I've Tested Over 25 Masks, and This One From Uniqlo Is the Clear Winner
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Admittedly, I've accumulated more masks over the past few months than I wear, but I've done my due diligence to find the style that works for me. It was no easy feat considering the myriad of options out there, available in all prints, colours, and with features like filter pockets or nose wires.
I have small ears and used to struggle to keep masks in place, so the right one had to sit snuggly without requiring constant adjusting. Some fabrics can also cause skin irritation, so this was a big consideration when vetting options. I spent the better part of last year testing several types, and almost a year into the pandemic, Uniqlo's Airism Face Mask ($15 for three) has emerged as the clear winner.
The fit and the fabric are the first things that stood out to me. I can spend long periods of time with this mask on and not experience any skin discomfort. The fabric absorbs moisture well, so your face isn't all sweaty when you take it off. The nose bridge is pliable, but solid enough to keep the mask in a secure position. It's also super breathable, with enough room for filtration. I also like the versatile black colour, which makes it a failsafe match to any outfit.
If you're on the market for a new mask, this one will not disappoint.