We're over a year into the pandemic, and things are still up in the air. Mask mandates vary city by city and state by state, but with the CDC recommending everyone still mask up, it's a good time to have ones you like on hand.
You have options, of course, from the classic cloth mask to disposable ones. Regardless of your material preference, you should make sure it fits properly, i.e. no gaps on the sides and covering your face from nose to chin. The best thing to do is to measure your face, both width and length, and find a mask that will meet those measurements.
The N95 is also more widely available for consumer now, so if that's more your speed, you can invest in some right on Amazon or another retailer. If you're still looking for a better option than the one that you had throughout 2020, find our favorites below.
Exercising with a mask on is easy if you find a mask that works for you. These are breathable, moisture-wicking, and will keep you and those around you safe while you work up a sweat.
Under Armour Sportsmask
Uniqlo Airism Mask
Adidas Face Mask
Chances are, you'll have somewhere to go where a plain ol' mask just won't do. These masks take a little more style into consideration, but will still keep you inline with CDC recommendations.
Three-Pack Non-Medical Face Masks
Black Crystal Face Mask
5 Mask Pack
These are the masks that the Scouted team uses on a daily basis. They're comfortable, breathable, and should be part of your day-to-day life.
Fabric Mask Set
Outdoor Research Essential Face Mask
The Zenbu Mask
Wear a face mask like you would a pair of underwear. Having a few different options on hand is a great way to stay safe without having to re-use a dirty mask before you get a chance to properly clean it.
Everlane Face Masks
Vida Mask Set
Double Strap Face Mask 3 Pack
Nose clips can help keep your mask securely fitting to your face, as well as help with fogged lenses on glasses. Just pinch the metal piece to fit tightly to the bridge of your nose and you're good to go.
Food52 Face Mask
Hedley and Bennett Face Mask
ROSEWARD 100% Mulberry Silk Face Mask
A machine washable face mask can help you keep yourself clean and safe. Just toss these into your washing machine and hang to dry. When washing, make sure your mask is 100% dry before wearing it outside again.
The Better Mask
Outdoor Voices Face Mask
Neutral Cotton Face Mask
Give yourself and your ears a break. If you have a sensitivity to wearing elastic around your ears, these masks with soft ties that forgo the ears are your best options. Just tie them tightly behind your head.
Levi's Re-Usable Reversible Face Mask (Pack of 3)
Parachute Face Masks, Set of 5
M1 All-Day Anti-Microbial Face Mask
If you don’t really know how to sew, buying a face mask online is your next best option. Plenty of brands are pivoting their businesses and creating masks that also donate masks to others in need. One of the biggest pivots has been on Etsy, where small businesses are using their skills to craft masks.
Origami Mask - Japanese Dobby Asanoha Star in Rose
EssentiaSoapsStore Reusable Face Masks
Sundayritualdesign Men's Face Mask
BKBTailors 100% Cotton Mask
Wrangling your kids to go someplace is a hassle, so don't make finding a kid-friendly face mask one too. These are some of the most comfortable masks, made just for kids' faces.
Children's Rainbow Face Coverings
Steele Canvas x Food52 Cloth Face Mask
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