Where to Find the Best N95 and KN95 Masks Online

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We’ve researched and rounded up the real deal — including some colorful and patterned picks.

While mask mandates have been lifted in most places, new subvariants and a spike in Covid cases in some parts of the country mean many of us are reaching for our trusty masks again. Even then, flu season is upon us so added protection can be more than welcome.

We’re all worried about finding legitimate N95 and KN95 masks online, and with good reason: Counterfeit masks are being sold by retailers all over the world. Thankfully, the CDC released a list of what to look out for in counterfeit masks. But, you should also know what makes a mask legitimate. To ensure your mask offers the protection it promises, always look out for signs that it’s the real deal.

Legitimate masks will arrive in sealed packaging, something that hasn’t been tampered with since it was placed in the packaging by the manufacturer. Manufacturer information should be listed on the package, like an address or website you can visit to find out more about the company that produced them. There should also be an expiration date on the mask, as masks do degrade over time and lose effectiveness.

We’ve done the research for you to find legitimate mask manufacturers and sellers online. Whether you’re looking to buy in bulk or just want something a little more fun than a black or white mask, here are some places you can buy N95 and KN95 masks online.

Where to Buy N95 and KN95 Masks Online

Brave New Look Adult KN95

Brave New Look

If you want masks in various colors, this is the place to snag them. Adult KN95 masks come in black, white, and gray, and Brave New Look also offers KN95 masks for children, too (in nine different colors and patterns). These masks also fold in half for easy transport, but have ear loops, instead of an around-the-head strap, to keep the mask in place.

$39 for 20 at BNL

MaskC Variety KN95 Face Masks


Anything with the name vogue in it is guaranteed to be fashionable, right? MaskC offers KN95 packs in a ton of different colors with a soft inner lining that makes this selection surprisingly comfortable (we know, N95’s aren’t known to be comfortable, so the bar is pretty low). The thicker elastic on the ear loops help keep it secure and comfortable while you wear it.

$39 for 10 at MaskC

evolvetogether KN95 Set of 5


As important as a proper mask is, it never hurts when they look nice, too. These KN95 masks from evolvetogether have a flat front, eliminating that “duck face” look that some other masks can create. They have an adjustable nosepiece that you can bend to your liking, and there’s a flap that goes under your chin for a secure fit.

$15 for 5 at ET

Vida Printed Masks with KN95 Protection

Shop Vida

Good news for the aesthetically inclined: A fun printed KN95 mask protects you just as well as your standard one. These, from Shop Vida, come in modern and bohemian prints, both of which are sure to bring a smile to your face — even if no one will see it. Do note that these are not washable, despite looking like a fabric mask.

$30 for 10, ShopVida

Bona Fide Masks Harley N95 Respirator Face Mask

Bona Fide Masks

This N95 folds in half so you can easily slip it into a pocket, and an adjustable nosepiece ensures that it fits tightly against your face. The straps on this model go around your head as opposed to looping around your ears, which can be more comfortable if you’ll be wearing the mask for a long period of time.

$19 for 20, BonaFide

Shop Vida Kid’s KN95

Shop Vida

Making sure children are protected correctly is extremely important, and thankfully, there are lots of comfortable and effective KN95 masks for children. Shop Vida offers an array of fun colors, so your youngster may actually enjoy wearing them. Not only are these equipped with five-layer protection, they also come with a prepaid label that allows you to send in the used masks for recycling, ensuring they don’t end up in a landfill.

$35 for 10, ShopVida

N95MaskCo NIOSH Cup Style N95 Respirator Mask


If you prefer a cup style mask to a folded one, stock up on these. The rounded front can be more comfortable on your face, and may keep your lipstick intact for longer (safety is the main priority, but this gains extra points for makeup protection). The elastic on this mask goes around your head, holding it in place, and the adjustable nosepiece also has a small foam cushion on the inside to make it extra-comfortable.

$179 for 20, N95MASK

Project N95 3M Cone Style 8210 NIOSH Approved N95 Respirators

Project N95

Buying in bulk is a great idea, especially at this price. These 3M masks have been considered the gold standard and are certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. They loop around your ear for security, and have a rounded mask shape. And, glasses wearers, rejoice: Because of the construction, these are the least likely to fog up your specs!

$20 for 20