OutdoorGearLab knows that the challenge of making the best decision for your specific needs can be overwhelming. People come in many different shapes and sizes. Mats come in different lengths, thicknesses and materials and the practice of yoga comes in different styles and often even temperatures. Gear Editor Brian Blum makes some great suggestions while taking into consideration all of these factors and he also poses several key questions to ponder while completing your pre-purchase research.
Do you sweat a lot? Do you prefer hard and sturdy or soft and squishy? Do you feel better using an environmentally friendly option? How often do you practice and how far do you have to travel to get there and how easy is it for you to tote your mat? Consider all of these factors and finally perhaps most importantly, gear Editor Blum advises, “Before purchasing a mat we recommend you consider not only your practice today, but how far you think you might grow in your practice before committing to a mat.”
Also, OutdoorGearLab did a full comparative review on the performance levels of twelve different contenders in their Best Yoga Mat review.
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