Travel Essentials for the Yoga Lover

Stay fit while away from home by packing these lightweight, suitcase-friendly yoga pieces

July 16, 2013
travel essentials for yoga enthusiast
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Yoga Accessories

Attention yogis: Just because you're jetting off for vacation doesn't mean you have to ditch your regular Zen sessions. Strike your favorite poses from your hotel room with the following travel-friendly yoga items, including lightweight foldable mats, wrinkle-free exercise pants, online yoga classes, and more. Start packing!

Manduka eKO Superlite Travel Mat
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Manduka eKO Superlite Travel Mat

This biodegradable mat weighs only 2 pounds and folds up to easily fit in your suitcase or carry-on. Made of natural rubber, it provides superior grip on carpet and hard surfaces. 

$40, manduka.com

Yoga: REI Sariska Knickers
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REI Sariska Knickers

Glide through an intense yoga session wearing these moisture-wicking pants that are designed not to bind or twist as you move. Besides being functional, these relaxed spandex pants are comfortable and a perfect choice for a long flight. 

$43, rei.com

Gaiam Toeless Yoga Socks
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Gaiam Toeless Yoga Socks

If you don't have room to pack your yoga mat, opt for these smart socks. The soles feature a no-slip grip that turns any surface into a mat. Plus, the open-toe design allows your digits to spread for better balance and control.

$10, amazon.com

Yoga Download
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Yoga Download

Don't ditch your yoga class while you're on vacation. Simply log onto Yoga Download to access instructions for all ability levels. Classes range from 20 to 90 minutes and can be downloaded or streamed on your computer or mobile device. 

Price varies, yogadownload.com

Lululemon Free to Be Bra
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Lululemon Free to Be Bra

Move easily through every pose with this silky smooth, four-way stretch sports bra with crisscross back straps. Afterwards, toss a sheer shirt over it for a trendy touring ensemble.  

$42, lululemon.com

Nau Stylus Warm Up
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Nau Stylus Warm Up

Featuring a blend of soft organic cotton and stretchy Spandex, this lightweight travel-ready hoodie also features Tencel, a fabric that wicks away moisture, dries quickly, and manages odors.

$125, nau.com

Moving Comfort Flow Crossback Tank
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Moving Comfort Flow Crossback Tank

Bend and pose without restriction in this fitted tank with a built-in bra and crisscross back straps. It's lightweight and will take up minimum room in your suitcase.

$60, movingcomfort.com

The North Face Shavasana Legging
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The North Face Shavasana Legging

Shove these moisture-wicking bottoms into your suitcase without worry. They're made of Supplex nylon, which promises not to wrinkle, shrink, or fade. 

$75, thenorthface.com

Gaiam Taos Water Bottle
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Gaiam Taos Water Bottle

Hydrate during a yoga session--and while en route to your travel destination--with this lightweight, stainless-steel water bottle. A leak-proof lid ensures the inside of your travel bag stays dry.

$10, amazon.com

Lululemon Contempo Jacket
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Lululemon Contempo Jacket

Keep warm without overheating in this moisture-wicking jacket. Bonus: It looks good in the yoga studio and to-and-from your destination.

$118, lululemon.com

REI Sariska Tank Top
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REI Sariska Tank Top

Take a dip after some oceanside yoga. This quick-drying tank boasts UPF 50+ sun protection as well as an internal shelf bra and sturdy crisscross straps in the back.

$43, rei.com

Gaiam Reversible Travel Yoga Mat
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Gaiam Reversible Travel Yoga Mat

This space-saving mat can easily be folded or rolled up into your carry-on bag. Its surface is a slightly sticky blend of microfiber and natural rubber. 

$30, amazon.com

The North Face Aura Cover Up
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The North Face Aura Cover Up

Throw on this cozy cover up after yoga class--or lounge around in it on a cool beach night. The soft sweater features a V-shaped open back design and comfortable ribbing at the arms and waist. 

$60, thenorthface.com

Manduka MatSak
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Manduka MatSak

If you don't like the idea of leaving your yoga mat at home, then pack it in this cotton canvas bag, which can act as your carry-on. The bag features two spacious zippered compartments and easily fits an average-size mat and accessories. 

$49, manduka.com

Moving Comfort Chic Wrap
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Moving Comfort Chic Wrap

Sport this feminine wrap on a long flight or after yoga class. The double-duty cover up features a flattering open neckline, ruched sleeves, and waist tie.

$90, movingcomfort.com

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