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It's hard enough being out-numbered in yoga classes, but men also have the additional challenge of finding suitable yoga gear in a female-driven market. According to a New York Times article published today on the slim pickings of yoga clothes available for men, even when clothing companies sell and market to men they don't sell much of the merchandise. Men, said one retail buyer, just aren't likely to buy clothes specifically for yoga practice.
The good news is that some yoga retailers do offer lines of well-designed, flattering styles for men. Be Present, Lululemon, and prAna all have popular lines. And what about props? Manduka offers its BlackMatPro in both 71- and 85-inch lengths—perfect for men with longer limbs.
Do you have any recommendations for manly yoga gear? Do you think more men would buy yoga-specific clothes if there were more on the market?