The eKO Mat is new and improved, and now offers an unparalleled grip to perform even in the sweatiest of conditions. This eco-friendly yoga mat made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber provides cushion and support for your practice while protecting the planet.
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Manduka’s renowned eKO mat is new and improved, and now offers an unparalleled grip to perform even in the sweatiest of conditions. In addition to its superior grip, the mat provides exceptional comfort and performance. The eKO mat is eco-friendly and made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, and natural tree rubber that cushion and supports your body while protecting the planet.
The new rippled water top surface features an innovative, sealed-cell natural rubber surface that creates a hygienic barrier and excellent loft and recovery. These natural rubber mats use a toxic-free softening process and are completely free of toxic foaming agents and plasticizers found in other mats. The eKO represents a bright future for the eco-friendly yoga mat - it leaves behind no footprint in landfills, but will definitely make a lasting impression in the studio.
Discoloration can be a by-product of natural rubber products. To keep your mat in the best condition, visit the use & care section.
• 7 lbs.; 71” long; 26” wide; 3/16" thick (5 mm)
• Offers unparalleled wet grip to perform even in the sweatiest of conditions
• Most durable natural rubber yoga mat on the market
• Made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber
• Developed over 4 years by yoga teachers
• Designed to provide the ultimate combination of cushion and grip
• An eco-yoga mat with no PVC or toxic plasticizers
• 99% latex free, and safe to use for most people with latex sensitivities
• All post-industrial scrap is thoughtfully collected and utilized in the production of other materials creating a zero waste manufacturing process
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• Tri Layer Technology for optimal combination of grip, durability and slip-resistance.
Grip & Durability (Top Layer): ‘Rippled water’ surface texture is naturally grippy; the sealed-cell surface keeps out moisture (sweat) from seeping into the mat and breeding bacteria for better durability.
Dual Function Cushion (Bottom Layer): Thicker, bottom layer provides lightweight cushion and excellent loft and recovery for your practice!
Stretch-resistant Scrim (Center): Stretch-resistant scrim binds the unique layers together using a heating process which eliminates the need for toxic glues.
Natural & Earth Loving: Eco-friendly yoga mat is made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, and natural tree rubber with non-toxic foaming agents and non-azo dyes.
To Clean: The eKO mat can be cleaned by wiping down the mat with Manduka’s Mat Restore Spray (a vinegar based solution) or a 50/50 mixture of water and organic apple cider vinegar. It is recommended that you DO NOT put the eKO mat in the washing machine, as it will encourage the material to break down (biodegrade). DO NOT soak or submerge in water and DO NOT use any type of soap for cleaning, as it will compromise the performance and integrity of the mat.
To Store: Do not leave the mat exposed to excessive amounts of sunlight. If wet, allow the mat to dry before rolling up.
Through Manduka's manufacturing process, the eKO Series mats are 99% latex free, and safe to use for people with latex sensitivities. However, if you know you are sensitive to even traces of latex then we recommend you purchase from our PRO Series yoga mats.
The eKO Mat is made from sustainably harvested tree rubber. Unlike other rubber mats available today, the foaming agents used to create the eKO are non-toxic. What this means is that no toxic chemicals have gone into the manufacturing process to soften rubber; when the eKO mat is disposed of and biodegrades, it will not leave behind a toxic residue. Additionally, instead of using synthetic polyester for reinforcement, we have chosen to use a blend of polyester and natural cotton.
6 Customer Reviews
I love this mat! It has great grip, cushion and support. It really does perform well even under the sweatiest of conditions!
I purchased the Manduka Eko Grippy during the holidays and I must say..... this is the BEST YOGA MAT EVER!!!! i HAVE 3 eko mats and the Black Pro. I love all of them, but I really really really love my new mat. I haven't had to use a hot yoga towel yet. Everyone in my class is amazed how well my mat performs during a 90 degree class with over 30 people in it. I strongly suggest taking the step and investing in this mat. Plus it's biodegradable and it's PRETTY!
I have been shopping around for a mat for quite a while and even though I'm a college student with not much extra cash I decided to spend the extra bucks for a quality mat, and I am so glad I did. My roommates are yogis as well and their cheap mats just can't compare. It says its not slip and it is by far the most sturdy mat I have ever practiced on. It does smell faintly of rubber, but barely. Point being I love my new mat!!!! If you are on the fence about this one, I say go for it. You will love it too!!
Very grippy, absolutely non-slip. Love it. Beware of the weight, it's a monster of a mat. Definitely worth the money, though.
i have flitted in and out of a yoga practice through the years and have just recently taken it seriously. I had a 'cheap' mat that was very old and looked very different from the other mats out there so when I went back to yoga, I recently purchased another 'cheap' 3mm mat and only did I realize that 1) I sweat a lot, especially my hands and feet, and slid around whenever I do the ever-challenging (to me) downward dogs and 2) the thinness of this mat did not cushion my knees at all. I started researching and came upon Manduka mats and intently read reviews. so, I ordered this last Monday, 06/16/14 and received the order today, Wednesday, 06/18/14 (disclosure: i live in Las Vegas, NV and they are in SoCal). Next, I unrolled it and tried a yoga beginner's video at home and I can really feel the difference. My poses are more grounded and even though my feet and hands were sweaty, i did not slide. i even put a towel for my hands that stayed put. i wasn't worrying about falling due to sweaty hands/feet and I can't rave enough about the cushioning.I cannot wait to try it on a class. I am very happy as it is everything that it has claimed! Very worth the money.
I got this mat for Christmas, and I already LOVE it! It is above and beyond any other previous yoga mat :)