Don’t be fooled by the price – the Myprotein Yoga Recovery Mat offers comfort, stability and grip in a lightweight package…
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Myprotein Yoga Recovery Mat
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$38 / £29, myprotein.com
- Great price
- Grooved for grip
- Feels a little cheap
- Marked easily
Looking for a lightweight, inexpensive mat to stash in your gym bag? Myprotein’s bargain of an exercise mat is a great option.
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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 high-impact 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.
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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.
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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.