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eQua® Hot Yoga Mat - Emily Quandahl

  • Overview

    Soft, absorbent and highly durable, the eQua Mat is ideal for any hot (or just plain sweaty) yoga practice. Its unique hybrid construction offers a soft microfiber eQua Towel top layer (with moisture-activated grip) and a supportive, natural rubber eKO Mat foundation. Pair that with its beautiful, limited-edition artist design created exclusively for this mat, the eQua Mat not only performs but inspires as well!

  • Features

    • 5lbs; 4mm thick, 24” wide x 68” long
    • Limited-Edition Artist Capsule Collection  
    • Non-Amazon harvested natural tree rubber bottom layer
    • Durable microfiber sweat-activated top layer
    • Slip resistant when wet  
    • All dyes free of heavy metals, AZO and lead
  • Use & Care

    Normal "after-practice" care by hand wash with mild detergent. Occasional in-depth cleaning can be done by machine wash cold with like colors. Hang to dry. 

  • Sustainability

    The eKO-based bottom layer is made from sustainably harvested natural tree rubber. Unlike other rubber mats available today, the foaming agents used to create the eKO are non-toxic, meaning that no toxic chemicals have gone into the manufacturing process to soften the rubber. 

 Meet the artists


Brent Broza

Photographer and California native whose Pacific Ocean photography transforms into a mesmerizing abstract.

Emily Quandahl

Minneapolis-based abstract artist who uses layers of acrylics mixed with water to create soulful, calming designs.

Ashley Mary

Minneapolis-based artist and illustrator who creates lively, energetic works of art, focusing on color celebration and shape compositions.

eQua® Hot Yoga Mat - Emily Quandahl is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for hot yoga Been doing yoga for long time and this is best mat ever used. I’m 5’9” male and am pretty sweaty. I have used mat towel forever and no longer need.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this mat!! I haven’t been trying forever to find the perfect hot yoga mat that will allow me to use it without a towel! This is it! No slipping, and doesn’t show my sweat and I sweat a lot!! I hope this isn’t a limited edition and Manduka continues to make these hot Equa yoga mats!!! This is def worth the money! I will not use any other mat for hot yoga!
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this mat! I needed a mat for a hot yoga class I wanted to try. My old mat was just too slippery even for a regular class so I knew it would frustrate me when I started to sweat. I have used this mat twice so far, and I have to say it does the trick. No slipping or sliding, and it has just the right amount of cushion. It's long enough for me (I am 55 4") and is heavy duty enough that I think this will last for years. The quality is excellent, well made and worth every penny.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful mat! This is an awesome mat that is also beautiful to practice on! Love Brent Broza's photograph translated on to this Hot Yoga Mat. Cleans easily. The only drawback is an odor like the rubber backing, but the smell is dissipating with use.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it I was hesitant to spend the money but I absolutely love this mat for my hot yoga class.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent hot yoga mat I just bought this hot yoga mat, and am very impressed. Just sprinkle a little water on the mat prior to your class. Then during your practice, you'll find that there's an excellent grip. No sliding towels or slippery hands or feet. You feel secure to flow. You can sweat with no worry. The padding is fine and the grip is superb. I love this mat! And it's beautiful!
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am obsessed! I bought this at my local yoga studio and have since used it for regular vinyasa and ashtanga yoga and have loved it. Haven't had issues with it scooting, washed great in the machine, and I am SO excited to try it in hot yoga tomorrow. All in all thrilled with it.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grip - don't need a towel! I bought this as a gift for my mom and now am buying one for myself! I hate using a towel on top of my mat in hot yoga, and with this mat you don't need one! Great grip, even when sweaty!
Date published: 2018-01-16
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For people who have had good or bad experiences with this mat: what is the floor that your practice is on? Is it rug like traditional bikram studios? Is it wood? Etc? Have you found this made a difference? 

