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

Brand Mat Thick Material Surface Features Size Made in Price
Manduka PROlite Mat 4.75mm, 4lbs Emissions-free manufactured polyester/PVC blend, zero-waste & sustainable. Latex-free. Slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even wet Only lighter-weight mat with Lifetime Guarantee 71"L x 24" W Website does not specify $72

Eco-Friendly, Natural and Rubber Mats

Brand Mat Thick Material Surface Features Size Made in Price
Manduka eKO Mat 4.75mm & 7 lbs Non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber Closed-cell surface keeps sweat from seeping in. Naturally grippy surface texture Most durable eco-friendly mat on market 71"L x 26" W Website doesn't specify $76
Gaiam.com, Inc Sol Adara Rubber Yoga Mat 4mm 100% natural rubber Overlaid with durable cotton mesh Grippy without being sticky 68"L x 24" W Taiwan $59.98
Gaiam.com, Inc Sol Jala Rubber Yoga Mat 4mm 100% Natural Rubber Overlaid with fine open weave mesh for superior traction Unique tonal pattern looks like waves across the mat 68"L x 24" W Taiwan $59.98
Gaiam.com, Inc Sol Shakti Rubber Yoga Mat 4mm 100% natural rubber Amazing fabric-like, slip-resistant texture Shakti is Sanskrit for power - and this deep red mat emits a feeling of groundedness 68"L x 24" W Taiwan $59.98
pRana Prana E.C.O. Yoga Mat

5mm TPE Thermo Plastic Elastomer (biodegradable) No PVC & latex free Anti-slip textured surfaces Two-sided mat with different colors and textures on each side 72"L x 24" W Currently researching $48.00

Lightweight and Travel Mats

Company Mat Thickness Material Surface Features Made in Price
Manduka eKO Lite Mat 3.17mm Non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber Closed-cell surface avoids sweat seeping into mat, naturally grippy surface texture High-performaning, eco-friendly and convenient Website doesn't specify $46
Gaiam.com, Inc Sol Bhakti Ultra-Light Yoga Mat 1mm 100% Natural Rubber High-tack textured surface Folds into a packable square weighing 1 lb., 12 oz Taiwan $39.98

Best Yoga Mats with Textured Surface

Brand Mat Thick Material Surface Features Size Made in Price
Gaiam.com, Inc Green Tea Textured Yoga Mat 3mm Latex-free without 6 most harmful phthalates Unique texture with 5 raised lines running along length of mat Lightweight, durable, still cushions and nature inspirited 68"L x 24" W Taiwan $21.98
Gaiam.com, Inc Sol Shakti Rubber Yoga Mat 4mm 100% natural rubber Amazing fabric-like, slip-resistant texture Shakti is Sanskrit for power - and this deep red mat emits a feeling of groundedness 68"L x 24" W Taiwan $59.98

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Extra Thick Mats

Brand Mat Thick Material Surface Features Size Made in Price
Gaiam.com, Inc Sol Atman Yoga Mat 6mm Probably PVC - website doesn't specify 2 slip-resistant textures - different on each side The mega mat: thick, long, textured. Indulge. 72"L x 24" W Taiwan $79.98
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Premium Mats

Brand Mat Thick Material Surface Features Size Made in Price
Gaiam.com, Inc Sol Uttama Premium Yoga Mat 8mm Thick 100% Natural Rubber Fabric-like surface Highest level of cushioning available on the market 68"L x 24" W Taiwan $89.98
Manduka Black Mat PRO 6.35mm and 7lbs! Emissions-free manufactured PVC Slip resistant, yet non-sticky Widely considered "the best" and will last a lifetime 71"L x 26" W or Long 84" x 26" Website doesn't specify $94.00
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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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