Manduka Yoga Mat

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Manduka Yoga Mat Reviews- The Texture Only Gets Better With More Usage.

I love yoga but when I struggled with my yoga mats, yoga did not seem fun either. It is a tough choice when it comes to picking the right yoga mat. I have changed so many yoga mats over the years, one looked beautiful but did not have the grip, or one had the grip but no comfort, either way something was compromised. Everyone has different needs and it is hard to find a mat that fits everyone needs, they vary based on the looks, support, comfort, traction, durability, uses and care and so on. Now because of this I stick with the best quality, one that looks good, feels comfortable and lasts forever.

However this unique one “Manduka mat”, is what caught my attention as it has almost every feature that I could imagine to satisfy a true yogi needs. If you are looking for a Manduka Yoga Mat, I have reviewed all types of these mats, so that you can decide what best suits your needs.

 

Manduka Overall features comparison

                               The Pro            Prolite             eko               ekolite              eko Superlite


Amazon rating   4.4/5              4.3/5                 4/5                       4.3/5                          4/5

Thickness            6mm                4.7mm               5 mm                    3mm                     1.5mm

Weight                  7.5 lbs                4lbs                  6.6lbs                  3.52 lbs                  1.9lbs

Length                  71 or 85”        71 or 79”             71or 79″                   68”                          68”

Guarantee          Lifetime         Lifetime            Lifetime            Lifetime                    Lifetime

What we Love about Manduka yoga mats

  • This is the most durable mat that can last you a lifetime.
  • Perfect for hot yoga as prevents slippage due to sweat.
  • Provides a non-slip, good grip to keep you in place during any pose.
  • Mat does not slip on hard or soft surfaces.
  • It can be used for any kind of climate outdoor or indoor or can be used for any kind of practice from gentle to rough.
  • Also comes in compact size that makes it convenient to carry.
  • It provides just right amount support and cushion for poses and you can comfortably hold them as long as you want on this mat.
  • Manufactured without harmful phthalates and without release of toxic emissions.
  • The more you use it, the texture of the mat improves with usage.
  • Prevents sweat and moisture to seep into the mat this eliminates the production of bacteria
  • Has a fabric like finish with high quality material that allows for easier movements.

What is not good about Manduka Yoga mat

  • It is an expensive mat as compared to most average yoga mats but it is worth it as it is just one lifetime investment, perfectly pays you the bang for your buck.
  • Initially when you start to use it, it is a bit slippery but spray some coarse sea salt and sprinkle some water to let it air dry and that will do the trick.

Manduka PRO

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Available Colours: Arise, black, black magic, black verve, black sage, forever, fortitude, habour, forever, odyssey

Manduka Pro offers the highest level of  cushion and support as compared to all other Manduka mats. This mat weighs 7.5 pounds and range from 71”-85” in length to adjust those who are over 6’6”tall. Manduka pro might be the right mat if you need extra length mat to support your height and if you are mostly practicing at home as it weighs more than the other versions of Manduka mats. It pampers you with the extra thickness and support for your knees, wrist, elbows and back.

 

 

Manduka PROlite

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Available colours: Fortitude, indulge, la rampa, midnight, playa, purple, range, thrive, thunder, tortuga, black, purple f13

 

Manduka Prolite is preferably light to carry around, it weighs only 4 pounds. It comes in 2 sizes, standard size 71″ which is sufficient for most people and the extra long 79″ which is good to have if you are taller than 6feet. It is just the perfect thickness to provide you good support and cushion on your problem areas.

