Investing in a quality yoga mat can make all the difference to your practice. And now that studios are back open in Hong Kong, you may be thinking of bringing your own to keep things extra squeaky clean. To help you narrow it down, we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favourite yoga mats right now, with brands ranging from renowned international classics to boutique Hong Kong-based gems.
Yoga Design Lab’s Combo Mat
Not keen on carrying too much to the studio? This combo mat from Yoga Design Lab is a towel and yoga mat in one that’s available in a range of beautiful patterns and designs. At 5.5mm thick, it’s got enough cushion to support all your yoga poses, while the microfibre top layer adds grip, especially when slightly wet.
The mats from Yoga Design Lab are made from natural tree rubber, recycled PET microfibre and water-based inks, making them an eco-friendly choice. What’s more – they’re machine washable, too!
Shop now on yogadesignlab.com
Alo Yoga’s Warrior Mat
As seen, worn and loved by celebrities including Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift, Alo Yoga brings transformative yoga wear for the modern athlete. The brand started up in Los Angeles back in 2007 with a fast-forward focus merged with performance-driven results. Crafted with a dry-wicking, matte, non-slip surface, the Alo Yoga Warrior Mat boasts the right amount of cushioning to give your body enough support during workouts. Grab one for your home workouts, or bring it to your next class for a chic and durable piece of gear.
Shop now on aloyoga.com
Lululemon’s The Reversible Mat
Lululemon needs no introduction—it is pretty much the pioneer in yoga wear of the twenty-first century. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise to yogis familiar with the industry. Although the brand is most famed for their leggings, the mats are just as noteworthy. Opt for a multifunctional mat, The Reversible Mat. Take it for all your yoga occasions, from hot yoga to hatha, as it’ll lead you through smoothly, thanks to its grippy top layer for optimum balance. The natural rubber base lends a comforting cushion whilst the textured grip is ideal to low-sweat activities.
Shop now on lululemon.com
Flow Factory Co’s Flow Alignment Cork Mat
For a stylish, enlightening approach to yogawear, Flow Factory Co provides Australian-designed (Hong Kong-based) gear for the active yogi. What makes this brand unique is its commitment to sustainability, by using cork to construct its mats, blocks and wheels. The Flow Alignment Cork Mat is made from 100% natural cork for the top layer, and natural tree rubber (from Portugeuse evergreen oak tree) on the bottom layer. It’s slip-resistant, water-resistant, antimicrobial, mildew resistant and withholds a durable surface.
Shop now on flowfactoryco.com
OYSHO may be known for its pretty swimwear and cosy nighties, but the brand also specialises in athleisure and performance-driven sportswear. The 5mm Yoga Mat is designed to improve posture, and comes with a strap for easier carrying for in and out studio days. Its anti-slip surface gives it optimum stretching grounds.
Shop now on oysho.com
With additional reporting by Erica Fong