The Best Cloth and 3-Layer Face Masks You Can Buy Online

These look good, and you won't constantly feel like taking them off.

by Emily Kelleher
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Cloth face masks are one of the best (and easiest) way to slow the spread of COVID and usher the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new three-layers masks are even better. For some, it’s an annoyance to remember them, but really, wearing a mask is the absolute least we can all do. If you’ve got nightmares about early iterations, then we’ve got great news: The best face masks today are more breathable, easily washable, and are made in a range of neutral and not-at-all ridiculous patterns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that face masks fit snugly, be secured with ties or ear loops, have multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing, and be sturdy enough to endure machine washing without damage. Face masks shouldn’t be placed on children under 2 or on anyone who can’t remove one without assistance.

As with all coronavirus necessities — disinfecting cleaners, toilet paper, and homeschooling resources — finding the best affordable cloth face masks in stock can be a gentle challenge. We’ve got you covered with a variety of different mask picks, all of which meet the CDC’s guidelines for non-medical face masks.

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