The solid-color versions of this two-ply cone mask have the substantive, tight-weave feel of cotton-canvas
painter’s pants; the plaids are made of the lighter performance fabric used in the cycling apparel the
company is known for. The elastic headbands stay put on hair better than most, and together with the
nose-bridge wire and a choice of three sizes, they allow for a nice, close fit.
The ProTech face mask was designed in collaboration with Wake Forest Baptist Health, and it comes in
six different sizes. This might be a good choice if you’ve had trouble finding a mask that fits you.
I have been wearing the HEPA mask for everyday use, including quick trips to the post office or to pick up
milk. It’s comfortable, and the filter adds an extra level of protection.
The cycling apparel company Kitsbow has been hard at work manufacturing huge amounts of PPE,
including face masks and shields for medical providers, teachers, social workers, and more. They’re also
making reusable cloth masks in three sizes and a variety of color options for everyday wear. This mask even
includes an interior pocket for an optional HEPA filter, which you can also order in packs of three.
A high-end specialty cycling apparel company based in North Carolina, I already have Kitsbow clothing for road cycling. But for their two models of standout masks they went further, partnering with researchers
at nearby Wake Forest Baptist Health, and their masks have proven popular with frontline staff and first
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Personally, my favorite of all the masks I have used to date is the even more expensive ($30) Wake ProTech model, named for the Wake Forest partnership. It is the most comfortable mask I’ve tried, in part because it comes in six precise sizes from XS to XXL, but also because both the strings that go fully around the back of your head have plastic locking toggles easily operated with one hand to micro adjust, tightening or loosening the straps precisely. They work especially well with glasses, and the design also makes them easier to put on and take off then other full head strap masks.
Kitsbow is usually dedicated to making gear designed by cyclists for cyclists, but recently they’ve shifted their US-based manufacturing to focus on making PPEs. In addition to the high quality fabric and elastic, this mask also features an internal filter pocket.Read full article here.
Kitsbow’s take on a protective face mask is both reusable and washable, and it has a HEPA filter pocket.
The masks are made from upcycled solid and plaid fabrics. And although $25 is a bit steep, the price
includes free shipping.
Kitsbow’s breathable mask boasts a filter pocket and comes with two replaceable HEPA-type filters. The
brand also grants frontline workers and veterans a 20 percent discount.
Social protocols still exist in the wilderness, and outdoors-focused brands like Kitsbow are making quality
masks here in the US, like the Wake ProTech Mask ($30). It has four layers and was developed with
healthcare professionals. This necessary accessory comes in XS to XXL and this range of sizes yields comfort.