“I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing.” Dr. Anthony Fauci
You could say I have been a mask connoisseur for several weeks. What you are looking at is the DI Accessories Cotton Face Mask. This makes for a great all-around mask in my opinion.
All Day Use
I really tested it out! One day performing numerous shopping trips, cleaning my car, and having a phone conversation. At no time did I feel any real restriction as a result of wearing the mask. At one point, I had forgotten that I was wearing it. This is definitely a durable but gentle two-layer piece of fabric. The material is also gentle on the EARS, which has been a concern about many masks.
These masks have been through the washing machine (gentle cycle) SEVERAL TIMES already. I have seen no signs of wear or degradation.
Putting It To The Test
I put it through a serious test. A 2-mile jog! This 2-mile jog concluded with a sprint up a deep hill. It was not ideal and during the hill sprint, I felt the breathing constriction. But I was able to complete my workout. I am not necessarily suggesting wearing a mask while performing intense physical training in private. But I wanted to be able to share the full extent of what you are capable of while wearing a mask.
1.) The use of a fabric softener when drying is not recommended. I unknowingly tested that out and it was noticeably more difficult to breathe through. That was not a fun experience.
If you have already done this, here is how you can remove the fabric softener from the masks. Rewash as you would normally until you reach the rinse cycle. Right before the rinse cycle begins and after the water fills back up, add at least a cap full of distilled white vinegar.
2.) Also, If you look closely at the stitching of the mask there is a subtle difference between each side of the mask. Although I have a preference, I really do not think it matters which side you wear the mask. But I believe it is important you noticed this and make a mental note before putting it on.
If you have a larger face, the fit may not be bad, but not ideal either. There is not that small, medium, large, or custom option.
- Machine washable/durable
- Very comfortable 2 Layer mask
- Value – 10 For $39.99
- Solid fit – for most faces (especially with cotton strap)
- No nose strap
- No filter pocket
- Only a One Size option (though it should fit most)