Under Armour has just released the UA SPORTSMASK in the Philippines and we’re dropping everything to cop it ASAP.
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Were you a frequent village jogger pre-quarantine, but decided to stop because of mask discomforts? If the answer is yes, then we can relate. Going to the gym was essential for fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and those aspiring for a healthy life, but as soon as the pandemic hit all activities stopped. After nearly a year of staying home, gyms have started to open up again. Despite this, many gym-goers are hesitant in going back to normal. If you have ever worked out with a mask, you’d know how extremely hard it is to do so. Eventually, you’ll end up taking off the sweaty mask and potentially risking your life.
That’s why we are extremely excited about the newest drop of Under Armour. We’ve been seeing the UA SPORTSMASK around the internet for a while now, but had no way of acquiring the mask without international shipping fees. Read on to find out what exactly makes the UA SPORTSMASK your gym lifesaver.
Layer 1: Spacer Fabric
Under Armour utilizes 3D manufactured textile structures, also known as Spacer Fabric, for the first layer of their masks. It is light, but has air pockets for structure, so it stays off the mouth and nose for better airflow. Aside from this, the distance between the top and bottom of the fabric is 1.5 to 10mm apart.
Layer 2: Open-cell Foam
There’s a big difference between open cell foam and closed cell foam. The UA SPORTSMASK utilizes open cell foam because the developers wanted to ensure optimum comfort while using the mask. When compared to closed cell foam, open-cell foam allows gas bubbles to occupy spaces within. The breathable middle layer lets air through but makes it hard for moisture and sweat to pass.
Layer 3: UA ISO-Chill
The UA ISO-Chill is Under Armour’s revolutionary invention that is being used for most of their athletic wear. This fabric feels cool against the skin, stretches, and is treated with PROTX2™, a non-metal anti-microbial technology which inhibits growth of bacteria on the mask to make it fresh. The point of UA ISO-Chill is to keep the user cool, so he or she could work out longer. This ties in perfectly with the UA SPORTSMASK’s goals to bring back fitness in to the lives of people.