Ultimate Yoga Mat Review

November 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Yoga Articles

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.

The Contenders

Gaiam Kulae tpECOmat Jade Harmony Lululemon
The Mat
Manduka PRO
material PVC TPE rubber polyurethane, rubber PVC
thickness 1/8″ 1/8″ 3/16″ 3/16″ 1/4″
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″
biodegradable no yes yes no no
odor no no yes (rubber) slight (rubber) no
soft yes yes no yes no
traction fair good good good good
durability poor poor good good good
price $22 $39 $65 $68 $94

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