To prevent your face and ears from getting red and numb when temperatures drop, you may want to try a face mask that provides ear coverage. Depending on your preferences, it might just be more comfortable than wearing bulky earmuffs with a neck gaiter, which usually won’t cover the ears completely, if at all. Ahead, we rounded up some of the best options on the market. They’re all made of soft, moisture-resistant fleece to keep you warm and dry. Plus, they’re stretchy and easily adjustable thanks to Velcro closures, so you can breathe without feeling constricted.
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1. Omenex Half Face Mask
This wind-resistant mask is crafted from soft, stretchy polar fleece and includes mesh panels to encourage proper airflow.
Pros: It provides an adjustable fit with strong Velcro to accommodate most head sizes.
Cons: People with bigger heads may find it too snug.
2. Tough Headwear Half Face Mask
Offering protection from wind, dust and moisture, this fleece mask features a dual-layer construction and is easily adjustable.
Pros: The mouth is ventilated. The style comes in several designs, besides just black.
Cons: This one may be slightly big.
3. Sythyee Half Face Mask
Like the others on our list, this style is crafted from breathable, yet windproof fleece that dries quickly to keep sweat at bay.
Pros: It’s also easy to adjust and features mesh paneling.
Cons: This mask also may run small.