Best Yoga Mat 2016

Top 7 Yoga Mats You Can Buy

Best Rated
Jade Harmony Professional Yoga Mat
Best Seller
Manduka PROlite® Mat
prAna Henna E.C.O. yoga mat
NIKE Just Do It Yoga Mat 2.0
adidas Training Mat
66fit Yoga Mat
Best Deal
Everlast Yoga Mat
ModellJade Harmony Professional Yoga MatManduka PROlite® MatprAna Henna E.C.O. yoga matNIKE Just Do It Yoga Mat 2.0adidas Training Mat66fit Yoga MatEverlast Yoga Mat
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Rating1.9GOOD
Dimensions61 x 188 cm61 x 180 cm61 x 183 cm61 x 172.5 cm61 x 183 cm60 x 173 cm61 x 173 cm
Thickness5 mm5 mm5 mm3 mm10 mm3.5 mm6 mm
Available in different Colours

  • Olive Green
  • Purple
  • Slate Blue


  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Dark Green
  • Green
  • Red
  • Marine Blue
  • Olive
  • Grey
  • Magenta


  • Red
  • Blue
  • Purple


  • Blue/Orange
  • Black/Green


  • Green
  • Purple
  • Orange
MaterialNatural RubberOekoTex PVC100% Thermoplastic ElastomerDual-textured FoamTextured FoamPVCTextured Foam
Storage Bag and Straps
Special Features
  • No PVC
  • Compression Set Resistance
  • OekoTex certified
  • Emissions-free Manufacturing
  • Two sided textured Surface
  • UV resistant
  • 'Just Do It' Imprint
  • Dual-textured Foam for Traction and Grip
  • Easy cleaning
  • Designed for Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Gyms and Fitness Clubs
  • Breathable Surface
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Best Rated
Best Seller
Manduka PROlite® Mat
Manduka PROlite® Mat
  • OekoTex certified
  • Emissions-free Manufacturing
53,94 €
prAna Henna E.C.O. yoga mat
prAna Henna E.C.O. yoga mat
  • Two sided textured Surface
  • UV resistant
38,00 €
NIKE Just Do It Yoga Mat 2.0
NIKE Just Do It Yoga Mat 2.0
  • 'Just Do It' Imprint
  • Dual-textured Foam for Traction and Grip
26,42 €
66fit Yoga Mat
66fit Yoga Mat
  • Designed for Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Gyms and Fitness Clubs
12,00 €
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All You Need To Know For Our Best Yoga Mat Reviews

Relax and calm your soul with our best yoga mat reviews 2016.

Gaiam Yoga Mats have a great selection of aesthetic and comfort meditation mats.

For those who regularly practise yoga it’s a given that the conscious concentration on one’s body and soul leads to overall relaxation and lightens your mood. It is in general very soothing for the body and soul. There are many different types of yoga and many different, demanding levels. But no matter if you’re a professional or a starter, to ensure you can properly practise you’ll need the right equipment, such as the right surface on which to train or meditate.

In our best yoga mat reviews reviews 2016 we have taken a look into many different models from pilates mats to regular fitness mats to determine the UK’s best yoga mats of this year. In the following guide you’ll find out what to look out for during your purchase and where to find cheap yoga mats that still offer great quality.

For all beginners we have also got a quick guide to the types of mats and some of the best yoga mat brands, such as Gaiam yoga mats or Manduka yoga mats.

So continue reading to find out all you need to know for our reviews 2016.

Types of Yoga Mats

You’ll not only find different branded and coloured mats in retail but certain categories like pilates mats, fitness mats, workout mats, training mats etc.. In our yoga mat reviews we give you general idea of the different categories.

Type of Yoga Mat Description
Non-Slip Yoga Mat Non-slip yoga mats are usually from plastic and are very durable. You can buy basic yoga mats or comfort ones which are thicker and can also be used as fitness mats or pilates mats.
Organic Yoga Mats Some of the best yoga mats in our reviews 2016 were made from organic material such as cotton, jute or natural rubber. They are sustainable and biodegradable.
Travel Yoga Mats You’ll also encounter special travel yoga mats for people who travel a lot but will continue their meditation.

Pro’s and Con’s of Yoga Mats

Here are some things to consider for yoga mats in general.

Pro’s of Yoga Mats Con’s of Yoga Mats
  • non slip
  • easily stowed
  • spare ankles
  • mobile and flexible
  • can be used as pilates mats, fitness mats or general meditation mats
  • plastic mats tend to smell
  • some cheap yoga mats are contain pollutants

Which Yoga Mat is suitable for you?

