We wear face masks out in public, as of this writing, it’s the law where we live in Colorado. While many people may find face masks stuffy, clinical, or downright irritating, they don’t have to be! Face masks can be a fashion statement too. Staying on top of fashion trends and keeping others safe has never been easier with these fantastic face masks.
We like masks that are breathable, simple and work! Here are some of the masks from brands that you’ve heard of (and we’ve done reviews of their other products).
Masks Review: What we look for
There are a couple of very important features we look for with the masks:
- Washable/Reusable: The CDC says you should re-wash a cloth mask after every use. That means, if you are following guidelines, you need to wash your mask a lot!
- Reasonable price: Because you need to wash them so often, you need to have several on hand!
- Comfortable and easy to use: We like masks that are breathable and also over the ear – vs tied behind the head (it’s tough to get your hair cut with a strap over the back of your head!).
Note: if you are looking for the ultimate protection, you need an N95 Mask, these masks only provide the basic protection.
Adidas Face Mask
Adidas’ specialty in sportswear means their masks are great at absorbing sweat. These face masks are sleek, breathable, and an excellent addition to anyone’s exercise gear. The masks themselves are made of recyclable polyester, made to fit snug around the face. They’re also machine washable, which is great for everyday use. You can buy these masks as a three-pack in a variety of colors, including black, white, and jellyfish blue. Make sure you consult the sizing chart before buying.
Rothy’s The Mask 1.0
If you’re looking for a snug, high-tech look, Rothy’s “The Mask 1.0” is an excellent choice. These masks are made using Rothy’s signature rPET thread, which is made from 100% recycled water bottles and marine plastic, spun tightly together using 3D knitting technology. This means your mask is not only made to last, but a great way to help reduce environmental waste through fashion! According to the website, the mask is under constant development in hopes of improving aspects like comfort, breathability, and fit. Currently, there are microfiber patches inside the mask so it feels extra soft on the face.
Mizzen + Main Face Mask
To get the most bang for your buck, Mizzen + Main’s face masks come with a pocket to put in air filters, are machine washable, and can be put in the dryer as well. If you’re looking for versatility, these flexible, easy-to-use masks are made to fit almost any adult and come with flexible elastic loops. Plus, they come in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Public Rec Face Mask
Public Rec’s masks come in solid colors that can add to any look with ease. These masks are machine washable and quick to dry, plus they contain an extra layer of fabric for added protection. Although simple-looking, these masks are made to fit on your face with a flexible nose strip, and for every pack purchased, three masks are donated to a nonprofit organization in need. That’s a great idea!
Stepping into the future of breathability, Jack Henry masks are made from a fabric similar to neoprene, which is commonly used when making scuba gear. These masks are extra stretchy, breathable, and machine washable as well. Since they’re made of scuba diving material, these masks are also waterproof and allow the skin to breathe while you wear it as well.
Bonus: Everlane Masks Review
5 Pack $25
Confession, Everlane Masks are the masks that we wear most of the time – however, they didn’t make our full list because we don’t like the 100% human moniker on them. We got the facemasks without the 100% logo on the mask, but those are now sold out. These are lightweight masks at an affordable price.
All of these masks are not replacements for medical face masks, although they can help stop the spread of illness through airborne and droplet-based contamination.