YogaAccessories Thick Non-Slip High Density Yoga Mat

Last updated date: October 12, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7

YogaAccessories Thick Non-Slip High Density Yoga Mat

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Overall Take

Whether orange, lavender or forest green is your favorite color, you're sure to find the perfect yoga mat for you from among this mat's astounding 22 different color options. The mats are free of toxins and come 6 inches longer than other yoga mats on the market. Users can also exercise on either side of the mat, as both sides are made using a non-slip texture. In our analysis of 171 expert reviews, the YogaAccessories YogaAccessories Thick Non-Slip High Density Yoga Mat placed 7th when we looked at the top 21 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 12, 2020:
Checkout The Best Yoga Mat for a detailed review of all the top yoga mats.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
2,628 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This squishy ¼-inch (6.2 millimeters) PVC mat is a bargain—and it’s usually on sale. It’s 6 inches longer than your average cheapie, too.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Measuring in at seven-feet-long by three-feet-wide, this yoga mat is beloved by taller yogis. “This mat is huge! And I love it. I’m 5’10” and easily annoyed how often I practice ‘off the mat’ or have to scooch back to get back on the mat.
- New York Mag
The YogaAccessories mat is free of phthalates, latex, and heavy metals. The mat is ¼ inches thick, weighs 3.6 lbs and is 74 inches long. It also comes in almost any color and is extremely durable.
- The Creative Mama
The YogaAccessories Deluxe (appx. $17) is extra long at 74 inches, so it's fitting for tall yogis, and won't budge when used on hardwood floors or carpets. It's durable enough to handle serious abuse, making it an excellent choice for studios or families who intend to share.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The 1/4-inch deluxe thick padding mat by YogaAccesories is an extra long yoga mat of 7 feet which is quite a large yoga mat in the market. It’s made from extremely durable latex and is free of heavy metals and Phthalate dyes and inks. The mat features 3-foot width gives you plenty of side to side room for wide-legged forward bend.
- Top Review Pro
I love the perfect softness and easy portability of this mat
- Reviewed
This high-density yoga mat guarantees you of the best yoga experience. It’s made from a tough material that is resistant to thinning, flaking, or fading.
- Z7 Premium
We highly recommend this mat for the value it provides and the added thickness.
- Sport Consumer
The dotted surface design in the front and back makes it slip resistant and provides the extra needed grip during the yoga session. It has a wide array of 27 colors to choose from. And it also comes with a limited lifetime warranty feature.
- We Are Top Ten
What experts didn't like
Still, it’s less dense than the Gaiam, so very sensitive knees may feel the floor beneath.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The only downside is that I feel kinda silly walking into class with this big ole maama jamma
- New York Mag
Ends occasionally curl up
- Wiki EZ Vid
it's just too slippery to be any higher on our list. I slipped the moment I started perspiring. Hilariously, it also makes funny noises when handling with sweaty hands.
- Reviewed
Odors might take some time to disappear
- Sport Consumer

From The Manufacturer

Melt into your favorite pose with our 6mm YogaAccessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat. At 74” long, 4 lbs and over 1/4" thick, this durable mat is a staple for all yogis who love to Shavasana in comfort and style. With many vibrant colors to choose from, you are sure to stand out in the studio. Made of the highest quality materials and completely latex and phthalate-free with no heavy metals used in the inks and dyes. Enhance your practice and see why our luxurious cushioning and non-slip grip have made our mats the most popular mats in yoga studios, schools, fitness clubs and at home!

Overall Product Rankings

Ewedoos Eco Friendly Non-Slip Yoga Mat
1. Ewedoos Eco Friendly Non-Slip Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 6
IUGA Eco Friendly 1/4-Inch TPE Non Slip Yoga Mat
2. IUGA Eco Friendly 1/4-Inch TPE Non Slip Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
BalanceFrom GoYoga Yoga Mat, 1/2-Inch
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Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
Gaiam Premium Extra Thick Non-Slip Print Yoga Mat
4. Gaiam Premium Extra Thick Non-Slip Print Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
Heathyoga Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat, 1/4-Inch
5. Heathyoga Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat, 1/4-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
ProsourceFit Extra Thick High Density Yoga Mat
6. ProsourceFit Extra Thick High Density Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
YogaAccessories Thick Non-Slip High Density Yoga Mat
7. YogaAccessories Thick Non-Slip High Density Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9
AmazonBasics Extra Thick Exercise Mat, 1/2-Inch
8. AmazonBasics Extra Thick Exercise Mat, 1/2-Inch
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
TOPLUS Yoga Mat, 1/4-Inch
9. TOPLUS Yoga Mat, 1/4-Inch
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
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10. BalanceFrom GoYoga Anti-Tear All-Purpose Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 5
AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat
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Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
YogaAccessories Yoga Mat
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Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 10
Clever Yoga Yoga Mat
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Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 11
Sivan Health and Fitness Yoga Mat
14. Sivan Health and Fitness Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 22
Crown Sporting Goods Extra Thick No-Stick Yoga Mat
15. Crown Sporting Goods Extra Thick No-Stick Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
HemingWeigh Yoga Mat
16. HemingWeigh Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
Jade Harmony Yoga Mat
17. Jade Harmony Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 27
Manduka PRO Yoga and Pilates Mat
18. Manduka PRO Yoga and Pilates Mat
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 23
REEHUT Yoga Mat
19. REEHUT Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 11
Manduka PRO Eco Friendly Oeko-Tex Yoga Mat
20. Manduka PRO Eco Friendly Oeko-Tex Yoga Mat
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 10
Gaiam Athletic Yoga Mat
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Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Yoga Mats

Although yoga became a fad several years ago, many who participate in yoga do not know the entire history of it. The practice began thousands of years ago to give individuals a well-rounded approach to health, including mental, spiritual, emotional and physical health.

