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Para Rubber
Yoga Mat

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Para Rubber
Yoga Mat

Nonslip? Check. Eco-friendly? Yup. Easy on the knees? You’ll love the cushion! Take your practice to the next level with this mat’s unmatched stability and support.

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Are you slipping and sliding on your yoga mat, or are your knees killing you in Cat-Cow? Look no further than our teacher favorite, the Para Rubber Mat.

Made with natural rubber, this mat is incredibly grippy and features two sides with different textures. The topside is covered in teeny, tiny bumps that hold you perfectly in place, decorated with a beautiful streaked pattern. The underside is great for hot yoga and sweatier yogis, providing a woven-like, rubbery super-grip.

Comfort is another key benefit of this mat—its 1/4” thickness feels amazing on sensitive knees and wrists, but maintains sturdiness and stability. It is available in standard and XL size to provide a perfect option for every yogi.

If you love the planet, you will love this eco-friendly mat. It is made with sustainable rubber, which comes from renewable, non-Amazon sources. It is extremely durable and will be a reliable part of your practice for years to come!

  • Superior, non-slip grip on both sides
  • Natural rubber is durable and long-lasting
  • 1/4" thickness with excellent cushion and shock absorption
  • Streaked with a colorful, serene pattern
  • Also available in XL size

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Dimensions: 70" x 24" x 1/4"
Weight: 6.6 lb.
Material: Natural Rubber (do not use if you have a latex allergy)
Made in Taiwan

Eco Properties:
Rubber is a natural, sustainable, renewable material. Ours comes from non-Amazon sources.

Care Instructions:
To clean, use a mat wash or wipe the surface down with a warm, wet towel. Air-dry out of direct sunlight. Do not machine wash or soak in water.

Some practitioners can be sensitive to the smell of natural rubber. It will become less noticeable after being aired out and wiped down for a few days, and will continue to dissipate over time.

Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.


Customer Reviews 34 item(s)

Non-slip, Love It!
I practice yoga in my bedroom, which is carpeted. My previous yoga mat was sliding all over. And not using one was not an option because it also was slippery without. I researched every mat on the market before settling on this one and I'm glad I did. It's heavy duty enough to stay put and not move. And my hands and feet don't slide either. It has a slight rubbery smell at first, but nothing toxic or overpowering. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.
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Review by Leslie / (Posted on 2/28/2019)
Best Mat on the Market!
I love this mat and it’s been about a year since I first got it so I’ve had plenty of time to really test it out. I’ve tried many different mats even super popular ones like manduka and lulu but hugger mugger nailed! First, it rolls out flat every single time no matter how tight you roll it. Second, when it says no-slip they mean it. I typically practice with a yoga towel but I’ve forgotten it a few times and it’s no problem at all (and I’m a sweaty girl). Third, and probably my favorite quality, it’s very springy! This does mean it’s heavier than most mats but I really don’t mind due to the quality of the material. I bike to yoga everyday no problem still. But headstands are a breeze, no headaches or sore palms. My sister tried the mat one day and bought one the next day. I think more people should know about this brand, absolutely amazing. Bonus: eco friendly and customer service is stellar! 100% would buy again!
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Review by Marinakealani / (Posted on 1/30/2019)
Exactly What I Was Looking For
Great mat! Perfect weight, material is quality and I've yet to slip. Exactly what I needed for my practice.
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Review by Wesley / (Posted on 12/14/2018)
I Love This Mat!
This mat is great. It's got a nice cushion to it, but not too much. And my hands and feet do not slide during a hot class. I have a new favorite mat!
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Review by Sue / (Posted on 12/13/2018)
As-Advertised; Quality
Pleased with my purchase.
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Review by RA / (Posted on 11/14/2018)
Best Yoga Mat I’ve Ever Used
This mat is perfect. It feels amazing, it doesn’t smell bad right out of the package, it is literally non-slip. I can’t rave enough about how it was worth every penny. I can’t wait to see where this mat takes me in my practice!! I wish I would have invested 6 cheap yoga mats ago.
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Review by Bird / (Posted on 11/6/2018)
A Little Disappointed
I have had my Hugger Mugger for a few weeks now-wanted to give it a chance. I've been doing yoga in studio settings for over 20 yrs so I feel I'm pretty qualified to share my opinion:
1. This mat is just a little too heavy to comfortably transport. I manage but I don't enjoy its weight compared to other mats.
2. It is much more slippery than I had anticipated. I have to use a cover on it when I do hot yoga and this is totally what I wanted to avoid. I thought its non-slip qualities were its strongest attribute-not so!
3. This is minor, but the pretty striations of lighter green that are shown in the photo are almost non-existent in my mat. I thought this was a very cool effect and one of the attractions of this mat. But mine is basically solid green.
I doubt I will buy a second Hugger Mugger yoga mat.
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Review by Sally / (Posted on 10/14/2018)
Satisfied Except for the Smell
I love the look and feel of the new mat, but I am so disappointed how bad the mat smells and how long it is taking for the smell to disappear...
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Review by BigA / (Posted on 10/2/2018)
Love It!!!
Got this mat in the "River" color and it is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the thickness, stickiness, length of this mat, & it's reversible!!
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Review by Tessa / (Posted on 9/22/2018)
It's a heavy mat but I enjoy the durability and overall feel. I got the purple color and it is beautiful. I really enjoy the eco-friendly aspect as most mainstream mats bypass this part. Thanks, Hugger Mugger!
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Review by Ashley / (Posted on 6/22/2018)
Very Pleased
Very pleased about delivery and appearance. Have not used yet but will let you know if there are problems. In the past, enjoyed the consistent quality across different items. Thank you!
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Review by Anne / (Posted on 5/22/2018)
In Love...Most of the Time
I read A LOT of reviews about this mat before purchasing it (because it is a little pricey). Some were very bad and some were very good, I have to say I’ll be joining the very good reviews! When I first unrolled the mat it did have a distinct rubber smell, but I found that the smell didn’t bother me after airing out my mat for a day or so. It does tend to leave that gross latex/rubber smell on my hands after I’ve finished my yoga session, but this isn’t a problem since I usually shower right after. I’ve found that the grip on this mat is hit or miss. Some days I won’t be able to maintain even a warrior pose and other days I’ll be perfectly fine. I’m not sure what the factor is that causes me to slip some days and be fine others, but I would say the grip holds up the majority of the time so I am still happy with the mat. I’m in LOVE with the design of the mat! It came just as advertised and it makes me very excited to do my yoga everyday.
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Review by Nicole / (Posted on 4/2/2018)
Excellent mat great resistance material
Excellent pro mat. Great resistance, love the design and color.
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Review by Susan / (Posted on 1/25/2018)
Worst yoga mat ever!
I bought this mat for my husband for Christmas. He has been practicing yoga for over 40 yrs and heats our bathroom daily to practice. His old mat was stinky and slippery when he practiced, so I thought I would get him a non-slip mat, which I thought this was, and one that would not absorb the sweat.

