The Best Travel Yoga Mats

Whether you are a dedicated yoga practitioner or someone who just dabbles in yoga from time to time, you may already know what a struggle it is to travel with a yoga mat. Yoga mats are bulky and often need to be rolled in a thick tube shape, which can be impossible to fit into a suitcase. They also are deceptively heavy!

Let’s cut right to the chase. We wanted to test and try the best travel yoga mats out there to see which ones would make traveling a breeze! This guide to the best travel yoga mats will help you make a more informed purchasing choice.

No matter what specific weight, style, material, or grip you’re going for, our guide will walk you through all the options at a range of price points. If you’re heading off to a yoga teacher training in India, a retreat in Bali, or just a long weekend at grandma’s house, we got you covered on the best travel yoga mats out there! Namaste in bed? No chance, jet setters! Here are the best yoga mats for travel in no particular order!

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1) prAna Nomad Travel Mat

  • Weight: 3lbs
  • Thickness: 3mm
  • Material: Thermoplastic elastomer
  • Pros: Dual-density, 2-sided textured surface, PVC-free, chloride-free, and latex-free, Recyclable closed-cell foam prevents germs from absorbing
  • Cons: Heavier and thicker than many other yoga mats on this list.

The prAna Nomad travel yoga mat has quite literally stolen my heart. While I might not be using the word ‘literally’ in a grammatically correct sense here, I’m absolutely and completely head over heels for my Nomad.

While it’s not the lightest mat on the market, it is a mat with great grip. The prAna nomad has a two sided textured surface giving yogis excellent grip on hard surfaces. No matter if you want to do a vinyasa session or a yin yoga session, there is dual density to utilize for your dream yoga practice.

The prAna Nomad has also been doused with an antimicrobial additive, which prevents your mat from being susceptible to mildew. It’s also super easy to clean, with just warm soapy water all that’s needed.

My mat makes me feel like I have two mats in one! Since it’s easy to clean, foldable, eco friendly, and super grippy, this is a go-to mat for any world travels.

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2) Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Travel Mat

  • Weight: 2.2lbs
  • Thickness: 1.5mm
  • Material: Natural Rubber
  • Pros: Flexible, lightweight, excellent grip
  • Cons: Not thick enough for complete asana practice, not for long term travel, not durable

Clocking in at 2.2 pounds, the Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Travel Mat is nearly as light as a travel yoga mat can get! It’s frequently rated the best travel yoga mat. It is 1.5mm thick, which isn’t quite enough padding for knees when practicing on concrete or tiled floors, but if you’re looking to do yoga on carpeted hotel or airport floors, you’re good to go! I ended up buying a very cheap yoga mat at my destination country (Thailand) to place underneath the Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Travel Mat. I discarded the $5 yoga mat after my trip, but was so happy to have a little extra padding for my sensitive knees.

The grip is truly amazing on the eKO mat. Plus, you can fold it down into a small square without creasing or damaging the mat. You can practically fold it into any shape you desire, the eKO mat is truly that flexible!

Lastly, it’s important to note that this mat is not made for long-term travel and for everyday yoga practice. I practiced ashtanga yoga on this mat for six months before the grip started wearing down, which created too much friction for my fingers and toes. That led to the skin getting irritated and actually peeling off my hands and feet! When placing a call to their customer service line, they told me that the mat was not created for daily use.

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3) The Gaiam Foldable Travel Yoga Mat

  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Thickness: 2mm
  • Material: PVC but free of DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP phthalates.
  • Pros: Super compact and lightweight, has a lot of different designs to choose from, sticky texture is good for no-slippage, lifetime guarantee, affordable
  • Cons: Sticky texture can be hard to get used to, must be kept out of the sun, vinyl odor

The Gaiam Foldable Travel Yoga Mat was created with travel in mind. It was conceptualized to be a foldable mat, not a rollable mat. So this mat will be super happy in your suitcase or duffle bag! The mat folds into a 10 inch by 12-inch rectangle that is perfect for tossing in the tote bag and heading to the beach or the nearest airport!

