Manduka PRO Eco Friendly Oeko-Tex Yoga Mat

Last updated: September 22, 2022

This yoga mat is designed to protect your joints while you exercise. The mat's closed-cell surface keeps sweat from seeping down into the material, while the added texture provides a good grip. Consumers will also appreciate that the mat was constructed from natural and renewable resources, making it a top eco-friendly choice.

We looked at the top Yoga Mats and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Yoga Mat you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: One of the biggest draws to this yoga mat is its eco-friendly construction.

In our analysis of 166 expert reviews, the Manduka PRO Eco Friendly Oeko-Tex Yoga Mat placed 20th when we looked at the top 22 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The quality and performance of Manduka mats and yoga accessories are still unmatched in the marketplace. They are still crafted using simple, enduring, natural, and whenever possible, renewable materials and a fine attention to detail. Manduka is a company built by and for yoga teachers and their students. We are still evolving, still introducing new products, and still celebrating the spirit and wisdom of yoga teachers and their students. From the road less traveled, something great and meaningful has arrived.

Our Expert Consultant

Stephanie Mansour   
Certified Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Expert

Stephanie Mansour, host of “Step It Up with Steph” on public broadcasting, has been coaching women for over a decade on how to lose weight and make it last. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis on women’s studies and psychology from the University of Michigan. She holds certifications in life coaching, personal training, yoga and Pilates.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It’s definitely not for everyone, but if you’re willing to put in the time and effort to break it in, the PRO may be the last yoga mat you ever buy—and that’s definitely worth a $120 price tag. It’s dense, very well-made, and guaranteed to last a lifetime.
This beefy mat is comfortable and stable
The Pro features a closed cell surface for quick wipe down cleaning, it’s 100% latex free and the top of the mat has a fabric like finish for enhanced grip.
The PRO mat is ¼ inch thick, providing just enough cushion for your joints without being too thick and soft.
Lifetime Guarantee. Easy to Clean. Eco-Friendly
The hardy Manduka Pro (appx. $96) promises to never peel, flake, or fade and is backed by a lifetime guarantee, making it a solid choice for instructors and serious practitioners. Hardcore yogis will also appreciate the proprietary bottom material, which gets grippier with each use.
for someone with a frequent practice, this mat is a great investment
- Elle
Reviewers like that this mat is durable, has a “sticky” and strong grip, and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Contains no latex. Available in two lengths (up to 84 inches)
The Manduka Pro and the thinner ProLite polyurethane mats have legions of fans who praise them for their durability, which the company backs with a lifetime guarantee.

What reviewers didn't like

The Taj Mahal of yoga mats isn’t going to come cheap. At around $120, this mat is a pretty serious investment in your yoga practice.
has poor traction with both dry and sweaty hands.
This mat is not designed for hot yoga or heavy perspiration.
the only downside I could come up with in regards to Manduka is the weight of the mat. It really isn’t an issue if your practice is done mostly at home, but it is a deterrent to yogis who travel a lot.
Heavy. Slippery. Expensive
The price point is on the high side
- Elle
Takes some time to break in. Dense material is heavier to carry.
The lingering problem in our testers’ minds: The surface requires extensive breaking in before it’s sticky. The company recognizes this issue, and suggests giving these mats a scrub with salt and water “to speed things up a little” while breaking them in.
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