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Best Budget: IUGA Pro Non-Slip Yoga Mat

Oct 24,2022 | IUGA-Kikyo

While most mats made from natural rubber can be heavy, the IUGA Pro Non-Slip Yoga Mat weighs in at a relatively light and comfortable-to-carry 2.2 pounds (the manufacturer records 2.8 pounds, but we found it to be lighter when we weighed it in our Lab). In fact, it received a five out of five for portability, since it comes with a carrying strap. The drawback to such a lightweight mat, however, is that it doesn’t have the heft to lay perfectly flat out of the box like some of the heavier mats we tested—this is why it only received a two out of five for unboxing.

The 5-millimeter-thick IUGA has the distinction of being one of the grippiest mats from the test. Our tester said that at times it even felt sticky. This mat excelled during our sweat test, making it a great pick for anyone who regularly practices hot yoga.  

We should also note that the manufacturer states this mat is odorless, but our tester said the rubbery smell was evident when her head was laying on the mat during Child’s Pose.

Excerpt from Verywell fit

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