9 reusable face masks that Team KCM loves.
It’s time for a mask upgrade. As COVID-19 variants rage across multiple continents and a faster-spreading strain make its way further across the US, it’s time to splurge on a new mask. Infectious disease experts have recommended we double up on masks or enhance our layers with masks that have better coverage. Wear your best masks to run errands or in crowded, hard-to-avoid areas. If you don’t have a three-layer cloth mask, buy some disposable masks to wear underneath your cloth layer. The KCM team picked nine masks that we keep coming back to. Mask up and stay vigilant!
#1 Lilla P Face Mask (Set of 3)
Lilla P’s three-ply cotton masks are colorful, comfortable, and offer adjustable behind-the-ear elastic loops. Plus, masks that are adjustable and fit tighter on your face are recommended for protecting yourself in public spaces. Each set comes with three cloth masks, and are completely washable and reusable.
#2 Athleta Face Mask (5 pack)
Athleta Girl’s new adjustable 5-pack everyday masks are optimal for non-crowded walks for the kids. They have positive messaging like “Love” “Kindness,” “Peace” and come in five fun, classic colors! Athleta is also donating 100,000 non-medical masks to a major healthcare organization in support of our heroes on the front line.
#3 Vistaprint Face Mask
Vistaprints face masks are designed with a replaceable filter system that can be used for 12 hours of active filtering time. The filters are thick and high-quality that slide right in and are available in packs of ten. The lightweight, machine washable masks are made with materials that wick away moisture and have adjustable latex-free straps. This might be your new favorite mask.
#4 Diop Face Mask
DIOP’s face masks come in 37 (yes, you read that right, t h i r t y – s e v e n) exquisite patterns and are perfect for layering on your mask game. They’re durable and lightweight, have ear loops designed for comfort, and are machine washable. They have three layers of 100% woven cotton with a pocket for filters (sold separately). Filti’s patent-pending Nanofiber material can filter up to 95% of airborne particles (0.3 microns), including bacteria and viruses. A portion of the profits from sales of DIOP Masks will be donated to Feed the Frontlines in Detroit (where DIOP is based), which supports Detroit restaurants and provides meals to emergency and healthcare workers.
#5 Tanya Taylor Face Mask
Tanya Taylor’s 3-piece printed cotton poplin face mask set is a pleated design, with adjustable elastic ear straps, and is washable and made from cotton/elastane. The cheerful and bright abstract patterns are the perfect outer layer to your medical mask and almost make masking up a fun, fashionable time.
#6 Reversible Lightweight Ear Loop Face Mask
Anthropologie’s reversible face masks not only have vibrant, stylish designs but they come in a pack of three and can be worn primarily in warmer climates. These are the perfect layering piece to go over your sturdier filter mask layer. Per usual, we’re obsessed.
#7 Outdoor Research Face Mask
Outdoor Research Face Mask Kit is our favorite self-care beauty kit (because being safe and healthy is absolutely gorgeous). The kit comes with a face mask and a 3-pack of filters that provide naturally breathable protection that filters greater than 95% of virus, bacteria, and particles when worn together. OR’s masks with nose wire is adjustable and washable, as well as treated with HEIQ V-BLOCK® and C0 DWR, rendering it resistant to spoilage from microbes. Outdoor Research designers created masks for the Department of Defense and later for essential workers and hospital staff.
#8 Disposable Medical Face Masks – Pack of 60
Medical masks, or KF94 masks, you’ve seen many people sport in lieu of N-95 masks, will continue to be popular and widely-worn as the Covid variant surges throughout the world. We recommend getting a couple packs of these now to wear under your cloth masks to create multiple layers of protection.
#9 Care+Wear Antimicrobial Face Mask, 5 pack
Meet the face mask we can’t live without. Care+Wear’s Antimicrobial Reusable Face Masks are woven with 6-layer technology, moisture-wicking, and anti-odor fabric. They’re comfortable, durable, and feature adjustable ear loops to tailor your face. The best part?Care+Wear came out with tons of new spring colors.
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