Extra Long Yoga Mat for Tall People: A Guide 4


Standard Yoga mat length is about 68″. This means anyone over 5′8″ won’t be able to stretch out fully on their mat in Savasana. And really tall people might start to have issues in wide stance poses like warrior II, wide-legged forward fold, and downward dog. So this is where an extra long yoga mat for tall people can help. It’s also helpful to have some extra width too in poses like wide-legged child’s pose. The following are some possible options.
Extra Long Yoga Mat for Tall People

Giraffe Athletic Extra Long Yoga Mat

The aptly named Giraffe Athletic extra long yoga mat ties for the longest stock yoga mat, at 85″ of splendid grip. The material is also high density for better support of heavier bodies. Giraffe Athletic is a small shop dedicated to making these mats.

Giraffe Athletic 85″ x 36″ x 1/4″ Extra Long Yoga Mat

Manduka PRO Yoga and Pilates Mat

Manduka makes some high-end Yoga mats. These make for fine investments given the lifetime warranty. The closed cell construction keeps the sweat out, which is great in a hot Yoga class. The material is supposed to be quite durable. And while it’s supposed to have good grip even when wet, there is an extra long Yoga towel you can get that is specifically designed for it.

  • Length: 85″
  • Width: 23″
  • Thickness: 1/4″
Manduka Pro 85″ Yoga Mat
Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel, Thunder, 80″

prAna Revolution Natural Sticky Mat

The prAna Revolution extra long Yoga mat is one good option. It is made from 100% non-Amazon biodegradable tree rubber. It isn’t the longest mat on this page, but definitely high quality.

  • Length: 78″
  • Width: 30″
  • Thickness: 3/16″
  • Weight: 5.9 lbs
Prana Revolution Extra Long Yoga Mat 78″

Extra Wide and Extra Long Yoga Mat for Tall Person

Here are a couple generic extra long yoga mats for tall people. If all you want is a affordable basic extra long yoga mat, than either of these would be a good option.

  • Length: 84″
  • Width: 36″, 24″
  • Thickness: 1/4″
Extra Large 84″ by 36″ Yoga Mat
84″ x 24″ Extra Long Yoga Mat

Professional Extra Long Yoga Mat by Kurma

The Kurma extra long Yoga mat is backed by a lifetime guarantee. It’s German made and constructed from non-toxic medical grade PVC from an emissions-free process. Also below is another extra long yoga towel that would cover the mat nicely. It is made 100% from microfiber.

  • Length: 80″
  • Width: 23″
  • Thickness: 1/4″
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs
80″ Yoga Mat by Kurma
85″ x 26″ extra long yoga mat towel

Gaiam dynaMAT Xtra-Large Mat

Gaiam’s extra long yoga mat isn’t quite as long as some of the others at 78″. They also sell a matching towel. Gaiam takes special care to use environmentally friendly materials. The PVC they use is helpful for those with latex sensitivities.

  • Length: 78″
  • Width: 26″
  • Thickness: 1/4″
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs
Gaiam 26″ x 78″ Yoga Mat
Gaiam 30″ x 84″ Yoga Towel

Jade Harmony Natural Rubber Yoga Mat

Jade Harmony makes this extra long yoga mat from natural rubber. It is 80″ x 28″.

  • Length: 80″
  • Width: 28″
  • Thickness: 3/16″
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs
Jade Harmony 80″ x 28″ Natural Rubber Yoga Mat

Warrior Yoga Mat by Natural Fitness

This extra long yoga mat is made from a material they call polymer environmental resin (per) which has some environmental and health advantages over traditional PVC foam. Natural Fitness makes a point about the Warrior Yoga Mat being non-slip and easy to clean.

