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Manduka PRO Yoga and Pilates Mat

by Manduka
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Price: $89.15 - $128.00
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  • Yoga mat designed for superior wear and longevity
  • Comfortably cushions spine, hips, knees and elbows on hard floors
  • Slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even when wet from perspiration; provides stability on hard or soft surfaces
  • Certified emissions-free manufacturing
  • Weighs 8.5 pounds; 85 by 26 by 1/4 Inch (L x W x D)

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Product Description

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The legendary Black Mat PRO (formerly known as the Black Mat) is celebrating 12 years as one of the world's finest yoga mat. There's a reason the Black Mat PRO inspires such passion in its users; with its denser, thicker form, unparalleled comfort and cushioning, superior non-slip fabric-like finish, and simple, elegant design, the Black Mat PRO will revolutionize your practice. And best of all, it now comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. The Manduka Black Mat PRO is chosen first by yoga teachers throughout the world, and by yogis of every experience level who value not only their individual practice but also their surrounding world.



The proprietary dot-pattern bottom on the bottom of the BlackMatPRO resists sliding and is engineered for long-lasting use with high quality materials that won't peel, flake, or fade. The fabric-like surface finish offers superior slip-resistance, even with light perspiration. This longevity and Manduka's Lifetime Guarantee reduces consumption and landfill waste by guarding against wear and tear.


Features & Specifications:

  • Zero-waste in manufacturing; Oeko-Tex certified, emissions-free manufacturing
  • Backed by a Lifetime Guarantee
  • Superior wear and longevity
  • Comfortably cushions spine, hips, knees, and elbows on hard floors
  • Slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even when wet from light perspiration
  • Provides stability on hard or soft surfaces
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Dimensions: 26 by 71 by 1/4 inches (W x L x D)
To Clean:


We recommend using Manduka Mat Renew or any non-solvent household cleaner and a damp cloth or sponge. Hang to dry in the sunshine. Do not put your mat in the washing machine- it may break the machine and ruin your mat.

To Store:
Roll your Black Mat PRO with the top side (fabric-finish) facing outwards. This keeps the corners of the mat flat when practicing.


To Break In:
The surface texture of the Black Mat PRO improves with use. Our customers have found that the best way to break in their mat is to use it on a daily basis. Another trick is to sprinkle coarse sea salt over your mat, scrub it down with a sponge, and air dry in the sunshine.

Manduka's Green Mission
Manduka PRO series yoga mats, designed to last a lifetime (or two), curb the amount of PVC mats that enter landfills every year and reduces overall mat consumption. Also, during the manufacturing of most PVC products, toxic emissions may be released into the air. However, PRO series mats are manufactured through a process that ensures no toxic emissions are released into the atmosphere. The Black Mat PRO is certified safe for human contact by OEKO-TEX, an environmental certification agency in Europe for the textile industry.

Product Description

FEATURES of the Manduka Pro Yoga Mat Zero-waste, sustainable yoga mat Backed by a Lifetime Guarantee Superior wear and longevity Comfortably cushions spine, hips, knees, and elbows on hard floors Slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even when wet from light perspiration Provides stability on hard or soft surfaces Oeko-Tex certified, emissions-free manufacturing Available in two lengths, standard (71") and long (85") SPECIFICATIONS of the Manduka Pro Yoga Mat Weight: 7.0 lbs Long: 71" Wide: 26" Thick: 1/4"

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 5 x 5 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00C5C1F7S
  • Item model number: BM85-PARENT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (657 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

I'm 72" tall and the extra length (85") of the mat really makes a difference.
Scott
Just enough cushion to keep make working on a hard floor comfortable without adding so much padding as to be distracting or awkward for standing poses.
J. M. Tkalec
This mat is heavy, soft, and appears to be made of very high quality material.
Mighty Yam

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

700 of 719 people found the following review helpful By L. Hawkins VINE VOICE on January 31, 2005
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 71-Inch
Yoga mats come in three basic thicknesses. At 1/4" this one tops even the thickest sticky mats. Roughly the thickness of two average mats together, this one will help cushion all those boney parts and not bunch up the way two mats together always seem to do. It's not only thicker, it's denser to boot. It's cushion without mushiness. However, this cushion comes at the price of being quite heavy -- more heavy than four average mats combined! Probably not the best choice for a mat you tote around unless you want to get in some extra strength training. This one is the kind you buy, find a place for, and leave it there. Also note that the roll this yoga mat makes is huge, something to consider if between practice storage space is an issue. The "thick" mats at 3/16" will still provide extra cushion without the hassle but if you've tried them and they're still not enough, this might be the way to go. Mats that are about one third as thick as this one (1/16") are good for travel or placing under a thicker mat to provide more traction. The average mats are about 1/8." This mat is also two inches wider than the average mat, 24" is the standard width, and three inches longer than average -- 68" is the standard length.

