Face masks are the latest fashion item that everyone needs, seriously. We’re not keen on single-use masks and with a lack of time (and skills) to make our own we’ve sourced masks from our fav outdoor brands.

 

Have you been missing out on feeding your adventure addiction during lockdown because you haven’t been able to get your hands on a face mask? Stress less, getting out into the great outdoors while doing the right thing and helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 just became a little easier. 

Our favourite outdoor brands have applied their design and textile expertise to create some pretty sweet reusable, non-medical, face masks that not only help prevent the spread, but look good too.

Let’s start off with some awesome Aussie and NZ brands.

Aussie and New Zealand Brands

Kathmandu

Paladin Face Mask

This sleek and minimal face mask is made in New Zealand from merino wool and comes in two different sizes. It’s breathable, moisture-wicking, and as Kathmandu states themselves, portable. Phew!

Available in Australia? Yes
Price: $14.98

 

Sea to Summit

Barrier Face Mask

Sea to Summit are known for designing high quality outdoor products and their Barrier Face Mask is no exception. This baby is made with a brushed and quilted 50D polyester stretch knit fabric that’s thermo formed and seamless, for a snug, contoured fit.

Available in Australia? Not yet
Price: £9

Mountain Designs

Merino Face Mask

This one-size-fits-all face mask is made from a three layer merino wool and features a subtle Mountain Designs logo in the corner. It’s quick drying so you can use and reuse whenever you need.

Available in Australia? Yes
Price: $19.99 – $24.99

 

Bundarra

Indigenous Art Mask

This sports apparel brand features the designs and artworks of Indigenous artists. They’ve got a hella huge selection of mask designs, so you can be a walking artwork at all times.

The actual mask is all the same – three layers with two filters included with your purchase.

Available in Australia? Yes
Price: $24.95

 

Kynee Snowboards

Rad Times Mask

This no-fuss mask is cheap as chips and comes in a range of radical designs. #radtimesinthebadtimes

Available in Australia? Yes
Price: $10

HoMie

Helpful Face Mask

Ok so technically this is streetwear, but knowing that with every purchase of a face mask from HoMie they supply a mask to someone who is homeless or facing hardship, we couldn’t resist putting them on this list.

Their masks come in a tonne of psychedelic patterns and colours, have two layers with 320gsm of filtration and are made from 100% polyester interlock fabric.

Available in Australia? Yes
Price: $25

 

International Brands

La Sportiva

Stratos Mask

With its iconic yellow and black colour scheme, it’s safe to say these scream La Sportiva loud and proud. A plain black version is also available. These innovative face masks include replaceable non-medical filters.

Available in Australia? Yes
Price: $39

Buff

Buff Filter Mask

Now you could just use a regular Buff as a face mask but where would the fun be in that? These Buff Filter Masks are uniquely designed, made for active use and include replaceable non-medical filters. They’re superlight and ultra breathable. 

Available in Australia? Yes
Price: About $50

 

Black Diamond

Black Diamond Masks

‘Use protection’ – good advice. These cheeky little face masks are also available without the text over the mouth or as a white fabric version, for those who don’t want an imposing black patch on their face.

Available in Australia? Not yet
Price: USD$13

Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Face Masks

Hyperlite Mountain Gear are famous for their minimalist gram counting approach to designing ultra lightweight gear, so it makes sense their face masks feature a minimal almost utilitarian design. Made of a breathable hydrophobic interlock polyester fabric with skin friendly DWR coating, these masks are available in packs of five.

Available in Australia? Not yet
Price: USD$20 for 5

 

Outdoor Research

Essential Face Mask

This classy little number is OR’s answer to the pandemic. It’s made from a breathable hydrophobic fabric treated with a DWR coating. It also includes replaceable non-medical filters and is available in black, grey and a colour curiously called ‘fatigue’.

Available in Australia? Not yet
Price: USD$20