Masked Up: EN’s Top Picks for COVID-19 Face Coverings

It looks like COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon, so if you haven’t already, it’s time to invest in a quality mask (review US Equestrian’s updated mandate that face coverings are unless mounted/driving here) — and we’re of the opinion that if you can get something with a horse print on it, you should. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to support our equestrian retailers.

This is by no means exhaustive. I’ve you have a mask that we need to add to our rotation, Drop us a link in the comments or email [email protected] to be featured in a Part II.

Photo courtesy of the RRP.

The Retired Racehorse Project 

We’re happy to offer a custom Buff multi-functional neck gaiter! Whether you need something to cover your face, protect your neck from sun, or keep you hair back, the Buff is useful in so many different ways.

Comprised of seamless, performance microfiber with 4-way stretch and UPF 50 protection, this material is lightweight, moisture wicking, and breathable, making it a very versatile accessory. Approximately 20 inches long and 18 inches around and printed with our multi-discipline Thoroughbred Makeover horses.

Click here to purchase.

Photo via Wallace Eventing.

Team Wallace Eventing 

Offers full nose and mouth coverage. Single-sided print. Includes two 6 inch elastic ear loops. Non-medical grade product. $1 from every mask sale donated to nonprofit to feed children in need. 100% Polyester Exterior 100% Cotton Lining Interior.

Click here to purchase.

Photo via Asmar Equestrian.

Asmar Equestrian 

We have added flattering, machine-washable, tailored face masks to our equestrian collection. These reusable non-medical masks are thoughtfully designed to be comfortable, offer proper coverage, and work both in and out of the ring. Features include:

  • Fabric pocket for the insertion of a medical-grade filter
  • OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 fabric certified free of harmful substances
  • Adjustable soft metal noseband for a customized fit
  • Breathable fabric for all-day comfort and less voice muffling
  • Adjustable soft wrap-around head strap in braided elastic to avoid ear irritation
  • Lightweight material for comfort on the hottest days
  • Stretchy construction for a flattering, form-fitting shape
  • Quick-drying properties for same-day reusability
  • Tailored and contoured fit for every face shape
  • Name label fixed on the inside of the mask to safely identify the owner

Choose between multipacks of 3, 10, or 50. Pre-order from a selection of stylish, inspirational colors or contact an Asmar Equestrian consultant for your own corporate-branded designs. Minimum orders of 1,000 apply to branded orders. Please contact equestrian@noelasmar.com for more information. Click here to purchase.

Photo by US Equestrian.

US Equestrian

Each face mask is provided with three disposable filter insert. Elastic closures. Machine Wash. For personal use, not intended for a medical purpose. Not a replacement for medical grade PPE. Currently sold out, but should be restocked soon. Click here for purchase.

USEF S Judge Jennifer Roth models a Terri Miller mask.

Terri Miller Photography and Painting. 

West Coast photographer Terri Miller-Steiner is now in the business of mask making. She’s got two styles available:

Contoured Masks: These are 100% cotton with adjustable elastic ear straps and a bendable metal nose bridge. They are 2 layer, with a slot for a filter in between. A selection of cool images on the outside, and a message for your eyes only on the inside. Available in multiple sizes. These are created on demand. As of 7/15/2020 expect an estimated 25 business days from order to ship. New designs are being added weekly, so bookmark the store to see what’s new! A portion of proceeds will go to the San Diego Food Bank. Made in Canada

Pleated Masks: These are a soft cotton/poly blend with elastic ear straps. They are 2 layers with a slot for a filter in between. One size fits all, but both my husband and I find them very comfortable. A limited selection of designs, also made on demand, but the turn around time seems to be running 10-15 business days, so a little bit shorter than for Contour Masks. Made in USA. Click here to purchase.

Photo courtesy of EquiFit.

EquiFit

The Research and Development team at EquiFit have teamed up with medical professionals in Boston to create a pattern for masks that we can sew out of our Dedham facility. We have a very talented group of stitchers that are eager to help support our community in desperate need.

The purchase of this mask helps contribute to our donation program. We have donated over 5,000 masks to 45 different organizations all across the country and don’t plan on slowing down. They have four types of masks to suit different preferences.

The AgSilver™ SportMask provides the same great protection with a lightweight, anatomical fit. Made from layers of cotton woven with anti-microbial silver, recycled fabric and air mesh the SportMask is lightweight and breathable. The hook and loop closure around the neck allows for easy on/off as you transition to and from the show ring.

The AgSilver FaceWrap is the perfect combination of style, sophistication and protection. Made from recycled fabric that has an anti-microbial silver application and is moisture wicking. The 2-layers of woven mesh provide UPF 50+ sun protection and increased breathability. The foam nose piece helps to keep the FaceWrap securely on your face without falling down or twisting. The hook and loop closure around the neck allows for easy on/off as you transition to and from the show ring.

Click here to purchase.

Photo via Mare Modern Goods.

Mare Modern Goods 

Ok these are super cute. We love the designs and you’ll certainly make a fashion statement. Be aware that two of these designs contain sensitive, but excessively hilarious. language.

This neck gaiter is a versatile accessory that can be used as a face covering, headband, bandana, wristband, and neck warmer. Upgrade your accessory game and find a matching face shield for each of your outfits.

• 95% polyester, 5% elastane (fabric composition may vary by 1%)
• Fabric weight: 6.19 oz/yd² (210 g/m²)
• Breathable fabric
• Washable and reusable
• One size fits most
• Printed on one side, reverse side is left blank

Click here to purchase.

Photo via Perri’s/Dover Saddlery.

Perri’s 

Perri’s® Equestrian Print Face Mask gives you the coverage you need with the horse lover’s style you want. 1/4″ wide elastic ear loops keep it secure and allow easy on/off. Each.

Made in the USA.
Machine wash.
100% cotton.
One size fits most adults.

Click here to purchase.

Do have have a favorite horse themed mask? Drop us a link in the comments or email [email protected] to be featured in a Part II.

 

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