I bought my Manduka PRO Yoga mat about a year ago and I’m finally ready to give it a review. So here it goes…
The Manduka PRO mat comes in two different sizes, 71” and 85”. I chose the 71” as I am only 5’ tall and couldn’t imagine what to do with the extra 14” of mat that the 85” one would give me. The length is good and allows me to do all of my poses including shavasana without my head or feet hanging off the mat (unintentionally).
It’s 6mm thick and is made of latex and emissions free PVC. I rarely have to fold my mat to give me extra cushioning while doing poses. Most poses can be completed on hard surfaces with just one layer of the mat. I am not allergic to latex, but some people are and this mat being latex free gives them more options to purchase a good yoga mat.
They offer a lifetime guarantee that the mat won’t wear out from normal use. Normal use being classified as doing yoga on it and the fabric top would have to separate for them to replace it. Otherwise, stains and gouges are not covered.
I am not sure what the exact weight is, but it is heavy, but not too heavy to carry around. I prefer to leave mine at the house, but occasional travel would be fine with it.
What’s the Cost?
The mat is a hefty $110 on Manduka’s website and $108 on Yogaoutlet.com
Was it worth it?
With a hefty price tag of over $100 I would expect the mat to be everything and more. And it is. The only downside that I have found it that it needs to really be broken in for those of us with sweaty palms. And even after being broken in it sometimes still allows my palms to slip. I ended up purchasing a yoga towel from them as well for this reason.
I would recommend purchasing this mat if you are into yoga at all because it may be the last mat that you will need to purchase.