These crazy-cheap reusable masks are getting 5-star reviews on Amazon
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It’s strange to think about how six months ago, virtually nobody owned — let alone sold — face masks. These days, you can get them everywhere: Some are specifically designed for athletics, Disney released a line of licensed masks with their most popular characters on it, and you can even pick up comfy neck-gaiters that accomplish the same thing with none of the discomfort.
But most of these products run between $10 and $25 per mask. If you’re looking for a cheap, get-it-done option, then we’d direct you to the Gildan Reusable Adult Tie-On triple Layer Mask, which sells for $39.99 for a package of 48. That’s 83 cents per mask.
You’d probably assume that these masks are, well, trash — but they’re sitting at a 4.5-star review average right now, with 68% of the reviews at 5 stars, and 14% at 4. Verified purchasers have written:
“Wow, can’t believe the quality of these face coverings compared to some of my other purchases.”
“AMAZING. Comfortable. Super soft. Even my child with special needs likes them.”
“My son wore one for two hours after just asking him to try it. He didn’t need to adjust it. His glasses didn’t fog. It did not leave marks on his face.”
“The price is unbelievable for these well made masks. They are professional-grade durable material on the outside but soft cotton inside.”
The only trade off, we suppose, is that they’re somewhat boring: pure white, with no variety. But since they’re 100% cotton lining with a 100% polyester shell, maybe this is an opportunity to buy some non-toxic t-shirt markers and design your own. Just draw Baby Yoda on the mask yourself: You’ll save money on overpriced mask Disney is trying to sell you, and nobody will ever know the difference.
If you have any lingering doubts, these are eligible for Prime Wardrobe, which allows you to try it for free for 7 days if you check the little box at the top right.
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Joshua Sargent is an editor for Hearst Newspapers. Email him at email@example.com.