A padded piece of fabric used to cushion a person. Commonly used in sports like gymnastics to suppress the impact of a person during falls.
For inflatable mattresses used as a bed or at soapland houses for massages, see air mattress. For inflatable mattresses used in the water, see inflatable raft. For floor mattresses used as a bed, see futon. For colorful mats used on the beach for sunbathing, see beach towel. For small mats used to wipe shoes and feet, see doormat or rug.