FAN CLUB: TRAVEL MATS
Last call! Time to pack for your much deserved vacation. And whether you're headed for a peaceful retreat in Taghazout, an intense surf excursion in Nosara or a relaxed family reunion in the Algarve, chances are a yoga mat will come in handy during your travels.
Here's our selection of lightweight options for your asanas on the go.
2. The Manduka Eko superlite™ Travel Yoga Mat
Our thoughts: the eKO® SuperLite is a portable travel yoga mat that can be easily folded to fit into small spaces. It's also Eco-friendly, biodegradable, and durable.
Colors: truth blue, thrive, fuschia, tortuga, brick, arise, açai, thunder, new moon, midnight, raisin.
Thickness: 1.5 mm.
Dimensions: 180 cm x 61 cm.
Note: The surface texture offers excellent grip, even with light perspiration.
Where? Try it during a stay Paradis Plage Yoga in Morocco.
3. The Yogo Ultralight Travel Yoga Mat
Our thoughts: the Yogo travel mat folding design keeps the mat clean, and you can use the attached straps to hang it to dry, when you wash it. A plus: the brand plants a tree in Africa for every mat you buy!
Colors: charcoal, plum, forest.
Thickness: 1.5 mm.
Dimensions: 61 cm x 173cm (30cm x 1,5cm x 2,25cm when folded).
Note: The mat offers a super-sticky grip even with light perspiration.
Where? Try it during a stay at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico.
4. The LuLulemon Reversible (Un) Mat Lightweight Travel
Our thoughts: A large color range (the nile blue/seaside color is perfect for the summer). Easy to clean, durable, absorbs moisture (an antimicrobial additive helps prevent mould and mildew on the mat).
Colors: dark olive/gator green, dark adobe/ruby red, hail/arctic grey/arctic grey, black, nile blue/seaside.
Thickness: 1.5 m.
Dimensions: 66cm x 180cm
Note: The natural rubber base gives you cushioning and grip in low-sweat classes.
Where? Try it during a stay in Silver Island Yoga in Greece.
5. The Jade Voyager Mat
Our thoughts: With only 680g, the Voyager is the lightest mat of our selection. Jade mats are made in the United States and, through the Jade Yoga partnership with Trees for the Future, the brand plant a tree for every mat sold, with over one million trees planted so far. The facts speak for themselves...
Colors: lavender, purple, olive green, midnight blue.
Thickness: 1.6 m.
Dimensions: 61cm x 173cm.
Note: The Voyager folds up to about the size of a yoga block- allowing it to fit perfectly into your suitcase or backpack.
Where? Try it during an Epic Yoga Retreat in Iceland.