Avoid Sliding Midpose With These 15 Hot-Yoga Mats
Stemming off the yoga family tree, hot yoga isn't a new concept. The workout challenges you to perform under the hottest, steamiest, and sweatiest conditions, but the benefits can be truly life-changing. Connecting with your inner self and focusing on your breath and form are vital for a successful hot yoga class, but none of that is possible if you're using the wrong mat. To ensure you're getting the best (and sweatiest) workout possible, we compiled a list of the best antislip hot yoga mats on the market.
The Reversible Mat 5mm
Lululemon has redesigned The Reversible Mat 5mm ($78) to provide your joints with additional cushion and comfort. This mat in particular is great for hot yoga because of the polyurethane top layer, which absorbs moisture to aid with gripping during sweaty workouts.
S.W.E.T. PU Leather Hot Yoga Mat
Made out of polyurethane leather, the S.W.E.T. PU Leather Hot Yoga Mat ($90) was specially invented for sweaty, intense hot yoga exercises. You won't lose balance or focus (mentally or physically) thanks to its durable moisture wicking.
Ananda 2-in-1 Hot Yoga Mat & Towel
Attempting to work out while sitting in a pile of your sweat is the opposite of fun, which is exactly why you should go with the Ananda 2-in-1 Hot Yoga Mat & Towel ($48). A built-in layer absorbs the moisture on your mat so you don't have to worry about sliding mid-pose.
Aurorae Synergy 2 in 1 Yoga Mat
Labeled as being best for hot yoga, the Aurorae Synergy 2 in 1 Yoga Mat ($60) bonds together a plush, nonslip microfiber towel with a PER mat for optimal comfort and use. You won't have to stress about your mat bunching or your body slipping with a mat like this.
Yoga Design Lab The Cork Yoga Mat
A cork mat might seem a little unconventional, but it works. For a top-notch performance, a Yoga Design Lab The Cork Yoga Mat ($62-$88) has a nonslip grip that intensifies the more you sweat. It's like having exercise equipment and a cheerleader rolled up in one!
Reetual, The Yoga Mat That Adores Sweat
I mean, do you need any other reason to buy this mat? Literally named Reetual, The Yoga Mat That Adores Sweat ($55), this mat lives for hot yoga and sweat. In fact, the more you sweat, the better grip and traction you'll receive from its MicroGrip surface technology.
Jels Yoga Mat
What makes a Jels Yoga Mat ($57) ideal for hot yoga? We're so glad you asked! Whereas most mats have one side dedicated to nonslip, this mat has a double-sided anti-skid texture. This will give you double the amount of support and grip. Plus, your mat will have lots of traction against the floor.