Discover the world’s first cork yoga mat new and improved. We set out to the farms of Portugal to find the highest, most durable grade of non-slip natural cork yet and fused it together with our eco-friendly foam. The Original Air will completely change your perspective on how a yoga mat can be so light, yet ultra durable and high performing.
4 reasons why this mat will enhance your yoga practice.
- Cork contains suberin, a waxy, grippy substance that is released when wet. Grip is actually increased the more you sweat. Unlike any yoga mat on the market, cork’s micro-holes keep sweat from “pooling” up on the mat no matter how sweaty your practice. You never need a towel or to worry about slipping again.
- Dense cork over a soft foam creates a practice surface of the highest level of comfort we have ever created. Your wrists wont “dump” into your mat and you will feel grounded in stability poses yet your knees will feel safe and comforted.
- The combination of a high rigidity cork and grippy foam bottom allows the original air yoga mat to lay flat and stay put no matter how rigorous your practice. Will never bunch up even if you drag your feet though chaturanga.
- Cork is antimicrobial, naturally eliminating bacteria, germs and smells. Foam backing is closed cell and will not absorb or trap any moisture. Mat dries within minutes, not hours. Might be the easiest mat ever to keep clean.
About the artist:
Designed by Mark Longenecker, a tattoo artist and owner of Endless Summer Tattoo in Cocoa Beach, FL. Mark has made himself a fixture of the Cocoa Beach community, donating his time and art to many local charity events and fundraisers. In 2014, was was a competitor on Spike TV’s show Ink Master. He made it to the semi-finals out of 18 artists and was recognized for his will to fight and never give up. Find mark at: Instagram @marklongnecker and endlesssummertattoo.com
Top side: Premium, 2mm thick natural cork padding designed for optimal grip in any condition.
Bottom side: Comfortable, 4mm thick closed-cell, slip-resistant foam, free of PVC, plasticizers, and latex.
Specifications: 72″ x 26” | 6mm thick | 2.5 lbs. | 5.5 in. diameter rolled
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- Superior non-slip grip. Dry to heavy perspiration.
- Amazing for hot yoga, no need for a towel.
- Ready to go right out of the box, no break in period.
- Lightweight and portable yet grounding.
- Heavy duty construction lays flat, and will never slide or bunch up.
- High-density cork cushion provides a sturdy, grounded feel on any surface.
- Anti-microbial, naturally killing bacteria, germs and smells.
- Closed cell foam backing will not absorb moisture.
- Be kind to your body, no PVC’s, latex or harsh chemicals used.
- Zero harsh rubber smells.
Never fold or crease your mat, roll it up loosely. To make the best; non-slip and healthiest surface to practice on in the world we use a raw cork surface. Over time light cracking will occur. This is strictly visual and does not affect the feel or durability of the mat.
Cleaning the top (cork side) of the mat is recommended once a week with normal practice. If used daily or for hot yoga clean the cork after every practice. This helps prevent body’s oils from building up and keeps the mat looking and smelling fresh. Spray the mat with our Detox Cleaning Spray or a natural yoga mat cleaner and allow to air dry with the mat laying out flat.
The cork surface increases grip when wet. Use our Grip Spray or sprinkle water on your mat where your hand and feet go before practice for added traction.