Jade is a yoga mat company that I love for many reasons. One, their harmony mat is one of my favorites for everyday yoga, and two, for every mat they sell, they plant a tree. What's better than that?!
Jade sent over a bunch of mats for us to use for our photoshoot in Las Vegas. While the voyager didn't, ahem, make the trip (we used their harmony mat instead), I wanted to review it because I am always on the hunt for a great travel mat.
A great travel mat must meet my three main criteria:
- be lightweight
- be foldable (not rollable, which takes up too much space in my suitcase)
- be of substantial enough material that it doesn't fly up in the wind if I'm practicing, say, on the beach
- be a decent price point
The voyager mat ticks all these boxes:
- it weighs 1.5 pounds
- is foldable
- is made of natural rubber that is heavy enough not to be blown away by the wind, but is still very lightweight
- is $34.95, so not a bad price point
If you're familiar with the Manduka eko superlite, which is in the same price point, I would say that the voyager is a bit more substantial. The natural rubber, open cell construction means you won't slip and slide and the material won't blow away. That's my one complaint with the eko superlite - that the material is just a tad too thin and the slightest breeze carries it away. The voyager, being slightly thicker, also provides just the tiniest extra bit of cushion that my knees appreciate compared to the superlite.
So, if you're on the hunt for a travel mat, I highly recommend the Jade Voyager mat. If you've got a travel mat you love, let me know down in the comments below!