Yoga in ancient India
In ancient India, the birthplace of yoga, people first meditated on mats made from animal skin. Today they use specially crafted or produced yoga mats just like in other western countries.

Which type of yoga are you going to practice?
In our best yoga mat reviews we have taken a look at the different styles of yoga and the matching mat to perform it. Gaiam yoga mats or Manduka yoga mats are very popular as general meditation mats. They are a good choice for beginners but tend to be more expensive. Nike yoga mats for example are rather general fitness mats or workout mats designed for special fitness moves or positions. Also consider how intensive your yoga poses are. If you rather opt for relaxing moves and would therefore prefer comfort, go for a model made from cotton or virgin wool. More dynamic, intensive workouts will require a fitness map that doesn’t slip ideally made from PVC or rubber.

Where can I buy a cheap yoga mat?
Especially for beginners buying the cheapest yoga mat may seem attractive as some models are particularly low priced. Though we recommend not to bargain because some poorly manufactured mats are often made with artificial material an can include pollutants. If you want good value for money and are looking for low prices and good offers check out our ‘price tip’ from the best yoga mats in our reviews 2016 above.
This is our best value for money pick meaning you’ll get very decent quality whilst not having to pay a fortune.



Do you want to buy a top quality yoga mat?
If you’re familiar with yoga and want to upgrade to higher quality you’ll probably have to pay more. Some of the best Mats by Gaiam, Manduka or Jade will be a relative expensive investment so be sure of your preferred yoga style and intensity. Some online shops have great offers for top quality models and you can also check out yoga mats for sale, as you might find a real bargain. In our yoga mat reviews 2016 we have picked a ‘top-rated’ yoga mat that in our opinion has all the qualities to be called the UK’s best yoga mat.

Where are you going to practise yoga?
The best yoga mats are universally usable though certain types are more suitable in different surroundings. As you’ve already thought about which style of yoga you’ll be doing you should also consider where you’ll practise it. How much space does your surrounding offer? Choose a smaller sized mat to save space. Choose a thicker mat if you’re meditating outside for prolonged comfort. Our yoga mat reviews 2016 showed that most models from Gaiam and Nike yoga mats to Manduka and Jade yoga mats come in different sizes, colours and materials, offering you a broad selection from which to choose the most suitable mat for you.

The UK’s best Yoga Mat Brands.

This section summarizes the different brands that make the UK’s best yoga mats. Our yoga mat reviews already mentioned Gaiam yoga mats, Nike yoga mats and Manduka yoga mats as some of the leading models on the market, of which some specialize on fitness mats, pilates mats, general workout mats or training mats. Below we have listed other big names and producers of some of the best yoga mats around.

Jade yoga mats like the 'Jade Harmony' are very popular in UK online shops.

  • Gaiam Yoga Mats
  • Nike Yoga Mats
  • Manduka Yoga Mats
  • Jade Yoga Mats

These being some of the biggest producers for women, for men, for beginners or intermediates. The following shine with some of the best value, cheap yoga mats.

  • Adidas
  • Everlast
  • Yoga-Mad
  • 66-Fit
  • Bremshey
  • Casall
  • Fitness Mad
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Prana
  • Reebok

The best Yoga Mat Accessories

No matter if you’re doing yoga at home or in yoga classes, with a couple of nifty gadgets you can make the most of your yoga experience and take full advantage of all the benefits that come from different poses, positions and moves. So below we have some of the most useful accessories from our yoga mat reviews.

As you can see, these yoga blocks from EcoActive guide the user through certain poses and supports their body.

  • Yoga Blocks: Yoga blocks are durable but soft, brick sized blocks often made from cork, that support you during certain positions and poses. They also function as a sort of guide when you’re practising the moves as to how high you must position your body or act as an extension for certain body parts.
  • Yoga Bolster: Yoga bolsters are cushion like rolls that support you in a in a similar way to yoga blocks and are good for opening back bend positions and restorative forward bends. They are also often used for pregnancy workouts.
  • Yoga Mat Bag: A yoga mat with bag is obviously useful for carrying your mat around. Some yoga mats come with carry straps instead, though to also protect it from weather it’s probably best if you get a yoga mat with bag.
  • Clothes: There’s no need to underestimate wearing the right clothes for yoga workouts. Make sure you’re wearing light clothes in which you feel comfortable. Yoga pants are favoured by women, for men a simple shorts and tank top is often just fine.
  • Yoga Mat Towel: Consider that you’ll be sweating a lot during workouts and therefore will have to clean your mat with a yoga mat towel after every session.