The SügaMat measures 72″ x 25″ (183cm x 64cm) and is 5mm thick. The XL SügaMat measures 75″ x 26.5″ (190cm x 67.5cm) and is also 5mm thick. The thickness of a mat can be deceiving – density is a better measure of a mat’s ability to provide cushioning for those high-compression asanas (like side crow/parshva bakasana or hands-free lotus headstand/mukta hasta shirshasana).
Suga reengineered the traditional yoga mat to feel better and perform better, while solving a pressing environmental problem. Because Suga mats are manufactured from neoprene, they’re uniquely closed-cell foam, which means they don’t sponge up bacteria, sweat, dust, and dirt from yoga studio floors like other mats. Suga mats maintain their grippiness whether dry or wet. They also give non-biodegradable wetsuits a second life by keeping them out of landfills.
Our recycler/manufacturer is located here in United States and is ISO9001 certified. Our net energy consumption is considerably lower than producing conventional mats overseas from raw materials (like almost all existing mats). Finally, we reuse 100% of our scrap – any scrap cuttings from production go back into the grind for the next production round (along with worn out SugaMats in the future).