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It’s a year into the pandemic and we’ve tried a lot of face masks here at Scouted. From ones that fit smaller (or bigger) faces, to machine-washable ones, each one of us has a favorite, go-to mask. We thought we’d round them all up in one place so you can see just how the staff at Scouted is feeling when it comes to face coverings.
Printed Face Mask, Set of 3
Here at Scouted, we preach that you shouldn't have to sacrifice style for substance, and this Tory Burch mask proves it. Scouted contributor Hannah Selinger swears by these, with adjustable ear loops, a nose wirse, a pocket for a filter, and when you buy a pack, it's a surprise of which pattern you'll recieve.
The Face Mask
Having a mask for travel is pretty much essential right now, so why not get one from a brand that knows how to move? Travel accessories brand Away crafted a mask made out of a soft nylon and elastane blend, adjustable straps, and an antimicrobial finish. Scouted contributor Dan Modlin took one on his Amtrak trip and felt comfortable the whole time.
Anti-Fog, Dust-Proof Face Masks with Filters
Scouted contributor RL Theroit loves these masks specifically because they come with their own filters. "The OTTOPT masks have a 5 layer PM2.5 filter that provides 95% filtration to keep out small airborne particles, dust, pollen and much more."
Salvaged Hemp Blend Face Mask (Assorted Large/Adult 10 Pack)
These masks from United by Blue can fit the whole family, according to Scouted contributor Steven John. They're also made from deadstock material, which means not only are they good for you to wear, they're doing good for the planet by recyclying fabric that would've otherwise been thrown out.
Reusable Cloth Mask
Scouted contributor Dan Modlin says that these masks have all you could need. "Even though cotton isn’t the most protective of materials, Casetify solves this problem. They made room for a filter pocket that does most of the actual filtering that keeps you safe from airborne pathogens."
VIDA Face Masks
We featured these early on and our readers couldn’t get enough of them. These are the best-selling masks we’ve featured on Scouted, and for good reason. They come in a plethora of colors and designs as well as featuring comfortable ear lops and having an overall great fit.
Ear Loop Masks - Set of 3
If there’s one mask that I can’t get enough of, it’s the Baggu Ear Loop mask. I own this mask in multiple colors and patterns. It’s comfortable to wear, with an adjustable nose wire and ear loops, plus the origami shape helps it fit to my smaller face. It also has a filter pocket, so I can add in extra protection and it even works with double masking.
Universal Face Masks
Scouted Staff Writer Dan Modlin really loves the masks from Caraa. They come in a pack of five with great color options. Each mask “is equipped with a nose wire so it will stay in place and adjustable elastic ear loops. so the mask will even fit on my big head/face.” They tick every box off for him.
Face Masks - 30 Pack:
Disposable masks don’t need to feel so clinical. The chic, black masks from evolvetogether are loved by celebrities and Scouted Contributor Lillian Brown. They “feature the “evolvetogether” logo and a pair of location coordinates, including New York, Amazonia, Milan, and Tokyo” and are “medical grade and hypoallergenic.”
Evil Kitty Reusable Face Mask
Scouted Contributor Wendy Rose Gould went for fashion right out of the gate. These masks from Etsy “comfortably cover my nose and doesn't make my face look too wide, while the soft and lightweight fabric is breathable even on a hot summer day.”
Livinguard Safety Mask
Adding a little science into the mix is Scouted Contributor Courtney Leiva, with her favorite masks from Livinguard. These “positively-charged” masks allegedly “eliminates 99.9%of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19” but even without that claim, “the cooling fabric is perfect for someone who gets a little hot under the mask like I do.”
Outdoor Research Essential Face Mask
This contoured face mask is one that Scouted Contributor Steven John claims is the only comfortable mask he owns. The ear loops are made “from a smooth material with enough stretch to hold the mask firmly in place without pulling hard against your ears” and the shape can “offer more coverage of the nose and a sloped bottom that fits under your chin.”
Ultra Soft Black Face Mask
Scouted contributor Chloe Toscano says that the face masks from MasQd are exactly what she was looking for. They have a filter pocket, nose wire, and “soft, stretchy cotton ear loops that don't feel like you've just wrapped dental floss around the back of your ears.” The fabric is also “a lightweight, antimicrobial, and easily washable cotton.”