This is less of a totally buy it for life scenario and more of a “buy it for a long time.” Yoga mats will indeed deteriorate over time. That’s why it is important to buy a good one. This Gaiam Athletic yoga mat (the 2GripMat) passes the test with flying colors. It stays put while you are doing your exercises and it is easy to get a grip with your feet. It is also a bit larger than normal mats so people that are a bit taller will appreciate that extra real estate. It also features MatD (Dry-Tech) technology that will ensure that your mat doesn’t get too wet from sweat during your class. All around this is a great performer.
Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat Fitness & Exercise Mat With Easy-Cinch Yoga Mat Carrier Strap, Teal, 72"L X 24"W X 2/5 Inch Thick
- FITNESS & EXERCISE MAT: Classic yoga mat is great for all types of fitness and exercise routines including yoga, Pilates and any floor exercise where additional cushion and support is appreciated.
- EXTRA THICK YOGA MAT: These 2/5 inch exercise mats make for the ideal all purpose fitness mat in the studio or at home, even around the house under knees or as a standing pad or cushion.
- SOFT CUSHION: This yoga mat made of NBR foam is designed to provide soft cushioning with the padded material for comfortable stretching and posing - an ideal yoga mat for beginners with comfort in mind.
- INCLUDES YOGA MAT CARRIER STRAP: Included with your yoga mat is a carrying strap so you can strap up your mat and go.
- DIMENSIONS: 72 inches L x 24 inches W x 2/5 Inch (3.11 pounds).