Disclaimer: I received a Body Helix Ultra Light Face Mask to review as part of being a Bibrave Pro. Learn more about becoming a Bibrave Pro (ambassador), and check out Bibrave.com to review, find, and write race reviews”
It’s certainly been a weird year. Adding to my list of dedicated gear drawers, i.e. sock drawer, hat drawer, multifunctional headwear drawer, etc. I’ve now added a mask drawer. With many companies now pivoting their manufacturing to offer masks and face coverings to comply with CDC recommendations, there’s a multitude of styles to select and I’m a “collect them all” kinda gal. Most of the options I already had I would carry with me on runs, bikes, errands, etc. to wear if I needed to stop in a store or found myself around more than a few people. However, the heat and humidity in Atlanta makes them uncomfortable and pretty suffocating for wearing during any activity beyond walking around a store. When BibRave teamed up with Body Helix, a sports compression-wear company, I was excited to test their new ultra-light face mask as a potentially more breathable option for activities.
Some benefits of the Body Helix mask are:
- Reusable and washable – I just throw it in the wash with my technical clothes/delicates
- Breathable technical material – since Body Helix is already a technica/athletic company, the material used is similar to their other products; light, breathable, quick drying
- Disposable filters – this is the first mask I’ve had that comes with a pack of disposable filters, reducing particulate transmission while maintaining breathability
- Comes in multiple sizes so you can measure for the most comfortable and effective fit
- Soft-stretchy material is comfortable over the ears
- Nice blue color available, which also looks like a friendly version of ‘Jason’. I kinda love it because keeps people away 😀 lol.
Easy to use and setup the filters and nose bridge, all for a more comfortable and effective fit.
I’ve made a habit of carrying the mask in a plastic baggy in my pocket on every run or ride. Since I’m folding it flat in my pocket, I’ve opted not to use the nose bridge since it was bending too much and falling off. Since the mask is sized for my face, it fits great without the nose bridge anyway. The material feels like a super soft wetsuit type material, but much lighter then an actual wetsuit. When I first put it on I was amazed how comfortable and breathable it was; certainly the most breathable mask I’ve tried yet! Even though I don’t wear a mask during most of my outdoor activities, I’ve put it on several times when I’ve encountered crowded sections of trail and I’ve noticed my breathing and heart rate do not change.
If you’re looking to wade through the tons of mask options available for the one that’s ultra light and breathable for activewear use, then I highly recommend the Body Helix ultra-light face mask. The mask comes in Cool Blue (seen here) and Black. They retail for $24.99 and $19.99 respectively and the 30 pack of replacement filters and 10 pack of nasal bridge wire strips are $14.99. Head over to bodyhelix.com and grab yours. Use code BR15 to get 15% off your order of $40 or more.
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