  • Length: 80″
  • Width: 24″
  • Thickness: 1/4″
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
24″ x 80″ Warrior Yoga Mat by Natural Fitness

Pogamat Extra Long Yoga Mat

Pogamat makes some mid-range extra long yoga mats. They are made from memory foam and weigh in at a hefty 8.5 lbs! They are eco-friendly and made from non-toxic synthetic materials (no latex or silicone) and is free from phthalates. The top surfaces are softer for comfort while the bottom have a honeycomb groove for better anti-slip. These extra long yoga mats have a lifetime warranty on defects in materials and craftsmanship. They also make a 74″ extra long yoga mat towel with silicone grips so it works for hot yoga.

  • Length: 78″ – 84″
  • Width: 27″
  • Thickness: 1/4″
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs
Pogamat Memory Foam 78″ X 27″ X 1/4″ Extra Long Yoga Mat
Pogamat Memory Foam 84″ X 27″ X 1/4″ Extra Long Yoga Mat
Pogamat 74″ Yoga Mat Towel

More Extra Long Yoga Mats

If you still haven’t found a good length Yoga mat you are pleased with, there are a couple more options. There is the big mat by Lululemon. And for the tallest Yogis among us, there is an over 100″ Yoga mat from Ruth White Yoga.

Extra Long Yoga Mat Etiquette

An article in the Boston Globe about Yoga etiquette had a bit from Glen Cunningham, co-owner of Sadhana Yoga that said, “Keep your big mat at home for your home practice”. I can see why this would be true for people that don’t actually require the space to properly do poses. But for the tallest Yogis, I feel they should be afforded the extra space, just like we should be—but aren’t—in airplanes. It’s a matter of inclusivity. One technique that might help is to arrive early and place your mat tight into a corner.

Related Posts

Andrew and C-Max Car for Tall People2
Editor: The following is a guest post by Andrew. In search of a tall friendly car, he did an immense ...
Read More

Tall Driver Surveys the Market for a Tall Friendly Car

Modified Hiking Backpack for Tall Hikers
Standard backpacks aren't too much of an issue for tall people. But hiking backpacks with hip belts rarely fit us ...
Read More

Modifying Hiking Backpacks for Tall People

Long and Tall Tents for Tall People
Have you ever had to sleep curled up to fit in a tent? I have, and it sucks. I once ...
Read More

Long and Tall Tents for Tall People

Tesla Model X Panoramic Roof Great Car for Tall People
Electric cars have been gaining a lot of traction lately. It seems like most major manufacturers are taking a crack ...
Read More

Tesla Model X Panoramic Car Windshield Great for Tall People


Leave a comment

Comments go through moderation, please check back in about a day, thanks!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

4 thoughts on “Extra Long Yoga Mat for Tall People: A Guide

  • omolbech

    Hi I really appreciate your research. by looking at this page I have found more than 1½ hours of research + what I did a year ago when I bought a 190 cm mat.
    I was also loooking into “custom size yoga matts” but aside from alibabas minimum order size 1000, I did not manage to find anything.

    you see I am a fairly tall guy at 196 cm (6’4″) and I need lenght and width. The ones you found provide either but not both – for what I am looking for. I might be going overboard but I also kind of want to make a statement. I have long arms and fairly long legs. I think, if I had to chose I would go for something above 250 cm and 1 m wide. That me talking without having measuered it out comepletely. I can’t get used to constantly correcting myself when at one point we need to lie face down then the next put feet in the ground for a reverse dog. and since I alreade have a traditionally “long matt” I feel like going for something a bit extreme like this. and it should not be thin either. I need knee protection without it being a pilates matt. so something that is 0,2 cm to compensate for the weight – is out of the question. furthermore I also do yoga in a heated room so i both need good grip which means discount is not an option, and a towel that fits.if colour is an option then something either balck/violet/blue/bordeaux is fine.

    Do you have any Idea where I can go? I wish Manduka made a 96″x35″x4mm.

    • Alex

      Omolbech,

      Have you found a suitable mat since you posted last year?

      We are the same length, and your experience resonates with mine.. so keen to hear which matt (and towel) you have ended up with.

      Thanks!

      Alex