If your group rides and workouts bring people a little too close for comfort, the new Under Armour SportsMask face covering is designed specifically for cyclists, triathletes, or any athletes who are breathing hard and heavy during exercise.

With three individual layers, four sizes, and shaping to work well during hard workouts and while wearing sunglasses, the UA SportsMask is made for workouts but might just be the best option for daily use, too.

Does the UA SportsMask filter out viruses?

the under armour sports mask is designed specifically for athletes to use during group workouts but is comfortable and cool enough to wear all the time

The mask uses three layers, designed to allow easy breathing while still capturing moisture particles during exhalation. And shedding them on inhalation.

Meaning, the exterior is water resistant, so you can use it even if it’s raining and it won’t get soaked and become useless. And when you breathe out, it won’t let your breathe’s moisture vapor escape to potentially infect others.

Which is the point. The CDC recommends cloth face coverings to prevent you from spreading COVID-19 coronavirus to others. They’re not to protect the wearer from others, only to protect others if the wearer is infected. Which is why their recommended best practice is to keep your distance and have everyone wearing

Why is the UA SportsMask good for athletes?

UA SportsMask fabric and foam layers help trap your breathes moisture vapor during exercise so you don't infect others.

The interior lining is their Iso-Chill fabric that feels cool to the touch, even when you’re burning up. It’s stretchy, and it has an anti-microbial treatment to keep the funk at bay. It’s also 100% washable and reusable, too.

The center layer is an open cell foam that breathes easy, but makes it harder for moisture droplets to pass through. So, if you are infected but not showing symptoms, it will help prevent you from spreading the coronavirus to others.

The outer layer uses tiny air pockets to, along with the stitching and folds, add structure so it won’t collapse against your face when you’re breathing hard. The straps are designed to lay flat against your face, and there’s a foldable nose bridge so you can shape it to your face and reduce leakage.

how to find the right size face mask to prevent the spread of covid-19 coronavirus when breathing in public spaces

We really like the detailed sizing charts, which provide three measurements to help you get the right fit. They’re also supplying masks to student athletes in the fall who are starting up practice and team workouts.

Retail is $30, and they’re already backordered as of this posting, with the next shipment going out on or before August 17, 2020.

UnderAmour.com

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Gillis
Gillis
2 years ago

Personally, I find masks that wrap around the ear to be ear-itating (lolz) for long periods, and much prefer those that wrap around the back of the head. Would be nice if they offered both.

Steve Worcester
Steve Worcester
2 years ago
Reply to  Gillis

there are alot of 3d printer dudes making ear savers which allow you to strap it around the back of your head

Dockboy
Dockboy
2 years ago

I have had to wear a mask at work for the past three or four months, and I found ear-kept masks much more comfortable and easier to use.

Each their own!

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
2 years ago
Reply to  Dockboy

My experience has been eerily similar.

nooner
nooner
2 years ago

I’ve had decent results with this one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cycling-Windproof-Sport-Masked-Anti-fog-w-3-x-Filter-Black-Outdoor-Bike-Running/114276635487?hash=item1a9b6b135f:g:vJQAAOSwh3Ve6mib

It goes both over your ears and has a velcro strap for behind the neck.

Eli
Eli
2 years ago
Reply to  nooner

Has valves to let air exit from mask without being filtered. So doesn’t really help for covid. https://www.fastcompany.com/90496717/what-is-a-mask-valve-and-why-are-cities-banning-them

Tomás Carvacho
Tomás Carvacho
2 years ago
Reply to  Eli

Thats a good point

Fredo
Fredo
2 years ago

Dont forget, former founder Kevin Plank, who stepped down as CEO but still pulls strings behind the scenes is a major Trump supporter! Just get a different mask!

Robin
Robin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fredo

Isn’t the wearing of masks politicized enough already? Can’t we just encourage people to get masks and wear them without attaching a political statement or judgment to that? Right now, if this is the mask that a person will wear, then they should buy this mask.

gringo
gringo
2 years ago

That Under Armor logo might be enough to get some Red Hats to finally put a mask on.

I’ll take whatever helps.

Patrick Cavender
Patrick Cavender
2 years ago

Under Armour sponsors professional trophy hunters. Hard pass.

Miclaroc
Miclaroc
2 years ago

I will NEVER support under amour buy one of the 10k other masks on the market . Please google them if you don’t know why…

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Miclaroc

Miclaroc: Thanks for your post. Googled “underarmour controversy”

Riley Smith
2 years ago

Or just put a paperclip on a rubber band and hook it through the ear holes and put that on the back of your head. MacGruber!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

A brand for gun nuts. Trophy hunter sponsoring, military marketing. Just, no.

LS
LS
1 year ago

I need an eyes mask not to see this world becoming totally crazy

Patrick
Patrick
1 year ago

If it doesn’t fit, you can sell it online for double, like everyone else does.

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Actually bought one. Total garbage. Sent it right back, which was possible thankfully here in Germany.

Jimbo
Jimbo
1 year ago

Thanks. Now for sure I will get this one!

Josh M Blomker
Josh M Blomker
1 year ago

Yeah they do nothing to keep our face cool.