For most of us, PPE meant nothing until a few months ago. Since then, we’ve had a crash course in the dos and don’ts of the protective-equipment world and we were thrown in at the deepest of deep ends. But, sure enough, we’re slowly coming to a point at which people realize the importance of face masks at all times. Yes, even when you’re working out. The workout face mask is a serious dilemma, though, because you need something that obstructs your breathing enough to stop the spread of the virus, but which doesn’t obstruct your breathing enough to make a 2km jog feel like an uphill marathon.
Even after you’ve found a golden mean between those two propositions, you need to think about aesthetics, too. Luckily, Highsnobiety's curators have been hard at work, as always, cooking up a handful of workout face masks that tick all of the boxes. From bandana-style neckerchiefs by Satisfy to the instant sell-outs by Under Armour and UNIQLO, no stone has been left unturned when it comes to face masks for exercise.
Browse the best workout face masks below.
Under Armour Sports Mask
It's been wildly popular since its first release months ago, selling out restock after restock, and there's good reason for it. Under Armour's Sports Mask not only looks sleek, but it also features multiple layers for easy breathing as well as protection.
Reebok Face Covers (3 Pack)
Reebok takes a more simple route with these black sports face covers. A pack of three will only set you back $14 and these reusable masks are good for everyday wear as well as exercise.
Outdoor Research Essential Adult Face Mask & Filter Kit
Outdoor Research's mask is great for exercise because of its adjustable straps. You can secure yourself with toggles so you don't need to readjust during your workout. This mask comes with replaceable filters so that the mask itself is as effective months down the line as it was on its first day.
adidas Face Cover (3 Pack)
First releasing a couple of months ago, adidas' pack of three face masks went down a charm with athletes and everyday wearers alike. The mask is super lightweight which makes it a perfect choice for running.
PUMA 2 Pack Face Mask
PUMA's face masks come in electric pink and black, so you can keep things undercover or go loud and proud. The mask comes complete with adjustable loops and three protective layers.
Satisfy LSD Bandana
Self-proclaimed running cult Satisfy just dropped a new collection called LSD. While the collection does feature the tripped-out graphics you might expect, LSD actually stands for Long Slow Distance and that's exactly what this pink bandana mask is made for.
Athleta Made to Move Mask 3 Pack
Athleta sets its workout mask apart from the crowd with a crafty new addition. An extra strap connects the loops around the back of the head so that there's no chance of it slipping off during an intense workout.
UNIQLO Airism Face Mask (Pack of 3)
If you're on the lookout for a versatile mask for every aspect of life, UNIQLO's Airism mask is a great option. Causing lengthy queues and crashing the website because of heightened traffic when it first released in Japan, this face mask has seen its fair share of popularity and it's now available in the US, too.
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