UNIQLO Launches New AIRism Face Masks
UNIQLO has announced a new version of their AIRism Face Masks. The masks have been redesigned based on customer feedback. With no cure (vaccine) for COVID-19 presently available, masks have become indispensable items to lead healthy and safe lives. The Center for Disease Control and Dr. Tony Fauci have urged all of us to wear mask, which are a low-cost preventative measure that we can all take to slow the spread of the corona virus.
Global apparel retailer UNIQLO announces the launch of AIRism Face Masks at all retail stores in the United States, as well Uniqlo.com, on Monday, August 24th, 2020. Face masks are a simple and effective means of staying healthy in these challenging times. In East Asia, people commonly wear masks when ill, when they wish to protect themselves from air pollution or to make a fashion statement. UNIQLO drew on this widespread practice and increasing consumer demand to develop a mask that would optimize protection and comfort in daily use. As is typical of all UNIQLO products the masks are affordably priced. A 3-pack of UNIQLO AIRism Face Masks will retail for $14.90 and be available in white, black and grey. This new release of the AIRism Mask features significant enhancements designed to keep customers safe. There is nothing incredibly sexy or beautiful from a style stand point about these masks, but they do offer some a design that can helps consumers stay healthy & comfortable.
A unique triple layer structure enhances performance
The AIRism Mask employs a triple-layer structure that enhances the performance that is essential for maximum efficacy. The brand’s innovative AIRism mesh fabric encloses a filter at the center of the mask. AIRism keeps wearers dry as it wicks away moisture, releases heat, and absorbs sweat while maintaining a smooth feel all day. In addition, the triple-layer structure has a UPF 40 rating, blocking 90% of ultraviolet rays.
Retains high-protection filtering even after washing
UNIQLO has created a reusable mask as daily wear, to minimize consumers’ environmental impact. The AIRism Mask is machine washable with regular household detergent. A testing institution proved that the filter inside the triple layer structure retains its efficacy after 20 washes at 40 degrees C (2).
More comfortable than non-woven or cotton masks
According to UNIQLO, ” The inner AIRism layer is free of the stiffness and thickness typical of non-woven and cotton masks, reducing stress. The triple-layer mesh structure keeps the mask light and thin, optimizing breathability. The AIRism fabric is also anti-microbial and self-deodorizing.”
Key features include: a triple-layer structure to enhance performance, UPF 40 rating to block 90% of ultraviolet rays and three sizes to fit children and adults at an affordable price point of $14.90 for a 3-pack of masks. In addition, AIRism fabric is anti-microbial, self-deodorizing, heat-releasing, sweat-absorbing to keeps wearers dry as it wicks away moisture.
Available in three sizes
The company has created the following three sizes, drawing on its experience in apparel:
Small (W:7” x H:4.5”), Medium (W:8.5 ”x H:5.5”) and Large (W:9” x H:5.5”).
NOTE: The mask should not be worn by children under the age of 2.
If you order one of these, leave a comment to let us know how you like it. I will be ordering one myself to see if they are really as comfortable as they are described.