The PROlite yoga mat (formally known as the PurpleLite Travel Mat) is a fresh alternative for people who need a lighter, zero-waste mat with superior quality and comfort. Like its big brother the Black Mat PRO, the PROlite is all about performance, both in the studio and on the go. Available in five passion-inspiring colors, the PROlite gives you more choices and the same stellar Manduka results. It will enhance your practice and protect our planet. The PROlite has something that no other lighter-weight yoga mat can offer, a Lifetime Guarantee. The Manduka PROlite is built to go everywhere and do everything, just like the people who use it.
FEATURES of the Manduka Pro Lite Mat
Zero-waste, sustainable yoga mat
High performance in a lightweight form
Superior wear and longevity
Slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even when wet from perspiration
This mat is sticky unlike the prana ones, which are slippy. So wen you get sweaty this mat will allow you to keep going without having to stop and mop up. These mats are heavier and last longer. They are cushier and make head stands and shoulder stands less painful.
This is an amazing mat for professional or experienced yogis. I would not recommend the mat to inexperienced, novice, or casual yoga people as it takes some work to "establish" the mat the way you want it by breaking it in and it is also a high price tag. If you teach yoga, like me, this is a good choice. However, if you are a newbie go ahead and buy a cheaper version at target and work your way up.
Like many others, I jumped on this mat and was immediately turned away by its slipperiness. It didn't seem to make sense though since this is made of the same material as the infamous Black Mat Pro (just thinner, narrower, shorter, lighter). After some research, I learned that you need to let the mat sit out in the sun and scrub it down with salt water to help break down the coating and make it tacky. After a few weeks of traveling with this mat (makes a great travel alternative to those who can't live without a real mat - those skimpy "travel mats" don't count), I have fallen in love. Manduka for life - guaranteed!
"Waste of $70, Save your money and get another mat!"
I was in need of a new mat, walked into my local moosejaw and found the Manduka Pro lite mat (Lifetime guarantee is very convincing) took it to my weekly yoga class and not only was it uncomfortable but I was slipping the entire hour! It totally ruined my day. Do not buy this mat!! There are plenty of other mats you can buy for the price that are better quality (REI has a great selection). I love Moosejaw don't get me wrong but when it comes to these mats it's a no buy.