Sugarmat's Dream Catcher yoga mats know how to stand out in a class with beautiful abstract art by contemporary artist Julia Contacessi. The OG design comes in suede but Sugarmat has just released a new version made from polyurethane aka PU. They're 3mm thick and available in red and blue, yoga mat strap included. For an additional fee, you can have your name, initials, or even a mantra on it in a gold monogram.
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PU or rubber? You have both! Flip it over to find the grip that works for you, but be careful with long nails though, as you might leave light scratches on the PU side of your mat. Either way, the mat has a great grip and doesn't move around even when you're in a crazy Vinyasa flow. You can shop Lululemon online from the official Hong Kong store, or locally at boutiques in KLCC, Pavilion KL, and the Bangsar showroom.
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The Manduka GRP 4mm mat is the brand's most innovate mat to date, and considering the fact that they're one of the most well-known brand for yoga mats, that's saying something. The mat may look like it's made from leather but rest assured it's not, and is in fact made with sustainably sourced natural tree rubber. It also has open airflow filters for quick drying and is infused with charcoal to tackle any funky smells.
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For local brand Karyaful's first Artist Edition mat, they've collaborated with artist Shan Shan Lim to create this gorgeous design inspired by Batik and the lotus flower. The yoga mat is 3mm thick and has a microfibre suede surface, with natural rubber base. It gives you great grip, and is easy enough to clean! It's worth mentioning that Karyaful has a number of cool mat designs in various shapes and sizes.
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If you're looking for a classic, solid yoga mat that does the job and does it well, Jade Yoga's best-selling Harmony Mat is it. This one comes in the usual colours of think of with yoga mats, like blue, purple, yellow and olive. They're made completely from natural rubber and no synthetic materials.
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At 185cm long and 68cm wide, Liforme's Rainbow Hope Yoga Mat is slightly wider and longer than others. The lines are specifically cues for where your hands and feet should be placed in different asanas, which makes it great for beginners at home, although fair warning: Liforme mats don't come cheap! This one is made from natural rubber and eco-polyurethane.
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Malaysian brand Liberty Active has both stylish, high-quality activewear and a yoga mat to rival Lululemon's Reversible Mat. It's the first mat released by the brand, 5mm thick and made with a polyurethane top layer for that grip yogi's love, with a rubber sole to keep the mat in place. The mat comes in black or blue, along with carrier straps.
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And finally, we've come to Alo Yoga's very popular Warrior Yoga Mat. 100% formaldehyde-free, non-toxic and PVC-free, this all-natural rubber mat is great all around -- it's moisture-wicking, keeps odour from sticking, and keeps you from slipping too. A nice matte finish doesn't hurt either, the Warrior Mat comes in trendy colours like this one in Smoky Quartz and Powder Pink.
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