When Walt Disney World re-opens in July, all guest Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members will be required to wear face coverings. Disney is asking guests to bring their own masks.
From Disney’s Website:
All face coverings should:
– Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
– Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
– Be secured with ties or ear loops
– Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable
We plan to vigorous test many different options for face coverings. We will have multiple people testing multiple masks on multiple days. Each person will wear a different mask each hour, and every mask will be tested at different times of the day. After each mask, the testers will answer these questions:
- Would you want to wear the mask all-day?
- How easy is breathing & talking?
- How is the overall comfort?
The masks that we will be testing are masks suggested by TouringPlans users and masks that are advertised as being good for exercising in the heat. These face coverings are not medical grade and are not guaranteed to protect wearers from COVID-19. CDC information on face coverings can be found here.
It is not possible to test every mask on the market. We started ordering masks on June 11. Below are listed the masks we ordered. The list includes the price and amount of time it took to receive them. We plan to include the Disney masks, but they were not in stock when we tried to order them online. The masks are listed in random order.
1. VTER Cotton Breathing Mask
VTER masks are made with a blend of 35% cotton and 65% polyester that blocks dust, dirt, and pollen while also absorbing excess moisture.
Available at amazon.com, 5 for $20
Arrived in 5 days.
2. Mission Neck Gaiter
Mission neck gaiters are constructed of thin, soft, lightweight, stretchy fabric. When activated with water it cools to 30 degrees below average body temperature.
Buy 3 get 1 free. $59.97 + free shipping
Available here. Arrived in 5 days.
3. Athleta Athletic Face Masks (5-Pack)
|Five masks for $30. With free shipping, the masks arrived in 7 days. Available here.|
4. Onzie Mindful Mask
Activewear brand Onzie repurposed its performance fabric into a form-fitting face mask that allows airflow and wicks away moisture to keep the environment under your mask comfortable.
2 for $24 -15% WELCOME +$8.50 shipping. Arrived in 3 days.
5. Jiyye Neck Gaiter
This half balaclava neck gaiter is made from a light and breathable silk. This light moisture-wicking fabric will transfer heat, sweat, and humidity away from your body. Openings for your ear will help keep this face-covering in place.
Available at Amazon for $11.99
Arrived in 5 days
6. Tough Outfitters 12-in-1 Cooling Scarf
A lightweight blend of spandex and polyester that’s sweat-wicking and breathable. It can be soaked in water for a stronger cooling effect.
Available at amazon.com, $15
Arrived in 7 days.
7. StringKing 3-Layer Face Mask
This single-use mask offers a lightweight mask with 3 layers of protection.
Box of 50 for $38 + $12 Shipping. Arrived in 6 days.
8. Purple Face Mask
The sleep company Purple created a soft mask with moisture-wicking Breeze mesh. Comes in two sizes.
2 for $20 with free shipping.
Arrived in 8 days.
9. Eliel Face Masks
Five Pack of fun face masks. Designs that are sent are random.
$50 with free shipping.
Arrived in 4 days.
10. Thompson Tee
Thompson Tee uses premium breathable, soft cotton for their masks. Masks come in adult and kids sizes in white or black. Made in the U.S.A.
Two for $5.99 + Free Shipping
Arrived in 4 days.
11. Kini Bands
Soft stretch face masks. Wicking and breathable. Made in the U.S.A.
$14.99 -1.49 (KINI-10 10% off) + $ 3.18 shipping.
Arrived in 13 days.
The scarf/gaiter style masks do not follow Disney’s guidelines, but have been seen worn at Disney Springs. Since it is not clear, we will include them in our testing.
Stay tuned for the next blog post where we test airflow for these masks.