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Planning to get away? You’ll want to stock up on KN95 masks. With the Transportation Security Administration’s announcement that it has extended the mask mandate for airports and on planes, as well as on buses and trains and in other major transportation centers, through May 3, taking off for vacation means packing effective, high-quality masks for travel.
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Experts recommend that mask-wearers opt for high-quality KN95, KN94 or N95 mask, which offer the most protection. Finding a reliable, high-quality mask (and one that’s real) can be a challenge — and even more so when you’re looking for KN95s for kids. To make sure you’ve got what you need before you leave, we’ve rounded up 15 high-quality, protective masks in stock now—so check masks off your list and get packing!
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1. Powecom KN95 masks
If you’ve been burned by fakes—or just want an extra level of trust in your purchase— you’ll want to check out Powecom. Powecom masks have been tested by the CDC, and our tester found them to have some of the most robust authentication options around. (Each purchase comes with an “anti-fake label” that you can scratch off to find a serial number you can verify on the Powecom website). These KN95s have a multi-layer filtration system made of non-woven soft and breathable fibers and if you are allergic to latex, the earloops are latex-free.
2. 3M Company Aura Particulate Respirator 9205+ N95
3M Company’s 3M Aura Particulate Respirator 9205+ N95 mask is NIOSH-approved and helps filter a variety of airborne particles. Designed to fit many face shapes, the three-panel design allows for easy movement, making wear more comfortable, and the curved, low-profile shape makes it ideal for glasses-wearers.
3. Evolvetogether KN95 masks
This celeb-favorite brand might look familiar, since it’s been seen on the likes of Jennifer Lopez to Heidi Klum. Evolvetogether masks come in a variety of colors ranging from neutrals to bold hot pink. Specifically made for crowded indoor spaces, they have a 6-ply technology and double filtration—and if you’re not a fan of the beak-like KN95 look, then Evolvetogether’s flat construction might appeal. These masks come in adult and kids sizing, and you’ll also get one biodegradable storage pouch for your masks.
4. Well + Before KN95 masks
With more than 6,000 positive reviews, Well + Before masks are some of the top-top-rated KN95 masks out there. The masks offer 5-layer protection with two melt blown layers that provides extra filtration against harmful airborne particles, and come in five colors and in three sizes. Our tester said these masks felt “thick and protective,” just what you want on the plane or in crowded spaces.
5. Vida KN95 masks
Are you looking for a recyclable mask that doesn’t skimp on protection? Vida masks might be for you Listed with the FDA, these masks offered 95% to 99% efficiency during lab testing. They come in a variety of colors and are available in kids and adult sizes—or get both at once at once with the family pack.
6. Maskc KN95 masks
Maskc KN95 masks come in a variety of prints and colors—if you’re looking to coordinate with your outfits but don’t want to compromise safety, these are for you. This seen-on-celebrities brand comes in both adult and kids sizes, and you can buy them individually or in packs of 10, 25 and 100. The blush tones variety KN95 face masks will match with your spring wardrobe colors, and there’s even a floral variety pack of KN95 face masks for a truly seasonal look.
7. Public Goods KN95 masks
Public Goods KN95 masks are simple but functional. The 5-layer construction uses a mechanical filtration to keep out 95% of harmful particles in the air, and at only $9.99 for a pack of 10, these are some of the more affordable KN95 masks you can find.
8. Barriere KN95 masks
If you like pattern, you need to look at the masks from Barriere—you can choose prints including tie-dye, basketweave and bandana. At first glance, these masks look like cloth, but in fact, they’re KN95 masks. Barriere said its masks are double filtered and are made in a FDA-registered medical mask facility.
9. Kimberly-Clark N95 respirators
Kimberly-Clark N95 masks are made in the U.S.A., and although they have a more clinical look, these masks are made with the highest standards—they’re NIOSH-approved.
10. SupplyAID KN95 masks
SupplyAID KN95 mask is perfect for everyday travel use. Like most KN95 masks, they are made with a 5-layer design for more protection, and can filter out at least 95% of harmful airborne particles. Similar to many KN95 masks, these models have a pointed shape to allow for greater breathing room.
11. Honeywell N95 respirators
Honeywell is a well-known brand—and its N95 mask is one of the most affordable we’ve found. This design should fit most faces, and has a smooth inner lining that adds comfort. The latex-free stretchable head straps allow a comfortable, secure fit.
12. D’Aire KN95 masks
If you’re looking to move away from the clinical look, you check out D’Aire KN95 masks. These lightweight and breathable masks are made in a FDA-registered facility. You can elevate your look with a dot print mask or take it to the next level with some animal print mask.
13. Pandmedic Solutions N95 respirators
These proudly made-in-the-U.S.A. masks are NIOSH-approved. The mask has an adjustable nose clip, ultrasonically welded headbands and a soft inner lining.
14. Private Stock Labs KN95 masks
Private Stock Labs is for color lovers, with masks in 16 different colors and seven prints. These masks have 6-layer construction, come with a magnetic snap closure and an adjustable metal nose bridge.
15. Kaze KN95 masks
Kaze masks come individually wrapped in a box of 10, and have an ergonomic shape for comfort, adjustable ear band. The beautiful colors of these masks really set them apart.
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