It’s fair to say a lot of things happened in 2020 that none of us were expecting. Had you asked anybody to pen a script for how the year would go, not one single person would have been imaginative enough to predict a global pandemic and the way in which it brought normal life to a screeching halt.
With a new way of living, the face mask has become an everyday item. While in 2018 the face protector market value came in at £24billion, that figure is expected to skyrocket to £37billion by 2025, according to Statista. So, if face masks are here to stay, you need the best, especially for when you are exercising. Here are some of our favourites…
“When the global health organisations said healthy people should wear face masks, we started building prototypes until we made the perfect one for athletes,” says Under Armour. Designed to be worn all day while being active, it’s fully washable making it more environmentally friendly than those masks you have to chuck after wearing once.
Anything featuring the three stripes is going to be effortlessly cool and durable and their face mask is no different. Produced using soft and breathable fabric, if comfort is at the top of your face mask wants, this is the one for you.
Certainly the most eye-catching mask in the rundown, this military looking face protector from Respro has been designed for use in all outdoor pursuits. Featuring state-of-the-art Powa valves, the mask boasts Hepa-Type filtration and offers maximum ventilation.
The Nike Strike Winter Warrior will not only help you in stopping the spread of Coronavirus but it will keep you warm during the cold nights as you undertake your hourly exercise routine. Essentially a snood, the soft fleece is kind to your face while the long material locks over your ears for a secure fit now matter how fast you’re pounding the street.
Asics products are always reliable and sturdy and, in combatting the pandemic, the brand’s Institute of Sport Science has created a face mask specifically for runners with comfort and protection at the core of the design. Having found that 70% of regular exercisers in the UK avoid certain routes to maintain social distancing, their face protector features pioneering technology and innovative air vents, giving runners space to breath.