5. Manduka PRO Yoga Mat
The PRO Mat of Manduka is made from TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer), a material that is prevalent in the yoga mat market. TPE yoga mats are characterized by good elasticity and anti-slip functionality (Its non-slipping functionality requires a large amount of exercises to emerge). And the PRO Mat of Manduka is smooth yet yields perfect grip when flat out on the floor. This material adopted by PRO Mat is eco-friendly and contains no toxic element, posing no threat to human body and presenting ultimate durability.
Unlike most of the yoga mats in the market that are soft yet lack cushioning functionality, the Manduka PRO Yoga Mat is characterized by high-density and comfortable pillar. The padding of almost 6 mm in thickness provided me both comfort and stability, enabling me to practice poses much more freely. It perfectly combines the softness of the material and the due cushioning without irreparable compressing.
The PRO Yoga Mat of Manduka is sold with a free strap. This strap, made of renewable fibers, is light, durable and stylish. Adjustable in length and tightness, it is applicable for all types and sizes of Manduka yoga mats and can securely fasten your yoga mat with the smooth polyester webbing. And the removable pouch on it can offer you a space to store your keys, phone, wallet and other gadgets.
To sum up, the PRO Mat of Manduka is for those who look for higher level of yoga and who are willing to tolerate its long time of breaking in. If you do practice yoga frequently or if you are a yoga teacher, then it is worthwhile to buy one.