Health & Fitness ASICS Runners Face Cover is a workout face mask so breathable, you can DRINK through it
Should runners wear a face mask outdoors?
Should runners wear a face mask outdoors? It depends. You won’t always need a face covering while jogging or riding a bike if you're exercising with no one around, but it’s good to carry one just in case. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people wear cloth face coverings when out in public, especially in places where it's hard to stay at least 6 feet away from others. If it’s difficult to breathe through a mask when running or doing other strenuous physical activity, find uncrowded trails or times to exercise when you won’t encounter others, says Mark Cameron, an infectious disease expert at Case Western Reserve University.
Even theare not well-suited for performance athletes, hence why many sports manufacturers come out with their own face masks for runners. We saw Under Armour taking their spin on the subject with the and now ASICS has announced the ASICS Runners Face Cover which, apart from being highly breathable, also enables runners to drink water while running.
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As the name might suggest, the ASICS Runners Face Cover was designed specifically to cater for the needs of runners "with performance, comfort, and protection at the core of the design." The mask has been designed in direct response to concerns about how to run safely as lockdown eases, with research by ASICS revealing that 70% of regular exercisers in the UK avoid certain routes or spaces to maintain social distancing from others.
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This doesn't mean you can body check other people on the street when you are out on a run wearing the ASICS Runners Face Cover but you can at least make sure you can help stop the spread, without the threat of suffocation. In fact, the ASICS Runners Face Cover not only has "strategically placed" air vents but the material used for is so breathable you can drink water through it. We have reached out to ASICS for a more in-depth explanation of this as it raises some obvious questions about its bio security.
ASICS Runners Face Cover: features
The ASICS Runners Face Cover is said to be different from your run-of-the-mill face mask as it not only focuses breathability of the fabric but also provides space inside the mask so runners can breathe more easily. Other features include:
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- Interior space creates more room inside the mask to allow for easier breathing when running
- Strategically-placed air vents on the masks increase airflow while preventing the spread of droplets
- Quick-drying fabric cools the air flowing into the mouth and helps reduce the risk of heat stroke!
- Comfort fit specifically designed to accommodate a wide range of faces with an adjustable fit
- Sustainable designed with approximately 31% recycled materials
The ASICS Runners Face Cover's quick drying material is also antibacterial and it even allows runners to drink water while running.
ASICS Runners Face Cover: price and release date
The new ASICS Runners Face Cover will be available to runners globally from mid-September at a retail price of £35..
- (early verdict): this face mask for runners will let you run in incognito mode
Asics Announce a Running Mask That You Can Drink Through .
The mask even allows runners to drink water while running. With face coverings and face masks now mandatory in supermarkets, shops and on public transport in the UK, many sports brands are designing masks to keep us safe when we’re out and about. Today, Asics have launched their own face covering, which is said to be created specifically for runners.Designed at the Asics Institute of Sport Science, the mask has air vents that allow runners to breathe as they move, while preventing the spread of droplets.