It’s also hard to beat the price tag. Around $25 and with a lifetime guarantee makes it a pretty phenomenal find. The most common complaint you will hear about this mat is the lack of cushioning. Most people find it to be a perfect beach mat because of its sticky grip and lightweight functionality. Just make sure your mat ends up in the shade!

Also, given that it is made of PVC, you’ll likely notice a strong vinyl odor when you are first using the mat. Airing it out and letting it hang outside will help the smell fade faster. However, this mat cannot be stored or used for too long in the sun. The sunlight will damage the material and can render the mat brittle.

The lifetime guarantee is awesome! But it doesn’t cover normal wear and tear, nor misuse of the yoga mat. It only covers manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship.

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4) YOGO Ultralight Eco Travel Mat

  • Weight: 2.2lbs
  • Thickness: 1.6mm
  • Material: Natural Tree Rubber
  • Pros: Easy to clean, comes with carrying strap, folds into newspaper size, sticky/grippy texture, environmental mission, eco travel yoga mat
  • Cons: Expensive, less padding, too thin

The YOGO Ultralight Travel Yoga Mat comes with an attached carrying strap that keeps the yoga mat in a newspaper shape. Not many yoga mats out there come with a carrying strap that aides the mat in becoming even more portable, so this feature really makes YOGO stand out. Along with being foldable, lightweight, and eco-friendly with its natural tree rubber material, the YOGO Ultralight Travel Yoga Mat is a great find. It is more expensive than most other mats on the market, coming in at around $60.

The YOGO Ultralight Travel Mat was also designed for a beyond easy cleaning experience. We all know how tricky it can be to get down on your hands and knees and spot clean mats with sensitive materials. This mat was made to be washed in the shower! The material doesn’t absorb water, so you just rinse it and hang it up to dry. There are even built-in loops on the mat for an extra easy hanging experience. Smart thinking, YOGO.

Known for being exceptionally sticky and grippy, the texture of this mat has been likened to kitchen drawer liners! You won’t be slipping around during your asana practice on this mat, no matter which hot and humid country you travel to! YOGO also plants a tree for every mat purchased, taking a page from Jade Yoga.

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5) Jade Yoga Travel Mat

  • Weight: 3.5lbs
  • Thickness: 3.2mm
  • Material: Natural Tree Rubber
  • Pros: Thick, high-quality material, environmental mission, made in the USA
  • Cons: Expensive, heavy, hard to fold, hard to clean, cannot be exposed to the sun

Although Jade Yoga claim that you can fold their travel mat, it’s pretty difficult to do so. With a thickness of 3.2mm, it has terrific support for the knees, but the thickness makes anything other than rolling the mat a huge struggle. Also, traveling with a 3.5-pound mat is pretty heavy. If you’re throwing it in the back of your car for a road trip, you’ll be one happy camper! But if you’re a solo backpacker with nothing but an Osprey on your back, then you might find the weight physically taxing.

It is a durable mat sourced from top quality natural materials. However, the Jade Yoga Travel Mat is a little high maintenance for most travelers. You can’t clean these mats with just a normal mat spray. They recommend using a mixture of water, white vinegar, and dishwashing soap. It’s also crucial that this mat is not exposed to the sun. Therefore, practicing yoga outdoors in the sun is a no-go, as is storing this mat in the back of your car where sunlight can filter through.

I do love the sustainable environmental mission of Jade Yoga, where they plant a tree for every yoga mat purchased. They also make all their mats in the USA, which is an added perk for those who are wary of other countries’ manufacturing standards and ethical practices. It is available in two sizes, 68-inch and 74-inch, which is great if you’re seeking out a specifically sized yoga mat! The plush cushioning and additional support to the joints given its thickness really is what makes this mat shine!

