5 Reasons Why The MASQ Air is Your New Workout Essential
Whether out for a run, playing ball, or hitting the gym, this breathable sports mask is fits your active lifestyle perfectly.
It’s been almost a year into quarantine, can you believe it? The pandemic has made an impact on the world in many ways and we’ve all had to learn how to adapt to a completely new lifestyle. That’s not to say that this change has been without its learnings and, for many, a newfound appreciation for smaller joys. Many have become more health-conscious and more active as a result, inherently more aware of our own wellbeing. At this point of quarantine, we’ve become so much more mindful of our health and wearing a mask has become almost automatic—both of which are very good things.
But working out and staying fit, whether outdoors or in public spaces, has become much more difficult especially with a mask that is not tailored for your workout in its design, wear, and most importantly, ability to keep you safe. While there are many fitness-adjacent face masks on the market, few are as versatile and as practical as the all-new sports mask—MASQ Air from The Masq Collection!
Launching today, February 5, the MASQ Air is designed to help you adapt your active lifestyle to the “new normal” without feeling any discomfort. It features the signature MASQ design and technology that allows concentrated particle filtration while keeping it highly breathable. (I’ve been wearing it for my workouts for a week now, and even when I’m out on errands, and I can attest to its breathability!) Featuring the signature MASQ design (spacious interior and facial contours), the mask filters out 95% of microbes, is water-resistant, highly breathable, non-irritating, skin-friendly, and can be used for more than 20 washes. I also love that it comes in a variety of colors and comes with the multi-wear strap, great for any workout OOTD!
Here are five reasons why the MASQ Air is the right mask for your workout:
1. It is 3 times lighter
The mask only weighs 0.17 pounds which makes for a very comfortable wear! Whatever workout routine we did during our road test, its barely there wear made it very easy to breathe even during some of the more physically intense activities like jump rope and HIIT.
2. It is 3 times more breathable
Because of the fabric used (polypropylene and non-woven material), you’ll have a much easier time breathing when running, working out, or even just climbing the stairs. “The polypropylene fabric we used contains spunbond, meltblown, and spunlace materials, practically making it nine-ply. This technology enables high particle filtration while remaining highly breathable. It’s really like you have nothing on,” says Kyna Gem Sy, owner of The Masq Collection.
3. It is 10 times easier to clean and dry compared to washable masks
Cleaning the MASQ Air is super easy because the material has no active dye sites. So, even if something spills or soils the fabric, the stains can be easily washed off.
4. It is a godsend for those who wear glasses and have sensitive skin
The mask is designed so your breath is diverted downwards, preventing glasses and sunglasses from fogging! It’s also skin friendly and doesn’t cause too much friction and moisture, which helps with avoiding maskne as much as possible. If, like me, you’ve experienced maskne from wearing a variety of masks during your workout (whether it’s a mask made of silicone or cloth), this mask helps clear that problem away!
5. It passed the Four Crucial Safety Test, as well as the Oximeter and Jump Rope Test
The MASQ Air design was tested for the Four Crucial Safety Test for masks which ensures that a mask is very safe to use and it will keep you protected. This test checks for: particle suction, breath, light transmission, and water repelling. The MASQ Air was also tested for cardio workouts such as jumping rope and running! For jumping, the tight-fitting elastic bands keep the mask in place—making it a big help for athletes to focus better on their performance and not worry about their mask. For running, the signature MASQ design made it super comfortable to breathe even if you run for 5 kilometers because there’s plenty of space—it doesn’t stick to your face even if you are sweaty and heavily breathing. If that’s not enough, here’s a bonus reason! It’s also very practical and affordable. The MASQ Air retails for Php 165 and comes with a multi-wear strap.
Check them out through the website at www.themasqcollection.com or through Shopee, Lazada, and Zalora: The Masq Collection.