A yoga mat and the perfect pair of yoga leggings isn’t all you’ll need to start your yoga classes. To reduce the risk of injury and to stop you sliding face first into your downward dog, you might want to think about a yoga towel to take along with you.
A yoga towel goes on top of your yoga mat and helps to keep you upright and not sliding around the class. The good thing is, the sweatier they get, the more intense the grip becomes – which is a good thing for those of you who enjoy hot yoga.
Not only does this keep you in a relatively dry environment, it also reduces your risk of injury or picking up bacteria from shared studio mats.
At a glance, we found some of the most affordable deals on Amazon and Lululemon, it’s also worth checking out some of the small businesses on the internet who specialise in wellness.
Check out our top picks in our roundup below.
Best yoga towels to buy in 2020
1. Blue Dove Yoga Microfiber Yoga Towel
Made from 100% recyclable, microfibers this versatile yoga towel is quick absorbing, as well as quick drying – helping to keep you dry throughout your training session.
The lightweight mat is easily folded to enable you to travel to classes, the gym or home with complete ease.
The more moisture it absorbs the more traction you’ll get, ensuring you that extra level of safety.
Price: £11.99, Amazon – buy here now
2. AmazonBasics Yoga Towel
The AmazonBasics Yoga Towel is made from a blend of polyester and nylon, giving you a durable towel that is super soft on the skin.
The lightweight mat is machine washable and is versatile enough to cover your yoga mat, or towel dry yourself at the end of sessions.
Price: £12.49, Amazon – buy here now
3. Dock & Bay Quick Dry Towel
This quick dry towel is super versatile whether you’re in for a session of hot yoga or off to the beach.
It’s quick absorbing but also doesn’t trap damp smells, reducing unpleasant odours. It comes with a handy travel pouch where you can store your towel and other accessories.
Price: From: £15, Dock and Bay – buy here now
4. Lotuscrafts Hot Yoga Towel Grip
Perfect if you’re into hot yoga especially, this lightweight towel has a a non slip silicone coating on the underside, ensuring your mat will stay still even if you aren’t.
The towel is made of super quick absorbing fabric, with an anti-bacterial and anti-microbe surface.
Price: £19.95, Amazon – buy here now
5. Yoga Design Lab Towel
Stay colourful during your yoga sessions, whilst providing excellent gripping abilities and quick absorbing material.
The patterned design is non fading, so no matter how sweaty it gets it’ll stay vibrant and colourful to the end. It’s made using a soft suede premium microfiber, offering a little bit of luxury every time you roll the mat out.
Price: £39, Amazon – buy here now
6. Willow Yoga Kew Tropics Microfibre Towel
This luxe printed towel is made from velvet soft mircrofibre, fast absorbing sweat and helping to keep your yoga mat nice and dry.
To enhance the slip-resistant qualities of the fabric, spray with water to dampen before each additional use to ensure a steady grip.
Price: £18, Willow Yoga – buy here now
7. Manduka Yogitoes Tie Dye Towel
Another cool design that will make you excited to roll your mat out every time. The Yogitoes Towel from Manduka is a pricey option but well worth it for the luxury and sustainable qualities.
Boasting anti-slip technology thanks to 100% silicone nubs on the reverse side. It’s also formed from 4+ recycled plastic water bottles, plus all dyes are free of AZO, lead and heavy-metals; which is a real bonus.
Price: £63, The Sports Edit – buy here now
8. Lululemon The Towel
Whether it’s soaking up sweat during hot yoga classes or drying off post-shower, this absorbent microfibre towel handles all the tasks you have for it, including a slim design and lightweight fabric.
It provides a slip resistant layer between yourself and your yoga mat, which is a great idea if you’re using communal mats.
Price: £35, Lululemon – buy here now
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