Are you a jet setter? Or a person who has to travel a lot for business? Maybe you like to practice your Yoga in different scenic locations? Maybe you would like to do some Yoga to refresh your mind during your lunch break? If any of these descriptions fit you or even if you have to lug your own yoga mat to your class all the time, then I have some great news! There is a range of fantastic travel yoga mats out there that are lightweight and oh-so travel-friendly!
For a yoga mat to be travel-friendly it should be light and compact so that it doesn’t take up too much room in your bag or suitcase. However, we all want quality and durability so it would have to have those features too. Not to mention affordability! Best travel yoga mat reviews of 2014 have neatly laid out the Top 5 and it seems that their opinions are unanimous. Best travel yoga mats of 2014 (in no particular order) include; the Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Mat, Gaiam Reversible Travel Yoga Mat, Jade Travel Yoga Mat, Khatalands YoFoMat-Best Travel Mat and the Lululemon Un Mat.
The Manduka eKO Super Light comes out as one of the favourites due to its ultra-light weight, the eco-friendly, biodegradable materials it is made from and a new-age design that prevents it from absorbing bacteria. The Gaiam Reversible is the lightest and cheapest of all travel yoga mats and is therefore also very popular, although not recommended for its durability. The Lululemon has a following even though it is the most expensive of all. The upside to all these mats is that can either be folded or rolled up compactly, are much lighter and smaller than traditional yoga mats and come in a variety of colours. The downsides are that because they are thinner than traditional yoga mats, they provide less padding. If padding is your main concern, then I suggest going for either the Jade Travel Yoga Mat or Khatalands YoFoMat as they are the thickest (and heaviest).
A purchase of one of these awesome travel yoga mats will set you back between $20 and $50. They need not only be used for travelling but can also act as an extra layer on top of your regular yoga mat for those hardcore classes. No longer do you have to take a break from your regular Yoga practice when going on vacation. In this fast-paced, ever-moving world it is nice to know that you can do your Yoga practice anywhere and at anytime with these innovative travel yoga mats.