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6) Jade Yoga Voyager Mat

  • Weight: 1.5lbs
  • Thickness: 1.6mm
  • Material: Natural Tree Rubber
  • Pros: Lightweight, foldable, grippy, relatively affordable, made in the USA, environmental mission
  • Cons: Not enough padding, expensive

The Jade Voyager has been compared time and time again with the Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Travel Mat. They are made of the same material and have the same thickness. But Jade Yoga worked some magic and cut the weight down pretty significantly, shooting down from 3.5 pounds to the Voyager’s 1.5 pounds.

Both the Jade Yoga Travel Mat and the Jade Yoga Voyager Mat have a high level of grip and stickiness, which makes transitioning through a Vinyasa flow a pleasant experience. We all know what it feels like to slip and slide on a mat!

The most common complaint is going to be the thinness of the mat. While it’s wonderful to fold up your mat into about the size of a yoga block and chuck it in your backpack, it is painful to hold kneeling asanas for too long. If I don’t have an extra mat available to place under the Voyager, I usually will grab a hotel towel or even my thick scarf to place it under my knees during poses like ustrasana, camel pose.

It’s worth noting that the Jade Yoga Voyager Mat only comes in a 68-inch size, unlike the Jade Yoga Travel Mat, which comes in both a 68-inch and a 74-inch size. Of course, it also is made in the USA, and a tree gets planted for every Voyager mat purchased.

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7) Yoga Design Lab Mat

  • Weight: 1.8lbs
  • Thickness: 1mm
  • Material: Natural tree rubber and microfiber made from recycled bottles
  • Pros: Fun designs, mat and towel in one, lightweight, foldable, carrying strap included, machine washable, charitable action, beach-ready!
  • Cons: Expensive, no cushioning, needs to be washed frequently, not sticky or grippy

Yoga Design Lab has crafted a pretty amazing yoga mat. With its nearly unparalleled thickness of just one millimeter, you may be shocked at how comfortable this mat is. It’s a yoga mat and towel in one! Ideal for hot yoga practices, the Yoga Design Lab Mat is lightweight, foldable, and includes a handy carrying strap.

You will probably fall in love with all the fun designs of the Yoga Design Lab Mats, just as I did. Apparently, they were all designed in Bali! It’s fun to practice yoga while looking down at such beautiful mandalas and geometric designs. Also, I’m impressed that their mats are made from a blend of natural tree rubber and microfibers made from recycled bottles. And their ink is all water-based.

Did you ever think the day would come when you could put your yoga mat in the machine? Well, with the Yoga Design Lab Mat, your dreams just became a reality! They even promise that the designs won’t fade with washing. And you can take your mat into the sun and have no fear about sun damage!

One last positive note is that for every mat purchased, $1 will go to support boys’ and girls’ youth yoga programs.

The downside to the Yoga Design Lab Mat is there is almost no cushioning whatsoever. Expect it to feel like practicing on a thin towel that doesn’t slip on hard surfaces. This mat is as thin as a credit card! It also needs to be washed frequently, because moisture, sweat, and dirt adhere to the mat easily. As it has a soft texture, you may find that this mat doesn’t have the grip or stick that you’re used to.

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8) Liforme Travel Yoga Mat

  • Weight: 4.63lbs
  • Thickness: 1.8mm
  • Material: Natural Tree Rubber & PVC-Free form of Polyurethane
  • Pros: Alignment markers, high-quality mat, soft texture, planet-friendly
  • Cons: Most expensive mat, cannot fold, heavy

The Liforme Travel Yoga Mat is made with alignment in mind. It has a unique alignment marker system embedded on the mat itself, which helps with perfect hand and foot placement. It can be annoying sometimes when you’re not positive if your heels are aligning correctly in Warrior, right? This mat takes all doubt away!

The surface of the mat is smooth, similar to the prAna mat texture. It also provides excellent grip while having a soft surface. It is much heavier than most travel mats, coming in at a whopping 4.63 pounds! Given its weight and material, it’s impossible to fold this mat. Liforme does include a yoga mat bag with all purchases, so that at least adds to its portability. Liforme actually takes pride in the fact that their mats are longer and wider than other mats, coming in at 70.8″ long x 25.6″ wide.

