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Yogitoes Towel & 2023 Review – is it All it’s Cracked up to be?

It all started in a sweaty, overcrowded hot yoga room in San Francisco. There were yogis surrounding me on all sides so I had to at least look like I knew what I was doing. I’m just locking out a downward dog for the record books when it happened…

Both hands FLEW out from under me and BAM! Face down, rug burn on the forehead, sweat flying everywhere…Humiliated. And that’s when I started researching yoga towels.

One of the better towels I’ve come across is the Yogitoes Skidless yoga towel. It’s a finely crafted towel that’s proven to reduce slippage of your hands and stick to the yoga mat beneath it. We’ve had this towel for about 6 months now and it’s finally time for a review.

Overview of the Yogitoes Towel 

As I said, it’s a fine mat sized towel made from more than 8 recycled plastic water bottles. It’s free from harmful dyes and the bottom has loads of tiny silicone nodules that keep it from skidding and bunching during your asanas. Here’s the main specs of the towel: 

  • Comes in two sizes: 72″ and 68″ to fit most mats 
  • Made from more than 8 recycled water bottles
  • Material is a nylon and polyester blend 
  • Machine washable 
  • All dyes are free from harmful chemicals and heavy metals 
  • The bottom is covered in hundreds of small, 100% silicone nodules to prevent slipping 
  • Comes in several extremely cool styles, here’s a few:

Who Needs a Skidless Towel?

First let me say this, you can get by without a yoga towel. But if you’re doing or planning on doing hot yoga then you could benefit from having some kind of non-slip surface. It helps you maintain grip and hold poses longer without the stress of possibly face planting in a crowded room.

However, it doesn’t have to be a towel. Since the Yogitoes towel came to market there’s been several high quality absorbent mats like the Lifeform Alignment mat which eliminate the need for a towel all together. But if you’re not in the market for a new mat, then the Yogitoes towel will serve you well and make a stylish addition to your yoga tools

Is the Yogitoes Towel Different From Others?

Short answer, yes. It’s made by Manduka who patented their Skidless Technology so the pattern on the bottom is truly not available on any other towels. The material is made from recycled bottles that are spun into a yarn that takes 66% less energy to produce. The pattern on the Yogitoes towels are inspired by street art and meant to represent beauty and clarity in the midst of chaos.

It weighs about 1.25 lbs so it has a good weight and feels like a durable microfiber. It’s soft against your skin and you can tell it’s definitely built to last for a long time. The dyes are all free from AZO, lead, and heavy metals. The edge of the towel has a well sewn seam to prevent any fraying. And of course, using a towel in general is more hygienic and extends the life of your yoga mat.

Pro Tip:  lightly dampen your towel before use for added grip. Also, never wash with fabric softener as it can make the surface of your towel slick.

Yogitoes Skidless Towel Review

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