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Environmentally-conscious comfort to ease your practice.

Remaining present during yoga practice is difficult enough, so don't make it any harder on yourself by having a mat that hurts your wrists, knees, or conscience. The Eko Yoga Mat from Manduka is a comfortable, cushioned mat made of non-Amazonian natural tree rubber that's 99% latex-free and without any PVC or toxic, non-biodegradable glues, so you can stay in svanasana without stressing your joints or the environment. The closed-cell top surface is cushioned and moisture-resistant, while the grippy bottom layer prevents wandering mat syndrome and can be used as the mat surface if you need a gripper platform for difficult poses (scorpion pose, anyone?). Best of all, once your Eko reaches the end of its long life, you can dispose of it knowing that it's completely biodegradable and non-toxic, so you're leaving the smallest impact possible.

  • Made of sustainable, non-Amazonian natural tree rubber
  • No PVC or toxic plastics
  • 99% latex-free
  • 3-layer cushioned design
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Love this mat!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Super awesome yoga mat. Just enough cushion without being too thick. It felt a little heavy at first, but worth a little extra weight for the cushion. Agree with other reviewers commenting on the strong smell - I've aired mine out for a few days and it still smells pretty strong. Hoping that goes away soon!

Quality Yoga Mat

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was thrown off with how heavy this mat was when I first picked it up compared to the mats I have used in the past but after getting some use out of it could not imagine using something else. The new rubber smell is very potent and airing it out in the winter time proved to be a challenge but does not last long. It is very sticky and offers firm support.

Where is the floor?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wouldn't know I am too lost in my breathing to notice the ground. Other than how rooted I feel.

It has been a long time since I've been able to sit on my knees on a hard surface or not feel my spine jab into the ground below. This mat is a bit heavy but its the perfect size, sticky and has enough cushion for me!

A little stinky at first but its a big rubber mat and is to be expected during the break in period. I got this with a Yoga towel from Manduka that I love!
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Nothing better than natural rubber

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This yoga mat is a pleasure to use. It is grippy even with a light amount of sweat and offers firm supportive cushion. The natural rubber has a slight smell that when away after a couple weeks.

Great yoga mat

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Much lighter than the pro and almost as good.

Pretty Rad

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: Standard

I recently got back into regular yoga practice and was noticing how much I was slipping around on my previous mat. On the recommendation of several friends, i picked up this one and have been extremely happy. The amount of padding is perfect and I appreciate the slightly longer and wider size than other mats. The rubber smells terrible at first, so make sure you air it out for a few days(outside if you can) and I recommend using the 50/50 vinegar /h2o solution suggested in another review. Anyways, I love it, which is something I've never said about a mat before.

excellent grip

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I never slip or find my mat moving under me. plenty of padding as well.

Can't imagine a better mat

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: standard

After years of thinking about it I finally started doing yoga. I haven't been that many times but I am really enjoying it. So far this mat is amazing! It does have a smell at first but let it air out for a couple of days in some fresh air and it will dissipate. You can also wipe it down with a 50/50 water/vinegar solution to help it out as well. I like that it is a couple inches wider and a few inches longer than a normal yoga mat without feeling giant in class. I'm 6'1" and I think that the standard is perfect for me. I can fully lay flat on it without a problem. The 5mm offers just the right amount of extra cushion that I need for my aging knees. The mat is also very gripy and I don't slip at all on it.

THIS MAT *heart eyes*

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is Tera, Tyson's girlfriend. I LOVE THIS MAT. I've been through my fair share of yoga mats and this one takes the cake. It's amazingly grippy and provides just the right amount of cushion without being too squishy. It's very supportive everywhere, as opposed to traditional foam yoga mats that can get worn down in some places. Mandukas have always seemed a little too pricey for me, but I don't think I can ever go back now - this mat is totally, completely worth it. Disclaimer: this mat does have a rubbery smell to it and it is heavier than your average yoga mat.

Excellent for hot yoga

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I like this mat. It provides more padding and support for my knees. I use it for hot yoga and it has a stickier non slip feel than other mats I have used.

A mat you can stick with

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: Long

As I've gotten more serious with my practice, I upgrade to the eKO mat and it was a wonderful change. I regularly practice on a concrete surface but also carpet at home. The mat is think enough to provide plenty of cushion for a larger guy like myself. It's also heavy enough and doesn't stick TO you when you step or jump; it just stays in place. The closed cell rubber top us easy to clean and grips well. There's a little slippage when it gets wet, but I'm still new to the practice and it's still a new mat. As we both get broken in a little more, I'm sure we'll be fine. Otherwise, it's very grippy. It does have a wonderful (maybe?) new mat smell, but I do recommend letting it air out in a shaded area. After a few days of airing out, the smell will greatly dissipate. I'm 6'2" and fairly broad framed guy and the long mat is a pretty good fit. I wish it were just a bit wider, but it's not that big of a deal.

I'm a big fan of this mat and recommend it to everyone. It wasn't an easy choice between this mat and a Manduka Pro (which has a lifetime warranty), but the natural rubber composition was the tie breaker. A friend has the Pro and get a little jealous when I see it, but ultimately I felt the natural materials were better for me and the environment.

Initial Impressions

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got the long version of this mat and I am glad I did. I am very pleased with the material and thickness of this mat. Performed well in an hour long hot yoga class w/no towel

After futher use I am very pleased. I have taken this mat on multiple camping trips and outdoor yoga sessions (my favorite) and it performs better with wear.

does have a slight smell, but I don't mind it. Reminds me of what a rubber four square ball smells like on the playground.. lol

Initial Impressions

Amazing, Grippy Mat

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

This mat will put you in your place, in a good way. It's super sticky so you won't move, even during a strenuous workout.

Love this mat

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am a BUTIyoga instructor and this is the mat I teach on. I also use this mat in Hot Yoga and it absorbs all of the moisture and keeps the grip.

The mat has a strong smell at first but will dissipate over time.

Great mat for the price if you are a dedicated yogi and need non-slip for sweaty practice.

Super bad smell!!!!

    When I first received the smell was super strong... when I unwrapped the item and unwrapped it even my hands smelled! Laid it out for a month, wiped down with 1/2 vinegar & 1/2 water 3 times, then water once. Unfortunately this still did not get rid of the strong smell! I should have just returned as now I am only eligible for a store credit. Heard great things about the product and had seen some reviews stating the smell could be bad but didn't anticipate this. Really wanted it to work but I think I will start again with research on what to get.

    I had the same issue. I received my first one and the smell infected my apartment (just opening it). Backcountry was amazing about replacing it, but the second one smelled the same. Such a shame because I love the mat and color, but it must be a design defect from Manduka with this particular mat!

    The same thing happened to me, but once I let it air out in the shade outside, it was much better. Leaving it inside didn't help, taking it out to the fresh air was the trick. It's as if it fills the room and can't air out anymore. After several hours, though, it's perfectly fine and I love the mat.

    do you carry this mat in the 79 inch length

    Hey Tanya,

    In the past we've stocked the Long version of this mat.

    Sadly at the moment we do not have any longs on order.

    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead