Wearing a protective mask in public places has become a fact of life. We tested several and found these washable, reusable masks were the most comfortable to wear for extended periods.
Made for top-level performance, they have a lightweight three-layer construction that combines water-repellent polyester fabric on the outside, a soft poly-cotton blend on the inner surface, and a core of polyester filter material that is tightly woven yet permits good airflow. The outer layer contains nanoparticles that minimize static, reducing the chance of airborne particles getting through, while inner layers have an antibacterial treatment to inhibit odor.
The supple elastic ear bands adjust for a snug fit, and to minimize breath escaping from the top and fogging up glasses, a length of pliable stainless-steel wire in the center of the upper hem can be formed over the bridge of the nose.
To make them available to as many people as possible, we are not profiting on the sale of these masks, pricing them just to recover our costs. Printed with the Lee Valley logo, they are sold in pairs, so you can always have one at the ready while the other is in the wash. One size fits most.