Don’t be fooled by the price – the Myprotein Yoga Recovery Mat offers comfort, stability and grip in a lightweight package…

If you’re looking to add one of the best exercise mats to your home gym set up, the Myprotein Yoga Recovery Mat is a top choice, offering superb grip at an affordable price. Here’s how it performed on test.

Myprotein Yoga Recovery Mat

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$38 / £29, myprotein.com 

PROS: 

  • Great price  
  • Grooved for grip 

CONS:

  • Feels a little cheap  
  • Marked easily  

Grip: 4.5/5
Comfort: 3.5/5
Portability: 4/5
OVERALL: 4/5 

Measuring 6mm thick, the Myprotein Yoga Recovery Mat is made from high-density foam, making it feel soft and spongy beneath your hands and feet. Despite its soft and cushioned feel, it’s just the right thickness to provide a strong, stable base for your feet. So it’s a good option for both bodyweight HIIT workouts and technical balancing poses 

Myprotein Yoga Recovery Mat design

The wavy grooves that run across it provide a grippy platform for energetic workouts – although they’re dirt magnets, so you’ll need to clean it regularly.

With its fairly standard 183 x 61cm dimension and shallow 6mm cushion, it’s no surprise the Myprotein Yoga Recovery Mat rolls up nice and compact. The included strap makes this lightweight mat a breeze to take from home to office to gym and back again. There’s even a space for you to write your name on it too.

Despite its foam-like feel, our mat shows no sign of tearing after substantial use and abuse. It does feel a little cheap, though, so we wouldn’t expect it to last as long as the Lululemon (Big) Mat or the Pliability Mat, for example. 

The Myprotein Yoga Recovery Mat is easy to clean and wipe down, but easy to mark too – which tends to stand out more on the turquoise option than the grey. It’s probably not suitable for regular weight training, but it’s a portable and inexpensive option for most other gym and studio sessions.