Manduka eko Lite Yoga and Pilates Mat
|Price:||$41.77 - $159.96|
- Made in USA or Imported
- New 4mm thickness: everything you love about the eKO Lite, just more support
- To Clean: All eKO series mats can be cleaned by wiping down the mat with Manduka’s Natural Rubber Mat Wash
- New Wet Grip surface with beautiful rippled water pattern; Made from natural rubber harvested under regulations and not from the Amazon rainforest
- Free of oil-based products, toxic materials, foaming agents, PVC and toxic plasticizers
- Measures 68 by 24 Inch wide and 4mm thick
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From the manufacturer
For more than 20 years, Manduka has built a reputation as the world's most respected yoga brand. Known for its legendary PRO Mat, Manduka creates high performance yoga mats, yoga towels, bags, props, and men's and women's fitness apparel.
Designed by yogis and trusted by teachers worldwide, carefully selected and sustainable materials are paired with thoughtful design to create innovative products that allow a community of 4,000+ yoga studios, 700+ yoga ambassadors and over 2 million customers across the globe to deepen their practice.
Manduka eKO Series
The eKO mat has a natural rubber grip that catches you if you start to slip. With its sustainable construction, this non-Amazon harvested natural tree rubber mat supports both your practice and our planet.
- Natural rubber grip
- Rippled surface texture
- Made from natural tree rubber
- Closed-cell surface
- Improved grip for superior traction
- No PVC or harmful plasticizers
Natural rubber grip
With a rippled surface texture, the eKO brings a natural rubber grip.
Protects joints, adds stability and brings comfort to your practice.
Constructed to prevent sweat, dirt and bacteria from absorbing into the mat’s surface and core, making cleaning a breeze.
Made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested natural tree rubber + 99% latex free. No PVC or harmful plasticizers.
|Price||$110 - $135||$82 - $98||$54 - $98||$42||$48||$58|
|Size||71"L x 26"W - 85"L x 26"W||71"L x 24"W - 79"L x 24"W||71"L x 24"W - 79"L x 26"W||68"L x 24"W||68"L x 24"W||68"L x 24"W|
|Cushion||6.35mm||4.76mm||3 - 5mm||1.5mm||5mm||5mm|
|Weight||7.5 - 9.5lbs||4 - 4.6lbs||4 - 8lbs||2.2lbs||2.6lbs||3.7lbs|
|Benefits||Unparalleled density + performance dry grip. Best for comfort, joint protection + cushioning.||Lightweight with great density + dry grip to streamline your practice.||Natural rubber grip that performs. Sustainable + durable.||Travel-ready, natural rubber grip, sustainable and durable.||The perfect introductory yoga mat for beginners.||Made for athletes that cross the boundary between yoga and training.|
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As I said, I do hot vinyasa yoga (98 degrees - 103 degrees) everyday, so the best mat for me is the one that keeps you from slipping and sliding around on your mat when you start to get wet and sweaty.
When first getting on my Manduka mat, the first thing I realized is the cushion and stability is good.
NOW FOR WHAT MATTERS! Which mat is the least slippery?
Within the first minute of getting into downward dog on my Manduka mat (without a towel), my fingers were slipping forward. I had not even begun to break a sweat yet. I continued to try to use the mat, but I had to keep resetting my hands. They kept slipping.
On the LuLuLemon mat, as long as the mat is properly cleaned after every use (and allowed to dry overnight), I can do an entire 90 minute session without slipping what-so-ever, without a towel.
THE CATCH- When I purchased my Manduka eKO mat, I also purchased a manduka eQua towel. After being frustrated with my new Manduka eKO purchase, I layed the towel on top of the mat. THESE PRODUCTS GO TOGETHER LIKE PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY! As soon as i laid my dry towel on my dry mat, the towel clinged to the mat and did not move what-so-ever. I made it through the entire class without ever sliding forward what-so-ever. The only problem was that the towel gets so soaked and retains the moisture. By the end of the class, I was laying in a literal pool of sweat (not just a damp towel).. Even with the pool of sweat, I was not slipping when going back into downward dog, but that does not change the fact that you are laying in a pool of sweat. It was obvious at that point that the LuLu Lemon mat is lightyears ahead of the Manduka when it comes to absorbing moisture.
When I got home to clean my mat: I sprayed my Manduka mat with a fine mist cleaner as I do everyday with my LuLuLemon mat after use. The proof of moisture absorption really came to light when doing this. When I spray my LuLuLemon mat, the moisture is absorbed so fast that I have to wipe the area sprayed immediately, otherwise it will just absorb. With the Manduka mat, I was able to spray down the entire mat, with the entire mat staying wet and not absorbed.
CONCLUSION- If you need the best mat for hot, wet & sweaty yoga, and like to do yoga without a towel, LULULEMON "THE MAT" IS THE WINNER. If you like using a towel, get MANDUKA eKO 2.0 with the MANDUKA eQua TOWEL. It's a fantastic towel with fantastic static retention. The Manduka mat does not compare to the amazing stickiness and traction of a LuLuLemon mat. However, no towel sticks to a lulu lemon mat like the eQua sticks to the eKO 2.0
Very pleased and it made a great gift.
My philosophy is to buy quality so things last versus looking for the bargain and hoping that last. This product definitely falls into the former. If you are serious about yoga, go for this product.
Side note - a woman showed up the same day with a 3mm version of this mat they bought at a national sport supply retailer. The 5mm is heavy but provides better base for outdoor yoga on concrete.
As other posters mention it does off-gas for the first wee or two but was not an issue for me.
I bought this mat because it's eco-friendly, cushy, and reviewers have said it's neither slippery nor sticky. The mat has the perfect amount of grip. I can do hot yoga without slipping around too much, which is awesome.
But the smell.... omg.
It's been 18 months. I use the mat daily. I wash it weekly. I leave it unrolled 90% of the time, and the smell is still nauseating. For the first month and a half I only practiced outside and left the mat on the porch to air out between sessions. I have to be burning sage or incense to distract myself from the smell, and I have to wash my hands immediately after I'm finished or everything I touch for the next hour smells like the mat.
That being said, the smell has dissipated a little bit. My whole studio no longer stinks...just the 6-8' radius around the mat.
I would definitely not buy this mat again. I made the mistake of believing the smell would dissipate as others had indicated, and unfortunately I missed the 30 day window to return it.
But I haven't written off the brand. I am considering buying a Manduka Pro. I hate that it's not eco-friendly, but there are no indications of an issue with smell.