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Almost a year ago to this day, we wrote that masks are here to last. Unfortunately… it seems we were right in that statement.
After a brief hiatus, it looks like the masks are set to mount their triumphant comeback, as we gear up for what’s starting to feel strangely like the third act. , Can say that. And while they are yet to be widely enforced, as evidenced by the rise of the Omicron variant even among vaxxed, face coverings are once again becoming a must to stop the spread – so you know this. Wear one.
That said, nearly two years since this incident, there is a staggering number of mask options on the market, with most retailers doing the rebranding over and over again. their own. In case you threw away your inventory soon after your vaccination or you are still looking for a mask that is right for you, we have compiled a list of the 22 best masks that you can buy on the internet. .
Best for exercise
Outdoor study face shield
We reviewed this mask in November 2020, and everything we wrote about it after that remains true to this day – up to and including a bit about it being halved.
With built-in UPF 50+ sun protection, an anti-bacterial treated inner layer, a water resistant outer shell, and a structured design that rests on the face for enhanced breathability, this UA is the Sports mask.
Lululemon Ear Loop 3-Pack
Sweat-wicking and featuring adjustable ear loops, these lululemon masks are perfect for on-the-go – whether it’s at the gym or through a crowded airport.
Adidas Face Covers, 3-Pack
A bestseller, these Adidas masks have been known to sell out. Constructed with Primegreen, a combination of high-performance recycled materials, it’s a great product and if you’re lucky enough to find one in stock, we recommend buying it right away. .
Nike Venturer Performance Face Mask
This mask first made headlines after members of Team America were seen wearing them at the Olympics. Described as an “evil” design, Nike says the pleats allow for “optimal airflow”. They’ve been virtually unobtainable since the game started, but they’re supposed to be added soon.
Rhone Plus 2-layer protective mask
With its super soft 2-layer construction, nose bridge shaping and GoldFusion treatment, this mask is everything we love about Rhone.
Most affordable / Available in bulk
NIOSH Cup Style N95 Moisturizing Mask, 20 packs
This is the crème de la crème of N95 and is said to block at least 95% of very small particles (0.3 microns). We’re no experts but that certainly feels remarkable.
The Everlane 100% Human Face Mask 3-Pack
10% of proceeds from Everlane’s 100% collection will go to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – so you can double your contributions to society in one go .
UNIQLO AIRism Face Mask, 3-Pack
These masks from Uniqlo have a three-layer construction – the first layer removes moisture, the second has a washable built-in filter, and the third uses an “AIRism” mesh to block UV rays.
Breathable, disposable 3-layer mask from Amazon
Just your trusted 3-layer, disposable dust mask. They come in packs of 100 for just $30.
Boncare KN95 Mask, Pack of 50
This mask has a 5-layer design, is 95% effective, and is also a “summer model”, with an emphasis on comfort and lightness.
From your favorite menswear brands
Huckberry Cotton Jersey Mask
Moisture-wicking, breathable, temperature-regulating and odor-resistant, this from Huckberry is a no-brainer
Buck Mason Preset Bandana 2-Pack
If you’re more into swaddling, allow us to introduce you to the Buck Mason Integrated Touch Bandana, modeled on the classic “Quick Color” bandana.
Rag & Bone Invisibility Mask
If there was such a thing as a handsome mask… then this one by Rag & Bone would be it.
J.Crew Mixed printed non-medical masks, 3 packs
These J.Crew masks have their signature fabrics and mixed prints, but they ask customers to buy only two sets (six masks) at a time to have enough stock to go around. .
Caraa Universal Adult Mask, Pack of 5
At the start of the pandemic, Caraa was one of many companies using recycled materials – materials found on their production lines – to make masks. Since then, they have expanded their product offering to include these best-selling 100% cotton masks, which come in different color packs or all-black.
The best luxury mask
Iconic Balenciaga . mask
Waterproof and with an adjustable nose strap, this Balenciaga mask works as well as it looks. Also very expensive.
Tom Ford Mask
As for the “luxury” mask, this mask from Tom Ford is quite sophisticated. Composed of an interlocking knit and featuring the jacquard Tom Ford logo in the center and front, it comes in 11 different colors.
Barocco reusable Versace mask
Perhaps lacking in versatility, this mask looks like it’s about to take a flight to Miami, where it will stay at The Villa Casa Casuarina.
Reversible non-medical cotton mask M. Cohen
This is one of the more expensive masks we’ve seen to date, but at this point, perhaps we should invest in masks the same way we wear our watches or sunglasses?
Highly breathable sports mask from Studio3DX
An “Etsy Pick” (so you know them well), these sports masks are a twist on another bestseller. For every two sales of this particular mask, another mask is given to service personnel (and they can be purchased in packs).
Linen face mask with nose cord from MassonApparel
A good choice to bring you straight into the fall, these masks are perfect for summer with warm weather.
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