4. Manduka PROlite
Manduka has a cult-like following in the yoga industry because its mats provide almost unparalleled durability and a lifetime guarantee on PRO products. Alex Samet, a Yoga Alliance RYT 200-hour yoga instructor points to the PROlite as her all-time favorite mat because it’s lightweight and cushiony, making it a good on-the-go option. Plus, it comes in an extra-long size, so tall guys don’t need to feel cramped during downward dog.
Price: $65 to $203, amazon.com
Drawbacks: It can be slippery the first few uses — if you tend to sweat, pair it with a hot yoga towel.