Mask have become the new normal in shops, museums, hair salons and other public spaces all over the world, and that includes gyms. Consequently, iconic sports brands are coming out with their own technical, breathable sports mask, ideal for staying safe in gyms and while playing sports both indoors and out.
First, Under Armour created the UA Sportsmask, made of three layers of different technical fabric. Now ASICS is in on the act with the ASICS runners face cover.
ASICS Runners Face Cover: What's so good about it?
The ASICS Runners Face Cover has been introduced as the sports mask you can drink through. A structured face mask with a dedicated space allowing for the wearer to breathe (it's literally got breathing room), the ASICS Runners Face Cover is said to contain air vents allowing for natural breathing which cools the air as it enters, while its covering has antibacterial properties.
The exciting part of the mask is that it works in two ways. For one, it prevents droplets spreading, thanks to the mask's protective, antibacterial properties. On the other hand, you can actually drink through the mask, so the water filters through the other side.
Specifically designed to accommodate a wide range of faces with an adjustable fit, a series of drawstring bands provide a more secure fit for workouts than just the simple ear-loops provided by those sky-blue dentist's disposables. Together with the breathability, antibacterial properties, water filtering and comfortable fit, the ASICS Runner's Face Cover is going to be a very desirable mask.
In a statement, Kenichi Harano, Executive Officer and Senior General Manager at the ISS said: “We know how important it is for runners to protect themselves and others when running, but also that many find masks uncomfortable and restrictive. So, we created the ASICS Runners Face Cover, uniquely designed for runners with cutting-edge technology and an innovative design that gives runners room to breathe comfortably while performing at their physical peak.”
ASICS Runners Face Cover: When can we get one?
Unfortunately, the ASICS Runners Face Cover mask isn't on shelves yet. Predicted to land this month, we're expecting the masks to drop almost any day now. However, they can be pre-ordered: the price will be £35 in the UK and $40 in the US, which you can order at the links above. This will guarantee you get a mask as soon as they arrive in stores.