With the holiday season upon us, things can get a little hectic. Yoga lovers know that regular practice helps bring calm during times of stress, which is even more reason to keep your practice up at this time of year. The beauty of yoga is that you can do it nearly anywhere, anytime, and you need little more than a mat and some instruction - from memory, online, or from a teacher.
Rather than lugging a heavy mat around or letting it take up valuable weight and space in your suitcase, opt for a lightweight travel mat that can go everywhere with you. Did you know that our travel mats can be folded as well as rolled? Packing a travel mat is a breeze - fold it to fit the base of your suitcase and top it with the rest of your luggage.
A quality quick-drying mat towel like the Manduka eQua will provide added comfort during your yoga sessions and also doubles as a beach towel, saving you even more space in your luggage!
YOGA AT HOME TIP: Travel mats are also excellent for home use if you have carpet with underlay; often, a standard 4mm to 6mm mat will feel too spongy on carpet.
Our Favourite Travel Mats
Manduka knows a thing or two about yoga mats, so it’s no surprise that their travel offering is exceptional. Did you know that Manduka products are designed by yogis and used in over 4,000 studios worldwide? We love their inspirational, sustainable ethos and zest for all things yoga.
The eKO® SuperLite mat comes in at a featherweight 1kg with a compact 1.5mm thickness! Ideal for use over carpet to provide a little cushioning, the eKO® SuperLite is textured for superior grip and has a closed-cell surface for easy cleaning. Despite being super lightweight, it is tightly woven and stretch resistant.
Best of all, the eKO® mat is a natural yoga mat made from sustainably harvested tree rubber. Unlike most other rubber mats available today, the foaming agents used to create the eKO® are non-toxic.
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Another great travel option from the Manduka range is the:
Coming in slightly thicker at 2.5mm, the Manduka PRO® Travel is still exceptionally light and portable, and like the original Manduka PRO®, will never wear out, guaranteed. The extra cushioning offers a little more support during your practice. The PRO® Travel is 100% latex-free, emissions-free manufacturing, and OEKO-TEX® certified.
Some people find they have to break their PRO® Travel mat in for several weeks until the grip is established - to speed up the break-in period, you can also use the Salt Scrub Method.
The final offering in our Travel Yoga Mat range comes from Tribe:
Tribe's travel option is super lightweight - only 800 grams - and can be rolled or folded to fit into any bag. Thickness wise, it's 1mm, and again it's ideal for use over carpet for cushioning (or paired with a travel yoga mat towel).
The Wanderer contains no AZO dyes or glue and is made from 100% natural tree rubber to provide an exceptional grip during your flow.
Ready now for your holidays? Owning a lightweight travel mat will help to keep you in your yoga routine while you're away. Wherever you go, you'll be ready at a moment's notice to practice.