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Po Campo Breathable Face Mask

Po Campo Breathable Face Mask
Po Campo Breathable Face Mask

Po Campo started based on need: the founder, Maria Boustead, had a bike and needed a bag. Now their product line has expanded based on need to face masks.

Their face masks are made from recycled fabric with a breathable microfilter between two antibacterial layers.

I’ve been using this mask very consistently on bike rides and I love it. It is very comfortable and easy to pull up and down as I’m passing others on the trail. With the Cameron Peak fire pushing smoke into the area I live and commute, the filter does a great job of making me feel like I’m not breathing smoke. All that being said, the mask isn’t intended to be a replacement for N95 or surgical masks.

One of the things I love about this brand is their mission. They are always giving back. With these masks, a portion of sales is donated to Biking Public Project to equip NYC working cyclists with medical-grade face masks.

You can purchase these face masks at pocampo.com. Their website has a size chart to determine what size fits your face best. My face is in-between a Medium and a Large. On longer rides I’ve tended to stick with the Large for a slightly looser fit, while on my shorter commutes to work I’ve stuck with something more snug.

Sunday Afternoons UVShield Face Mask Review

Sunday Afternoon UVShied Face Masks
Sunday Afternoon UVShied Face Masks

Wherever you’re reading this, it seems that wearing masks is the new norm on or off the trail.

Since we’ve started wearing face masks, more and more companies have released their variation, but Sunday Afternoons UVShield Cool Face Mask stands out.

The mask is made from a UPF 50+ sun protective, chemical-free cooling fabric. It has a contoured shape and soft mesh liner and straps to make sure the mask fits securely and comfortably over the nose and mouth. The fabric is also moisture-wicking and breathable.

This last point is probably the most important. As COVID-19 picked up speed in 2020, it became more and more important to have a mask with you at all times. With other masks when I hiked, biked, or ran it was noticable how hard it was to breath when the mask was up. With Sunday Afternoons UVShield Cool Face Mask, I can easily breath when having the mask up. And with their elastic ear loops, I can easily keep the mask connected while being active, pulling the mask up or down, depending on if people were near.

Sunday Afternoon UVShied Face Masks
Sunday Afternoon UVShied Face Masks

The masks we tested came in adult and kid sizes. You can find them at Sunday Afternoons website.