The Best Affordable Yoga Mats of 2017

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Foldable yoga mat / Best affordable yoga mat / Which yoga mat to buy

 

Let’s see, you are a yoga lover and about to start. The first and most important thing to do is getting a yoga mat. These mats come in various price ranges and probably you are on a shoe-string budget. Well, the truth is that you don’t have to break the bank just to get a good yoga mat for yourself.

However, there are things you need to look out for whenever you are about to purchase a yoga mat, no matter the price.

  1. Thickness

The thickness of yoga mats varies from 3mm to 1 inch with the thicker ones offering more cushioning for your joints during practice. However, if you are just starting, then you should avoid the thicker ones because you could get thrown off during practice.

  1. Material

Yoga mats are made from various materials which usually determine the density, softness, grip, texture and the feeling you get whenever you are on it. Some of these materials include PVC, natural rubber, bamboo, jute, cotton, hemp, etc. Among all these materials, PVC mats are the cheapest.

  1. Traction

This is one of the most important things to look out if you don’t know which yoga mat to buy. This is necessary for hot yoga because you get slippery and sweaty, eventually. Traction is determined by the material type, thickness, texture, and stickiness of the mat.

Now that we’ve covered what to look out, let’s see which are fit to be a best affordable mat for the year 2017.

  1. Athoon Thick Yoga Mat with Strap

This is a foldable yoga mat with 2 sides and extra grip to prevent you from slipping onto the ground. Its design is majorly for hot yoga but can also be used for dry sessions as well. Made from TPE foam, a non-toxic material, this mat is 6 mm and will not tear throughout your yoga sessions. Also, it hardly absorbs dirt and grime due to its closed cell structure, which makes it easy to clean. It weighs around 2 Ibs and even has a strap and bag to make carrying it about easier.

  1. Sunny Health & Fitness Yoga Mat

This is another foldable yoga mat having dimensions of 68 x 24 inches, 6 mm thick and made from PVC. We can say that this yoga mat is the most affordable yoga mat for anyone who isn’t seriously into yoga. It can be used for about a month or two but not really good to be used for hot yoga classes. It weighs 2 Ibs and comes in 2 colors.

  1. Healthyoga Eco-friendly Non-slip Yoga Mat

This mat comes in up to a dozen styles which gives you several options to choose the one you like the most. It has a size of 72 x 26 inches, 6 mm thick and made from the eco-friendly TPE material. There are marking on the surface of the mat to help you position your hand and foot properly. This is to prevent slipping during hot yoga.

  1. Sivan Health and Fitness Extra Thick Yoga Mat

Made from a ½ inch thick memory foam material which is smooth on one side and rubbed on the other, it provides an adequate grip for people into hot yoga. However, it advisable to have a towel to prevent sweat dripping on the mat which would cause slipping. It has a 71 x 24 inches size which is plenty of space for stretching. This mat is very affordable while it offers durability and good value for its user.

  1. HappYnes Yoga Mat

This mat is 6 mm thick and is eco-friendly made from TPE material measuring 72 x 24 inches. It comes in various bright-toned colors with a double-sided slip-free grip having a textured shell-like pattern on its top and ridges on its bottom. Its weight is around 2 Ibs and comes along with a bag that it can be fit into, making it a foldable yoga mat. This is another affordable yoga mat which would last for a very long time.

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