The Manduka eKO yoga mat is made from natural tree rubber, non-toxic foaming agents, and non-AZO dyes. It's 3/16" thick and extra long- 79” x 26”, but also one f the heaviest on the market- 8lbs.
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Pro Great for taller people
The mat is longer than standard, giving taller people plenty of room.
Pro Stays flat
The mat rolls out flat every time, and doesn't maintain a curl at the ends.
Pro Good for dry conditions
The Manduka eKO has a textured surface that repels sweat. This makes it good for use in dry conditions, because the sweat will sit on the surface of the mat, causing it to be more slippery than open-cell mats (open-cell surfaces absorb moisture). The closed-cell surface on the Manduka is easier to clean and reduces the risk of accumulating bacteria in its pores.
Con Rubber smell
The rubber smell on this mat is most felt right out of the box, but it can be aerated and will dissipate after a few uses.
Con Very heavy
Not easily portable as 8 lbs is a lot to be carrying around, especially if you have other stuff to carry (like a gym bag or a laptop).