Despite being hard to heft around, I do love that this mat is truly planet friendly! It is free of PVC and made with only non-toxic materials. What’s extra fabulous is that this mat is biodegradable! It will decompose within three to five years in a landfill.

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9) Hugger Mugger Tapas Travel Yoga Mat

  • Weight: 1.4lbs
  • Thickness: 1.6mm
  • Material: PER / Polymer Environmental Resin (Oil extracted from biodegradable plant secretions to produce a plastic-like material)
  • Pros: Foldable, lightweight, sticky surface, latex-free, easy to clean, durable, inexpensive
  • Cons: Not cushioned, thin, no guarantee policy

Hugger Mugger Tapas Travel Yoga Mat is a fantastically sticky and grippy mat. The fact that they achieved this surface without using any polyurethane, utilizing only environmental resin, is pretty fantastic! For those out there who have allergies to latex and need to avoid natural rubber mats, this Tapas Travel mat solves those allergy worries as it is 100% latex and rubber free.

I like to think of my Hugger Mugger Tapas Travel Yoga Mat as my adventure companion. I love how tightly it folds down and how durable the material is. I can practically practice yoga on a craggy mountainside without feeling like I might rip a hole in this mat! The material is truly amazing. It’s also easy to wash, necessitating only a warm water and dish soap solution.

However, like other travel mats, it doesn’t have a lot of cushion, so it’s best to bring an extra mat or towel to place under the knees during asanas that require more support and cushioning.

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10) June and Juniper Travel Yoga Mat

  • Weight: 2.8lbs
  • Thickness: 1.5mm
  • Material: Natural Tree Rubber and Microfibers
  • Pros: Foldable, reversible, comes with a carry strap and knee cushion, 100% satisfaction guaranteed, lightweight, machine washable
  • Cons: Expensive, thin, needs to be washed frequently

June and Juniper Travel Yoga Mats are renowned for being hand-painted and designed by artists. They have beautiful, unique designs that really add something extra to your yoga practice. Let’s up the zen factor, shall we?

My favorite feature about the June and Juniper Travel Yoga Mats are that they are two-sided; one natural rubber side that has great grip, and one microfiber side that is softer and feels more like a yoga towel. The microfiber is porous, highly absorbent, and has great moisture-wicking properties. So it functions more like a quick-drying towel rather than a regular towel that stays wet with sweat for hours. You can also machine wash your June and Juniper Travel Yoga Mat – another reason to love these mats.

For some extra fun and functionality, all mats also come with a strap for carrying your mat, which also doubles as a yoga strap! You don’t need to cart around an extra prop with you, and this strap works like a charm.

I’ve said it on repeat, but once again, this is another very thin and lightweight mat, so expect to need extra cushioning for kneeling asanas. However, June and Juniper go a step above and beyond and provide all buyers with a knee cushion.

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What to Consider When Buying a Travel Yoga Mat

Material and Texture

Choosing the material and texture of your mat is key to a successful yoga asana practice. The different materials create varying levels of grip. Given the climate you’re going to, you may need a mat that can keep you in place while sweating in the humidity. However, you may find that the extra grippy mats are annoying, as they can “lock” you in place, which can make transitions harder.

The mats above are mostly made from natural tree rubber, but there are some special mats that are made with microfibers, polymer environmental resin, and polyurethane. These materials all have different upsides and downsides, so choose the material and texture that will suit your needs and yoga practice best.

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I felt a little bit like a woman on repeat, but when it comes to buying travel yoga mats, you have to be aware of the weight and thickness. Some of the mats I mentioned above have the thickness of a credit card! Can you imagine doing Cat/Cow pose for two minutes on a hardwood floor? Ouch!

While other travel yoga mats are thicker, it usually restricts the foldability, which of course, drastically decreases the portability. If you can, give a 1.5mm mat a try and see how it feels to practice with it on different surfaces. For me, anything below 2mm is too thin for my delicate knees, so I’ve always had to snag an extra mat to place underneath it when I pop into studios while traveling.

