Manduka EKO Lite Yoga Mats

Manduka EKO Lite 3mm Mats

Whether you are just starting or you’ve been practicing yoga for years, having the best mat is crucial to your practice. The Manduka EKO Lite 3mm Mat provides unparalleled grip to let you perform even if you’re covered with sweat.  Made from biodegradable natural tree rubber, this eco-friendly yoga mat offers excellent support and cushion for your practice while protecting the surroundings.

Features

  • Made from durable, non-Amazon harvested natural rubber with non-AZO dyes and non-toxic foaming agents
  • 99 percent latex free
  • Measures 180 cm x 61 cm
  • Weighs 1.9 kg
  • 3 mm thick
  • Doesn’t contain harmful plasticizers or PVC

Pros

The surface of yoga mat Manduka provides exceptional grip, so you don’t need to worry about slipping off the mat. Since it is made from biodegradable tree rubber, it allows you to do various yoga poses with ease and protects the planet at the same time. The foaming agents used to make the mat are also non-toxic. This means that no toxic chemicals have been used to soften the rubber.

Manduka didn’t use synthetic polyester to strengthen the yoga mat. What they used is a combination of natural cotton and polyester. All post-industrial waste is also collected and used in the production of other products, so there’s zero waste in the manufacturing process.

Its Tri-Layer Technology provides a superior combination of performance, comfort, durability and grip. The bottom layer is thick and provides excellent loft and lightweight cushion. The top layer, on the other hand, has a natural sealed-cell surface that prevents sweat and moisture from being absorbed by the mat. This prevents the growth of bacteria in the mat. The center layer uses a stretch-resistant scrim that binds the layers together through a heating process. This eliminates the need to use toxic glues.

Cleaning and Storage

Cleaning the yoga mat Manduka is very easy. You just need to wipe down the yoga mat with a 50/50 mixture of organic apple cider vinegar and water or Manduka’s Mat Restore Spray. Don’t put your mat in the washing machine as it may cause the rubber to break down.

You should also avoid submerging or soaking the mat in water or using any kind of soap to clean it as doing so will compromise the durability and performance of the yoga mat. If the mat is wet, allow it to dry first before rolling it up. Never leave the yoga mat exposed to direct sunlight.

Conclusion

The Manduka EKO Lite 3mm Mat is an eco-friendly yoga mat that allows you to do yoga poses without sliding or slipping due to its fantastic grip. It doesn’t have harmful plasticizers and foaming agents. The manufacturing process for yoga mat Manduka also doesn’t produce waste and it is biodegradable, so it doesn’t leave behind footprint in landfills.

The EKO Lite rolls up or folds up and is lightweight, so you can bring it anywhere. This mat is slightly texturized, which enhances the rubber’s non-slip surface. You will also get a free yoga DVD when you purchase the yoga mat online.