The Best Face Mask for Air Travel Out of Texas This Winter
If you’re planning a trip from Texas to another state or country this Winter, you’ll want to make sure you are up to speed on all the COVID-19 requirements and guidelines to keep you safe during your trip. Here is everything you need to know to reach your destination safely.
"You’ll want a mask that has both proven high protection and is comfortable enough to wear continuously throughout your trip"
According to the Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel signed by President Biden on January 21, 2021, masks are required while using public transportation and public transportation hubs including commercial aircrafts and airports to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by travelers traveling both domestically and internationally. With masks being mandated in airports and on aircrafts, you want to make sure you are getting the best mask for your money. But what should you be looking for in a travel mask?
What happens inside the passenger cabin?
Before deciding on an air travel face mask, consider what you are dealing with both before and after takeoff. Hours upon hours at the airport and on the plane can take their toll on anyone, even without a mask requirement. Here’s a reminder of what you will be tackling during your flight in the COVID-19 era:
➤ Your surroundings: the passenger cabin – a closed off space filled with strangers with no way out until the plane lands. Everyone sharing the same air for better or worse. While the aircraft you are on may have an advanced filtration system in place, the air you breathe will always be only partially filtered because the filtration system can only filter a certain volume of air at a time. This means you are also breathing in unfiltered air at any given moment including whatever is in it.
(Qingyan Chen, Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering)
➤ Your travel buddies: A plane full of strangers with different bills of health. Some may bear no impact on your health while others may be spreading COVID-19 or other infectious airborne diseases. If everyone wore their mask like they’re supposed to, the overall risk to you would be reduced. However, not everyone on the plane will be wearing their mask properly or consistently. People will be removing their masks to eat, drink or just to take a break from them. Others will keep using the same disposable mask way past its recommended time of use. The only person you can trust is you and the choices you make to keep you safe.
What should you look for in an air travel face mask?
The best way to keep yourself safe is to make the best choice regarding your personal protection. You’ll want a mask that has both proven high protection performance and is comfortable enough to wear full-time throughout your trip. A mask like Sonovia’s SonoMask™ Pro offers you 3*3 protection: it has an inner and outer layer made of soft, breathable fabric that won’t irritate you or your skin, and a concealed middle filter layer. The SonoMask™ Pro is high on performance, taking it on from two different angles:
➤ Exceptionally high filtration : The SonoMask™ Pro is proven to provide 97% filtration efficacy of airborne particles as small as 3 μm.
➤ Antimicrobial properties to protect the mask: Not all masks are created equal and the SonoMask™ Pro is taking cleanliness to the next level. What sets the SonoMask™ Pro apart is that the fabric in the SonoMask™ Pro is embedded with an antimicrobial agent to protect the mask from the growth of microorganisms, keeping the mask hygienic and clean even in the most volatile settings. It’s no wonder hundreds of thousands of masks have already been sold and customers are raving about Sonovia’s masks!
Comfort & Fit:
Outstanding protection is great, but it only works if the mask fits well and is comfortable to keep on for as long as needed. The SonoMask™ Pro is made of tightly knit, breathable, washable fabric that is soft against your skin. The mask offers multiple adjustment options – adjustable ear or head straps as per your preference, an adjustable nose wire to provide an airtight seal with no leaks, and an ergonomic chin guard to keep the mask in place and achieve a snug, comfortable fit. The SonoMask™ Pro comes in 4 different sizes from kids to adults who prefer XL sizing so that everyone is protected.
➤ Face-friendly: After wearing masks for several hours or days you may have noticed your skin becoming irritated or may even have experienced full-on acne breakouts. Like many other people suffering from the aesthetic side effects of mask-wearing, you may be experiencing what is now known as maskne – acne caused by mask-wearing. Enter the SonoMask™ Pro with its super-soft fabric which is gentle on skin and prevents the chaffing and friction caused by synthetic plastic masks. Problem solved!
(Photo by Stanford Moore)
➤ The No-Fuss Mask: There’s nothing worse than having to deal with continually replacing disposable masks or constantly washing reusable ones. The SonoMask™ Pro is as low maintenance as they come. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties which protect the mask from becoming a repository of microorganisms, the mask remains clean and hygienic while also preventing the growth of odor-causing bacteria. So, you will only ever need to wash your SonoMask™ Pro if it gets dirty or stained. Easy!
Taking a trip out of Texas in the Corona era may start to get under your skin, but with the right travel mask, your trip can be hassle-free. Just mask up with Sonovia’s SonoMask™ Pro, and let the Pro take it over from there. With its outstanding filtration performance, antimicrobial properties to protect the mask, high breathability, and low maintenance, you are free to enjoy your trip and reach your destination in style.