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  • Manduka eKO 2.0 Wet-Grip Natural Tree Rubber Yoga Mat, Midnight, 5mm
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Manduka eKO 5mm Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat.

by Manduka

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  • NEW wet-grip surface for even better slip resistance
  • 5mm yoga mat made from non-Amazon-harvested tree rubber
  • Decomposes completely at the end of its useful life without leaving footprint
  • Free of oil-based products, toxic materials, foaming agents and plasticizers
  • Patented manufacturing process is latex-free and non-allergenic
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Product Description

Product Description

Made from natural tree rubber, has 5mm thickness and features a wave texture on one side and herringbone texture on the other

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The Manduka eKO mat is a great choice for those who want a high-performance, durable yoga mat and are passionate about protecting our planet. The top surface is an innovative, proprietary closed-cell natural rubber while the sea-grass texture finish and superior cushioning are kind to your body and the environment. This natural rubber mat uses a toxic-free softening process and is free of foaming agents and plasticizers. The eKO represents a bright future for yoga mats - it leaves behind no footprint in landfills, but will definitely make a lasting impression in the studio.



Natural and Biodegradable

  • Made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested tree rubber
  • Only non-toxic foaming agents and non-AZO dyes used in manufacturing


Tri-Layer Technology for Grip, Durability, and Traction

  • Sea Grass surface texture is naturally grippy and durable--the closed-cell surface keeps perspiration from sticking to mat and breeding bacteria
  • Thicker, open-cell bottom layer provides lightweight cushion; can be reversed to function as the top surface for additional traction
  • Center layer is made from biodegradable cotton and recycled silk blend that eliminates need for toxic glues

eKO Mat Features:

  • Made from non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber
  • Most durable mat on the market
  • Developed over 3 years by yoga teachers


  • Designed to provide the ultimate combination of cushion and grip
  • No PVC or toxic plasticizers
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Dimensions: 71 by 26 by 3/16 inches (L x W x D)

To Clean:
We recommend using Manduka Mat Restore or a diluted organic cider vinegar wash (50/50) and a damp cloth or sponge. It is recommended that you do not put the eKOmat in the washing machine as it will encourage the material to break down (biodegrade). To Store: Do not leave the mat exposed to excessive amounts of sunlight. If wet, allow the mat to dry before rolling up.


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 eKO Mat is certified safe for human contact by OEKO-TEX, an environmental certification agency in Europe for the textile industry.


Product Details

Color: Midnight
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 5 x 4.6 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Taiwan
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00DJQF9D0
  • Item model number: EKO 2.0-MIDNIGHT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,441 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Material Feature:  Biodegradable Warning
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Customer Reviews

I am disappointed and will have to find another alternative.
Zen Lightening
The mat has a great feel, love the color and the odor was very minimal even at the beginning.
ljunebug
The smell is pretty bad at first- it's rubber, so that's to be expected- but it fades.
Stephanie Chrisman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

142 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Zen Lightening on February 22, 2009
As a background, I have been doing yoga for more than 15 years and have used many different mats, both personal and studio mats. I am spoiled by the Manduka Black Mat, which for me is the best there is. I do different styles of yoga, Iyengar and Vinyasa mostly. I bought the Eko mat hoping it would be a good light weight alternative to hauling the Black Mat to class. Unfortunately, it is nearly useless. Yes, there is the smell, which I know goes away, I have another rubber mat (Jade) which had that smell but no longer does,. The Jade is also far superior to the Eko for practice, btw. My main complaint is although the Eko mat is touted to be sticky, it only feels sticky and in actual use I find my hands creeping forward in down dog (I am at least an upper intermediate yoga student and do not have this problem with any other mat.)I find this mat to cause a sweat to form under my feet, which makes them slip. I have washed the mat to the manufacturer's specifications, let it dry indoors - but if has gotten worse, not better. I am disappointed and will have to find another alternative. Manduka makes a great mat, but I really don't like the Eko - other than the obvious green factor. The mat also has a hardness to it that is unlike anything I have ever used, and it does not feel welcoming.
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77 of 80 people found the following review helpful By T. Collins on March 17, 2008
I got this mat for Christmas and use it at LEAST 2 times per week. I just began teaching Yoga and decided it was time to give up my other Eco-friendly mat made by Gaiam- which is TERRIBLE, by the way. This mat is great for the serious Yoga student. It is super durable and doesn't flake off even with vigorous practice. I practice and teach Asthanga and Vinyasa and my mat still looks like i just got it. The mat doesn't have that icky slippery film over it like most other mats, and you don't have to break it in. Another positive aspect of this mat is that when rolled out, the mat lays totally flat, and the edges never curl under. The mat NEVER slips on the floor. If you drip sweat onto the mat, it does get a little slippery, but i just wipe it with my towel.
The only downside to this mat is that its VERY heavy and smells strange, like cookies- its odd, I know, I cant describe exactly what the smell is, but it goes away in a few weeks.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A.K on January 14, 2014
Color Name: Thrive Verified Purchase
Having tried a huge variety of mats, this is by far my favorite. Some takeaways after a lot of research and experimentation:

The good:
- Grip: Grippy, but not too sticky, even during a moderately sweaty vinyasa practice. The textured surface, in addition to the great grip afforded by natural rubber, seem to be the winning combination here. Previously Jade had set the standard for grip in my mind; Eko is comparable, and perhaps slightly better due to surface texturing.
- Closed-Cell Rubber: Theoretically stays cleaner than other rubber mats, which are commonly open-celled, and therefore supposedly act as sponges for sweat and related bacteria. Seems plausible; haven't done lab tests or anything...
- Durability: Due to materials and the closed-cell top surface, this seems like it will last longer and avoid the shredding, stretching and flaking from which Jade's inevitably suffer. Will see how this one fares.
- Stability on Floor: Solid. Jades are more slippery/ floppy due to lighter weight and single-layer construction.
- Density, Cushion: Close in density (and subsequently weight) to the Manduka Pro, giving a very firm, cushioned, grounded feel.

The less good:
- Smell: As others have noted, the smell is, at first, astoundingly terrible. It's somewhere between burning plastic and popcorn (??). Definitely smells worse than a new Jade mat, which has more of a tolerably nostalgic "playground rubber ball" odor. I've been airing it out, and it is fading; if you're very sensitive, however, I wouldn't take this factor lightly.
- Color: I find most rubber mats to have somewhat unimpressive and dull colors, and this one is no exception. The "Thrive" is less of an emerald green and more standard "hunter green.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on December 22, 2009
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When my not so sticky old $15 mat started to wear out, I decided it had a better use as a litter box mat for my cats to wipe their paws on...I did a lot of research for the best natural rubber PVC free eco mat, and it was a toss up between the Jade Harmony the Manduka Eko, I initially went with the Manduka after hearing the Jade wasn't as durable. When it arrived, I unrolled it and aired it out for 4 weeks, also I used the Manduka suggested organic cider vinegar mixture every other day to speed up the break-in process, I still found the smell to be overwhelming. I then tried rinsing the mat in the shower, and then using small amounts of a gentle unscented soap hoping that would remove some odor... well as the initial rubber smell is fading, it now has a slight fishy rubber smell that's worse to me then it was when I first got it, so now I can't even practice on it without getting nauseous :(. I'm hoping this will eventually fade, but in the meantime I bought a Jade Harmony mat which does have a rubber smell, but is not as bad to my sensitive nose.

As for the weight, thickness, and sticky-ness, it would be a great mat if it didn't smell. I do find it to be a little heavier then I would like, but the padding feels great on my knees. It doesn't feel like a super slide at all. In my hot yoga classes I simply use a hand towel to tame my sweaty palms in downward dog. I also like the fact that this is a closed cell mat, meaning more durability and easier to keep clean, unlike the Jade. I'm going to leave this mat un-rolled and hope that the smell goes away by the time my Jade mat wears out...

3 month followup: I have to say the smell has finally gone away, by using vinegar mixed with lemon juice or water mixed with Lavendar oil to wipe down my mat, and never rolling it up...
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