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Top 10 Cheap Yoga Mats 2016

Updated on October 8, 2016

The Top 10 Cheap Yoga Mats Reviewed

Check out the Top 10 Cheap Yoga Mats of 2016, because there is nothing worse than trying to focus on an uncomfortable Yoga mat. Now with all of the best budget friendly Yoga Mats reviewed do your body a favor and pick one out.

I have put my energy and focus on finding the best Cheap Yoga Mats in this lens, and you will be surprised because they may be the best yoga mats as well. There are differences in material, craftsmanship, size, and overall feel that make a world of difference when you are practicing Yoga. So take a few minutes and explore all of the different inexpensive yoga mats that are on the market today.

Cheap Yoga Mats - Gaiam Chai 5mm Premium Yoga Mat

This is a get addition to our cheap yoga mats list, because unlike some other yoga mats the Gaiam Chai that does exactly what it is supposed to do. It has some thickness to it which makes it surprisingly soft to use on a hard floor. There is just enough stickiness to ensure you have the right grip when you need it. If you have a strap harness it will fit it perfectly. If there is a drawback to the Gaiam Chai yoga mat it is it's weight. It is not that lightest yoga mat out there, but it is not heavy enough to be a burden.

Overall this is an excellent buy in the world of cheap yoga mats that does it's job very well.

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Gaiam Solid Premium Yoga Mat
Gaiam Solid Premium Yoga Mat

Cheap Yoga Mats - 1/4" Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat by Yoga Accessories - Phthalate Free Inks and Dyes + Lifetime Limited Warranty

For a cheap yoga mat the thickness of this one makes it very comfortable. Many people use mats that are about 1/8" thick and I personally think that is way to thin for your average sized person. When using a 1/4" yoga mat you will find that when you are stretching, standing, and sitting you may find that you maintain your ballance much better because of the grip and thickness. Since this is an extra large yoga mat it gives you about 4 more inches than the standard yoga mat, and if you are looking for more room when you are laying down or stretching this is the size you are looking for.

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YogaAccessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat
YogaAccessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat

Cheap Yoga Mats - ProSource Premium 1/2-Inch Extra Thick 71-Inch Long High Density Exercise Yoga Mat - Made from Comfort Foam and Carrying Case Included

If you are the type of person who tends to double up on your yoga mat when practicing then this entry into the top cheap yoga mats may be the answer to your comfort problems. When using a ProSource Premium yoga mat you will feel the difference the first time you start doing poses that involve you needing to rest on your knees. Now because this mat is 1/2" thick you may have a slight bit if difficulty with ballance and focus poses. This may be an issue for some because when standing you tend to sink into the deep padding, so if you are not a seasoned veteran or don't have great ballance you may want to switch it out for those types of poses. With that being said it still makes the top 10 yoga mats because of the outstanding comfort it does provide. One last note about the ProSource Premium Yoga Mat is that unlike others in its price range it comes with a handy carrying case to accomidate it's thick size.

Latest ProSource Premium Owner Reviews....

ProSource Premium High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Comfort Foam and Carrying Straps Reviews
ProSource Premium High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Comfort Foam and Carrying Straps Reviews

Cheap Yoga Mats - Aurorae Yoga Mat Northern lights with Golden Sun Focal Icon - Unique one of a kind colors, 5mm Thick, 72" Long, SGS approved, Free from Phthal

The prices of yoga mats can vary and this entry into the cheap yoga mats category is right on the border of what is a cheap yoga mat and an expensive yoga mat. Starting at $35 it can be a bit of a stretch for a cheap yoga mat but once you read what everyone is saying you will also agree that the Aurorae Yoga Mat Northern Lights belongs on this list.

Latest Aurorae Northern Lights Yoga Mat Owner Reviews....

Aurorae Northern Lights Yoga Mat
Aurorae Northern Lights Yoga Mat

Cheap Yoga Mats - Harbinger 340100 Durafoam Exercise Mat - An All Around Versatile Exercise or Yoga Mat

The Harbinger Durafoam Exercise mat has secured it's place on the top 10 cheap yoga mats by being very versatile, durable and comfortable. You can use this Harbinger exercise mat with just about any workout regimen you can think of from P90x to Palates to Yoga it does it all. Here is a quick breakdown of the Harbinger 340100 Durafoam Exercise Mat features:

24 inches wide by 72 inches longExcluseve 3/8-inch thick DuraFoam pad makes floor workouts more comfortableMoisture-resistant skin is easy to cleanDouble-sided, non-slip surface grips the floor to prevent injuriesIntegrated self-strapping system for easy transport and storage

Well not everything may be sunshine and lollipops when it comes to this one. There has been some reported disappointment with this mat, so depending on where you workout may influence you decision to pick this one up. Some Harbinger mat users who use their mat on a hardwood floor were not very happy with it because it tended to move around a little bit more than a regular yoga mat. However others who use it in a carpeted setting have not complained about this issue as much. The bottom line is that if you are considering this one make sure it fits your workout environment.

