0
cart-splits Created with Sketch.
0
cart-splits Created with Sketch.
Free Priority Shipping
Your Bag
Your Bag is Empty
  • {property.value}
+

Gear Stack Review // Yoga Gear For Stability

Gear Stack Review // Yoga Gear For Stability

Definition: “Gear Stacking - combining various types of cool gear and/or hot tech to enhance your workout.”

Challenge: Slipping sliding away or toppling over…on your yoga mat. 

Solution: Gear to give you 100% stability on the mat.

Affirmats Yoga Mat & Manduka Pro: 50% Why we love em: It's a hard choice between the two because they both have their strengths. The long-time Gold standard for Yogis, the Manduka Pro does edge out Affirmats in overall stickiness. However, you might suffer a bit in standing balancing poses because of the thicker mat.  Manduka is also much heavier which isn't too big a deal for a home yoga practice but you'll feel it if you're lugging it to class. I'm always the last one to finish rolling up and stowing it after Savasana. Still if you really need "sticky" the Pro is a winner. All that said I"m a sucker for soul-stirring products. The cool quotes on Affirmats are not just for show. They really do inspire you; knowing I'm going to be greeted with "Rise and Shine On!" has more than once gotten me out of bed at 5am.  These eco-friendly, Jute blend mats are slip-resistant but not as much as the Pro. However, I've found that this has forced me to be conscientious in grounding my hands and feet in certain poses...which I need to do anyway. The big plus for me was that Affirmats are the more traditional thickness so I'm much more stable in standing poses. (I admit not falling out of Bird of Paradise is an ego thing for me, which probably violates a  couple of yoga sutras, but there you have it.) Mats $66 @ affirmats.com  Use code:  Affirmation Love for free shipping. Manduka $78-$128 @ manduka.com

FitFour Neo Grip Gloves: 30% Why we love it: Hand slipping is more common than foot slipping for most of us. If you’ve got extra dry (like me) or extra sweaty palms you may still slip on the grippiest mats. These cool little gloves were designed for crossfit but they are absolutely PERFECT for yoga. Made of durable high-density neoprene these gloves are low profile with silicone grips on the palms. Fitfour sells several versions of the gloves (including the Anti-Ripper and the Gripper) but we opted for the Neo Grip in all black for yoga. There was no slippage at all with these babies. NOTE: follow the fit guide on their site to choose your size. Neo Grips $30 @ fitfour.com If you're a first time customer you can use code TRYME for 10% off.

Nike Studio Wrap: 20% Why we love it: Both mats do a pretty good job with foot stability but if you want to crank it up a notch and your Tendu Grips are in the wash, the Studio Wrap is your best bet. Like the FitFour gloves, the studio wrap combines neoprene and silicone grips to keep your feet stable on the mat. Lightweight and super comfortable you’ll forget they’re there. Normally I don’t like anything between my toes but the Studio Wraps didn’t bother me at all. NOTE: There's also Studio Wrap Pack that includes a shoe and ballet ribbon. But we found the shoe not so comfortable and not worth the extra spend. Studio Wrap $55 @ nike.com

A note on towels: Yoga towels will also help some folks increase grip. But we find these work best in hot yoga. Personally I tend to get my feet all tangled up in them during class so I save them for a Savasana cover-up at the end. For great towel options check out Affirmats selection of yoga towels  .

