Below are the top Yoga mats in the industry today. As far as I know prAna is the only manufacturer who makes a dual-scrim yoga mat, which adds a lot of stability and firmness. The Gecko and Manduka yoga mats are far superior to the less expensive ones. When buying a yoga mat you can either go the cheap route and eventually be disappointed or buy a higher quality mat that will give you years of use.
Gecko Yoga Mat – Looking for an amazing yoga mat, well one of my personal favorites right now is the Gecko Yoga Mat by David Swenson. I recently discovered the Gecko while trying out a yoga class at Castle Hill Fitness in Austin, Texas. IMO the Gecko is one of the top yoga mats in the market today.
prAna Revolution Natural Sticky Mat – The biodegradable prAna Revolution Yoga Mat also known as the Revolution Natural Sticky Mat is as innovative as it is easy on the environment. Its unique dimension (30″ wide) and dual-scrim construction provide an incredibly stable and firm practice surface. For those looking for a eco-friendly/earth-friendly greener mat, the prAna Revolution Natural Sticky Mat is made without toxic glues and almost entirely of natural rubber. The mat is heat-laminated for added durability.
Manduka Black Mat Pro – The Manduka Black Mat Pro is a top notch Yoga mat that puts most others to shame. The Black Mat Pro is about 2-3 times as think as most traditional Yoga mats.