Latest Harbinger Durafoam Mat Owner Reviews....

Harbinger Durafoam Mat
Harbinger Durafoam Mat

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Cheap Yoga Mats - Black Mountain Products Yoga Mat - Lifetime Warranty, SGS Tested, Awesome Cushioning

Black Mountain Products have introduced a new line of cheap yoga mats that have

caused many people to take notice. Like others who made this list they use the highest quality materials available, so the yoga mat is built to last. Black Mountain Products manufactures their yoga mats using the SGS tested method and have no heavy metals. The foam cushioning will ensure that all of your workouts are comfortable, and the slip resistant surface will provide that a stable workout environment on all types of surfaces. If that wasn't enough this yoga mat comes with a lifetime guarantee, so this could just be the last yoga mat you ever buy.

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Black Mountain Eco Friendly Yoga Exercise Mat
Black Mountain Eco Friendly Yoga Exercise Mat

Cheap Yoga Mats - Natural Fitness Eco-smart Yoga Mat - Eco-Friendly, Latex and Phthalate free, plus a Free Acacia 'Shiva Rea Flow Yoga for Beginners' Download

Arguably the best buy in the cheap yoga mats top ten list is the Natural Fitness Eco-

Smart Yoga Mat. When Natural Fitness designed their yoga mat they paid attention to not only comfort and stability, but looks and environmental impact as well. Lets take a look at what makes the Natural Fitness yoga mat so special:

  1. It’s made from cutting-edge material that is not only safer for the environment but for your health as well, because no PVC foam is used
  2. The look of the mat inspires peace and tranquility as you enjoy your workout.
  3. It features a non-slip traction exterior so that you focus on your workout rather than the mat moving.

Now those are all great features, but what makes it king of the cheap yoga mat market?


First of all the folks over at Natural Fitness focus on minimizing their environmental impact, so you know that mother nature is kept in mind during the manufacturing process of your new yoga mat. They also take their commitment to the environment so seriously that when you purchase one of their products they take part of the proceeds and plant a tree.

The cherry on top for this yoga mat is the free download you get with your purchase. You get the Acacia 'Shiva Rea Flow Yoga for Beginners' video for free. This is a great instructional video that really delivers a great Shiva Rea Flow experience for your new Natural Fitness yoga mat. Make sure to check out the video trailer below.

Latest Natural Fitness Eco-Smart Yoga Mat Owner Reviews....

Natural Fitness Eco-Smart Yoga Mat
Natural Fitness Eco-Smart Yoga Mat

Cheap Yoga Mats -Yoga Rat RAT MAT PRO and Rat Mat Classic - many available styles and colors let you energize your practice with a whole new Rattitude!

The Rat Mat series of yoga mats made it's way into the cheap yoga mats list because of it's flashy designs and relative comfort. The Rat Mat Yoga Mats come in two different series: Rat Mat Classic and Rat Mat Pro. The difference between the two is the thickness of the padding and the length of the mat. Here is how they compare:

Rat Mat Classic is 24" x 68" long and has a 1/4" of padding.

Rat Mat Pro is 24" x 72" long and is .5mm thick.

Each one comes in an assorted variety of designs that allow you to pick the perfect design to match your style and attitude. Now like others in this price range it does have it's faults, and the most common being that the padding can be a little to thin for some, so if you are a bigger person or are concerned about comfort over style than there are some better options on the list here for you.

Latest YogaRat RatMat PRO Mat Owner Review...

YogaRat RatMat PRO Mat
YogaRat RatMat PRO Mat

Da Vinci 2-Tone Yoga Mat with Carry Strap, 1/4" Inch Super Thick, Extra Long 72", High Density, SGS Tested Phthalates Free Exercise Mats

There are not too many cheap yoga mats in the Da Vinci yoga line. However this one makes it into the top ten because it comes with a handy yoga mat carry strap. With all of the different inexpensive yoga mats on the market it is the little things that yoga practitioners rave about when it comes to the Da Vinci extra long yoga Mat. The first thing that you will notice is that like others that made out list it is the thickness that provides a comfortable experience. The yoga mat is made with an outstanding super thick (1/4" inch) high density material. The colors you see are true to form because they have some of the most vibrant colors you will find in any yoga mat. There is a nice added bonus that you don't find in too many cheap yoga mats is that this one comes with a handy carry strap. This is an added feature with most mats, however here it is part of the package. If there is only one regret that some people have is that they did not order more than one, and that says a lot about the mat.

Latest Da Vinci 2-Tone Yoga Mat Owner Reviews....

Da Vinci 2-Tone Yoga Mat with Carry Strap, 1/4" Inch Super Thick, Extra Long 72", High Density, SGS Tested Phthalates Free Exercise Mats
Da Vinci 2-Tone Yoga Mat with Carry Strap, 1/4" Inch Super Thick, Extra Long 72", High Density, SGS Tested Phthalates Free Exercise Mats

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