I am heading to San Francisco in October. Yoga is my work out of choice and I think I’m in luck I’m SF. I would like to carry on for this trip and I was wondering what’s the best way to pack a yoga mat? Is it worth buying a travel mat (I do travel frequently on the bus between NE cities so wouldn’t be wasted) or do I just rent a mat. As a fellow yogi what do you do?
First, I would just like to say that I’m super jealous of your upcoming trip! I love San Francisco, and nearby Napa Valley is one of my favorite places in all the world.
Now, for your actual question: I have the Manduka eKO Superlite Travel Mat. It folds up very small, so I can take it on a trip and easily carry on. Plus, it is reasonably priced. I like it because I can lay it over a borrowed or rented mat at a studio, or use it over the carpet at a hotel. However it is VERY thin, so is not great to use by itself. If you don’t plan on doing yoga at your hotel, just rent a mat at the studio. (Get there a bit early though–sometimes studios run out of mats.)
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