This mat is a VERY heavy rubber mat (my bathroom still smells like new tires and its been over a month), it is more slippery than any other mat he has used. It is very hard when you lay on it, no real cushion! He told me the other day it is the worst mat he has ever used. It was quite expensive at $80 and NOT WORTH it on any level! And it still stinks of strong rubber! Makes me sad, as I have purchased many things from Hugger Mugger, as there prices are high the quality has always been there, but it has been several years, quality has certainly diminished!
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Review by loverules / (Posted on 2/10/2017)
Not Slippery and Plenty of Cushion
I love this mat for vinyasa yoga, I can count on it to keep my hands and feet in place even if I get sweaty.
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Review by Helen / (Posted on 12/30/2016)
Like the material and cushion, but not the width
As a yoga teacher, long-time student, and former studio owner, I have tried many yoga mats. My favorites have always been wider than the average mat, but I wanted to try something with a but more cushion. When I excitedly rolled out my new Para Rubber Yoga Mat, I was disappointed by the comparative narrowness of the mat. Maybe I have been spoiled, but when I rolled up my mat and placed it upright next to three very well-rated mats from two different brands, this mat was clearly not as wide - not even close. I can't imagine someone with shoulders wider than mine being able to use this mat and optimal correct alignment.

Hugger Mugger, add at least an inch to each long edge, and you may be in the lineup for "favorite mat". The material is great (although I don't practice particularly "sweaty" yoga), and the cushion is wonderful if you need something a bit more than most mats offer. For me, though, the Para mat falls short.
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Review by Kristin / (Posted on 6/27/2016)
Best mat I've used.
I've been practicing Iyengar-style yoga for more than 30 years, since before anyone practiced on nonskid mats. I've tried many different options and the Para Rubber Mat is my all-time favorite. I love that it's made from sustainable natural rubber, and for me, the grip is the best of any mat I've tried.
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Review by yogakitty / (Posted on 6/8/2016)
Slippery when wet
Slippery little bugger. Yeah, it's stinky but I like it. Great quality materials but holding a downward dog for an extended period of time with sweaty palms is an unpleasant experience. You will find yourself repositioning yourself multiple times.
I had high expectations for this.
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Review by Gabriel / (Posted on 4/23/2016)
No slip but smells
I like this mat! I have been a Jade Yoga user for a number of years and recently decided to change. (I don't like the new material of Jade Yoga. Too harsh on my skin.) It grips great to the floor and to my hands and feet. But, it is a little cushy and smells like rubber. I have been trying for a couple weeks to get the smell out - several cleanings with vinegar and water. It's now airing out outside. I hope this works.

