Manduka eKO Yoga Mat Review

Sunil Murthy
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Today's review is going to look at the Manduka eKO Yoga Mat.

It’s been popular on the market ever since it was launched and so we decided to take a closer look at it for you. Here we go:

Our rating: 7 / 10


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  • Toxic-free material
  • Provides traction and support with great resilience
  • Drawstring carrying bag for easy transport
  • Comes with a lifetime guarantee
  • Durable
  • Perfect for Cross-Pad exercises
  • Great grip
  • Weighs less than 2 pounds
  • Eco-friendly
  • Kind to your hands


  • Surface is a bit slick
  • Some people might think the price is too high
  • Half an inch thick
  • Softer surface means it can lose grip on carpet
  • Some find the mat too thin

The Manduka eKO Yoga Mat is pretty unique in the general mat market because of the innovative design of the catch grip surrounding the mat. Having a mat with a naturally grippe surface for traction makes the difference between a good 'goer' and an epic fail.

The mat is made from natural tree rubber that is processed without the use of chemicals or dyes to vegan standards. This means the mat is completely eco-friendly and doesn't have that plastic-y feel that some other mats have.

The mat itself is firm enough to provide adequate support, but not so stiff that it makes for a challenging practice.

I really like the Manduka Echo Mats because they are sturdy and provide terrific support. The grippe surface really comes in handy as do the open air sides for added cushioning.

Anyone can pick one up and use it without a lot of hassle, which is perfect for an on-the-go practitioners. The mat is very durable and can hold up to your sturdiest practices.

My mom and I both have this mat and we each took turns using it daily. I think anyone would really like this mat.

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