Best Pilates Mats Ireland 2022 Review

Top Pilates Mats Reviewed

A standard yoga mat is 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thick, which is not enough to pad the sensitive areas while performing Pilates. A yoga mat is thinner so that one can stand and balance properly.

Pilates mat is 1/2-inch thick with compact foam to provide more support for your sensitive body parts. The best thickness for Pilates mats is between 8mm – 15mm.

Best 7 Pilates Mats Reviews 2022

Pilates, created by Joseph Pilates, began in the early 20th century and is the art of using controlled movements in order to promote better health.

Pilates helps to build strength in the body through the ‘Contrology’ method, which also helps to improve strength and flexibility.
Much of Pilates poses take place on the floor or barefoot for greater core stability, so it is important to have a mat that is supportive, easy to carry and comfortable to use.

Here is a quick guide to the 7 best Pilates mats for 2021.

1. UMI

Material: NBR foam | Thickness: 15mm | Carrying Strap: Yes | Versatile: Yes | Colour: Blue

  • Made from premium NBR foam
  • 15mm thickness
  • Includes carrying strap
  • Not anti slip

The UMI Pilates mat is made from premium NBR foam which comfortably supports the body during all Pilates poses.

This mat also includes a handy carrying strap making it ideal for use at home or for taking to a class.

Please bear in mind that this mat is not an official non-slip mat, so do be careful when using on hardwood or other floors.


Material: TPE | Thickness: 0.6cm | Carrying Strap: No | Versatile: Yes | Colour: Purple/Blue/Grey/Green

  • Eco-friendly material
  • Non-slip mat
  • 12-month warranty
  • No carrying strap

The TOPLUS Pilates mat is made from the eco-friendly material TPE, which is non-toxic and has no latex or PVC.

The mat is cushioned for comfort and comes with a double-sided nonslip surface for added security, along with a 12-month warranty.

However, there is no carrying strap to take this mat on the go.

3. NBR Fitness

Material: NBR | Thickness: 10mm | Carrying Strap: Yes | Versatile: Yes | Colour: Purple/Blue/Pink/Black

  • Easy to clean
  • Extra-wide mat
  • Carry strap included
  • Changes shape over time

This mat is made from NBR thick material for extra comfort and is also easy to clean and moisture resistant.

This NBR Fitness mat also includes a carrying strap for added convenience.


4. KG Physio

Material: NBR | Thickness: 1cm | Carrying Strap: Unclear | Versatile: Yes | Colour: Blue/Red/Pink/Black/Purple/Orange/Green

  • Lots of colours to choose from
  • Thick material
  • Easy to clean
  • Strap not always included

The KG Physio Pilates mats come in a wide range of colours and is made from NBR material making it very easy to keep clean and hygienic.

The company also offers a one year guarantee for added customer peace of mind.

5. Core Balance

Material: Foam | Thickness: 10mm | Carrying Strap: Yes | Versatile: Yes | Colour: Black/Grey/Pink/Purple/Teal

  • Carry strap
  • Super thick foam material
  • Various colours
  • Some customers report mat sometimes slips

The Core Balance Pilates mat is extra thick for added cushioning and comfort.

They are available in a wide variety of colours so there is plenty of choices to suit your style.

This mat can also be used for other activities too, including yoga.

Although it is non-slip, some customers report that the mat can still be slippery and move whilst in use.


Material: NBR | Thickness: 10mm | Carrying Strap: Yes | Versatile: Yes | Colour: Black/Purple/Blue

  • Easy to keep clean
  • Lightweight and has carrying strap
  • Non slip

The Jestilo Pilates mats are thick and comfortable to use and can be used for a wide range of mat-based sports activities alongside Pilates.

The mat is made to be non-slip and will grip effectively to any floor surface.

Available in a limited range of colours.


Material: TPE | Thickness: 0.6cm | Carrying Strap: No | Versatile: Yes | Colour: Blue/Grey/Greenblack/Black/Redblack/Rosepink

  • Large variety of colours
  • TPE eco friendly fabric
  • Comfortable material
  • No carrying strap

The SYOSIN Pilates mat is available in a selection of eye-catching colours, including duo coloured varieties too.

Its TPE material is non toxic and eco friendly, whilst the 0.6cm thickness gives a comfortable surface to the mat.

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