The 4 Best Yoga Towels of 2021

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Our Top Picks
The silicone dots work exceptionally well to keep the mat in place.
Made from a soft, absorbent material that soaks up moisture.
Not only can you use it for yoga, but it also doubles as a cooling towel.
Lightweight but 30 percent thicker than the average yoga towel.

Best Overall: Yogitoes Manduka Yoga Towel


The Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat basically has a cult following—that’s how good it is. It’s a favorite for all types of classes, from hot yoga to Vinyasa. The mat features patented skid-less technology that uses grippy, 100-percent silicone nubs to keep it solidly in place while you work out. And how cool is this—the absorbent material is made from eight or more plastic water bottles. The towel is available in a variety of colors and patterns.

People say that using the Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat has been a game-changer for their practice and that it’s worth the cost. They agree that the silicon dots work exceptionally well to keep the mat in place and that the absorbent material soaks up sweat yet still dries quickly.

Best for Hot Yoga: Yoga Mate Non-Slip Bikram Yoga Mat Size Towel

A sweaty session of Bikram yoga is no match for the Yoga Mat towel. The microfiber towel is made from a soft, absorbent material that soaks up moisture, helping you to stay steady as you flow through moves. With measurements of 72" x 26", it’s the perfect size for most yoga mats. When class is over, simply toss the towel in with the rest of your laundry—no special washing requirements here. The towel is available in nine different colors, including some tie-dye patterns sure to brighten up your next yoga class.

People who use the Yoga Mate towel say that it absorbs sweat well and ensures that they don’t lose their grip mid-pose. People are also impressed by the affordability of the towel considering how well it stands up during class.

Best for Travel: Alfamo Cooling Towel

Alfamo Cooling Towel

Staying fit on vacation just got easier with the Alfamo Cooling Towel. The multisports towel comes packaged in a small waterproof plastic case, making it easy to toss into your suitcase or weekend bag. Not only can you use it for yoga, but it also doubles as a cooling towel. Simply wet the towel, wring it out, and snap it. Place it on the skin for up to three hours of cooling (it claims to reduce body temperature up to 30 degrees).

Reviewers say that it’s perfect for hot yoga classes. And people who have tried to use it as a chilling towel can’t stop raving about how well it helps to keep them cool when exercising on warm, humid days. 

Best Non-Bunching: IUGA Non Slip Yoga Towel

This design is actually genius. The Iuga Yoga Towel features corner pockets. Simply slide the corners of your mat into the pockets and voila—your towel will stay taut, firmly in place and won’t bunch. The machine-washable microfiber towel is lightweight but 30 percent thicker than the average yoga towel to provide the perfect combination of grip and softness. Available in five different colors (we love the pretty turquoise), this mat will become a yoga class must-have.

People who use the Iuga Yoga Towel say that the pockets are brilliant and help the towel stay perfectly in place. They also love the mini hand towel that comes packaged with the larger yoga towel and say that it’s great for wiping away sweat post-class.

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