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Not all mats are created equal. Lucky for you, the list above is filled with the best travel yoga mats out there. However, you want to make sure that the mat is durable enough for the type of travel you have in mind. Some mats cannot be taken into the sun. Are you heading to the beaches of Thailand? That means beach yoga is a big no-no. Or are you planning a luxurious trip with a huge suitcase and planning on staying in glitzy hotels? Then go for the more lightweight mats so you can practice on the comfort of carpet!

If you’re taking nothing but a backpack and doing some extreme adventuring, I find it’s best to pick a mat that has a guarantee policy. This protects you in case your mat breaks down in the humidity or rips on a rock on the cliffside. Who knows what will happen to a yogi-on-the-go!

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Accessories for Yoga Lovers

Alala Leggings

Leggings are great on any women’s travel clothing list as they are lightweight and pack up super small.

Alala makes some of my favorite leggings ever! They have many fun and colorful designs as well as your standard colors. Their leggings are heavy duty and have lasted me through the years. The photo to the left is me in their awesome PINK collection.

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Yogavated Bras and Leggings/Shorts

This should really go without saying, but any woman should be practicing yoga in a sports bra. Of course, it’s completely up to you, but you’ll want something that is light, nonconstricting, moisture wicking, and will hold your tatas in when you’re moving.

My favorite new sports bras are from Yogavated! They are so incredibly comfortable and supportive, perfect for days out.


Wide Leg Jumper

I love my jumper as it is loose and goes right on over my yoga gear when I am done working out. It’s also stylish enough to wear out on a nice summer day. I took it with me to Greece on our last trip!


Yoga Travel Bag

A travel bag is essential for your yoga mat. When you’re traveling you are constantly moving in and out of airplanes, taxi cabs, and who knows whatever else. You don’t want all that dust and dirt on your yoga mat, so get a travel bag!

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Yoga Mat Cleaner

A small bottle of mat cleaner will maintain the life of your yoga mat. However, you can achieve the same result with vinegar water.

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Yoga Travel Towel

Towels are great for hot yoga, they absorb any sweat you’ll be producing and prevent you from slipping on it. I have a travel yoga towel, but a good travel towel will achieve the same thing.

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Resistance Bands

Traveling with a pair of resistance bands are great for staying in shape on the road. They are small and pack up light and are great for stretching and arm and leg workouts.

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Knee Pads

If you have sensitive knees investing in some knee pads could make your yoga days that much better!

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Natasha is a five-foot blonde that believes she was made short so she could fit in air, train, car, and bus seats comfortably. She believes in watching every single movie nominated for an Oscar and loves all animals. Natasha has a passion for environmentally friendly and sustainable travel. Natasha recently made a move to Canada and resides near Banff National Park in Alberta and loves new adventures in the mountains. Natasha’s favorite countries are Italy, Iceland, Greece, Japan, Mozambique, and South Africa.

Last Updated on December 13, 2019

The Best Travel Yoga Mats for Your Om Away From Home

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A yoga flow is one of my very favorite ways to unwind, both on the road and at home. And I’ve found that a few sun salutations and hip- and heart-opening poses work wonders for my post-plane body and mind.

What I don’t love is trying to get my flow on without enough grip or support; hence, my hunt for the perfect travel yoga mat. I set out to find a packable mat that’s light and thin enough to be worth bringing, but supportive and sticky enough to keep my hands and feet from slipping and the mat glued to the ground or floor.

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While testing mats, I learned that packability 100 percent does come at the cost of a few knee bruises here and there from a lot less padding than I’m used to with my regular Lululemon 5mm mat, but it’s pretty easy to fold up a towel or jacket and place it beneath your pointy joints to compensate when necessary.

Below, the best travel yoga mats to pack, whether you’re planning on taking your practice to an Instagram-ready, seaside promontory, a local park, or just the sliver of open space between the bed and the media console in your hotel room.

