Looking for the cheapest yoga mat that doesn’t compromise on amazing quality?
Branded yoga mats have a reputation of being overly expensive, so we’ve rounded up the top eco friendly yoga mat options that are easy on the wallet.
1. Hugger Mugger Eco-Rich Yoga Mat ($39)
The Hugger Mugger Eco-Rich Yoga Mat is the first yoga mat that uses plant-based oils for up to half of the mat material, which creates a stickier texture that helps you feel more grounded.
With yummy colours like Mint, Marigold and Plum to choose from, it’s no surprise that satisfied customers are gushing over their Eco-Rich mats.
“To try to be green, I’ve stuck with the same mat for over 10 years, but I finally decided I needed a new one. This mat helped me stay eco conscious, yet get the perfectly sticky mat I needed. I love the cheerful marigold color! I love my new yoga mat, thank you Hugger Mugger!” – Morgan (customer)
2. Suga Recycled Wetsuit Yoga Mat ($79)
If you’re looking for a unique yoga mat that can last you for a long time, the Suga Recycled Wetsuit Yoga Mat is probably it.
These stunning mats are made entirely from recycled wetsuits, and as of now, 12,500 wetsuits have been collected and 32 tons of neoprene diverted from landfills.
Although not the cheapest yoga mat out there, Suga has garnered rave reviews about their premium quality and wonderful aesthetic that has appealed to both men and women alike.
“I’m new to yoga but found most mats to be slippery and lacking cushion for my knees. This mat has great traction for classes where you break a sweat and need to hold a pose without slipping. At first I was concerned about what I might be getting the price, but I think it’s so worth it now that I’ve experienced the high quality first-hand during multiple classes (ranging from moderate to fast-paced classes that make you sweat). I’ve owned this mat for almost a week and have gotten compliments from folks in class to instructors. I also really dig the look of the mat and the rounded corners.” – Tyler (customer)
3. Gaiam Premium 2-Colour Yoga Mat ($30)
Free from latex and the top six most harmful phthalates, this Premium 2-Colour Yoga Mat is reversible, non-slip and also comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Gaiam literally stands for “I am the Earth”. The brand is known to be committed to healthy living, which is evident in their eco-friendly products.
Beautiful earthy colours? Check. Quality materials? Check. Cheapest yoga mat on this list? Double check.
“This is a great mat for a great price. It stays put, the material doesn’t flake off, it’s thick enough but not too thick and my hands and feet don’t slide around. Very comfortable and vibrant colors.” – Flowerchilde (customer)
4. Manduka eKO Superlite Mat ($79)
Manduka is founded on the simple idea that a better yoga mat could make a world of difference.
Like the name suggests, the eKO Superlite Mat is a premium travel mat suited for high performance, created specially for yogis on the go.
Made from sustainably harvested tree rubber, no toxic chemicals have gone into the manufacturing process to soften the rubber. It uses a blend of polyester and natural cotton as opposed to synthetic polyester for reinforcement.
Their drool-worthy colours like Acai and Midnight have also caught our attention.
“My favorite yoga mat at home and for traveling. It’s been with me to Antarctica, Hawaii, and on many quick overnight trips. 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. I set it up on a beach blanket to keep sand off while practicing on the beach, but I was easily able to brush the inevitable sand that did get on their off. Even dog hair brushes off easier than it does off my pants.” – Laura (customer)
5. JadeYoga Level One Mat ($40)
The pioneer of the original “green” yoga mat, JadeYoga makes all its mats with natural rubber, a renewable resource, tapped from rubber trees.
With stellar reviews and a sleek, clean design, the Level One Mat is perfect for new yogis on a budget. It comes available in two colours, Classic Blue and Classic Purple.
“This mat is awesome. I love how cushiony and dense it is but is still lightweight to carry. My other yoga mat for under $50 is so thin I feel like I am laying on my floor. But this mat provides great support. Its also a good length, I don’t feel like I am running out of mat. Definitely worth the purchase!” – Jillian (customer)
6. Prana E.C.O. Yoga Mat ($55)
Prana’s core belief is that they should “give much more than they take from the world”, and are thus committed to sustainability and doing right.
Made from 100% Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) with non-toxic materials used in production, the Prana E.C.O. Yoga Mat has become a staple for many yogis looking to practice in their home. It also features a unique two-sided textured surface and a closed cell construction that prevents germs from absorbing into the mat.
With colour options ranging from Retro Teal to Rosa, the mat is highly sought after by both men and women.
“This is a wonderful mat! It’s texture offers a non-slip surface, with a nice cushion for sensitive wrists and knees. I really love the colors (royal and light blue) and use it frequently. The reason I gave it 4 stars, instead of 5, is that I found it difficult to do balancing poses on, and often have to step off onto the bare floor instead. Also, when doing warrior and/or lunge poses on this mat when on a hardwood floor, the mat tends to stretch a bit from the tension; I didn’t notice until I glanced down at my feet one day. Other than these minor things, I really love this mat and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a softer, more cushioned mat, without having to worry about sliding around!” – Anonymous (customer)
7. Affirmat I Am Magic Yoga Mat ($66)
All Affirmat yoga mats are made with a jute blend on a Polymer Environmental Resin (PER) base, resulting in high quality and biodegradable mats.
The I Am Magic Yoga Mat is also slip resistant and free of phthalates, latex and metals. The cherry on top? It’s luxuriously silk-embroidered and comes in a lovely turquoise shade. What’s not to love?
“I am a total Affirmat evangelist. I only practice on your mats and my collection of Affirmat mats and towels truly warm my heart and fuel my practice. I have your first edition first mats I AM WONDERFULLY MADE in two colors and a prized collection of three towels, I do bikram so these are worked & washed hard. When I’m intensely in-practice, your products are my private lovies, my strength, my hope, my frustration, sometimes my tears and sometimes my joys. Thank you, you and Affirmats ARE wonderfully made.” – Jennifer (customer)
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