The Best Hot Yoga Mat Options for Your Sweatiest Flows

— At all price points and design options to fit your mood and your budget.

Person in a yoga class doing a one-legged downward dog pose

As any yogi knows, finding a grippy, nonslip yoga mat is half the battle of doing hot yoga. Below, the best hot yoga mat options you can buy.

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Manduka GRP Hot Yoga Mat

Manduka GRP hot yoga mat
Manduka

If you've taken a class at a Y7 Studio, you understand that the studio knows a thing or two about hot yoga. So, the fact that they specifically use Manduka mats at their locations means that they're definitely worth the investment. "They are lightweight, superior quality, and have the best cushion for support when you're flowing hard," says Lauren Roxborough, former chief marketing officer for Y7 Studio.

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Lululemon The Reversible Mat 5mm

lululemon reversible mat product shot
Lululemon

What makes this one of the best hot yoga mats out there? The dual-textured sides of this mat provide versatility for whichever type of yoga you practice. The smooth side helps hands and feet adhere to the mat and the grippy side provides traction. It's also 3 inches longer and 2 inches wider than a traditional yoga mat, providing you more space to flow.

This mat also features an antimicrobial coating to prevent mold and mildew from growing after being in a warm environment such as a hot yoga studio — a major bonus. (This mat also lasted one writer through a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification course.)

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Jade Yoga Harmony Mat

best hot yoga mat: photo of the Jade Yoga Harmony Pro yoga mat
Jade Yoga

Another NYC studio that knows hot yoga is Lyons Den Power Yoga. "This is our choice because it's unmovable, eco-friendly, and durable," says Bethany Lyons, the founder and CEO of Lyons Den. She also likes that the mat is easy to clean and maintain — important to keep in mind for your own mat post-hot yoga. Bonus: Jade Yoga plants a tree for every mat sold. (It's also the only mat this yoga teacher uses.)

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Hugger Mugger Tapas Original Yoga Mat

Hugger Mugger Tapas Original Yoga Mat product shot
HuggerMugger

Available in three different lengths for long-legged yogis, this mat is a great choice for hot yoga because of its sticky surface. The super-grippy underside locks onto the floor, preventing the mat from slipping during your transition from upward facing dog into plank pose.

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Sugarmat Yoga Mat

best hot yoga mat: photo of the sugarmat yoga mat
Anthropologie

Sugarmat's synthetic suede-topped mats are like a yoga towel and your cushiest mat rolled into one — great news, considering their patterns are too pretty to cover up.

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prAna Verde Yoga Mat

prAna verde yoga mat product shot
prAna

Known for its sustainable materials, this yoga mat is eco-friendly and made with nontoxic production methods. The mat is lightweight with a good grip because of its two-sided textured surface. The closed-cell construction prevents sweat and germs from being absorbed into the mat, so it won't smell even after your sweatiest class.

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Alo Air Mat

 alo air mat, a travel yoga mat for hot yoga product shot
Alo

This mat is perfect for studio hoppers as it's a travel-friendly version of Alo's popular Warrior Mat. The chic black mat has a nonslip rubber backing and dry-wicking surface to keep your grip when wet or dry.

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Liforme Yoga Mat

Liforme hot yoga mat product shot
Liforme

The extensive features make this yoga mat worth the splurge. These colorful mats use "GripForMe" technology, which stays grippy even when wet. Plus, they have an extra layer of cushion. Great for beginners and master yogis alike, markers are etched on the mat to help you double-check alignment while moving through poses. For easy transport, this hot yoga mat also comes with a yoga mat bag.

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Life Energy Ekosmart Yoga Mat

Life Energy Ekosmart Yoga Mat product shot
Dick's Sporting Goods

Ideal for Bikram classes, this mat features a textured surface — ideal for when your hands and feet become sweaty. The mantra printed onto the mat can help you get into a calming headspace (but, TBH, these not-so-zen thoughts you have in hot yoga class are definitely more realistic). The fabrication keeps odors and smells from remaining on the mat post-class.

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Yogitoes Skidless Premium Towel

best hot yoga mat: a photo of the yogitoes skidless premium towel, which turns any yoga mat into a hot yoga mat
Athleta

A yoga towel is essential because it can turn any mat into the best hot yoga mat. Spread it over any mat to absorb sweat and prevent the dreaded slipping hands. Y7 Studio uses Yogitoes towels at its studios because they don't bunch and provide a no-slip grip, says Roxborough.

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