10 Warm Face Masks to Wear This Winter
Protect yourself against COVID-19 and blustery winds with these cold weather-ready coverings.
Winter is rapidly approaching, and wearing face masks to help protect ourselves and others against the COVID-19 virus has become a year-round endeavor. This cold-weather season, we'll continue to use these coverings to do our part. But here's the thing: The iterations you turned to in the summer probably won't cut it when the temperatures drop. This means that you will need to find a winter mask that pulls double duty—one that can keep you safe and warm.
There are several things to consider when purchasing a winter-friendly style, like whether or not the mask—made of thicker or plusher materials—will be safe to put into the washing machine (you want an option that can withstand regular cleaning and sanitization). Oftentimes, these heavier fabrics, including fleece and wool, require a hand wash, which ensures they won't shrink when you thoroughly clean them. Additionally, you'll need to determine if two-ply materials offer enough warmth—if not, look for three-ply masks, which offer better coverage. We've included a mix of both on the list ahead, where you can choose between a myriad of winter-ready fabrics (like tweed!) and styles that keep the cold and germs out and warmth in.
Several of these winter mask options are also totally unique; some come attached to scarves (so you'll never have to worry about misplacing your mask again) and earmuffs (for those especially chilly and blustery days). No matter which type you're looking for, the following masks will help keep you cozy and healthy this cold-weather season.
These earmuff masks (who would have thought?) are the ultimate winter option.
Shop Now: Kaguman Winter Face Mask with Earmuffs, $7.29, amazon.com.
These quilted masks contour to your visage, thanks to an adjustable nose wire.
Shop Now: HowaNYC Quilted Supima Cotton Face Mask, $22, etsy.com.
These scarf-mask hybrids are made from leftover fabric from Tibi's inventory—and are warm and stylish, to boot.
Shop Now: Tibi "Kingston" Scarf Mask, $55, tibi.com.
Looking for another quintessential winter option? Scoop up this cozy tweed mask from by St. John, which comes with removable toggles for the perfect fit every time.
Shop Now: St. John Boucle Fitted Tweed Mask, $45, stjohn.com.
These knit masks from Lisa Says Gah are perfect for those in milder winter climates—texture wise, they're the equivalent of a light sweater.
Shop Now: Lisa Says Gah Knit Mask, $18, lisasaysgah.com.