With gyms, yoga studios and boutique fitness spaces closed for the foreseeable future, running outdoors has seen a significant uptick in popularity. Of course, with that comes its own set of challenges (whether you’re a beginner or not), including figuring out how to breathe through a face mask while engaging in some heavy-duty cardio. Because, yes, you absolutely need to wear a mask when you run. But fear not because at least one fitness brand, Koral, has heard your very out-of-breath cries and is coming to the rescue with breathable, sweat-wicking face masks specifically designed for working out. Hallelujah!
Koral has long counted celebs like Jennifer Garner, J.Lo and Hailey Bieber as fans (in addition to yours truly) and is sure to attract many more with its new lineup of seven workout face masks, all just $20 a piece. The masks are made from excess fabric scraps, meaning they wick sweat just as well as the brand’s cult-favorite leggings to keep your face comfortable and dry. The brand is also donating a portion of the proceeds from mask sales to No Kid Hungry, an organization aimed at providing nutritious meals for kids across the country in an effort to end childhood hunger.
Even if you don’t plan to workout outdoors this summer, simply walking around in the heat will be made that much easier with one of Koral’s sporty face masks. In addition to its sweat-wicking abilities, the fabric has UV protection built right in and is antimicrobial, which means it won’t hold onto skin-stressing bacteria or any unpleasant odors.
Unfortunately, the masks aren’t included in Koral’s Memorial Day sale roundup, but you can score an extra 40 percent off other workout pieces already on sale. If you do plan to pick up a new mask or two, you might as well add a few pairs of slick workout tights while you’re at it. You know, just for good measure.