Manduka Unisex eKO 5mm Long Yoga Mat 79'', Acai
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- Designed to provide the ultimate combination of cushion and grip
- Made from non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber
- Most durable, eco-friendly mat on the market
- Does not contain PVC or toxic plasticizers
- Developed over 3 years by yoga teachers
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The Manduka eKO mat is the only choice for those who want a high&ndsh;performance,durable yoga mat and are passionate about protecting our planet. The eKOs innovative,proprietary closed&ndsh;cell natural rubber will not fade or flake. The sea&ndsh;grass texture finish and superior cushioning are kind to your body and the environment. This natural rubber mat uses a toxic&ndsh;free softening process and is completely free of foaming agents and plasticizers found in other mats. The eKO is the mat of the future&ndsh;it leaves behind no footprint in landfills,but will definitely make an impression in the studio. Truly eco friendly! We also carry a long mat which is 79 inches and comes in Moss Green,Lava Black and Acai Purple. See drop down list for these options.
Tri Layer Technology for optimal combination of grip,durability and slip&ndsh;resistance.
Grip & Durability :‘Sea Grass’ surface texture is naturally grippy; the closed&ndsh;cell surface keeps out moisture from seeping into the mat and breeding bacteria for better durability.
7lbs.; 71” x 26” x 3/16" or 8 lbs.; 79” x 26” x 3/16"
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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...Read more ›
It's superior to other eco mats for so many reasons: no "memory" so it lays completely flat, natural rubber, eco friendly production, etc.. It offers really good support, cushioned enough for kneeling poses and yet firm, and it's a bit longer and wider than other mats.
Yet, frequently I slip and slide (especially in down dog and a little bit in standing postures) if my hands and feet are even mildly sweaty, which is a huge problem for vigorous kinds of yoga like ashtanga, hot vinyasa, and for the coming warmer weather! I never had this problem with my Hugger Mugger jute mat (which was great until it wore out, and then bits of mat started coming off and sticking to me). I'm hoping that the slipperiness wears off as I use it more because I really want to love it.
*Two months after posting this review, I'm finding that I no longer slip much on the mat. Manduka claims that the surface of the eko mat actually improves when it absorbs some moisture such as sweat, so perhaps it just took some time for it to become un-slippery! That said, great mat and I give it 4 stars!*
About the rubber smell: I didn't find it particularly persistent. It faded after a couple of weeks of airing out the mat (hanging it over a chair), so this wasn't a problem for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The smell when you first take this out of the package is quite pungent it takes a couple weeks for that obnoxious small to dissipate. The mat itself is amazing. I LOVE it!Published 4 months ago by Michele R. Doty
Bought this for my dad and he loved practicing with me and my mom! It's thick enough to be comfortable for the knees although for some poses he still needs to place a towel.Published 8 months ago by cheerdanz
I have tender joints. This is a great mat. Yes, it is a little stinky at first, but not to offensive and it goes away. I have actually bought 2 more since then!Published 9 months ago by heidi leah ring
Arrived on time. Great mat. Had a fish/rubber smell at first but quickly went away. Heavy. Good thickness. My knees need more cushion and this one is better than most...... Read morePublished 10 months ago by ROBYN HOLDER
Full disclosure: I bought this from a different retailer. Loved the thick but firm cushion feel to it & it was beautiful. It was heavy for a mat, but that didn't bother me. Read morePublished 11 months ago by flatlander2012
Super fast shipping and love the product! Everything about it is great! Namaste gurus!Published 15 months ago by Ashley craig