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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), face masks and coverings have become a new normal for society. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people wear cloth face masks to help slow the spread of the virus, and in many places, doing so is either advised or required.
A number of retailers now sell masks (we compiled a list of 100-plus here), and it seems as though more stores and designers are announcing new cloth face mask offerings each week. It’s easy to default and pick a mask based on a fun pattern or color, but you may end up with a mask that offers minimal protection or does not fit your face comfortably.
After spending hours testing 18 of the most