The Nike Training Mat 2 is great if you use your mat for more than just yoga. Unroll the high-density foam mat to use for crunches and chair poses alike. It also comes with a handy carrying strap to carry it to whatever class strikes your fancy.
With the All In Motion Natural Cork TPE Yoga Mat, you’ll get the non-irritating grip of cork and the comfort of squishy thermoplastic elastomer (also known as TPE). Like most mats, it measures five millimeters in thickness, but it stands out via its lightweight feel, portability, and under-$50 price tag.
Are you on the hunt for a thicker mat? Look no further than the Amazon Basics Extra Thick Exercise Yoga Mat. This thicker option is half an inch thick to provide much-needed comfort and relief where you need it most. It has a textured top layer for traction and comes with a carry-on strap so you can easily tote it to the yoga studio.
The gorgeousness of the reversible Feetlu Yoga Mat is enough to wake us up from a child’s pose. The 10 millimeter thick mat that’s tear-resistant, flexible, tear-resistant, and durable. It comes in a bunch of sweet colors and can be spot-cleaned with a damp cloth and gentle soap.
The beloved Solana Yoga Mat by Retrospec features high-density foam ready to handle all your most demanding poses. The mat’s build helps ease and alleviate joint pain like knees, elbows, spine, and hips on unforgivingly hard floors. A comfortable mat will give you the support to break personal records, no matter the workout.
Alo Yoga’s Warrior Mat features a matte rubber top that minimizes moisture retention, prevents slippage, and keeps nasty odors from forming. It also comes in pretty colors, like the muted mauve shade pictured above, jungle green, white with metallic detailing, and classic black.
Allure deputy digital editor Kara McGrath loves Manduka‘s Prolite Yoga Mat because it’s extra cushiony, comes in two sizes (standard and tall), and it’s made of high-quality PVC material that won’t peel, flake, or fade no matter how much you use it. It also features a unique dot pattern, which helps to prevent sliding during sweat-drenched workout sessions.
Kat Suico, an Allure contributor, swears by the Repose Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat. She loves how it features a nonslip surface made of natural rubber padding that gets her through even the hottest workouts. Additionally, its cork exterior makes it highly durable and a more eco-conscious choice because it doesn’t contain plastic.
Some of our editors with back or knee problems say they appreciate Gaiam’s Thick Yoga Mat, as it provides added support and an ultra-cushiony feel. What’s more, its fabric features what’s known as “closed-cell construction,” a technology that works to wick away germs, odor, and bacteria. (We still recommend always wiping your mat down after using it, but this is a nice feature nonetheless.) Its cushiony material also provides the grip you need to keep your hands and yoga blocks from sliding around.