With tens of thousands sold in the United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore, and more pre-orders coming in, the Under Armour Sportsmask has been a popular buy in the past months under the COVID pandemic.
The performance mask is reusable, water-resistant, and designed to optimize breathing and maximum comfort. It is an innovative solution for people who want to train and exercise for health and wellness, from serious athletes to casual fitness enthusiasts.
It sees itself as a healthy compromise on the discussion about the use of face masks for workouts and training as it is apparently designed for maximum breathability. It functions to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets by the wearer. The top of the mask features a moldable nose-bridge to help secure it in place and mitigate airflow to the eyes, helping to prevent glasses from fogging. It can also be washed and dried, making it more eco-friendly than many single-use, disposable options. Under Armour also has a patent pending on its design and construction of the mask.
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According to its website, the mask features a three-layer design. The first layer is made of spacer fabric. It is light but has air pockets for structure so that it would stay off the mouth and nose and provide better airflow. The second layer is breathable open-cell foam, which lets air through but makes it hard for moisture and sweat to pass. The third layer is UA’s branded iso-chill. This fabric supposedly feels cool against the skin, stretches, and is treated with a non-metal anti-microbial technology called PROTX2. This inhibits the growth of bacteria on the mask to make it fresh.
Other sports brands, such as Adidas and Reebok, have also come out with their own performance masks but have not been made available locally. For updates on when the Under Armour sports mask will drop, follow @AthletesProPH on Instagram.