Best Non-Slip Yoga Mats for Sweaty Sessions

by Carissa Wong
FITNESS  |  March 19, 2019
  • Palms sliding during downward dog? That won’t happen with these non-slip yoga mats.
    1 / 6 Palms sliding during downward dog? That won’t happen with these non-slip yoga mats.

    There are tons of yoga mats out there, but not all are made equal. Cheaper, softer mats provide cushion and support, but they wear out easily. There are mats made specially for hot yoga but some of them are just too sticky. Then there are the in-between mats that claim to do both, but they’re too thin for stretching and not grippy enough for vinyasa flows.

    We’ve sieved (and slipped) through many mats to find the best ones. These non-slip yoga mats will provide sufficient grip for you to do anything from a downward dog to a handstand, while supporting you during your savasana.

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  • Manduka Grp Mat ($148)
    2 / 6 Manduka Grp Mat ($148)

    Manduka’s Grp Mat is made for hot yoga. They tell their customers to lose the towel because the mat’s traction and anti-slip control will keep you covered in any sweat condition. Infused with charcoal, its natural rubber core absorbs your sweat and eliminates stench.

    Enjoy a towel-free experience with the mat’s 100 per cent open airflow that filters moisture to keep itself dry. The mat’s core and bottom layer are made with sustainable and natural tree rubber.

    Where to buy: Manduka

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    Photo: Manduka

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  • Jade Yoga Travel Mat (USD64.95) ($88.18)
    3 / 6 Jade Yoga Travel Mat (USD64.95) ($88.18)

    Weighing in at about 1.4 kilograms, this travel mat is perfect for busy yogis who bring their mats all around town. Although its thickness is only one eighth of an inch, its eco-friendly rubber mats are super grippy and comfortable.

    It’s definitely great to note that it is made of a renewable resource and doesn’t contain PVC, EVA, or other synthetic rubbers. For every mat sold, Jade Yoga plants a tree.

    Where to buy: Jade Yoga

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    Photo: Jade Yoga

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  •  Alo Yoga Warrior Mat (USD100) ($135.76)
    4 / 6 Alo Yoga Warrior Mat (USD100) ($135.76)

    Alo Yoga’s main mat is always sold out, and for good reason. The famous Warrior Mat has a glossy no-slip surface that wicks away sweat. No matter how wet your practice gets, moisture will be drawn away while you stay stable and cushioned on the mat.

    Besides that, it’s also plain black with an embossed Alo Yoga logo for minimalists and monochrome lovers. Alo Yoga is an environmentally conscious brand that is sweatshop-free and eager to reduce their eco footprint.

    Where to buy: Alo Yoga

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    Photo: Alo Yoga

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  • Lululemon The Reversible Mat 5mm (HKD580) ($100.33)
    5 / 6 Lululemon The Reversible Mat 5mm (HKD580) ($100.33)

    With 12 beautiful colours (24 if you count the other side), everyone will be able to find a mat in their desired design.

    This reversible mat is bigger and thicker than most mats, which means you will have extra cushion and support when you’re using it. It’s made with natural rubber for good grip. It’s recommended that you air the mat after each use to help fade the smell.

    Where to buy: Lululemon

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    Photo: Lululemon

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  • Vivre Activewear Cork Mat ($128)
    6 / 6 Vivre Activewear Cork Mat ($128)

    There are many fantastic cork yoga mats out there, but Vivre Activewear sets itself apart thanks to its fun tribal design and the fact that it is a Singaporean brand.

    As a naturally hypo-allergenic and anti-microbial material, the non-slip base will support you even during yoga practice on different terrains. Thanks to its natural make-up, there won’t be a rubbery smell or break-in period required.

    Where to buy: Vivre Activewear

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    Photo: Vivre Activewear

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