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Yoga Mat Buyer’s Guide – Our 10 Favorite Yoga Mats On the Market

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There are so many yoga mat brands on the market. With all that variety, it can be overwhelming to research which yoga mat is best for you. As a yogi, you’ve got specific needs and wants in a yoga mat.
 
We’re obsessed with all things yoga, so we’re constantly looking for the best yoga products out there. After research and testing, we’ve selected our top 10 favorite yoga mats on the market.
 
This review looks at each mat’s specific features, and also provides general guidance of what you should look for when you’re ready for a new yoga mat.
 

There are a few key features you should look for in a yoga mat

You don’t have to worry – all the yoga mats included in this review can check off all the features below:

  • Eco-friendly manufacturing techniques
  • Made with safe, eco-friendly materials
  • Superior traction and grip
  • Thick cushioning
  • High-quality

 

Now let’s check out our top 10 favorite yoga mats!

We’ve broken this review into three main categories based on price:
 
Over $100
Between $75 – $100
Less than $75
 

Yoga Mats Over $100

In no particular order, here are our favorite yoga mats over $100:
 

1. Manduka: Black Mat Pro

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The Black Mat Pro yoga mat is visibly high-quality and durable with high-density cushioning. It comes with a lifetime guarantee and is made with closed-cell technology.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: You’re a yogi who demands high-quality mats that are built to last and can take a beating.
 

Manduka

Black Mat Pro ($110)

Find peace of mind with a lifetime guarantee. The Black Mat Pro is a substantial mat - you will feel the quality! Choose between the standard size (71" x 26") or extra long (85" x 26"). Shop this mat

 

 

2. Yoloha: Chakras Native Cork Yoga Mat

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Yoloha yoga mats are made out of recycled cork, which is eco-friendly, naturally antimicrobial, and provides plenty of grip and traction. The Native Cork Yoga Mat is Yoloha’s newest mat in a full line of cork yoga mats. Get it in plain cork or with artwork printed right on top like the mat we featured.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: You’re an environmentally conscious yogi that sweats and doesn’t want to compromise on traction.
 

Yoloha

Native Cork Yoga Mat ($139)

This mat has no break-in period and is non-slip wet or dry. It is offered in standard size (72" x 26") or extra long (80 x 26) and comes with a shoulder strap. Shop this mat

 

 

3. Liforme Yoga Mat

liforme-mat
 
Liforme has the AlignForMe™ alignment system printed directly on their yoga mat – great for finding proper alignment in any pose. It’s sleek natural rubber material creates a distinct feel with incredible grip.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: You’re a yoga teacher or student that’s interested in alignment or want to learn proper alignment. This is an excellent beginner mat to teach alignment.
 

Liforme

Liforme Yoga Mat ($140)

Experience Liforme’s original alignment system and durable, eco-friendly rubber mat. This yoga mat is wider and longer than a standard mat and also comes with a quality carrying case. Shop this mat

 

 

Yoga Mats Between $75 – $100

In no particular order, here are our favorite yoga mats between $75 and $100:
 

4. Affirmat: Rise and Shine On XL

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Affirmations and yoga mats collide with positive and motivating messages like “I am enough,” “I am Unique I am Beautiful,” “I am free” and more. Affirmats are biodegradable and made with a jute blend.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: You’re big on positive inspiration, you love distinctive looking mats and colors, or if you’re looking for a special gift any yogi is sure to love.
 

Affirmats

Rise and Shine On XL ($86)

Get a dose of motivation every time you step on your mat. Enjoy durability and traction from Affirmats’ exclusive jute Eco-per blend. The XL size is 78” x 25”. Shop this mat

 

 

5. Gurugrid: Gu-Rubber Eco Friendly Premium Yoga Mat

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The Gurugrid Gu-Rubber mat has a practical design – it shows you proper alignment, measures your shoulder and hip width, and the number system helps you gauge your progress over time.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: You’re a fan of Lululemon’s The Mat but want a more affordable price tag. Whether you’re new to your practice or you just want a measurement system for precision, Gurugrid is a yoga mat for the practical yogi.
 

Gurugrid

Gu-Rubber Eco Friendly Premium Yoga Mat ($88)

Learn proper alignment and accurate body measurements with this natural rubber mat that has super traction and a standard 72” x 24” size offered in black or light blue. Shop this mat

 

 

6. BYoga: B Mat Strong in Ocean Green

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The B Mat Strong is offered in a wide variety of vibrant colors. It stands out for its plush cushioning and grip for maximum comfort in your practice.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: You’re an athlete, a yogi dude, or a taller yogi who wants to spread out in your practice. The cushioning is great for high-intensity yoga disciplines or for yogis with sensitive joints.
 

