By Matt Evans
Everyone needs a good reusable mask, especially if you're hitting the gym or indoor sports on a regular basis. Mask have become the new normal in gyms and sports centres all over the world, so you need top quality technical kit to make sure you don't lose your edge.
In addition, the prevalence of masks in shops, museums, hair salons and other public spaces all over the world has resulted in loads of iconic sports brands coming out with their own technical, breathable sports mask. These are both practical and stylish, deal for staying safe in gyms, while playing sports and visiting Starbucks.
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), essential on the run.
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, and its quick-drying fabric makes sure you don't have a sodden mask pressed to your face all day.
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: Where can we get one?
The ASICS Runners Face Cover mask has landed on shelves, but at the moment, UK stores are out of stock because they're so popular. However, the masks are in stock in the US.
We'll be keeping an eye on both UK and US stores: for those in the UK, make sure you check back here for more updates.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and Channel Editor at Fit&Well. He's previously written for titles like Men's Health and Red Bull, and covers all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen kickboxer and runner. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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