My favorite masks for fall

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Will it surprise any of you to learn that I have accumulated a bumper crop of face coverings since March? Part of this has to do with my general and ongoing compulsion to acquire things, but I also care a lot about finding the most highly functional ones. My specs are as follows: they must have both a nose wire and filter pocket, for starters. And I also read that a good mask is one you can hold up to a light and not see anything shining through, and it must pass this test too. This one is from an Etsy dealer who uses lots of pretty great Liberty prints like this one, and its only drawback is that the ear elastic is kind of thin, making it not the most comfortable choice if you’re going to be wearing it for a long while.

This one from M. Patmos is probably my favorite: it covers a good portion of your face, and the fabric around the ears is nice and soft.

This hemp mask does not have a nose wire, but it is stitched in a way that hugs the nose, as you can see here. It’s soft and stretchy, like the M. Patmos one, and you can adjust the ear loops to fit your face more snugly.

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    Jessica
    12 Oct 2020
    10:33am

    I feel incredibly stupid, so stupid that I’m sure I’m missing something, which is why I write: I can’t seem to *buy* anything on the M Patmos site. I add an item to my cart but (maybe it’s my browsers?) don’t seem able to pull the trigger. Anyone know what I’m doing wrong? And when I try to register–there seems to be no option to buy as a guest–that doesn’t work, either.

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      Jessica
      12 Oct 2020
      10:44am

      Never mind. Working now. “Checkout” wasn’t showing up before, and I tried and tried to find it before writing.

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    cw
    12 Oct 2020
    8:43am

    For ladies with smaller faces…I have discovered the M Patmos masks for kids fit me perfectly. Also, another safety concern…I consulted two different doctors about flying (I have to fly back to Texas on Oct. 27th) and both said safety goggles were a necessity and not a bad idea if you have to do other things around groups of people (like grocery stores etc.). Don’t know how anyone else feels about goggles, but might be worth a post? (I was also told to cover my head/hair)

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      Mamavalveeta03
      12 Oct 2020
      11:36am

      My daughter, Rachel, is headed back home to Colombia next week after quarantining with us since March and I’m going to pass that along. Thanks, CW!

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      MARGARET
      12 Oct 2020
      10:47am

      Goggles work but even regular glasses are good! Mucous membranes around the eyes are one place the droplets can can infect you. One study showed glasses-wearers exposed to the virus did not contract it while others around them (apparently with better vision) did. My son, who lives in a hotspot, is now wearing non-prescription clear lenses when he is out and about.

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        Margaret AGAIN
        12 Oct 2020
        11:01am

        PS: by “lenses” I mean he wears frames with clear plastic
        lenses in them. Contact lenses provide NO protection at all!

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    Emily M.
    12 Oct 2020
    1:11pm

    I have a strong preference for masks with straps that fit over the head as opposed to behind the ears. I particularly like the masks from baggu.

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      Maaahm
      18 Oct 2020
      3:45pm

      My daughter wears Baggu – fit well, washable, cool colors.

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