With so many yoga mats directed toward women, many men find themselves stuck with the same-old basic yoga mat to practice on. If you’re in this situation, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, you can find a list of the very best yoga mats for men.
Activana Hot Yoga for Men
The Activana Hot Yoga Mat for Men is a 2 in 1 yoga mat combined with towel that will serve all your yoga needs, especially for hot yoga. One of its slogans is, “Designed for men- No pink flowers, no nonsense.” The design is minimalist against black backgrounds, which will remind you to calm your mind and to remain focused during your practice.
Activana’s yoga mat is 4.3mm, which is plenty thick for cushioning and measures at 24 inches wide by 72 inches long. Note that the upper towel surface provides better grip when it is hot, since this is meant for hot yoga. To activate the grip at the start of class, you can spray your water bottle over it. This is pretty standard practice with such yoga mats.
The material is natural rubber, like other premium mats, and of course, natural rubber is eco-friendly.
Manduka PRO Yoga Mat
Manduka is renowned for manufacturing state-of-the-art yoga mats that provide you with the absolute best quality while you’re practicing. The Manduka PRO Yoga Mats are a great choice for men for a few reasons.
First, the PRO mats are Manduka’s thickest mat at 6mm. This provides extra cushioning for heavier or larger folks. Manduka’s PRO line is also avilable in 71 and 85 inch lengths. That means, if you are extra tall, you can get an extra long Manduka mat. Of course, you will have to pay for the extra length in the price.
We also like the very simple solid designs. The classic Black Mat looks goes very well in a guy’s gym locker. We don’t need to say much more about how great these mats are, since we’ve reviewed them before here.
Other options for men