Are you looking for the most expensive yoga mat? We review the priciest yoga mats you can buy, and discuss what makes them so expensive. Is the price justified? Read on to find out.
Expensive but realistic yoga mats
We want to point out first that the most expensive yoga mat in the world is probably something ridiculous you wouldn’t want to actually buy. For example, in our yoga bag review, we mentioned a Louis Vuitton yoga mat and bag set that costs a couple of thousands of dollars. This isn’t really practical, and the price is definitely not worth it except as some kind of bragging right for rich people. If you haven’t heard of it yet, there’s also the BallerYoga yoga mat made from NFL pebbled leather. These BallerYoga mats cost $500-1500 and also have a decent claim to title of most expensive yoga mat in the world. Is a leather yoga mat crazy? Maybe. You can visit the BallerYoga site if you don’t believe us.
Instead, we’ll focus on the most expensive yoga mat that you would actually want to buy. If you’re looking for a premium yoga mat, you likely simply want the highest quality or be aware of whatever special options are available. Let’s take a look at the best yoga mats that money can buy.
Most expensive yoga mat: extra large option
The most expensive yoga mat you would ordinarily buy is an extra large yoga mat. It should make sense that a larger piece of mat would be more expensive. If you are aware of Manduka mats, they are the most famous yoga mat brand and regularly retail for over $100. Their largest yoga mat costs $300 or more. The Manduka PRO Squared Yoga Mat (Amazon link) is a 78″ x 78″ giant square that is 3 times as wide as a normal yoga mat. This mat is meant for your using at home and not carrying with you all the time. You can also use this for two-person yoga poses.
The Manduka Squared Yoga Mat is made from the exact same material as the regular Manduka PRO mats. This means you get the same great grip, long durability, easy clean surface, and overall quality. The only difference is that the Squared mat is only available in black, while the PRO comes in several colors.
This premium mat is rarely in stock, so if you want the “normal” version, you can get the regular Manduka PRO, mentioned in the next section.
Most expensive yoga mat: usual recommendation
The regular size Manduka PRO mat (Amazon link) we mentioned above is typically the most expensive yoga mat that you would buy. If you want regular colors, buying the Manduka PRO through Amazon is probably the fastest and cheapest option. Because we’ve reviewed the Manduka mat (review link) before, we won’t go into too many details here. Suffice it to say that this is the number one yoga mat for a good reason.
Most expensive yoga mat: a Manduka alternative
If you are looking the most expensive yoga mat that is not a Manduka, the winner would be Liforme’s Yoga Mat (Amazon link). Liforme’s yoga mat is actually more expensive than Manduka. What makes Liforme’s mat special? The Liforme yoga mat is 90% natural rubber with a special upper polyurethane layer that is one of the stickiest mat surfaces you will find. It’s only rival in the stickiness department is the lower cost Clever LiquidBalance (our review link). The alignment markers on the Liforme are also unique and help you achieve precise, perfect poses each time.
The drawback, though, is that these mats degrade over time. See the article at Healthista for some testimonies. The mat probably only lasts 300 uses before degrading. As the mat degrades, the stickiness goes away. While it lasts, it’s great, but you’ll have to buy a new mat every year!
Compare that to the Clever LiquidBalance, which comes with a lifetime no-questions-asked 100% refund or replacement warranty. If you want to burn through money, the Liforme Yoga Mat is okay, but for most people, we would recommend the Clever LiquidBalance or the Manduka PRO instead.