Manduka Black Mat Pro
Best yoga mat overall
If you want the best, most durable yoga mat money can buy, reviewers recommend the Manduka Black Mat Pro. It's expensive, but users say this durable yoga mat lasts for years with hardly any wear and tear. The Black Mat Pro is made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a type of plastic used in a variety of consumer products. Advocacy groups have expressed concerns about the environmental and health implications of PVC, but Manduka claims that the PVC used in their mats is manufactured without producing harmful emissions. Reviewers say this 1/4-inch-thick mat is comfortable and firm enough to help support balance. A lifetime guarantee is another plus. The biggest complaint about the Manduka Black Mat Pro is that it is heavy. At 7 pounds, it can be a pain to carry around on a regular basis, some users say. The Black Mat Pro is 26 inches wide and 71 or 85 inches long.