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As we head into the colder months, you’ll still need to wear a face mask.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend that people wear masks in public settings. We’ve previously rounded up the best fabric face masks for you to buy according to CDC guidelines online. Now, as temperatures drop, we’ve also come up with a list of thick masks that will keep your face warm and protected from germs.
Research suggests that masks made with more than two layers of woven fabric like cotton are the most effective at blocking out contaminants. Shoppers should avoid coverings like gaiters, balaclavas, and bandanas — these don’t create a tight seal over the mouth and are often thinner than masks with multiple layers.
Another precautionary step is investing in face mask filters. You can buy them separately to add inside a mask with a pocket or purchase a mask with an included filter.
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Below you’ll find masks made with up to five layers of fabric for ample protection. As an added bonus, one style even comes with a matching scarf and another, a pair of slippers. Take a look at our round-up of the best face masks you can buy for winter.
Under Armour Sportsmask
Under Armour’s breathable, water-resistant “Sportsmask” sold out in under an hour after its first launch. Crafted from performance fabrics, it’s designed for working out, but also serves as a great option for keeping cold away. It offers UPF 50+ sun protection and features a three-layer system that consists of two material layers wrapped around a thicker foam material. Available in six colors and five sizes, an antimicrobial treatment on the inside layer helps keep the mask fresh, too.
HeritageBoutiqueLiEM Winter Face Mask
Specifically designed for winter, this plaid two-layer mask has a soft, breathable cotton inner layer and cozy wool exterior. They also feature adjustable ear loops and a filter pocket.
Old Navy Triple Fabric Holiday Face Mask Pack
Get into the holiday spirit with Old Navy’s festive face mask pack. Made with three levels of cotton fabric, the soft face masks are breathable and protective.
Urban Renewal Recycled Flannel & Face Mask Set
Match your face mask with your flannel this season with this set from Urban Outfitters. Now on sale, this face mask and flannel combo is from the brand’s upcycled clothing division, so each order may vary in appearance.
MoDaniStore Warm Knit Leopard Face Mask
Stay on trend with this knit leopard face mask from Etsy. The face mask features a knit out layer and inside is cotton fabric. The funky face mask also has room for a filter in case you want another level of protection.
AlexKBoutique Quilted Face Mask
A quilted option, these are lightly padded and double-layered with adjustable ear loops. They come in a variety of colors and three sizes including extra-large.
Jessica Simpson Women’s Slippers & Face Mask Set
You can check off slippers and a face mask from your list with this bundle from Jessica Simpson on Amazon. The fuzzy slippers come in three sizes and the cotton face mask is one size fits all.
Tibi Kingston Scarf Mask
Leave it up to the fashion crowd to make a chic face mask for winter, complete with a bonus scarf. Using leftover cotton fabric from the brand’s atelier, Tibi has made two colorways of this winter combo for you to choose from.
CaliJShop Teddybear Faux Fur Mask
Another fashion statement to be had this winter is this teddy bear faux fur face mask on Etsy. Featuring faux shearling fabric on the outside and a smooth cotton layer complete with a pocket filter on the outside, this mask is fun and fuzzy. Plus, it’s available in an array of colorways.
TheHeadgearShop Five Layer Face Mask with Filter
This four-pack bundle of face masks features four layers of soft cotton and a pocket for a filter, which equals five layers of protection from particles. The reusable face mask comes with a disposable PM2.5 filter, an adjustable nose wire as well as ear loops. For the best results, this one should be washed by hand.
Respokare Niosh N95 Respirator Mask
While the CDC doesn’t recommend the public use of N95 masks, Rolling Stone reported that N95 Mask Co. is making enough masks for both the medical and non-medical fields. The Respokare Niosh N95 Respirator Mask can block up to 95% of small particles thanks to its four-layer fabric filtration system that includes its signature antiviral layer that “destroys particles within minutes,” according to the face mask brand. Five come in a pack.
Emercate Five Layer KN95 Mask
Another mask that offers protection is this five-ply KN95 mask. The mask is equipped with five layers for maximum filtration and an adjustable nose wire for a secure fit. Slip this underneath a festive fabric covering or continue to wear it on its own for the upcoming season.
OtiliaBoutique Flannel Mask
These warm cotton flannel masks come in a wide range of plaid colorways. They’re durable, breathable, and double-layered with soft, stretchy elastic ear loops.
Athleta Everyday Mask 5 Pack
While other masks may be warmer, these triple-layered masks will definitely help keep chill out on brisk days. They’re equipped with an adjustable nose piece and ear loops for a custom fit and come in a variety of solid colors and prints.
SnugglebugbyCindy Winter Face Mask
Available in adult and kids’ sizes, these plaid flannel two-layer masks also come in nine color combinations to choose from. Plus, they’re just $5.
WooriShopUSA Winter Face Mask
Another fuzzy option, these velcro masks are made of a fluffy fleece material and provide ear coverage, too.
Masks2helpNYC Knit Mask
Offered in eight colors, these double-layer masks are made of a soft and cozy cotton-acrylic fabric.
TenElevenLA Wool Face Mask
These LA-made masks are rendered from 100% wool and come in four neutral colors.
HandmadeByAVO Fleece Face Mask
This bamboo fleece mask with adjustable ear loops comes in seven colors and four sizes to choose from, including extra-small for children.
Wolford Face Mask
Designed with an adjustable nose wire for a snug fit, this sleek black double-layer mask features a stretchy, breathable fabric that’s water-repellent, too.