Our Gear Stack Reviews will give you 2-3 fitness products that work together to help you achieve a specific fitness goal or solve a fitness challenge. A brief description of each with a percentage score based on how much that product contributes to the goal. Splits59 is not paid for reviews. In some cases gear is provided by the brand for free or at a discount. In most cases gear is paid for at retail.
Back
Search Splits59
Accelerate Capri - Black
Aim Tank - Black
All Time Tear Away Pant - Black
Alley L/S Tee - Black
Alley L/S Tee - Lt. Heather Grey
Anchor 7/8 Tight - Auburn/ Black Stripe
Anchor 7/8 Tight - Black/ Multi Stripe
Anchor 7/8 Tight - Dk Heather/ Multi Stripe
Apres Sweatpant - Black
Ashby Tank - Army
Ashby Tank - Black
Ashby Tank - Dk. Heather Grey
Ashby Tank - Dk. Heather/ Lt. Heather Grey
Ashby Tank - Lt. Heather Grey
Ashby Tank - Navy
Ashby Tank - Sol
Ashby Tank - White
B. Ball Reversible Bomber Jacket - Black
Bandit Tank - Black
Bandit Tank - Harbor
Bandit Tank - Lt. Heather Grey
Bandit Tank - White
Bandit Tank - White/ Multi Peace
Bardot 7/8 High Waist Tight - Army
Bardot 7/8 High Waist Tight - Black
Bardot High Waist Tight - Black
Bardot High Waist Tight - Heather Grey
Base High Waist Tight - Black
Base High Waist Tight - Harbor
Bonus High Waist Tight - Black
Brushback Tank - Off White/ Havana Red
Cannon Tight - Harbor/ Sol/ Off White
Catch 3/4 Raglan Sleeve - Off White/ Havana Red
Cool Down Pant - Black
Deux Crop Pullover - Harbor
Distance Tight - Black/ Marigold
Distance Tight - Havana Red
Distance Tight - Hawthorne/ White
Distance Tight - Vintage Blue
Double Play Tight - Black/ Off White/ Havana Red
Dugout Full Zip Jacket - Army
Dugout Full Zip Jacket - Off White
Edge Pullover - Dk Heather/ Multi Stripe
Endurance Hoodie Vest - Black
Epic 7/8 - Black/ White Jacquard
Fly Crop Tank - Black
Fly Crop Tank - Harbor/ Off White
Focus Bra - Army
Focus Bra - Black
Force Tight - Black/ Auburn/ Powder Blue
Force Tight - Navy/ Kelly/ White/ Black
Fuel Capri - Black/ Lt. Heather/ Midnight
Gift Card
Half Pipe High Waist Tight - Black
Home Run 7/8 Tight - Azure/ Off White/ Havana Red
Home Run 7/8 Tight - Harbor/ Black/ Off White/ Sol
Icon Sweatpant - Black
Incline Tight - Black
Jarvis Bra - Black
Jordan Tight - Black/ Off White/ Sol
Jordan Tight - Hawthorne/ Black/ Heather/ Marigold
Jordan Tight II - Black
Kym Tight - Black
Kym Tight - Heather Grey
Layover Pullover - Black
Loren Seamless Bra - Army
Loren Seamless Bra - Black
Loren Seamless Bra - Black/ Off White
Loren Seamless Bra - Chevron
Loren Seamless Bra - Havana Red
Loren Seamless Bra - Heather Grey
Loren Seamless Bra - Vintage Blue/ Off White
Loren Seamless Bra - White
Mile Tank - Black
Motion Bra - Azure/ Off White
Motion Bra - Black/ White Jacquard
Motion Bra - Harbor/ Off White
Nova Capri - Black
Nova Capri - Lt. Heather Grey
Official Layering Tee - Black/ Off White
Official Layering Tee - Off White/ Army
Pace Half Zip Pullover - Black
Parachute Tank - Black
Parachute Tank - Heather Grey/ Off White
Pitcher Tight - Black/ Off White
Practice 7/8 Pant - Harbor
Qualifier Seamless Capri - Black
Raquel Flared Tight (Long) - Black
Raquel Flared Tight (Long) - Heather Grey
Raquel Flared Tight (Short) - Black
Raquel Flared Tight (Short) - Heather Grey
Raquel Flared Tight - Black
Raquel Flared Tight - Heather Grey
Raquel Flared Tight - Navy
Runway Culotte Sweatpant - Lt. Heather Grey
Series High Waist Tight - Black
Shine Hoodie - Black/ Off White
Shine Hoodie - Vintage Blue/ Off White
Signal Tight - Black
Sinker Tight - Roulette/ Lt. Heather Grey
Slide Pant - Black/ Off White
Slide Pant - Vintage Blue/ Off White
Slope Tank - White/ Auburn
Speedplay Tight - Black/ Marigold
Sprint Short - Army/ Off White
Sprint Short - Black/ Off White
Sprint Short - Hawthorne/ White
Stand Bra - Black
Stitch Hoodie - Off White
Stride Capri - Black
Strike 7/8 Pant - Army
Strike 7/8 Pant - Off White
Swing Tank - Black
Tag Cropped Tank - Off White
Tempo 7/8 Tight - Army
Tempo 7/8 Tight - Black
Tempo 7/8 Tight - Midnight/ Lt. Heather Grey
Tendu Stirrup Tight - Black
Trainer Tank - Sol
Transition Full Zip Jacket - Black/ White Jacquard
Tryout Short - Off White
WarmUp Pullover - Azure
WarmUp Pullover - Off White
Wave 7/8 High Waist Tight - Black/ Vintage Blue/ Havana Red