsu yoga mat has passed professional environment protection SGS certification testing and adopts(REACH.144) environment-friendly non-toxic glue because we should not be careless and random about your health. 

 Environmental protection is in awe of nature-100% environment-friendly TPE purity material and environment-friendly non-toxic glue provide baby a sweet sleep. Even selecting artificial material, we have taken into serious account safety and environment protection . 

Simplicity comes from hidden intricacy-more detailed thought on design creating laser lines and a sense of extreme simplicity beauty. In industrial age, we explain Zen with modern technology. Natural outstanding-natural environment-friendly and skin-friendly mat integrates more colors into your yoga. It will bring you a deep understanding of yoga and made you feel the occurrence of beauty. Therefore buying an excellent yoga mat means declining another low-qualified mat. Sunsu company sells only healthy, environment-friendly yoga mat without odor and poison. Please rest assured to buy.

Beautifully made and designed – excellent color and detail

Dimensions: 72 inches long x 24 inches wide 

Thickness : 1/4 inch(6mm)

Weight: 4 pounds

Price: $36.95

The bag comes with the string – nice extra touch that kind of makes up for your torn bag. Very easy to keep the mat rolled up and out of the way and easy to carry around. Best Yoga Mats



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