I'm about to head to Nepal for more than 2 weeks with nothing more than the things I can carry on my back, not to total more than 15.4 pounds (plus a purse - plane restrictions) - Yikes! Although Mr.M8 was super supportive and tried to assure me that I could find adequate yoga and mat purchasing in the birthplace of the Buddha, I became completely obsessed with finding a mat that could be easily carried on my back without taking up too much of my precious weight limit.
After tireless research of all of the big name companies, I still wasn't happy. Luckily, I'm injury free, so I didn't really care about extra cushion. I'm only 5'6 with a small to medium frame, so I didn't need a giant space. I just wanted a light weight, compact, easily portable yoga mat to use while backpacking around a small asian country. You'd think they'd be a dime a dozen, but none of the big companies stood out from the rest of the pack.
I'm a huge fan of amazon.com, and they didn't let me down this time. I found the Yogo Mat with a handful of positive reviews, great features, and it seemed to be just what I was looking for. Check out their ad below.
These people understand what I want. Lightweight, small, clean, foldable, eco friendly, sticky, and I can attach it to my purse or backpack with it's integrated straps. Finally, someone seems to understand my needs! When my mat arrived, it was everything that I wanted. It is a little smaller than my normal mat, but there is a larger size available if that's what you need. For me, the original mat was unbeatable!
I'll let you know how this works when I'm done practicing yoga in the Himalayas!
Namaste - Beth