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Taking your practice on the go doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you’re flying to the other side of the world or just heading to your neighborhood park, don’t let a bulky yoga mat weigh you down. These days, you can find travel yoga mats that are light, easy to carry, and functional. You may even find that you prefer them to your regular mat. Practicing anywhere—at anytime–just got a whole lot easier.
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This mat does it all—truly. It’s lightweight, easy to carry, foldable, and has enough cushion to sustain even the toughest practice. At just over two pounds, you’ll be able to carry this mat around all day. It’s textured top allows you to flow through a sequence with ease (and without any fear of slipping). You’ll find yourself gravitating toward this mat even when you’re not traveling. Pro Travel Yoga Mat 2.5 mm, $75(Photo: Lululemon)
Need a yoga mat that will fit in a backpack? Lululemon’s. version of a travel yoga mat does just that. Packable and easy to fold, you can add this mat to any suitcase or bag. The wraparound strap ensures that it will stay folded in your bag and not splay out. Plus, Lululemon made this mat with sustainably sourced rubber materials—you know we love it. Carry Onwards Travel Yoga Mat, $88(Photo: Jade Yoga)
Say goodbye to bulky, thick mats that weight you down. At just over 3 mm thick, this travel yoga mat balances cushion with lightness. Available in a variety of earthy colors and made sustainability, this travel mat benefits you, the aesthetics of your space—and the environment, as Jade Yoga plants a tree for every mat they sell. Travel Mat, $59.90–$64.70(Photo: Hugger Mugger)
Looking for a portable yoga mat that won’t break the bank? Consider this one from Hugger Mugger. At just over a pound (yes, really), you’ll be able to transport this mat anywhere. Its sticky top will give you fantastic grip, even though it’s a thinner mat, while the bottom tracts to the floor, ensuring that you won’t have to worry about unforeseen slips. Plus, you can’t beat the price. Tapas Travel Yoga Mat, $21.95(Photo: 2nd Wind)
Do you love a sweaty practice? With 2nd Wind’s Free Bird mat, you’ll no longer need to lug both a mat and a towel to your favorite hot yoga class—the towel is built right in to the top layer, providing a great grip, especially when you sweat. Low-maintenance, easy to care for (you can toss it in the washing machine), and thin, this yoga mat will ensure you’re able to keep up with your practice while on the move. (Heck, you probably won’t even notice a difference.) Free Bird Yoga Mat, $80(Photo: B Yoga)
Looking for a yoga mat that you can fold into your suitcase? This is the on-the-go mat for you. Made with 100 percent rubber, this mat has tons of grip, offering you a stable foundation for the duration of your practice. It’s also durable and easy to clean. This mat will quickly become your most important luggage, accompanying you on all of your future trips. Traveller 2mm, $60
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