The 7 Best Yoga Mat Straps, Slings, and Handles of 2020

Carry your mat with ease

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Our Top Picks
"The 1.5-inch wide, 100-percent cotton strap won't dig into your shoulders even when you're carrying heavier mats."
"This easy-to-use very aptly named Simple Strap works great on lighter mats and you can easily sling it across your body."
"In place of disruptive velcro or zippers, this aesthetically-pleasing yoga mat carrier uses a buckle to hold your mat in place."
"This no-slip strap loops around your yoga mat more than once, keeping it securely in place."
"With a handy front pocket that fits various personal items this carrier keeps all your essentials in one place."
"Eight inches tall and 14 inches wide, the backpack will fit all of your yoga essentials, plus a change of clothes and toiletries."
"With multiple pockets, and internal and external zipper compartments, this duffel will keep yogis organized."
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Best Overall: Clever Yoga Adjustable Yoga Mat Strap Sling

This is the creme de la creme of mat straps. The 1.5-inch wide, 100-percent cotton strap won't dig into your shoulders even when you're carrying heavier mats. With adjustable loops, the strap can carry yoga mats of almost any size and width without letting them slip.

The machine-washable strap comes in two lengths to suit people's different heights and in multiple colors for every style. It can also be used as a yoga strap during practice.

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Best Budget: Hugger Mugger Simple Sling for Yoga Mats

This easy-to-use very aptly named Simple Strap works great on lighter yoga mats—it isn't recommended for mats heavier than 5 pounds.

The straps that go around the mat are 20 inches long with 6 inches of velcro on the ends. You can easily sling this across your body while also wearing a backpack. You'll love it for the price and for the fact that it can be stored anywhere.

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Most Sturdy: Manduka Journey On Commuter Yoga Mat Carrier

In place of disruptive velcro or zippers, this aesthetically-pleasing yoga mat carrier uses a buckle to hold your mat in place. With 68-inch straps, the machine-washable carrier is designed to fit yoga mats of any size.

The unique strap is easy to take on and off and keeps the mat from sliding around while you are carrying it, no matter how long the trek to your yoga studio.

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Best Non-Slip: Lululemon Loop It Up Mat Strap

This no-slip strap loops around your yoga mat more than once, keeping it securely in place, and fastens tightly with a buckle-free closure.

It can be adjusted to fit a mat of almost any size and even has a spot to attach keys or a pouch with your essentials. Perfect for every type of yogi, it doubles as a strap to help you stretch in yoga class.

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Best with Bag: Gaiam On-The-Go Yoga Mat Carrier

The barest minimum of a yoga bag, comprised of a sling and a pocket, this carrier will fit yoga mats of any length. With quick-release magnetic snaps and an added internal strap, rest assured your yoga mat won't fall out of this fixture.

With a handy front pocket that fits various personal items—like keys, a wallet, and a phone—this carrier lets you keep all your essentials in one place and skip the backpack.

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Best Backpack: Kindfolk Patterned Canvas Yoga Mat Backpack

If you love to bring your own straps, blocks, and towels to yoga—in addition to your own mat—this backpack provides a lot more space than a typical carrier. Eight inches tall and 14 inches wide, the vegan-friendly backpack will fit all of your yoga essentials, plus a change of clothes and toiletries.

The carrier strap hooked to the bottom of the backpack will easily transport both larger and thinner yoga mats. Choose between four colorful and unique designs that'll stand out from the crowd.

Yogis can feel good about this backpack because, with every purchase made, the manufacturer will donate $1 to organizations that are helping end slavery and sex trafficking worldwide.

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Best Duffle Bag: Adriene's Choice Extra Large Canvas Yoga Mat Bag

Easily fit a yoga mat (or two), blocks, straps, towels, your keys and other essentials in this 26x9x9-inch duffle bag yoga mat carrier. The duffle is designed to store yoga mats of all sizes and can fit any design, up to a 26-inch wide extra-thick mat.

The Azo-free dye that is used to create the unique design of this duffle bag is longer-lasting and it'll maintain the bright color even after 50 washes, according to the manufacturer.

With multiple pockets, and internal and external zipper compartments, this duffel will keep yogis organized.

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