The Prana Revolution Natural Sticky Mat is one of the most popular eco-friendly yoga mats on the market. Reviewers love that the mat, which is made from natural rubber, is biodegradable and free of PVC and other plastics. The Prana yoga mat also gets high marks for its large surface -- 78 inches long and 30 inches wide -- which provides ample space for all types of yoga. Users say the mat has good grip and doesn't slide around on the floor during vigorous poses. Unlike other eco-friendly yoga mats, which often attract complaints for wearing out quickly, the Prana Revolution mat is surprisingly durable, reviewers say. Some heavier users say they could use more cushioning (the mat is a little less than 3/16 inch thick), and we saw a few complaints that the mat gets slippery when exposed to sweat or water. At 9 pounds, the Prana Revolution is also very heavy to tote around on a daily basis. Overall, experts prefer the Jade Harmony Professional (*Est. $65) among eco-friendly yoga mats, but the Prana Revolution comes in a close second.
Women's Adventure magazine has the best review of the Prana Revolution yoga mat. The magazine tests five different yoga mats and assigns ratings to each one. The mats are also reviewed in brief paragraphs. BoingBoing.net has a detailed single-product review, and we found a shorter evaluation at Granville Online, a Canadian website. Amazon.com is a good spot for user reviews.
1. Women's Adventure magazine
Women's Adventure magazine gives an Editor's Choice award to the Prana Revolution yoga mat. Testers love that the mat stays in place during poses, and they say it provides good support. Although it is durable, the yoga mat weighs a lot, testers say.
Review: Untitle, Winter 2011 Editor's Choice Awards -- Yoga, Nov. 15, 2010
Xeni Jardin at BoingBoing.net writes a detailed review of the Prana Revolution yoga mat. Jardin loves the grippy surface and large size, which offers more room for tall practitioners.
Review: Yoga "Eco Mat" Review: Prana Revolution (Attention -- Conservation Verdict: I Dig), Xeni Jardin, April 21, 2009
3. Granville Online
Granville Online, a Canadian news website and blog, enlists the help of a yoga teacher to test several yoga mats. The Prana Revolution is named one of the best eco-friendly yoga mats thanks to its durable design and green credibility.
Review: What's in a Yoga Mat?, Insiya Rasiwala-Finn, Oct. 29, 2009
The Prana Revolution yoga mat earns high ratings from more than 50 reviewers at Amazon.com. Most love the yoga mat, saying it offers a durable and non-slip surface for all types of yoga. However, some complain that the mat is too slippery.
Review: Prana The Revolution Yoga Mat, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2011