eKO SuperLite™ Travel Mat
The eKO SuperLite provides superior grip on carpet or hard surfaces. Only 1.5 mm thick, it folds to fit easily in your bag, suitcase or purse! These eco-friendly yoga mats are made of a natural, biodegradable material. The eKO SuperLite will leave no footprint in landfills, and is the ideal yoga travel mat for people who want to make a commitment to our planet and take their yoga practice on the road. These eco-friendly yoga mats are made of biodegradable rubber that won't fade or flake.
At Home Wherever I GoI love this travel mat. I tend to wear out most yoga mats because of the way I lower into hanumanasana with no hands, with a lot of pressure on the heel and ball of foot. But this mat has shown uncommon durability over the last 5 years. It folds into a suitcase with no creasing. It also has great grippiness. This simple item has allowed me to feel at home wherever I go.
Saran R. 11/28/14
I love this little mat!I love this little mat! I've taken it to work with me a few times for some end of the day Power Vinyasa and just recently came back from vacation where I used it in my hotel room for a week.
Very sticky! Love the traction.
Lies perfectly flat on hardwood floors and doesn't move.
Folds up small enough to fit in the front pocket of your suitcase or easily into a backpack.
The perfect amount of cushion on carpet.
Very thin, but it is a travel mat
Will wrinkle on carpet IF you drag your feet through poses. Easy solution is to just make sure you lift your body parts :)
It smells like rubber (which isn't a con to me, but to some people it's a deal breaker)
Overall impression... I'm highly impressed. Trying to think of a way to justify buying one in another color.
Grip is UnbelievableCan I just say that I love love love this mat?! It has changed my feelings about travel mats completely. There are even days that it competes with my PROlite. No, you will not get the cushion of a PRO mat, but the grip is unbelievable. I love how I can feel the floor through this mat, but somehow still find comfort. It may not be ideal for postures requiring pressure between ones knee ant the floor (e.g. dragon) but there are so many other poses it is amazing for (e.g. sun salutations are a dream - no slipping!). I love this mat! I used to hate travel mats with their sliding around, bad grip, and great discomfort. I have bad knees, so I do avoid certain poses when using this mat, but I cannot believe how comfortable I am on it. I want one in every color! It is a beautiful thing and has changed my practice! <3 Thank you, Manduka!
GrippyI bought this mat for use at home and travel on carpeted floors as using my other thick mat made the surface below me too soft. I absolutely love how grippy the top is, I loved that I can get into deep postures without any risk of slipping. I was so impressed with this mat that I purchased the new eKO Mat to replace my two year old "The Mat"
Surprisingly sticky and knee-friendly.I practice the traditional Ashtanga series in the Mysore style and got really tired of lugging my larger mat back and forth from my regular studio everyday so that I could attend other practices elsewhere. So, I decided to leave my big mat at the studio and purchase the easy-to-lug eKO SuperLite for all of my other yoga needs. It's been a great purchase so far. I was a little concerned that it was going to slip and slide all over the place as I moved, or that my knees where going to hate being in such close company with the ground, but I've found that the SuperLite is both surprisingly sticky and knee-friendly. I've used it for both outdoor and indoor practice and it's held up really well. I guess if I HAD to complain about something, it would be that even though I've had the SuperLite for several months and have cleaned it after use it still smells pretty rubbery.