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Top 10 Breathable Face Masks

The Best Moisture-Wicking And Lightweight Face Coverings To Wear While Working Out

The Best Moisture-Wicking And Lightweight Face Coverings To Wear While Working Out

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop in the United States, face masks are required at nearly every venue, store, outing, and—oh yes—even the gym. Notorious for being somewhat uncomfortable and slightly annoying, wearing a thick face mask as you complete your workout is not exactly ideal. Luckily, there’s a simple solution: breathable face masks that don’t stand in the way of getting in a great workout. These moisture-wicking, lightweight, and breathable masks don’t compromise protection for comfort, and more and more brands are hopping on the bandwagon. With masks by athletic wear experts like Under Armour, Athleta, and Reebok, you can ensure that your workout won’t be disrupted by mask discomfort.

Using our science-backed algorithm, we’ve collected rave reviews, editorial mentions, and social media buzz to round up and rank the Top 10 breathable face masks on the web. If you’re looking for a workout solution, keep reading, because we’ve got you covered—literally. Opening image: everlane.com

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August 14, 2020

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The Rankings

Athleta Made To Move Mask 3 Pack
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Athleta Made To Move Mask 3 Pack

FUN FACT: Long hair? Don’t care. This mask is crafted with elastic binding to release tension and prevent hair from getting tangled.

WHY YOU NEED IT: This mask includes an adjustable nose bridge and plastic boning to keep fabric out of your mouth. 

Everlane The 100% Human Face Mask 5-Pack

BEST FOR: Sensitive skin, rejoice. These masks are made from 100% cotton.

FUN FACT: For every 100% Human Face Mask 5-Pack sold, Everlane donates 10% of sales to the ACLU. To date, they’ve donated over $600,000 through the 100% Human program.

Under Armour Sports Mask

LOVED FOR: These masks come in a range of sizes from XS-XXL.

WHY YOU NEED IT: Under Armour designed these face masks specifically for athletes, crafted with water-resistant material, Under Armour iso-chill fabric, and polyurethane foam.

Hanes Wicking Cotton Masks

BEST FOR: If you want to buy in bulk, these masks are best. Each order comes with 10 masks!

USERS SAID: “These are the best face masks that I own. They are lightweight and comfortable, but protective.”

Onzie Mindful Masks

FUN FACT: Onzie is committed to a mission of sustainability, which is why each mask is made from upcycled fabrics used in their yoga clothing.

USERS SAID: “In San Francisco, I need to wear a mask even when running (put on within 30 feet of another person). These are the best I’ve found for running! I don’t feel like I’m suffocating when breathing heavily, unlike many other types and brands of masks.”

Gap Adult Face Mask

LOVED FOR: The adjustable nose piece

BEST FOR: People who wear glasses

Brave New Look Protective Face Mask With PM 2.5 Filter

FUN FACT: Each mask includes a five-layer PM2.5 recyclable filter.

WHY YOU NEED IT: These masks are stylish, breathable, and filter out particles in the air.

Reebok Face Covers

USERS SAID: “These masks are comfortable and more breathable compared to standard cotton masks. The shape fits my face well without feeling the need to constantly adjust.”

BEST FOR: Smaller faces

SummerSalt Face Coverings

FUN FACT: For every face-covering set sold, Summersalt will donate one to a worthy organization that's doing their part to help the larger community.

LOVED FOR: The combination of style and comfort

Caraa 5 Universal Masks

FUN FACT: Each mask purchase is matched to donation relief efforts.

USERS SAID: “I love these masks! They are by far my favorite of all of the (many) kinds I’ve tried since COVID-19 started. I’ve recommended them to friends and will definitely be purchasing more. The material is soft, attractive, and highly breathable. The filters are excellent and add an additional layer of safety.”

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