If the cost of a yoga mat has kept you from upping your at-home practice — or even trying it! — then I’m here to help with this list of the best yoga mats under $30.
It’s true that there are plenty of mats well over $100. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a mat that works for your practice and your budget. From extra-thick mats to protect your joints to lightweight travel mats, here are some of the best yoga mats under $30.
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1. The best yoga mat for sensitive knees and wrists under $30.
I don’t know about you, but I like for my yoga mat to have a little extra cushion.
If you have tender wrists or knees, or just want to protect them, this GoYoga mat is a great option. It’s 1/2 inch thick — the average yoga mat is 1/8 thick — and made of squishy, non-slip, body-forming foam material.
It also comes with a free yoga strap and eight different mat color options to choose from. Plus, it has a four-and-a-half-star overall rating based on more than 29,000 reviews.
Price: $15.33 – $24.67 depending on color.
2. The best non-slip yoga mat under $30.
Slipping and sliding is not what you want to be doing on your new yoga mat — but it happens even with high-end yoga mats (especially when they’re new).
Not so with this Retrospect Zuma Yoga Mat. The mat is made of grippy, eco-friendly, non-toxic, recyclable materials and has special grooves that help prevent any skidding. It’s 72 inches long — four inches longer than the average yoga mat size — and 6 millimeters thick; plus, it comes in 10 different colors and a nylon carrying strap.
It’s non-slip nature makes it great for hot yoga, too!
3. The yoga mat with the best warranty under $30.
Gaiam is one of the best and most popular makers of yoga mats out there, and unlike many of their competitors, has plenty of options under $50.
Their Premium 2-Color Yoga Mats are great because they’re reversible, have six millimeters of cushion, and are covered by the Gaiam yoga mat lifetime guarantee. The warranty covers manufacturing “defects or failure during standard use.” (Read: not standard wear and tear, loss, or theft.)
Not only is this yoga mat cute, affordable, and good quality — I can also rest at ease knowing that if it happens to be defective, my 30 bucks didn’t go to waste.
4. The best all-around / beginner’s yoga mat under $30.
The Dralegend yoga mat seems to have it all: It’s 6 millimeters thick, weighs just 32 ounces, and claims to prevent skidding, odor, and absorbing water/sweat easily. It’s also textured on one side and smooth on the other, so you can flip it depending on your practice, or if you want to use it for another type of workout.
The mat comes in eight different colors, too.
5. The best yoga mat that is also cute.
If you’re a yogi, you’ve likely seen the Citron Sundial yoga mat by Gaiam out in the wild.
It has a gorgeous, lotus-esque graphic design in the middle and comes in six different colors. It’s a solid choice for the price, too: five millimeters thick, textured for non-slip, and of course, also covered under the aforementioned Gaiam warranty.
6. The best travel yoga mat under $30.
Sometimes you gotta do yoga on the go (or at least tell yourself you’ll work out in the hotel room). This TOPLUS Yoga Mat is where it’s at. This textured, reversible mat manages to be a cushy 1/4 inches thick, but weighs just 1.8 pounds! That’s a rare compromise.
It has nearly 800 five-star reviews on Amazon, falls under Amazon’s generous return policy, and comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
7. The best extra-long yoga mat for tall people.
Just because you’ve been blessed with longer legs and torso doesn’t mean you should have to pay more for a mat.
The Mantra yoga mat is 76 inches long and 4.7 millimeters thick. It’s made out of non-slip material, so it can be used for both hot and regular-temp yoga. Plus, it’s portable: Despite its size, the Mantra yoga mat is only 2.75 pounds.