The Hands-down Winner
When you’re traveling, the last thing you need to worry about is how to stuff a yoga mat into your carry-on. Our suggestion: Lose the mat and toss in a set of Yoga-Paws instead. Made of nonslip, matlike materials, these gripping gloves slide onto your hands and feet to keep you firmly planted during even the slipperiest downward dog. You’ll still need some padding for the resting poses (try a towel), but at least you’ll have room in your bag for the favorite yoga pants and novel you’ve been dying to read. – Erin Ryan
Yoga to go: These mini-mats will take up about as much room in your bag as a pair of socks.