What is the dearest and equipment that a yogi loves? No guesses here! it’s obviously the yoga mat.
A yogi’s best friend. Just how good would it be to take it anywhere, without making a big pile out of it, right?
It’s great to keep a separate piece of the lightweight mat so that we don’t miss that daily streak when we are on the move.
Well, fortunately, it’s 2017 and we have the variety of options of light, comfy, durable and with good grip, that would slip in your travel luggage.
It won’t fly like that of Aladdin’s carpet but would be a good mate when you are on the fly.
Four key qualities that make for best travel yoga mats are:
- And durability.
Based on this, here are our best travel yoga mats reviews:
1. Manduka eKO Superlite Travel Yoga mat
At just 1.5 mm thick this 68″ mat weighs two pounds. Great fit for travel, can easily be folded or rolled up and attached to a backpack, without taking much space.
It provides good grip which stays even with a nominal perspiration. The tightly knitted fabric structure would prevent bacterial growth as well as proof against wear and tear.
Since its thin, you might want to couple it with towel/cushion to make it comfier. Made from amazon harvested natural tree rubber. That does have a smell initially but fades away with use.
2. Gaiam Sol Thin-Grip Mat
It’s just 1 mm thick and weight 1.75 pounds.
Measures 68″ by 24″, folds to a slim packable square, ready to move along with you. Its grips well with the floor, and very good traction.
Though it can get slippery with a lot of sweat, so you might want to have extra travel if hot yoga is your type. Made of 100 percent natural rubber.
3. Prana Transformation mat
This is 1.5 mm thick and weighs 1.6 pounds.
The microfiber top and grippy bottom make it the good choice for sweaty sessions.Thus best fit for hot yoga.
The microfiber side is bonded with absorbent materials that give it an edge over others for high heat sessions.
4. Jade Travel
This mat is for you if you appreciate cushioning. Slightly heavy from a portability point of view, it can only be rolled not folded.
It’s 3.5 mm thick weighing about 3 pounds. Quiet comfy and good for your knees. It’s quite durable, users don’t complain of wear & tear for more than 5 years.
5. Khataland YOFO
Matthis mat is also good on cushioning at 4 mm thick, while you can fold it to a size of a large book.This weighs up to 2.7 pounds.It has a very good grip and doesn’t smell too.
6. Yoga Ultralight Weighing
2.6 pounds it has built in straps that make ready to hang in with your backpack. Very portable, it can pack itself to just 12″. Provides a very good grip.
7. Lululemon The (un)Mat
It has two sides, one for your sweaty sessions and the other for daily regular usage. it weighs 2.3 pounds and is about 1.5 mm thick.
There is no mat that is fit for all, but surely each one has its specific solution to offer. Choose as per you usage style and portable needs. A good advice would be to have many.