Manduka eKO Superlite Travel Yoga Mat

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This T+L editor–favorite mat is only 1.5mm thick — that’s thinner than a quarter — so you can easily fold it up and tuck it into your luggage. It’s made entirely from natural tree rubber, so what it lacks in cushion it makes up for in grip, even once your sun B sequence gets you working up a sweat. There’s also a thicker, 4mm version (, from $55) available if you like to feel a little more mat density between your Parivrtta Anjaneyasana and the ground.

To buy:, from $44

Jade Voyager Yoga Mat

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Another 1.5mm pick, Jade’s fold-friendly Voyager mat weighs only 1.5 pounds. It’s got lots of grip thanks to its natural tree rubber construction and Jade also plants a tree for every mat that’s sold. For the same travel-ready benefits with a little more give on your joints, you might want to opt for the brand’s 3mm-thick Travel Yoga Mat (, $65), which is still only about 3 pounds total.

To buy:, $40

Sugarmat Travel Yoga Mat Set

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Natural tree rubber makes the underside of this 2.4-pound, foldable mat super grippy and the synthetic suede top is soft and also comes in really stunning marbled and botanical pattern options. I use this one at home sometimes, too, when I’ve got errands to run after class or if I’m meeting a friend for food and don’t want to be lugging a full-sized mat around. It’s also machine-washable.

To buy:, from $59

Clever Yoga Travel Yoga Mat

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One of the thinner picks on the list, this 1mm mat feels more like a mat towel when used on its own. I’d recommend it for standing poses, but anyone who likes to have extra padding to cushion the knees likely won’t love how this mat feels after a few rounds of cat-cow. The sweatier you get, the more grip the mat has, so it does make a great option for heated flows. And on that note, this is another one you can toss into the washer and dryer.

To buy:, from $33

Om the Go 2-in-1 Neck Pillow and Travel Mat

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I love a good multipurpose travel product. While I don’t think the Om the Go 2-in-1 pillow particularly excels at being a mat, I couldn’t help but give it a shout out, especially if you’re only planning to use it as a towel atop a rented mat or a softer surface like grass, sand, or your hotel room carpet. Though I will say while we’re mentioning sand that I’ve also found this mat makes for a great beach towel substitute.

To buy:, $60

The Best Travel Yoga Mats of 2019: Compact & Affordable

Yoga is an incredibly fulfilling and wholesome hobby that can be performed virtually anywhere. If you’re a frequent traveler looking for the best travel yoga mat to bring along on your adventures, we have you covered.

We’ve put together a list of the best yoga mats on the market, judging each product based on comfort, durability, portability, and price. If you’re a yoga teacher then you might even want to buy these mats in bulk to use in your classes. If you’re not a yoga teacher but you’ve been thinking about training as one, you can learn more here. In addition, at the end of the list we’ve included two of the most affordable travel yoga mats for those on a tight budget. Read on for our top picks.

Top 5 Best Travel Yoga Mats

1. Jade Travel Yoga Mat

Jade 68-Inch by 1/8-Inch Travel Yoga Mat (Purple) Jade Yoga – Sports from $59.94

Jade Yoga makes some amazing products, and this mat is no exception. It comes in five different colors and two possible sizes: 68-inch and 74-inch.

The main pull of this yoga mat is that it’s made of open cell, natural rubber. This makes the mat non-slip and offers great grip when holding advanced poses, even if you’re sweating profusely. If you’re a practitioner of hot yoga or simply someone who finds themselves perspiring like crazy, this mat is the one for you.

The mat is 1/8 inch thick, which can be both a positive and a negative to some. Its thinness makes it function well as a travel yoga mat, but some may find that it’s not quite enough padding when performing yoga on hard surfaces.

Additionally, this is one of the heavier yoga mats on our list, weighing in at 3.2 pounds. This isn’t likely to be a deal-breaker, but possibly something to consider.

In addition to being highly functional, this yoga mat is also a great choice for those interested in making environmentally-conscious purchases. The natural rubber used to create Jade mats is a renewable resource that doesn’t contain any ozone-depleting substances or PVC. They are also made in the USA in compliance with all relevant environmental laws.

