We've never been excited about a face mask before. These are truly unprecedented times. Now face masks are not only advised, but required for many indoor fitness facilities, Under Armour's UA Sportsmask is among the best and most stylish sports masks available.
UPDATE: Right now in the US store, Under Armour is offering two UA Sportsmasks, including the stylish Project Rock collaboration with Dwayne Johnson, for just $40 (opens in new tab). That's a saving of up to $30 per mask, perfect if there's more than one of you in an active household or the other mask's in the wash. Unfortunately, this deal is not available in the UK store.
Check the US deal out below:
Under Armour UA Sportsmask & Project Rock UA Sportsmask | was $30 & $35 | now TWO for $40 (opens in new tab) at the UA store
As it says on the tin: this is a limited time offer that even encompasses the higher-priced Project Rock Sportsmask. If you're in the market for one of the best sports masks on the market, you'd be mad not to grab this offer right now.
Why get a UA Sportsmask?
There's also a lot of benefit to wearing a mask outside, especially for those with breathing issues. When running or exercising in cold weather, the sudden shock of cold, dry air in your lungs can cause your breathing to become restricted. This is why it's much harder to run in the cold, and why asthmatics who run very well in more temperate weather find themselves particularly restricted.
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth warms the air slightly before it enters your lungs, so it doesn't restrict your breathing as much. If you're considering running over the course of this winter, wearing a face mask will keep you at peak performance.
Based on Under Armour's enormously popular new design, they seem to have cracked it. The high-tech UA Sportsmask (opens in new tab) is officially in stock in both the UK (opens in new tab) and the US (opens in new tab) stores. Below, you can find out where you can get one, how to get one and, of course, what's so good about them.
- Buy the UA Sportsmask from the Under Armour store UK now (opens in new tab)
- Buy the UA Sportsmask from the Under Armour US store here (opens in new tab)
Under Armour UA Sportsmask: What's so special about them?
Under Armour have created a seriously high-tech piece of kit, a world away from the flimsy disposable masks many of us are currently using. To start, the UA Sportsmask consists of a trio of layers: fabric, foam and custom Under Armour iso-chill.
The fabric is said to be light, containing air pockets to create the mask's structure. It's supposed to hold its shape, staying off your nose and mouth to allow you to better breathe through the mask.
The second layer consists of open-cell foam, which works two ways. The first is the breathability, allowing air flow to escape the mask. The second is the moisture-wicking technology, which keeps sweat and virus-carrying droplets out.
The final layer is Under Armour's iso-chill technology, used in its other workout gear. This stretchable material feels cool against the skin and has undergone an anti-microbial treatment. Stretchy earloops and sides completes the mask. More colours are expected to be available in the future.
The three layers work together to create a cooling, breathable, comfortable-fitting mask that keeps COVID-carrying droplets at bay and doesn't interfere with heavy breathing during workouts.
Under Armour mask: Where are they available, and how much do they cost?
The Under Armour UA Sportsmask is live and can be purchased from the Under Armour website. The price is £26 for the mask in the UK (opens in new tab), and $30 in the US (opens in new tab). At the time of writing, both the US and UK Under Armour stores are currently in stock.
However, Dick's Sporting Goods (opens in new tab) are also stocking the mask in the US, and still appear to have some stock left.
Under Armour UA Sportsmask | now $30 at Dick's Sporting Goods (opens in new tab)
The UA Sportsmask's triple-layer antibacterial cooling technology allows for unparalleled breathability and performance even when wearing a mask. Designed with elite athletes in mind, when the UA Sportsmask inevitably sells out immediately in the Under Armour store, Dick's will be one of the only places you can get it.
There are no third-party stockists in the UK at the moment, meaning the UA Sportsmask is currently unavailable there.
Under Armour mask: When can I find out the latest on UA Sportsmask stock?
You can find out if the Under Armour UA Sportsmask is in stock or sold out by, of course, checking this page on a regular basis. We'll keep you posted on any third-party retailers stocking the mask, along with any prices and deals, in addition to when UA has its own supply back in stock.
However, for Under Armour's supply, you can also register for updates on the Under Armour website (opens in new tab).
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Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and is currently Fitness and Wellbeing Editor at TechRadar, covering all things exercise and nutrition on Fit&Well's tech-focused sister site. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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