The Best Yoga Mats for bikram or hot yoga

No need to research best yoga mats for hours. Find your best hot yoga mat with I-dig-bikram-yoga's comprehensive comparison chart, and you'll be on your way to ordering your new bikram yoga mat tonight!

Versatile Hot Yoga Mat Favorites

Material
Emissions-free manufactured polyester/PVC blend, zero-waste & sustainable. Latex-free.

Surface
Slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even wet

Features
Only lighter-weight mat with Lifetime Guarantee

Size/weight
4.75mm thick
4lbs
71"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $80


Eco-Friendly, Natural and Rubber Mats

Material
Non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber

Surface
Closed-cell surface keeps sweat from seeping in. Naturally grippy surface texture

Features
Most durable eco-friendly mat on market

Size/weight
4.75mm thick
7lbs
71"L x 26" W 

price
approximately $90


Material
100% Natural Rubber

Surface
Overlaid with durable cotton mesh

Features
Grippy without being sticky

Size/weight
4mm thick
weight not listed
68"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $60


Material
100% Natural Rubber

Surface
High-tack textured surface for excellent traction

Features
Folds into a packable square weighing 1 lb., 12 oz

Size/weight
1mm thick
1lbs 12oz
68"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $40


Material
TPE Thermo Plastic Elastomer (biodegradable) No PVC & latex free

Surface
Anti-slip textured surfaces

Features
Two-sided mat with different colors and textures on each side

Size/weight
5mm thick
2.5lbs
68"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $50


Lightweight and Travel Mats

Material
Non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber

Surface
Closed-cell surface avoids sweat seeping into mat, naturally grippy surface texture

Features
High-performance, eco-friendly and convenient

Size/weight
3mm thick
4lbs
68"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $50


Material
100% Natural Rubber

Surface
High-tack textured surface for excellent traction

Features
Folds into a packable square weighing 1 lb., 12 oz

Size/weight
1mm thick
1lbs 12oz
68"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $40


Best Yoga Mats with Textured Surface

Material
Latex-free without 6 most harmful phthalates

Surface
Unique texture with 5 raised lines running along length of mat

Features
Lightweight, durable, still cushions and nature inspirited

Size/weight
3mm thick
weight not listed
68"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $20


Material
100% Natural Rubber

Surface
Amazing fabric-like, slip-resistant texture

Features
Shakti is Sanskrit for power - and this deep red mat emits a feeling of groundedness

Size/weight
4mm thick
weight not listed
68"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $60


Extra Thick Mats

Material
Probably PVC - website doesn't specify

Surface
2 slip-resistant textures - different on each side

Features
The mega mat: thick, long, textured. Indulge.

Size/weight
6mm thick
weight not listed
68"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $80


Premium Mats

Material
Thick 100% Natural Rubber

Surface
Fabric-like surface

Features
Highest level of cushioning available on the market

Size/weight
8mm thick
weight not listed
68"L x 24" W 

price
approximately $90


Material
Emissions-free manufactured PVC

Surface
Slip resistant, yet non-sticky

Features
Widely considered "the best" and will last a lifetime

Size/weight
6.35mm thick
7lbs
72"L x 26" W or Long 84" x 26"

price
approximately $100

Picking your best yoga mat

Finding the best yoga mats for hot yoga or bikram yoga doesn't have to be hard.

Ask yourself:

  • How much am I wanting to spend?
  • Am I going to be lugging it around a lot?
  • Is it important to me to have a mat made from natural and eco-friendly materials?
  • Do I hope to only purchase THIS mat in my lifetime?
  • Do I want/need a mat with more cushioning?
  • How important is it to me to believe in the values of the company from which I am purchasing my mat?
  • Will I use this mat for other practices besides Bikram Yoga?

Pick 3 questions that you value most, and then use the above chart to find the best yoga mats that will best cover that combination of values for you.

Happy Hot Yoga-ing!


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