Asked by: Clemensandlimes
Yoga studio floor but for a regular practice where you aren’t dripping wet, the mat is too slippery to safely practice so I returned it for a different one.
Answered by: DAAA
Date published: 2018-02-07

What is the thickness (mm) of the mat that’s bonded to the towel?

Asked by: sarahk
The mat towel bond is 4mm thick
Answered by: YogiJack
Date published: 2018-01-23

My habit is to do the flow portion and THEN put a Yogitoes towel down for the seated/core portion of class. But I can't do a down dog on my towel without my hands slipping forward! Will I have the same problem with this style of mat?

Asked by: catyoga
You would, but I got a tip from my teacher to just sprinkle a little from your water bottle in the area that your hands typically go and rub that into the mat a bit. The traction is there right away. I love this mat and get a lot of compliments. Buy!
Answered by: siobahn
Date published: 2018-01-12

Do you offer a lifetime guarantee with this model?  It's not explicitly listed as it is in the Pro etc.  I'm just nervous with the gripping issues stated by some practitioners on this review.  Thank you.

Asked by: Amy13
This mat doesn't have a lifetime guarantee, I believe it's only the PRO and PROlite that Manduka offers that on. In terms of the grip, its been one of the better hot yoga mats in my experience. In order to ensure you have the best grip from the start, I like to start my class by lightly spraying down the mat with the spray bottle in my studio. It activates the grip much quicker!!
Answered by: YogiJack
Date published: 2018-02-11

Has anyone who practices the ashtanga method tried this mat? I am wondering how it would be during the first surya namaskaras before I get sweaty? Thanks!

Asked by: marthaynes
Yes, I have used this mat several times now, and I have not slipped at any point during my practice - I typically start with sun salutations and don’t start sweating until a few minutes in! 
Answered by: Hilbolt
Date published: 2018-01-02

How often should this mat be washed? After every use like a yogitoes towel? How does it hold up after multiple machine washes?

Asked by: SweatyBetty
If you have a balcony or a place to hang this mat, you're golden. Don't leave it wrapped up. Here's what I do after practice: 1. Fold the rubber sides against each other to touch so these don't get wet 2. Roll the folded mat and transport it home 3. Soak a wash cloth in warm, soapy water 4. Wipe down the mat 5. Hang it on your balcony or bathroom towel rack I usually can do about 3-4 practices before needing to wash it. Quick way: throw it in the washing machine (cold) with some detergent and try not to add a bunch of other stuff to the wash. The less stuff, the less likely something will damage the mat Correct way: put it in your shower or tub, run water over it and scrub it with a sponge, light bristle brush or hand with light soap. Ring it out and get as much water out of it (this will allow it to dry faster). Takes usually a full day to be fully dry or put it out in the sun to speed things up. Hope this helps
Answered by: grnmons
Date published: 2018-02-16

How is the grip if it isn’t wet? I am a yoga instructor and teach vinyasa but I’m not always sweating a lot. I no longer use my last manduka pro mat because it never broke in even after months of use and 2 salt treatments. Not sure I’d I should risk it.

Asked by: Kristin J
I think the grip is good even in slower flow and restore classes, though it seems others have had problems. Once my body is just a little warm, it’s just like using a towel on top of any other mat. 
Answered by: AnnieJ
Date published: 2018-01-23

I just received this mat in the mail. I'm thinking of returning it. I immediately tried Downward dog and slid right off. Is this normal? I'm so disappointed.

Asked by: AleciaAnn
I had this problem. I agree with ayogi's tip. But if your main practice isn't hot yoga, I suggest returning it and swapping it out for something like the eKo (I called their customer service and they gave me a coupon code since I bought my mat during cyber monday discount).
Answered by: camel
Date published: 2017-12-05
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Women's Sizing Chart

xs 32 25 35
s 34 27 37
m 36 29 39
l 38 31 41
xl 40 33 43

Men's Sizing Chart

s 35 - 37 29 - 31
m 38 - 40 32 - 34
l 41 - 43 35 - 37
xl 44 - 46 38 - 40