The 5 Best Masks to Wear When Working Out

Image via Koral Infinity Face Mask

Whether your gym has opened back up or you’re still exercising exclusively outdoors, one thing is for sure depending on your county: you need a workout mask. We get it, working out—breathing heavily, getting your heart rate up—in a mask, it’s no easy task, but it’s a kindness to wear it outdoors, and in gyms in most states it’s mandatory. Let’s talk about the best masks to get you through your workout with as little additional pain as possible.

Under Armour Sports Mask (click here)

It makes sense to turn to a tried-and-true athletic wear brand to make a mask that works well for athletes. Under Armour’s mask comes in several sizes so you can be sure you’re getting a good fit. Beyond precise sizing, this mask is made to allow for better airflow than a classic cloth or surgical mask and is made from cooling, wicking fabrics (because let’s be honest, you’re going to sweat). In addition, it’s water resistant, has an anti-microbial treatment to keep out gross bacteria, and offers built-in UPF 50+ sun protection. This mask is doing a lot, but so are you, so we’re here for it.

Reebok Face Covers 3-Pack (click here)

We love a pack of masks so we can wash in-between wear. This mask is comfortable, washable, and reusable. It may not have all the bells and whistles of the Under Armour mask, but with 1250+ reviews nearing a perfect 5-stars, we knew we had to have this mask on the list. It offers a filter pocket for a bit of added protection and comes in XS/S and M/L sizes.

Koral Infinity Face Mask (click here)

Okay, so you want to have a fashion moment on your run around the neighborhood. No shame in wanting to be safe and look good at the same time. Enter: Koral Infinity Face Mask. Made from the brand’s signature anti-microbial performance fabric, Koral’s mask offers the same benefits their workout clothes do, such as quick-dry fabric, UV protection, breathability, and soft stretch for the best fit. It also happens to come in a super-stylish faux leather look. Very now.

Athleta Made to Move Mask 3-Pack (click here)

This is the perfect mask for anyone doing a low impact activity (i.e. yoga, barre, Pilates). It is soft, breathable, and, like the name says, made to move with you through your activities. The mask comes with an interchangeable head strap which helps alleviate pressure behind the ears and is easily adjustable. They give more detailed directions on how to use this feature on their website.

Rhone 3-Layer Protective Face Mask (click here)

Unlike some other masks, Rhone’s mask comes triple-layered and the middle layer is a surgical-grade cotton layer to help protect you from COVID and beyond. The layer that touches the skin is “finely woven poplin cotton,” so you know it’s going to be super soft and comfortable as you exercise. All three layers have been infused with an anti-microbial treatment, so this mask is working hard to keep you, and others, safe and healthy. Plus, this mask comes in a variety of fun colors and prints.

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