Best Breathable Face Masks for Exercising -- Lululemon, Reebok, Adidas and More
By ETonline Staff
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Local governments across the country are modifying COVID-19 restrictions. The Delta variant has created a surge in hospitalizations and infections, and many cities are once again issuing mask mandates in public and encouraging everyone to slow the spread of the virus by getting vaccinated. With hot temperatures still around you'll need the best face mask for the warm weather as well as to protect yourself and those around you from the Delta variant. We've whittled down our massive list of face mask styles for the best breathable masks to exercise in to get you through your run or workout safely and comfortably.
According to the sporting goods company StringKing, a mask's effectiveness comes down to its balance of filtration and breathability properties. Breathability is especially crucial when you're moving around, breathing harder, exercising and sweating. When choosing the best mask for working out, look for knit (versus woven) fabrics, which have elasticity for a better fit, absorb moisture and allow for more air flow.
Sportswear brands like Reebok and activewear companies like Onzie have stepped up and started producing effective yet breathable face masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus cases without disrupting your exercise routine.
If you're not comfortable with ear loop fits, opt for the Double Strap Face Mask, which also comes in a three-pack in four different colorway sets. This face mask has two adjustable straps that go around the back of the head and neck. The fabric feels soft and smooth on the skin, while wicking away moisture and providing four-way stretch.
Designed for an active lifestyle, the adjustable Athleta Activate Face Mask is made from performance-driven TurboDry fabric and has a moldable fit plus soft knit ear loops that are comfortable for all-day wear.
Made from sweat-wicking fabric with stretch and shape retention, this face mask is perfect for everyday wear thanks to the soft, adjustable ear loops with cord locks. Available as a three-pack in nine different colorway sets
Return to the outdoors while staying safe in this Oakley face mask, which is made with hydrolix moisture-wicking, anti-odor fabric technology that keeps you dry and provide breathability. It has a reflective flag on the side so you stay visible at night. Plus, its ergonomic fit ensures comfort.
Infused with antibacterial silver nano particle, this Hammacher Schlemmer face mask protects from bacteria and odors. The breathable fabric feels cool on the skin. Plus, it comes with five disposable filters.
Carbon38's mask kit includes two masks, featuring a multi-layered filtration system, made from fast-drying antibacterial fabric that keeps you cool while working out. The brand is donating 15% of the mask kit profit to Girls Inc.
The Nike Strike Winter Warrior Snood is the best face masks for exercising during the winter and colder months as it covers your face and neck with soft fleece. The Nike Strike Winter Warrior Snood wicks sweat to help you stay warm and dry.