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The yoga mats you wish you owned

Perfect your downward dog on one of these stylish and practical yoga mats

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

Owning a yoga mat, even if you only use it every now and then, is an essential for your wardrobe. You can get it out at home, at the park or in the studio. You can use it for yoga, Pilates, sit-ups or even stretching after a run. And of course there are myriad features to consider: thickness, durability, density, absorbency, bacteria resistance, weight, price and so much more… If that all sounds a little overwhelming, don't worry, because we've created a roundup of the yoga mats that you should consider when trying to find 'the one'. Start scrolling now and find your perfect match.

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Au naturel

1. Au naturel

Crafted from natural rubber and jute, this Merrithew yoga mat is 5 mm thick, has a super-strong grip, and is bound by a 100% cotton perimeter.

$66.99 on

Flip it and reverse it

2. Flip it and reverse it

Made for all types of yoga practice, this reversible mat has one smooth side and one textured so you can pick your preference. Plus, it’s made to absorb moisture so you don’t have to worry about slips.

$58-$68 on

Nice and thick

3. Nice and thick

This half-inch-thick textured yoga mat is high-density, durable, and offers a great value. Its nifty carrying strap is useful for yogis on the go!

$19.99 on

The traveling yogi

4. The traveling yogi

Made for traveling, this ultralight yoga mat is the easiest one on the list to pack and stow. It’s thin, bacteria-resistant, has a great grip, and has a colorful flair.

$39.27 on

Lighten your load

5. Lighten your load

This Champion mat provides the thickness you crave while somehow remaining light and airy for easy carrying. Who can refuse that combo?

$24.99 on


6. Bigwig

This extra-large yoga mat will give you room for your craziest positions, no doubt. It also has a cool black-on-black print and a dry-grip surface.

$74.95 on

Open wide

7. Open wide

Wider than most other mats, this Clever Yoga version is a quarter-inch thick and super-dense to avoid you hurting your joints upon impact.

$26.49 on

The holy grail

8. The holy grail

We’ve found the holy grail of exercise: a sueded, absorbent, non-slip, biodegradable, pretty yoga mat with a durable carrying strap.

$79 on

Budget-friendly yoga

9. Budget-friendly yoga

Yoga can be as accessible as any other form of exercise. This reversible, bi-color mat is pretty and features a closed-cell surface that absorbs all sorts of moisture and odors.

$14.95 on

Going green

10. Going green

This performance mat is made from durable and eco-friendly TPE that creates a soft, non-slip surface for yoga or Pilates.

$44.99 on

Lunar life

11. Lunar life

Are you guided by the phases of the moon? This pretty yoga from Hugger Mugger’s Gallery Collection mat has them printed on it. Namaste.

$24.99 on

Into the ocean

12. Into the ocean

If you can’t actually do yoga with a view of the ocean, at least you can take solace in the waves printed on this cushioned and versatile mat.

$78 on

Make a statement

13. Make a statement

Let’s be honest – you’re only burning the calories so you can make up for them after. Why not have an honest slogan printed your mat?

$32 on

Learning the fundamentals

14. Learning the fundamentals

How can you resist this 3mm Nike Fundamental mat with a textured surface on both sides and contrasting orange carrying rope? If you can’t, don’t.

$24.59 on

The green grass grows all around

15. The green grass grows all around

Usable at home or at the studio, this green meadow-themed yoga mat has all the basics covered, stands out in a crowd, and has a great carrying harness.

$46 on

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