BYoga

B Mat Strong in Ocean Green ($88)

Product Block: This plush mat is offered in the standard 71” size, or extra long 85” in colors like ocean green (featured), sunrise red, and more. Shop this mat

 

 

7. Hugger Mugger: Eco Para Rubber Mat

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The peaceful tie-dye design of the Eco Para Rubber Mat may be the first thing to catch your eye with the Eco Para mat. Both sides of this yoga mat have textured traction so you can practice without slipping or the mat moving.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: You enjoy high-quality yoga mats with a fun design, and you want variety in your traction so you can practice on any surface.
 

Hugger Mugger

Eco Para Rubber Mat ($84.95)

Offered in standard size (70” x 24”) or large (78” x 28”), this beautiful natural rubber mat has awesome grip on both sides. Shop this mat

 

Yoga Mats Under $75

In no particular order, here are our favorite yoga mats under $75:

 

8. Wai Lana: Yoga & Pilates Mat

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The most affordable yoga mat on the list, Wai Lana’s Yoga & Pilates Mat is standard size and comfortably extra thick, making it a joy to practice on for any yoga discipline.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: You’re a beginner yogi looking for an affordable mat to get you started but you don’t want to compromise on quality.
 

Wai Lana

Yoga & Pilates Mat ($39.95)

This mat is 68” x 24” and solely offered in Buttercup yellow - a color associated with happiness and upbeat energy - perfect for your yoga practice. Shop this mat

 

 

9. Pogamat: XL Yoga Mat

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At 7 feet long, the Pogamat XL yoga mat gives you space to spread out – but weighing in at 5 pounds, it won’t weigh you down! The XL Yoga Mat is made with a memory foam top layer and comes with a carrying strap.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: This yoga mat is a favorite among taller yogis, male yogis, and athletes. The memory foam cushioning is ideal for sore joints, injuries, or people who practice restorative yoga.
 

Pogamat

XL Yoga Mat ($69.99)

Taller, bigger yogis rejoice! This mat is 84” x 27” and 7mm thick - a substantial yoga mat that’s great for any level yogi. Made with a memory foam top layer. (Currently on sale- just $34.99!) Shop this mat

 

 

10. Jade: Harmony Mat

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The Harmony Mat is Jade’s most popular selling mat and is offered in different sizes and an impressive amount of color options. Jade plants a tree for every mat purchased and also donates to certain charities.
 
You will like this yoga mat if: You want a reliable mat with superior traction in a variety of color options to choose from and you care about giving back to good causes.
 

Jade

Harmony Mat ($74.95)

Offered in three sizes (68”, 71” or 74”) and in nearly 20 color options, this yoga mat is a tried and true classic. Definitely a favorite! Shop this mat

 

 

More Yoga Mats We Think You’ll Love:

The following yoga mats deserve an honorable mention and are also awesome choices for your next yoga mat:
 

Vagabond Goods

Believer Printed Yoga Mat ($84)

If you love stunning designs and rich hues, you’ll love the Believer Printed Yoga Mat that has thick padding and a striking “all seeing eye” design. Tree planted for every mat sold. Shop this mat

 

Youphoria

Premi-Om Yoga Mat ($57)

You’ll be blown away by how lightweight this yoga mat is. It’s durable with excellent grip and the top surface is antimicrobial and open-cell to absorb sweat. Offered in onyx, jade, or amethyst colors. Shop this mat

 

Inner Bloom

Etna Yoga Mat ($62)

Artists team up with Inner Bloom to design beautiful, unique yoga mats. The Etna print, designed by artist Adam Priester, is stunning and also excellent for hot yoga with its microfiber top. Shop this mat

 

 

The Final Word on Our Favorite Yoga Mats Review

You’ll note that Lululemon is not on the list. We know . . . it’s almost blasphemous! Surprisingly, Lulu was not interested in participating in this review. And while we respect The Mat by Lulu, we’ll be honest – the mats on this list have characteristics that make them more desirable, in our humble opinion . . .
 
Remember! This list is certainly not comprehensive – there are literally hundreds of yoga mat brands out there! This list simply includes our favorites.
 
Have another yoga mat you’d like to see on the list? Please share in the comments below! And if you’re a yoga mat brand interested in showing us your mat, please contact us.
 

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