Thick and cushiony, knee pads are designed to reduce the strain put on your joints.
Best for Hot YogaSukhaMat Yoga Knee Pad Cushion
This knee pad is perfect for hot yoga. Its ridges are designed to be non-slip and will grip your knees no matter what. It’s 15 mm thick and will easily fold up with your yoga mat, and you can get it in four colors. It even has a lifetime guarantee. Best of all, it’s biodegradable, latex-free and phthalates-free. Ding: May not be thick enough to support those with previous knee injuries. Get it here!
Best for TravelingHeathyoga Yoga Knee Pad
This knee pad is perfect for free spirits who like to do yoga as they travel. Small and lightweight, it comes with a traveling strap and can be easily used without a yoga mat. It also has a great grip on any surface, whether it is smooth yoga mats, bumpy hotel carpets, or rough ground. It’s also durable and won’t easily flake like some yoga mats. Best of all, it’s eco-friendly, non-slip, and comes in 5 colors. Ding: This mat is one of the thinner ones on our list at only 10 mm thick. Buy now!
Budget-FriendlyREEHUT Yoga Knee Pad
We loved that this budget-friendly mat kept up with the quality of others on our list. It is 15 mm thick, providing plenty of cushioning. Lightweight and coming with a carrying strap, this mat is great for easy travel. Even if the pad doesn’t live up to its promise of being durable, you can take advantage of its free two-year warranty. This pad comes in 3 bright colors and is eco-friendly. But this here!
Thickest PadProsourceFit Exercise Balance Pad
This pad is perfect for sensitive knees. The cushion of this pad is deep and comfortable. At 2.5 inches thick, your knees will be gently supported by the pad. It’s also slip-proof, which makes this mat a good pick for hot yoga. It’s also available in two sizes and three colors, so you can perfectly match it to the size of your yoga mat. Get it here!
Best Gel-Like PadGaiam Yoga Knee Pad Cushions
While most knee pads are foam and mimic the texture of yoga mats, these knee pad cushions are gel-like and are meant to give more easily. They provide a heavy cushion and can be used together or separate. Ding: The flat bottoms of the cushions may cause them to slide on a yoga mat. Buy them now!
Read more: yogajournal.com