 

 

Manduka eKO

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Available colours: limited colours on sale

Manduka eko like the prolite just offers the right amount of thickness and support with 5mm of thickness. It also comes in 2 sizes, 71″ or 79″ depending on what size you need based on your height.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manduka eKO lite

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Available colour: Acai, brick, ebb, Lae Reina, midnight, possibility, rapport, sage, thunder, vera dero

Manduka ekolite is portable and lightweight; it can easily fold and be carried anywhere. With length of 68″ and thickness of 3mm, it supports average height and offers average cushion but still does not compromise the great support and grip like all other Manduka mats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manduka eKO Superlite

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Available colours:Acai, arise, kayo le marble, midnight, new moon, raisin, thunder, truth blue, unity, blue, green, maroon

This is the exceptionally light weight perfect travel mat to carry around anywhere, easily folds to fit your purse, travel bag or any small space. It comes in the standard 68″ length which serves good enough for average height.

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

Manduka is the favorite pick for most yogis as it has a unique feature called lifetime warranty that means with daily usage its texture get better. It challenges all the qualities of an excellent yoga mat with its lightweight, superior quality and comfort. Its light weight makes it convenient to carry it anywhere and its strong built allows it to perform through anything and everything.If you are the one who loves natural product without any harsh chemicals and care about the fact that Manduka claims their products are biodegradable as all the post-industrial scrap is collected and used to produce other materials resulting in no waste at all, then this may be the mat for you. With a mat that provides both comfort and lasts for ages, you can never go wrong. Although it is expensive than other yoga mats but like one of those average mats, you don’t have to worry about investing on another one after couple of months or years. After all sometimes it is worth paying more for the best quality. I hope my Manduka yoga mat reviews presented here helped you make the right choice for your yoga mat.

Please leave your reviews below or share your experiences with me if you own/owned a Manduka mat and I will be pleased to get back to you as soon as I can.

Best Regard

Ramandeep (Founder)

 

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11 Comments

  1. This looks like a very good product. Not only is made to be durable it is backed up with a good guarantee. If you are into yoga being comfortable as you do it is important. This sounds like it is worth the money.

  2. Hello Ronnie,

    Thank you for your honest comment. Yes it is indeed a very good product, it has all the features of an excellent yoga mat. The durability and texture that only gets better with usage is very rare which I have not found in any other yoga mat. No matter what product you buy it is very important to make sure you are getting all benefits out of what you are paying.

    Thanks
    Raman

  3. I had no idea on the different varieties and qualities available. I am a 50 year old man and I want to start yoga. I will definitely consider your advise. Thank you

  4. Great Reviews Raman.
    I love the options available and they all come with a lifetime guarantee!
    I bought one of those cheap ones from Target and it stunk like plastic and slipped every time I sweat. After seeing these, I definitely going to get one.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hello Vince

      I know the ones at target and walmart, i have tried so many of those cheap ones. They smelled, did not provide enough cushion and had no grip. But it is worth paying for something more when you get the best quality. Thank you for sharing your experience and visiting this website.

      Best Regards
      Raman

  5. Very interesting to know that it’s durability lasts forever. It is hard to find a mat that has all the qualities with great grip, comfort and thickness but this mat has it all. I would be happy to invest in this mat considering it is one time investment. Thank you for sharing

    1. Hello Micky

      I agree with you 100% on that , that it is hard to find a mat that has all the qualities of an excellent mat. I wish you all the best for making the right choice, as consumers it is wise to first do your research and then pay for the best product. Thank you for visiting this site.

      Best Regards
      Raman

  6. As a mechanic needs the appropriate tools to repair a car, a person who enjoys yoga needs the right mat! I have purchased many from various places and have found them lacking. I was unwilling to purchase yet another mat that would not get the job done. Thank you for the review on the Manduka Yoga Mat. I am confident that purchasing the Manduka Yoga Mat will be the right choice now.

  7. Hello Valerie,

    I totally understand what you are talking about as I have been the same situation and that is why I decided to do a thorough research before getting another one. I am glad I did and that one reason why I posted this review to help people who have had experience like me make the right choice. I am glad I helped you in making the right choice.

    Best Regards
    Raman

  8. Hello Brandi,
    Yes it is definitely worth a purchase, they aren’t such great products out there in the market specially the one like this that guarantees a lifetime warranty and lasts forever.

    Best Regards
    Raman

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