2. Clever Yoga Travel Yoga Mat

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This particular yoga mat comes in three different colors and rolls out to a substantial 71-inches long.

The Clever Yoga yoga mat is very similar to the Jade mat in terms of its construction and specialization. It too is made of long-lasting, eco-friendly natural rubber, and it has an exceptionally sticky base that allows the mat to stay firmly grounded.

The mat has a unique top layer that actively absorbs sweat, so its grip will remain consistent no matter how much moisture it’s exposed to. This is also a great mat for fans of hot yoga, and it’s a mat you’ll never find yourself slipping off of.

Weighing less than 2 pounds, it’s an extremely portable yoga mat. It can also be rolled up fairly compactly, making it easy to pack.

This mat also has the benefit of being machine washable and dryer safe, which makes cleaning a cinch.

3. Yogo Ultralight Travel Yoga Mat

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This mat is a personal favorite of mine, simply because of how easy it is to pack up and transport. It has handy little clips to keep the mat tightly folded, as well as a convenient carrying handle that also allows you to easily hang the mat up to dry after washing it.

Its also primarily made out of natural rubber, which boasts the same high-grip performance as the previous two mats on the list. While perhaps not as moisture resistant as the Clever Yoga mat, it’s still more than capable of dealing with mild perspiration.

I said that it’s primarily made from natural rubber because it also incorporates a cotton mesh component that helps keep the mat from stretching with extended use. This can be a useful feature if you’re a frequent yoga practitioner who regularly inflicts a great deal of wear and tear on your mats.

The other neat feature of this mat is its unique “folding origami design,” which folds in a way that prevents the top of the mat from ever making contact with the bottom. It might seem like a minor detail, but depending on your environment it can help prevent the top of your mat from getting dirty or scuffed.

4. Khataland YoFoMat

Khataland YoFoMat® – Best Travel Yoga Mat – Royal Blue, Extra Long 72″, 1/6″ Thick -Foldable to 12″x10″x3″, Eco Friendly, Free From Phthalates/Latex Khataland – Sports $35.49

This “YoFoMat” comes in a staggering number of colors and measures a respectable 72 inches long.

To be entirely honest, I’m not quite sure what material this yoga mat is made of. It’s not immediately obvious when inspecting it, and its product description doesn’t specifically say.

However, I have no complaints about how this mat is constructed, and it claims to be made of only “non-allergenic, non-toxic materials,” which is good enough for me.

The Khataland YoFoMat is relatively stable on most surfaces, and it offers a decent amount of grip and stickiness. However, I’ve found that it doesn’t hold up to moisture nearly as well as the first two mats on the list. If that’s a quality you value highly, you might want to look elsewhere. I definitely found myself slipping a bit more than usual on this mat.

A big plus of this yoga mat is how nicely it folds up. Like the previous mat on the list, it folds in a way that prevents the top of the mat from ever touching the bottom, which helps to keep off dirt and other unwanted debris.

It also comes with a handy little travel big, which makes it easier to pack and transport.

5. Manduka eKO Superlight Travel Yoga Mat

This is one of the first yoga mats I ever bought, and it’s held up fantastically over the years. It’s a relatively standard mat, but it’s a quality product in every regard and it’s priced very reasonably.

It’s available in a large number of colors and designs, which is a plus for people like me who like to express a little creative flair through their purchases.

The mat is exceptionally thin, with a thickness of only 1.5mm. Depending on your style of yoga, environment, and personal preference, you may want a mat with a bit more cushioning, although it’s worked out completely fine for me. Its thinness also makes it much easier to pack and lug around.

The eKO Superlight is made of natural tree rubber, offering a large degree of grip and stickiness. It holds up to moisture reasonably well, and it doesn’t seem to lose much quality as it ages.

Most Affordable Travel Yoga Mats

If you’re on a budget or you’re simply looking for some great deals, there are a number of quality yoga mats on the market that you can pick up at a low price.

1. IVIM Folding Yoga Mat

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The mat is relatively stable and offers a decent amount of grip, although it’s noticeably less resistant to moisture than the first couple mats on the list.

