The 11 Best Yoga Mats for Men to Use for Workouts and Stretching – Men’s Health

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The past few months have forced us all to re-think and re-evaluate the way we work out. Without gyms and studios, home workouts with minimal equipment have become commonplace. One tried and true workout that many guys have turned to for its physical and mental benefits (an extra plus right now) is yoga. One of the activity's most immediate perks: all you need is a mat to get started.

With many yoga classes available virtually, you can improve your strength, balance and flexibility immediately by implementing it movements and principles into your routine. If you're new to yoga, you may be confused about the right mat to use to make your practice comfortable. We researched some of the best mats available for purchase to help you out. And you can use the mats for more than just yogathink of them as an extra useful surface for home ab routines, weight workouts, and more.

Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat


This high-quality mat from our in-house brand has a fun feature you won't find in others: a self-rolling mechanism that keeps the mat flat on the floor and allows you to carry it easily when not in use.

Retrospec Solana Yoga Mat


New to yoga and looking for some help with pose names and form? This mat is printed with both to help beginners master both lingo and technique. Plus, the surface is non-slip and offers 1" of cushion to make your yoga session as comfortable as possible.

Ewedoos Eco Friendly Yoga Mat with Alignment Lines

This Ewedoos yoga mat is waterproof andhas double-sided anti-slip texture that guarantees your mat won't budge.It also has alignment lines etched into the surface to help you perfect your form. And it comes with a carry strap, making it easy for transport.

Manduka PRO Yoga Mat


The Manduka PRO yoga mat is the cream of the crop. It has a farbic-finish top side that is soft and anti-slip, andwas designed with aclosed-cell Surface to keep sweat from seeping into the mat and breeding bacteria. It's a great option for hot yoga, andcomes in 10 colors.

Heathyoga Eco Friendly Non Slip Yoga Mat


This Heathyoga mat is perfect for taller guys, as it comes in a larger-than-normal 72" x 26"size. It's also etched with a body alignment system meant to keepyour hands and feet to the accurate position. Plus, it's non-slip and odor-free material makes it a no-brainer for guys who sweat.

AmazonBasics Extra Thick ]Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap


This mat is Amazon's super affordable version of a thick yoga mat that can also be used for other workouts like Pilates. It's made of 1/2" thick durable foamand offers plenty of cushion for support, and comes with a carrying strap.


This 1/4" thick mat is lightweight and durable. Both sides are textured to be anti-slip, and it's made of an eco-friendly TPE (Thermoplastic elastomer) rubbermaterial for superb grip.

Gaiam Yoga Mat

Gaiam's yoga mat hasa reversible design to inspire you,and has a surface described as a "tacky, non slip feel" for great traction. Its 6mm thickness is extra thick to protect your joints and enhance your alignment during your practice.

OYO Fitness Performance Exercise Mat

OYO Fitness

OYO's6mm yoga mat ismade from lightly cushioned PVC that is textured and reversible for non-slip gripping. It's also perfect for other workouts, includingcore, HIIT, and Pilates.

SPRI Hanging Exercise Mat

This mat is perfect for your home gym. It comes with two holes for wall-mounted hanging, and can be purchased in two different thicknesses (5/8" and 3/8") for customized cushioning.

XGEAR Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap

Thiseco-friendly TPEyoga mat is moisture-resistant and has anti-skid traction to keep you from slipping during your practice. It also is embossed withyoga alignment lines to keep your poses in perfect form, and comes with a free carrying strap to make travel easy.

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