I'm still giving this 4 stars because it's hard to find a good quality mat that doesn't slip and doesn't cost $100+. I would have given it 5 if I could get the smell out.
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Review by WithinYogaNC / (Posted on 3/28/2016)
Not for hot power yoga!
Unfortunately this mat was recommended for hot yoga. I found myself unable to find any grip or traction during a hot yoga session. Very unhappy with this mat.
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Review by Yoga girl / (Posted on 2/4/2016)
I was excited to get my new mat as the reviews were all wonderful, but from the first time I rolled it out I slipped :( I feel like it makes my feet sweat more?? It isn't terrible like the cheap mat I had, but I was expecting to be a frog. I use my damp towel on top of it and it works well, just disappointed that I have to cover up how pretty it is and was expecting more from the price. It is heavy but that doesn't bother me and it is nice and thick for my knees.
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Review by Erika / (Posted on 1/26/2016)
Lovely Mat!
My friend got this mat last year and after my Manduka eco-lite started losing chunks, I decided it was time... I had played on her mat and I loved it. The only problem I can see is it gets a little slippery when wet (normal). I'm hoping the more I use it, the better this problem will get. Otherwise, the mat is cushy and comfortable. Little rubbery smell, but I mean... it's a natural rubber mat, guys.
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Review by Maddie / (Posted on 1/24/2016)
Excellent, worth the price
Was looking for a mat made from sustainable materials. They're not that easy to find. Then there's the question, do they perform well? I'm happy to report that after 2 years, I'm very pleased with my Para Rubber Mat. It's grippy, durable, washable, and looks nice. The down sides are that it's expensive, heavy, and does get slippery when wet. For instance if you're doing hot yoga, you will probably need a grip-towel. Perhaps one other issue is that the rubber material has lots of micro-pores. I have been wondering about bacteria getting trapped. Right now I just wipe mine down with a wet wash cloth and hang the mat to dry. Been thinking about cleaners to use, but I know we have to be cautious about what to use on rubber. If anyone has a suggestion, I'd appreciate it! Namaste.

One other thing, if you decide to wash this mat in the tub, it really retains water. You can get it really clean, but it will take about 3 days to drip dry. I'd use a fan on it to speed things up.
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Review by Presence / (Posted on 1/22/2016)
Just the mat I needed
I ordered this mat because I needed a firm mat that would not wrinkle up or move around on a carpeted yoga space. It performs very well. There is some movement and wrinkling but minimal compared to my old mat. It also provides good cushioning on hard floors. Although I hesitated because of the cost, I feel it was worth it for me.
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Review by Holden / (Posted on 12/15/2015)
Great all around mat!
This mat has fantastic grip and provides a great foundation for all of you yoga asanas. It's just thick enough to provide a nice stable base without being too squishy. I've used it for Power Yoga as well as when I teach my Vinyasa Flow classes and I'm very happy with it overall. I would absolutely recommend it.
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Review by Brent / (Posted on 7/16/2015)
Well worth the price
I decided to buy only mats made of recycled and/or biodegradable materials. I gave this mat a try, and I love it. I use it nearly every day and anticipate I will continue to use it for many years to come.
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Review by Diana / (Posted on 11/24/2014)
My favorite mat
I adore this mat. It feels substantial yet is light enough to carry to classes. Perfect grip and comfortably cushy. I also love that it's made from sustainable rubber. I even gave away my big heavy Black Mat because I realized I never used it anymore and it was taking up so much space in my closet.
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Review by Jodi / (Posted on 9/29/2014)
Best mat ever.
This mat has exceptional grip! It provides the perfect amount of cushion and stability. I have yet to find a mat comparable to this one.
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Review by elizabeth / (Posted on 8/27/2014)
Overall a very nice mat
This mat has phenomenal grip. Better than any I've tried. It does not move on the floor. It does not stretch in downward dog. It is a little tricky to get into my tube bag since it grips the fabric too. It is rather firm and does not have any cush factor. It hurts both my elbows and knees in certain poses not only from the firmness, but also from that really great grip. I use a towel for comfort in these cases. It is physically heavy, which doesn't bother me. Overall it's a nice mat, but I still love my Mandara Mat better. I wish I could have gotten another one.
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Review by Savannagal / (Posted on 4/29/2014)
This mat blew me away!
I was very skeptical about this mat, but was told to try it out by one of my instructors. He tried it and didn't like it at first, but after a week he threw out his trusted old mat. He actually let me use his, and I was blown away. I always slip a little during yoga, but I have just kind of gotten used to moving my body to minimize it. With this mat, there was no slipping at all, even when I was sweating. Even though I was turned off by the price (I get my mats at the discount store), after using it twice, price was no longer a consideration. I have recommended this mat to everyone I practice with!
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Review by yogidad / (Posted on 4/18/2014)
Incredible mat
This is one of the best mats I have ever had. I have been using Hugger Mugger products for quite a while now, and one of the CS reps suggested I try this. I was hesitant because of the cost, but I decided to jump in. I will never go back to a cheaper mat again!
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Review by Yogagirl 1997 / (Posted on 4/3/2014)
This mat by far is my most favorite that I have tried yet!! The thickness was perfect I didn't have to fold my mat when I was on my knees, I used this mat during a weekend retreat and I never slipped, I felt connected more then ever! The rubbery smell wasn't too bad but after letting it air dry for a few days on my patio, it's perfect!
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Review by TrinityYogaGal / (Posted on 11/12/2013)
I would definitely recommend this mat! I tested it out at a 3 hour yoga event and was completely pleased. I felt very little slippage when I was sweating, and was not aware of any of that rubbery smell I've experienced with other rubber mats. I also really love the design and colors.
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Review by Lisa / (Posted on 4/29/2013)
I love it!
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Review by smile / (Posted on 4/24/2013)