The eKO Lite Mat is a lighter version of the most durable, high-performance and eco-friendly mat on the market.
Developed over 3 years by a team of yoga teachers, the natural and biodegradable
eKo mat provides the ultimate combination of cushion and grip using the most environmentally-friendly methods possible. Compared to the original Manduka Eko mat, which weighs 2.95kg, the eKO lite weighs 1.7kg for easier transportation.
The top surface has a naturally 'grippy' 'Sea Grass' surface texture which also has a closed-cell surface to keep out moisture (sweat) from seeping into the mat and breeding bacteria for better durability.
The dual function cushion (bottom layer) is a thicker natural rubber
with superior cushioning that is achieved by a toxic-free softening process, free of foaming agents and plasticizers found in other mats.
And the stretch-resistant scrim (centre) uses biodegradable cotton
and recycled polyester blend to bind the top and bottom layers together with heating process, eliminating need for toxic glues.
Natural & biodegradable: Made from biodegradable, non-amazon harvested tree rubber with non-toxic foaming agents and non-AZO
dyes. This natural, biodegradable material won't flake or fade and will leave no footprint in landfills.
Due to the properties of natural rubber, all rubber mats have a certain smell. However, Manduka's eKO mat has been engineered so that the initial scent fades over time with use. The smell will dissipate within 2-3 weeks, or sooner if you leave your mat unrolled when storing. To speed up this process, you can also wipe the mat down with a solution of 50/50 organic cider vinegar and water or Manduka's mat restore (a vinegar based solution). It is important to note that the smell is natural and not a result of off-gassing from toxic chemicals.
Manduka mats features
Choose your Manduka matSize
: 61cm x 173cm, 0.3cm thickWeight
: 1.7kgMade from
: Non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubberSuitable for
: Travelling, or using as an eco, hygience layer over borrowed mats.Care instructions
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