Best Face Masks for Exercising -- Reebok, Under Armour, Adidas and More

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Best Face Masks For Exercise
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Each product has been independently selected by our editorial team. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms.

Cities across the country have mandated wearing face masks in public, as the winter and colder temperatures take over. Soon, the warmer temperatures will be here and you'll need the best face mask for the warmer seasons as well. We've culled our massive list of face mask styles for the best face masks to breathe in and 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.

Other retailers have started offering face masks that are alternatives to true personal protective equipment (PPE), which are disposable and predominantly used by medical staff. These everyday, reusable options include face masks for adults, face masks for kids, clear face masks and face masks with matching outfits. Well-known apparel and fashion brands like Levi's, J.Crew, Athleta, Old Navy, The Honest Company, Forever 21, Gap and Kim Kardashian's SKIMS sell their own lines of masks as well. Additionally, check out ET Style’s curated list of face mask accessories.

Below, ET Style's picks of the best face masks for exercising that you can shop online right now.

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.

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. 

Made for athletes, the durable UA Sportsmask is soft but structured and secure but not tight. Plus, according to Under Armour, rain rolls right off it. Get 2 for $50, while supplies last.

You're not just protecting your health with Everlane's 100% Human mask, you're protecting civil liberties. For every 100% Human product sold, 10% goes to the ACLU to fight for fundamental freedoms. Each 100% Human reusable mask has double layers with comfort stretch and elastic ear loops. 

Shop the Adidas Face Covers in the bright blue bird shade. 

Add the Reebok Face Covers, made from soft, breathable fabric, to your daily workout routine. 

Made from up-cycled materials, the Onzie Mindful Masks are quick-drying, stretchy and comfortable. Proceeds will benefit healthcare workers through a donation to the Center For Disaster Philanthropy.

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. 

A 2-ply StringKing face mask with elastic ear loops and two layers of premium Supima cotton.

This Western Rise face mask is double-lined with a slot for a filter.

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.

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the World Health Organization website.


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