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The eKOLite® 4mm is designed to give you many of the benefits of the 5mm version but as it’s a little smaller and lighter you can take it with you more easily. On carpet flooring you don't necessarily need a 5mm yoga mat as the carpet gives you cushion and the mat is more there to give you grip so this mat is an exellent choice if you always practice on carpet. For wooden, concrete or tile floors we recommend you stick with a 5mm. This all-natural rubber mat provides grip even if you perspire a little. The eKO® range of mats are constructed from non-Amazon harvested tree rubber that supports both your practice and our planet. Stays flat as you practice due to the weight and stability of rubber. Limited Edition colours are more expensive.
1800 x 600 x 4mm and weighs 1.8kg
Contains no PVC or plasticizing chemicals
Biodegradable, non-Amazon tree rubber
Produced using non-toxic foaming agents
No AZO dyes used to colour the mat
99% latex free
Zero waste during manufacturing.
Being made from natural rubber without any preservative chemicals added means you will need to take good care of your eKO® mat. See care instructions.
eKOLite® 4mm was designed to be a little more transportable than the 5mm version with still enough cushion to use on hard floors. There is also the eKOLite® 3mm to consider but at this thickness they are more suitable on carpet floors.
All rubber mats will have a slight rubber smell. It starts out obvious but after awhile it mostly diminishes.
Taking care for an eKO® mat - DO NOT:
Wash it in a washing machine
Soak or submerge it in water
Use any type of soap or chemicals
Use harsh scrubbing cloth/brushes on it
Leave it in direct sunlight
Leave or store it in a hot vehicle or situation
Use the salt scrub method - that's for PRO® mats.
To clean your mat:
All eKO® mats can be cleaned by spraying them with Manduka’s Natural Rubber Mat Wash or TRIBE Eco Clean and wiping down with a soft cloth. You can also make your own cleaner by mixing 10% white vinegar and 90% water in a spray bottle.
To store your mat:
Once dry, roll it up with the closed-cell surface facing out. That is the top surface you practice on and has the red Manduka frog logo on it. If damp from cleaning it, allow the mat to air dry before rolling up.
The eKO® mat is a natural yoga mat made from sustainably harvested tree rubber. Unlike other rubber mats available today, the foaming agents used to create the eKO® are non-toxic.
Additionally, instead of using all synthetic polyester for the reinforcing mesh placed through the middle of the mat, we have chosen to use a blend of polyester and natural cotton.
To bond the two layers of the mat together around the reinforcing mesh we have opted for a heat process rather than glue as this is more ecological and stronger.
According to both customer feedback and published yoga mat reviews, the eKO® mat is a high performance mat that is also good for the environment.