The heat is rising and quarantining at home is starting to feel less restricting as outdoor activities open up. But even so, staying 6 feet apart and donning a face covering doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Wearing them can be uncomfortable and downright limiting — especially when it comes to working out.
Going for a run with a mask on is stifling, but forgoing a mask altogether seems inconsiderate. As fitness and wellness businesses begin to open their doors again, it’s important to comply with regulations while also feeling as comfortable as possible. Here are three brands that are working to get you outside.
Athleta Girl sells a pack of five non-medical face masks for only $30 in a variety of colors. The polyester/spandex material with a cotton liner has three layers of fabric that are lightweight and breathable. They’re also machine washable. The company is also committed to making a change by donating 100,000 of these masks to major health care organizations to support frontline heroes. Find out more at http://www.athleta.gap.com.
Onzie is selling what it’s calling mindful masks. A two-pack sells for $24 and they’re made from upcycled fabrics the company uses to make its yoga clothing. The non-medical masks are made of full flex spandex on the exterior with a high-performance inner lining, making it stretchy, comfortable, breathable, and quick to dry. Proceeds from these masks will be donated to American health care workers through the Center For Disaster Philanthropy. Visit http://www.onzie.com to learn more about the initiative.
Carbon38 is getting technical with a multilayer face covering that comes in large and small sizes. A two-pack sells for $29. Using Fuze technology, the filtering system includes 100 percent certified cotton, a filter screen, and Oeko-Tex-certified microfiber four-way stretch fabric. It’s antibacterial, antimicrobial, UV protecting, and fast-drying. All of the profits will go to Frontline Foods, supporting local restaurants impacted by the pandemic and feeding frontline workers.
This article originally appeared in The Independent Newspaper.