Last summer, we published a blog on yoga practice for road trips. When you drive, you can easily pack your essentials without having to focus too much on bulk and weight. Air travel is a whole different animal.
With ever-increasing baggage restrictions we need to be judicious about what we decide to take with us and what we have to leave behind. Bulky items take up precious space in our roller bags. All too often, our yoga mat has to stay at home.
Back in the ’90s, some traveling yogis requested that we design a packable yoga mat for travel. So we got to work on a mat that could fit easily into the average suitcase. Our Travel Mat is a scant 1/16-inch thick. You can roll it up thin and cinch it onto a backpack or fold it to the size of a medium-sized sweater and place it in your bag.
Our Tapas Travel Mats are made from latex-free polymer environmental resin (PER) which has been extracted from biodegradable plant secretions to produce a plastic-like material. It contains no heavy metals or phthalates.
The mat comes in three colors: moss, blue and purple, and like our Tapas® Original Mats, it has a nonskid surface to keep you stable.
In addition to traveling with your travel mat, you can use it in your regular practice. Its nonskid surface keeps your Yoga Practice Rug or Bamboo Yoga Towel in place for a safer, more secure practice. At just below two pounds, it’s lightweight and easy to transport to the studio and back.
Here are the specs:
- Thickness: 1/16″
- Weight: 1.7 lb.
- Dimensions: 24″ x 68″
- Price: $19.95
Whether you’re off for a yoga workshop, retreat or vacation, or going on a sightseeing tour, it’s nice to have a familiar friend along for the journey. The Tapas Travel Mat is a great companion to share your next adventure, and many more to come!