There are two sides to this and nearly all yoga mats. Look carefully at the 'bumps' on each side of the mat. On most mats, the larger bumps are designed to face upwards to cushion your hands, feet, and knees during poses while keeping your body from dangerously slipping out of alignment. The smaller bumps are designed to face downwards to grip the floor and keep the yoga mat from sliding. With this mat it's slightly different. Manduka's mats have a unique dotted bottom surface that holds the mat in place during your practice. It looks unlike any other mat you've ever seen.
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182 of 185 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Drew on May 28, 2007
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 85 Inch Verified Purchase
I obsessed about whether to purchase the regular size Manduka or the longer 85" model. I am only 5'9" tall and was told by almost everyone that unless you are 6' tall or over you don't need the longer mat. Besides, the longer model is "so" heavy. As usual, I went my own way and purchased the longer mat and am glad I did. I love the longer mat. First of all, when I am completely stretched out on my stomach, my entire body is on the mat, face, hands and feet--not on the floor. I like the balanced feeling of every part of me being on the mat. Also, when I do my various asanas, I can now start in different spots on the mat and therefore put less wear and tear on the same spots. Second, I am afraid I don't understand the "weight" issue? The 71 inch model weighs 6.5 pounds, this one weights 9 pounds. For me that's not much of a difference, especially since I am only carrying the mat from the parking lot to the yoga room, not backpacking across India. Most of the time the mat is at home anyway.

As far as the Manduka mat in general, I have used two other mats and this one provides a lot more support. I find it to be very dense and firm, with just enough tactile feeling. And, the mat does not move around on me. I really like that. My yoga teacher said this was the best mat around.I am glad I listened to her sage advice.

Joe Drew (Kent, Ohio)
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103 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Greg Strachan on December 11, 2007
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 85 Inch
$85 for a yoga mat? Like most of you, I had the same reaction, but it is one of the best investments I've ever made. Yeah, it's a lot of money, but the best always is -- and this mat is clearly the best. That's why your instructor uses one. You won't believe how much better your poses and jump-backs will be until you try it on this extremely supportive surface. It's well padded, but firm -- never squishy -- so your stability is excellent; and its surface relies on texture, not stickiness, to ensure superb grip, even when sweaty.

I also highly recommend the 85-inch length. I am not a tall person (at 5' 10", I am exactly average), but I love the extra length. I no longer ever find myself having to readjust a pose because I didn't start in exactly the right spot on the mat. It is a bit heavier (9 lbs.), but so what. It's exercise.

Now let me make a case for why this mat is actually a good value:

I have only been practicing yoga for a year (three 1-hour classes a week), and in that time I have purchased two mats for $30 each. One I've already worn out (material broke down from use) and the second one is on its way to wearing out. If I buy a third $30 mat I am now up to $90 in just over a year. The Manduka mat will last a lifetime and will make your practices better. And at $85, it's cheaper than any single club in my golf bag (and I carry 14 of those). So my opinion is: suck it up and spend the money. It only hurts for a minute and you'll forget all about it the first time you step onto this mat!
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144 of 158 people found the following review helpful By Rose on August 22, 2006
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 71-Inch Verified Purchase
First off, I've been practicing ashtanga/power yoga for about a year and a half now. I'm not an expert, but I know what works for me. My hands and feet sweat a lot during class. Most mats I've tried turn into a slip-and-slide after the first 5 minutes. From day one I've had to use a towel under my hands at the front of the mat to keep from collapsing in down dog. I've tried them all, your standard "sticky" mat, a mysore rug, etc. The sticky mat gripped until I got sweaty then it was worthless. The mysore rug needed to be so wet to grip that I ended up sitting on wet spots (not fun). The Black Mat is the only one that works. It grips perfectly and I don't even need the towel under my hands. I also love that it is so thick and dense. It doesn't "follow" me when I jump through, provides plenty of padding for my knees/arms, and is very stable for balancing poses. I even like that it's heavy...it helps tone my arms!
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