Under Armour and Adidas Are Making Breathable, "Sport" Face Masks Now
These are the best face masks for working out
Not long into the national lockdown, a large number of menswear labels — from Buck Mason to Everlane — got into the face mask business, dropping protective coverings with more oomph and character than flimsy OTC options. Next up: activewear brands, which needed a couple more months to get their affairs in order, but for good reason. Brands like Under Armour and Adidas have recently dropped breathable, “sport” masks capable of limiting air droplet transmission when you’re working out.
Researchers have been all over the place on how safe it is to run without a mask right now, but the general consensus is that there’s a risk when you run (or bike) directly behind someone. Meanwhile, as gyms reopen, many are requiring guests to wear face masks while lifting weights. It can’t hurt to have a designated face mask for sweaty days, especially from a brand like Under Armour, which made its name on moisture-wicking material. Below, find both the UA model (pounce, if you want it — it’s going fast), which underwent several prototypes, and the Adidas option, which has less tech, but still sources breathable mesh.
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