The 7 Best Yoga Mats For Travel

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3This Thin And Lightweight Foldable Mat That’s Durable Enough To Handle All Your Adventures

Wherever your practice takes you, the Manduka eKO SuperLite yoga mat can handle it. It folds up to fit in your travel bag or purse and weighs about two pounds, but despite how lightweight and thin it is, it’s still pretty darn durable. The tightly woven scrim resists tearing or stretching on any surface, and the natural tree rubber has a closed-cell design to prevent the absorption of moisture and the growth of bacteria. “It’s been with me to Antarctica, Hawaii, and on many quick overnight trips,” says one reviewer. “Much ‘stickier’ than any other mat I’ve owned, yet it doesn’t pick up dog hair or sand the way I dreaded it would.” It’s available in 11 bright colors, and it creates zero waste during manufacturing, too.

4This Budget-Friendly Option With A Unique, Non-Slip Texture

Oftentimes, less expensive mats are made of less expensive material, which means you’re slipping all over the place. Not this one. The Gaiam foldable yoga mat is only $20, but its unique sticky texture provides stable footing for optimal performance anywhere. It folds into a 10-inch by 12-inch square, which fits easily in your carry-on or tote, and it comes in six truly eye-catching designs and colors. “Very lightweight yet provides decent cushion,” says one reviewer, while another comments, “During a recent trip to Hawaii I had planned on devoting time to my yoga practice. This included doing a yoga jungle hike … Fantastic mat for not only travel, but everyday use.”

5This Eco-Friendly Mat With Built-In Straps For The World Traveler

Ideal for the world traveler, the YOGO Ultralight travel mat has a patented folding design to fit in small bags with ease. It has attached straps that keep it rolled up and can also be used to hang it from virtually any structure after you’ve washed it down. (If you’re practicing on a beach or on a hike, this is a must — unless you want to fold up a wet, sandy mat and stick it back in your bag.) Last but not least, the super sticky material is actually sustainably-harvested rubber, and the company plants one tree for every mat purchased. It doesn’t get much more eco-friendly than that.

6This Meticulously-Designed Option That Keeps You Aligned On The Go

There are plenty of reasons why people love the Liforme travel mat: it has a revolutionary grip material without any unwanted stretch, it’s kind to your body and the planet, and it’s lightweight and comes with a free carrying bag. Reviewers even go so far as to call the design “meticulously thought out” and “the best mat for any type of yoga.” However, the real selling point is the original alignment system. Its unique on-mat markers give you as much or as little guidance as you need to ensure that your hands and feet are always in the correct place, all while keeping portability in mind.

7These Brilliant Non-Slip Gloves And Socks If Luggage Space Is Really Tight

If you’re really limited on suitcase space, these genius gloves and socks are the way to go. Yoga Paws allow you to enjoy all the benefits of a full-sized yoga mat without any of the hassle. They’re made of a stretchy, breathable mesh material that’s lined with a non-slip natural rubber, so your hands and feet stay put on any surface. They’re available in five colors, and reviewers are raving about them: “I recently got a pair of the Yoga Paws Skin Thins before heading [oversees for two weeks] … I was able to practice on hotel balcony and on the deck comfortably without a mat. These are a new travel must for me!” The best news? They fit right in your purse or even your pockets.

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