If you’ve been working out at home recently, yoga mats are the one piece of equipment you’ll need for multiple exercises. They’re great for HIIT, stretching, ab workouts, Pilates, and of course yoga. With all the yoga mats available, choosing one for your needs is difficult, but we’ve made it easier for you by narrowing it down to our five favorites.
Lulelemon The Reversible (Un) Mat Lightweight
Lulelemon’s featherlight mat is great for traveling, petite people, and teens as it’s a bit shorter. It’s not super cushiony and it features an ultra-absorbent top layer made of polyurethane that prevents excess moisture from forming on the mat.
Manduka Prolite Yoga Mat
With all the fun colors to choose from and the extra cushiony feel, this mat also comes in two sizes—standard and tall. The material is high quality and it won’t peel, fade, or flake, no matter how often you use it. The dot pattern prevents slipping during your sweatiest workouts.
Gaiam Thick Yoga Mat
If you suffer from back or knee problems, Gaiam’s mat provides the extra support you’ll need. The “closed-cell construction” technology wicks away germs, odor, and bacteria.
Alo Yoga Warrior Mat
Alo’s mat comes in vibrant colors to choose from and the matte rubber top minimizes moisture, prevents slippage, and doesn’t allow odors to form.
Sweaty Betty Eco Yoga Mat
This mat features not one, but two layers of non-slip fabric, which gives you a better grip than most mats. Did we mention that it’s biodegradable? That’s a win-win.