The Manduka PRO mat is very thick and dense which is great for your knees and joints. It is resistant and provides support throughout your yoga practice. This mat is easy to clean as well. However, it is more expensive and heavy than other options on the market.
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Pro Great for bad knees and joints
This mat is very thick - 6.35 mm and has the ultra-dense cushioning that provides the right amount of support. It is made from PVC material which together with a lot of padding protects your knees and joins. It is extra thick, but not squishy. That gives the nice support for your wrists as well.
Pro Provides dense surface and grip
This mat has a nice density due to the closed-cell construction. Such construction is impermeable and thick. Even though such construction is a water resistant and does not absorb sweat or moist, it will not let you slip or slide. It has a fabric-like texture, which provides a nice grip and non-slippery surface.
Pro Has a lifetime warranty
The Manduka offers a lifetime guarantee for this mat meaning that it will not break, peel or rub off during your yoga practices. It is made from phthalate-free PVC material which is known for being durable and flexible. This material together with the density of the mat will be competent in the dry, heated, humid or non-heated conditions. Therefore, the company promises that this mat will last you for a lifetime.
Pro Easy to clean
This mat is easy to clean due to the closed-cell construction because all sweat, oil, and dust are not absorbed inside the mat. All dirt will stay on top of the surface, so you need to use only a couple sprits of water or cleaning product and a cloth to wipe everything off. Therefore, this mat is more hygienic as opposed to open-cell construction mat.
Con Not affordable
This mat is one of the most expensive mats you can find. Thus, if you are only just a beginner and you are not sure if you will practice yoga, it might not be the best option for you.
Con Slightly heavy
This mat is more on the heavier side comparing to other mats on the market. Its weight varies from 7.5 to 9.5 lbs depending on the length and it is one of the heaviest you can find on the market.