Updated September 21, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 8 Best Travel Yoga Mats

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in March of 2018. If you’d rather not have to put your yoga practice on hold when you’re traveling, consider getting one of these lightweight, highly portable mats. Available in various colors and designs, each can be rolled up or folded with ease for compact storage, and some also come with convenient pouches or straps that will keep them bundled neatly when they’re stashed in your suitcase, backpack, or tote bag. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Jade Travel

2. Liforme Non-Slip

3. Manduka Eko Superlite

Editor's Notes

September 07, 2019:

For the serious yogi practitioner who also happens to be a frequent traveler, a standard yoga mat might be too bulky to bring on the road. As an alternative, consider a lightweight, compact alternative that’s made to be taken along in a suitcase or backpack. They’re great for use when you’re on a business trip, a weekend at the beach, or a camping excursion. They come in various designs and color choices, and many are from brands you probably already know well.

Joining the list in this update is the Liforme Non-Slip, which provides all of the conveniences and comforts of the highly popular standard offering from Liforme, but it’s a lighter, thinner version better suited for travel. You’ll still get the reliable lines that help you line up your feet and hands for proper poses. It comes with a convenient carrying bag with an adjustable strap. Choose from among gray, blue, green, and pink.

The Yogo Ultralight, another new addition, bundles into a compact size, and stays that way securely, thanks to the handy built-in straps. Although it will hold up for many a year, it’s conveniently recyclable when it’s reached the end of its useful life. With every one purchased, the manufacturer provides a food-bearing tree and agricultural training to a disadvantaged family.

The Yoga Design Lab 2-In-1 is both a mat and an absorbent towel, so you can sweat through your hot yoga classes without worry of slipping. It’s cleverly made from recycled plastic bottles that have been transformed into a sueded microfiber, which is bonded to a natural tree rubber base for grip. It can be cleaned with a yoga mat spray or thrown in the washing machine on the gentle cycle (and hung to dry).

Leaving the list in this update are the Zen Active, YoGo UltraLight, and the Ivim Folding Portable, due to issues with availability.

4. Yogo Ultralight

5. Clever Yoga Non-Slip

6. Yoga Design Lab 2-in-1

7. Khataland YoFoMat

8. Gaiam Fitness

Karen Bennett
Last updated on September 21, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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