PROLite – According to the manufacturer, this mat is made of zero-waste, sustainable materials and features a slip-resistant, non-stick surface. Manduka mats are OekoTex certified and emissions-free manufactured. Available in Original Purple, Olive, Pinot, Apricot, Pacific. A Mat Recycling Kit can be purchased for an additional $8.50.
BlackMatPRO – According to the manufacturer, this mat is made of dense, thick materials for comfort and cushioning and features a non-slip fabric finish. OekoTex certified and emissions-free manufactured. Available in Black, in sizes standard and extra long. A Mat Recycling Kit can be purchased for an additional $8.50.
PROLite – Size: 71” tall x 24” wide x 3/16” thick; OekoTex certified, emissions-free; Weight: 4 lbs; Warranty: Lifetime Guarantee
BlackMatPRO – Size: Standard: 71” tall x 26” wide x 1/4” thick, Extra Long: 85” tall x 26” wide x 1/4” thick; OekoTex certified, emissions-free; Weight: 7 lbs; Warranty: Lifetime Guarantee
ACE Expert Review
The ProLite and BlackMat PRO from Manduka are two new yoga mats, featuring eco-friendly materials. The PROLite is available in five colors; BlackMatPro available only in black.
What we liked:
- These mats are manufactured using a certified emissions-free, zero-waste process and provide adequate cushioning and a non-slip surface.
- Manduka offers a lifetime guarantee on both mats.
What we didn't like:
- Both mats are extremely heavy (even the PROLite), which increases their durability, but makes them less appropriate for toting to and from classes.
- These mats may be more suitable for health clubs that want to offer their members mats to use.
October 9, 2009
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