If you’re a frequent practitioner of yoga or someone who takes the hobby seriously, I might recommend purchasing a more substantial, higher priced yoga mat. The IVIM Folding Yoga Mat will probably satisfy most casual yoga enthusiasts, but it’s of a demonstrably lower quality than the other mats on the list.

2. Yes4All Premium PVC Yoga Mat

Yes4All PVC Yoga Mat / Exercise Yoga Mat for Pilates, Workout, Travel – Non Slip Yoga Mat / Yoga Floor Mat (3mm, Purple) Yes4All – Sports from $12.99

The Yes4All Yoga Mat is exceptionally cheap, but it’s still very functional and can probably satisfy those who practice yoga casually or irregularly.

It’s made of non-toxic, high-density PVC, and it can be purchased in two thicknesses: 3mm and 5mm. Given its price, it actually offers far more grip than I expected. However, I don’t think it quite compares to the mats made of natural rubber in terms of stickiness and moisture resistance.

There is one major complaint I’ve seen people have with this mat, which is that it ships in a folded-up form. This can lead to creases in the mat that last for days or weeks before fading, which can be a pain to deal with. Personally, this didn’t really bother me, but I can see how it’d be an issue.

With a product this much cheaper than its competitors, you can’t expect it to not have any flaws. However, I was ultimately fairly satisfied with the value that this mat provided.

Final Thoughts

One huge benefit of yoga is that it can be performed just about anywhere. If you’re someone who has to constantly be traveling for business, or you simply enjoy taking frequent trips, purchasing a travel yoga mat can be the most convenient and affordable way to maintain your hobby on the go.

Specially Engineered, Patented YoFoMat® is the ONE AND ONLY FOLDING YOGA MAT that provides the BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE FOR YOGIS. It is easy to fold and comes with a customized eco travel case to facilitate carrying and storing.

  • Compact and Easy to Carry/Store: YoFoMat® is sized similar to a large book after folding (12″x10″x3″). It is easy to be carried around in our customized bags or in your handbags, backpacks, travel cases etc. Plus, it is easy to store by simply stacking them up

  • Extra Long and Thick: Measures at 72” (183cm) long, 24” (61cm) wide, 1/6” (4mm) thick to provide support for all sizes

  • Versatile: Exclusively designed, YoFoMat® can be converted into a meditation mat or sitting mat for versatile Yogis

  • Easy Body Alignment: Touch-felt folding lines are designed as coordinates to easily assist proper body alignment

  • High Performance: High density, non-skid on both sides, non-sticky, slip resistant even with light perspiration, provides stability on any floor surface (soft/carpet, hard/wood). Improves with use

  • Sanitary and Easy to Clean: Unlike rolled up yoga mat, the folding lines on YoFoMat® are designed so that the side facing the floor would not touch the side facing the body, thus ensuring easy cleaning and providing sanitary support to yoga practice

  • Eco Friendly: Only eco-friendly, non-allergenic, non-toxic materials and production process used; safe for adults and children; meets or exceeds standards set in EU Directive 2005/84/EC; latex free; SGS tested to be free of phthalates (16P FREE!)

  • Be a Yogi Anywhere: Revolutionary YoFoMat® is designed to meet all needs of today’s versatile yogis while preserving all qualities desired in a high performance yoga mat. Better yet, it is truly portable and so easy to be carried anywhere you go, by itself in its customized Grab&Go carrier, or in a Khataland’s specially designed YoFoMat® Companion bag. With YoFoMat®, Be a Yogi Anywhere©

Care Instruction: Clean with a damp cloth with water or mild detergent/household cleaner. Allow to air dry. Do not put in washing machine or dryer. Wash before first use.

  • Exclusively Designed Eco Travel Case Included: Ergonomic design for easy carrying; breathable fabric to allow air flow; durable and lightweight; machine washable/dryable

  • Bonus Yoga Pose Chart Included: 15 yoga poses illustrated; 12″x10″

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