- 5mm thick
Reviewed by Abigail Buchanan
Unlike other fitness equipment, a yoga mat won’t drain your bank account and you can use it for both slower and HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. The Lululemon is the best yoga mat money can buy. It is double sided, with unparalleled grip, offers a stable surface and a lot of support.
£88 may seem like a big sum for a yoga mat, but Emma Henry, expert yoga teacher at Triyoga, insists they’re worth the investment. “There are cheaper mats that are reasonable, but may not last as long. There is nothing more frustrating in a fast Vinyasa flow than slipping, so having enough grip is essential,” she says.
Lululemon offers a variety of mat thicknesses, but I’d go with the 5mm for joint support. It’s the perfect size – slightly longer and wider than most standard yoga mats, at 180cm x 66cm. This means it offers plenty of room to stretch out. Thanks to the slightly thicker construction, I found it to be the perfect partner for HIIT and strength training as well.
Despite being thicker than most others, it’s not overly heavy at 2.4kg. That’s the upper end of what I’d consider an easy-to-carry weight, but it means this mat excels both at home and in the classroom.
The only downside is that it doesn’t come with a carrying strap or bag – but that’s really nitpicking. Simply put, it’s a brilliant all-rounder that’s well worth the investment.