10 Best Yoga Mats | January 2017
We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If "mountain," "tree" and "bridge" mean more to you than just scenery, then you may want to try out one of these yoga mats for your next session. We've included models suitable for casual yogis as well as more durable ones that can handle the most intense hot yoga session. Click here to see our #1 pick on Amazon.
The Aurorae Synergy combines traditional mat materials with a microfiber towel surface, designed to give you a better grip the more you sweat, while still providing a good amount of cushioning. It also stays smooth like a towel and won't be left with hand or foot imprints.
- can be machine washed
- ideal for hot bikram yoga
- eliminates the need to pack a towel
The Clever Yoga BetterGrip is well-cushioned and comprised of 100% recyclable materials, making it body and planet-friendly. It's also UV-resistant, so the colors won't fade if you often like to do your yoga outside in the park or at the beach.
- backed by a lifetime guarantee
- latex and phthalate-free
- so soft it feels like velvet
The Gaiam Sol is built to seal out nasty bacteria and odors, so it's great for the devoted yogi who practices several times a day, but doesn't have time to clean her mat so often. It also has a stay-dry coat that wicks away moisture to provide you with a good grip.
- lasts through years of practice
- won't destabilize you during poses
- firm enough for headstands
The BalanceFrom GoYoga is one of the most comfortable mats to lie down on, so it's good for yogis with sensitive backs. It's also under $20 which, considering it can be used as a general exercise mat, too, makes it a great value.
- doesn't absorb sweat
- perfect option for elderly yogis
- comes with a mat strap
The completely biodegradable Jade Harmony is comprised of an open-cell, all-natural rubber that provides superior shock absorption and makes it good for more intense yoga practices. It's also slip-resistant, even when covered in sweat.
- available in nine colors
- can be washed with soap and water
- rolls and unrolls easily
The YogaAccessories Deluxe is quite thick, at a generous 1/4", and is made from durable latex that feels soft against the skin. It's also extra long, so it's good for taller yogis, and won't budge when used on hardwood floors or carpets.
- has no chemical smell
- textured on both sides
- great for any level of yoga
The Liforme Yoga is made of a unique, grippy foam that is sure to keep you firmly in place no matter how you stretch, bend, and twist. Printed onto the mat is the cutting-edge AlignForMe system that works like a navigational tool for your body.
- helps you self-correct positions
- contains no toxic glues
- provides a good amount of cushioning