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