Mask up in HALOmask – a favorite mask of 2020/2021

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How many masks do you have? I would venture to guess that over the past 14 months or so, most of us have gone from zero to more than a handful. I know that in my house of 5, there are multiple masks for each person in the cars, in the house, running bags, in purses, etc. Hopefully with vaccines currently in motion, these won’t be needed as long term, but it’s still probably necessary a while longer into 2021. As a result, we wanted to highlight one of our favorite masks that we have tried out over the past year:

HALOmask ($27.95)

While most of us probably find enough distance to not need to wear a mask while running, there have been a few times this year where I was glad I had one handy. Be it getting stuck at a traffic light with a group of people, or passing people on a narrow trail, you just never know. While the HALOmask is not billed as a running mask it is breathable (perhaps even more than some other running-specific out there) and comes with a replaceable filter (good for up to 200 hours) for further protection.

With advanced HALO Nanofilter™ technology from New Zealand, you can breathe confidently knowing that you and those around you are well protected. The HALOmask captures over 99% of all airborne particulates in both directions down to an incredible 0.1µ (microns).

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It wraps nicely with a sizing that fits under the chin, is constructed to fit a little bit away from your mouth – making breathing and speaking a little easier, and has a moldable nose clip for a secure finish. Throw in the adjustable ear loops and you have one of the more comfortable items out there. It ended up being one of the most secure options when running (no continual need to push it up on my nose), and as a glasses-wearing runner, the fogginess was definitely less than most other masks I own. They are also children’s sizes available as well.

To be honest, this is my favorite and “go-to” mask of this past Pandemic year+. While I personally don’t think mask wearing is going to just completely disappear, it’s nice knowing that I have a mask with an ideal fit that I can go to in all of my necessary arenas – running, communicating, and day-to-day comfort. These are highly recommended from my perspective.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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