Outdoor Research’s No-Nonsense Face Masks Are the New Essential for Any Adventure

Outdoor Research’s No-Nonsense Face Masks Are the New Essential for Any Adventure

By Samantha Daly
Presented by Outdoor Research
The beloved outdoor brand is on a mission to bring you the best protective gear on the market.

In 1981, scientist and mountaineer Ron Gregg founded Outdoor Research with the aim to broaden life’s adventures—and to equip trailblazers with the right gear. Through the decades, they’ve put a stake in the ground as the premier brand for protective essentials for every terrain, whether it be the snow-laden backcountry of Lake Tahoe or the lush coast of Kauai. 

Always adaptive, Outdoor Research has now turned their attention to face masks, making it their mission to craft the highest-performing option for adults and children alike.   

Three key elements set Outdoor Research’s face masks apart from the rest. Each piece is treated with HeiQ V-Block, originally created for medical equipment, to shore up the textile against microorganisms and bacterial funk. The masks’ filters resist over 95% of viruses, bacteria, and particles in accordance with ASTM test standards. What’s more, the design is downright comfortable: The roomy construction creates more breathing space, and the nose wire makes the mask easy to shape for the perfect fit (and to keep glasses from fogging).

With the new mask mandate in effect, there’s renewed hope for a completely maskless future—but in the meantime, Outdoor Research has you covered.

Shop Protective Essentials by Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research Face Mask Kit
Adjustable, washable Face Mask and 3-pack of Large Essential Filters that when used together filter greater than 95% of virus, bacteria, and particles.
Outdoor Research Adrenaline Sports Face Mask Kit
The best and most protective face mask for exercising with uninhibited ease of breathing.
Outdoor Research Face Mask Kit - Small/Kids'
Big breathability and even bigger protection, shrunk down 20% for smaller adult faces and growing children ages 6 and up. Naturally breathable personal protection that filters greater than 95% of virus, bacteria, and particles.
Outdoor Research Mask Lanyard
Let your face mask hang safely and stay close at hand with this Mask Lanyard. Always misplacing your face mask? Keep your mask safe and close by with the Mask Lanyard.
Outdoor Research Protective Essential Bandana Kit
When the crowds outdoors will be hit-or-miss, always be prepared and protected with the Bandana Kit that’s treated with HEIQ V-BLOCK® for resistance against spoilage from microbes, and complete with a 3-pack of the most breathable and protective Essential Filter.

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