Founded in India and encompassing many different types, hatha yoga is what is most commonly practiced today. This is a fraction of the entire yoga philosophy but has taught so much to many individuals nonetheless. From stress-relief and fitness to healing and mental clarity, yoga has become an integral part of many people’s lives. Part of the attraction to yoga for many people is the ability to do it anywhere, anytime. It does not require excessive gym equipment or bodybuilding weights or a home gym room. All you need is a good yoga mat that stores neatly in your closet or in a duffel bag for traveling, and you are all set.

So much more than just a tool, the yoga mat is a representation of the space that one sets aside for their stress-free yoga time. The yoga mat can be traced back to Angela Farmer in the late 1960s. She really wanted to practice yoga, but a medical condition didn’t allow for the average traction that most people have with their hands and feet. She discovered that a piece of cushion from underneath a carpet was working really well for her, and when her students saw hers, they wanted one of their own. Her father turned to a German carpet company to create and sell yoga mats. He started this home business in Vancouver Island in his home. Although it was started as an adaptation for Angela’s medical condition, it became a symbol of yoga around the globe.

Yoga mats can be used for more than just yoga, too.

Stephanie Mansour, a certified personal trainer and the founder of fitness brand Step It Up With Steph, says this is the No. 1 investment she recommends to clients who want to get in a good workout at home.

“Not only is a yoga mat great for stretching, lying down on the ground, and padding your knees and feet, but it’s also a great signal that you’re setting up your workout and getting in the zone,” she says. “Rolling out a yoga mat tells your brain that it’s go-time, and it can be easily tucked away next to the couch or in a bedroom where it’s not distracting but still within eyesight so that you don’t forget to do your workout.”

When looking into buying a yoga mat, there are several things to keep in mind. When you strike that combination of perfect features, you’ll enjoy yoga much more.

First, you’ll want a perfectly thick mat. The right thickness for you will give you the right amount of comfort and stability. If your mat is too thick, you won’t be able to balance well, and if it is too thin, you’ll hurt your body on the floor. Standard mats are 1/8-inch thick, but for a cushier mat, go for the quarter-inch thickness. If you are a frequent traveler, the 1/16-inch mats will be the lightest and most compact for you. For the maximum thickness, a half-inch thick mat will give you excellent support during yoga routines.

Make sure you consider how you’ll be using your mat.

“If you want to do HIIT [high-intensity interval training] workouts barefoot on your yoga mat, [one] with more grip and traction that’s more resistant to sweat would be a wise spend,” Mansour says.

Second, always check the material list on the tag. The average yoga mat is PVC or vinyl. Since yoga is entirely about connecting with nature, newer model yoga mats are made of organic cotton, jute or even recycled rubber. Make sure to avoid the natural rubber mats if you have any issues with latex.

Third, texture is also very important. You will need traction for many of the poses and positions in yoga. Usually, you’ll find grooves of some sort in the mat to help with the grip during positioning. The more modern, natural mats made of jute or cotton have a natural grip to them whereas the PVC options have added texture such as bumps.

Next, the sticky factor. The yoga mats you grab at the gym aren’t sticky from overuse in a public place — the stickiness is intentional in yoga mats. It is what keeps the mat in place throughout the routine. In addition, it helps to keep your body in alignment with the yoga mat when you change positions. The stickiest mats are the ones made from PVC.

Eco-friendly is always a matter of conscience when buying a new product, and yoga mats are no exception. This is where you can find the organic yoga mats made from jute, organic cotton or natural cotton. These materials will not harm the environment before, during or after production or once disposed of.

Lastly, your budget is always something to keep in mind. Most of the time, the thinner the mat, the less expensive. If you choose an eco-friendly option, those might be on the pricier end of the budget. Be mindful of the reviews when consumers speak of durability because that will be a factor that is worth the money.

Once you’ve discovered the comfort level, stickiness and environmentally safe option for you, then have some fun with color and patterns. There are endless options for yoga mat styles, so don’t be shy and get one that matches your personality.

DWYM Fun Fact

Yoga instructors are called yogis. Yogis used to believe (well, some still do!) that our lives were marked by a certain number of breaths.

Shamanism, a Stone Age healing practice, has many of the same aspects as yoga, although it’s not related at all.

Some famous historical figures have practiced yoga. Emerson shared with Thoreau what he had learned about the Hindu law and yoga. Carl Jung was also knowledgeable about Kundalini yoga. George Harrison, one of the Beatles band members, loved yoga.

In 2016, a study was released that over 36 million people in the United States alone practice yoga. A whopping $16 billion has been spent on yoga gear. As of 2016, there were over 52,500 yoga teachers registered and double that enrolled in training programs.

The Yoga Mat Buying Guide

  • Beware of toxins in your mat. Some yoga mats will give off a toxic smell, and while most are harmless, be sure to check with the company to see what they used in production. PVC yoga mats can give off potentially harmful toxins, so be careful when you purchase your yoga mat.
  • Grip is so important. It can be extremely dangerous to use a yoga mat that doesn’t have the right texture for maximum grip.
  • Padding is something to really think about in combination with the floor you are using for your routine. If you are on wood floors (suggested), then you’ll want a well-padded yoga mat.
  • Think twice before pinching pennies. That cheaper yoga mat will wear out more quickly than you think and may cause twice as much damage to the environment versus the mat that has marked durability from its consumers.