What is a mask? The Wikipedia definition is “A mask is an item that is normally worn on the face, typically for protection, concealment, performance, or fun.” An example of this could be the football helmet that has a face mask attached to protect the player’s face.
In the same vein, a hockey goalie wears a face mask to protect his face from the puck. Before November 1959, hockey goalkeepers were not wearing the face mask and suffered from many severe lacerations, broken noses, and teeth ripped from the disc that hit them. Often many stitches were needed to close those wounds. Imagine a disc traveling at 90 or 100 mph and how it would feel to hit your face. No, on second thought, I don’t want to think about that on my face.
Some people wear masks for the wrong type of concealment, theft. Thieves and thieves wear masks to hide their identity when they are committing their crimes. It will usually help them for a while, but most of the time the police stop them in the end.
Fun is another common use of the mask. Mardi Gras parades will always have people dressed in creative outfits and wearing a mask. Think of one of the scariest times of the year for a face mask, Halloween. You see young and old with a mask of some macabre creature or that famous person they pretend to be. This is all fun and he has a great time every year.
Many actors have worn a mask during their performances on the theater or on the movie screen. How about the guys that will never die, Michael Myers in the Halloween series and Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series? They wear a mask that everyone recognizes when they see them.
Ritual masks have been used worldwide for many competitions and festivals. The function of the mask can be religious or magical. Many African masks represent animals. They believe that masks can help them communicate with spirits that live in forests or deserts.
Now, let’s take a look at a face mask to wear while riding a motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile trip during the cold winter months. This face mask will offer the rider protection against cold, wind and rain. Each mask is made of a stretchy neoprene material that is warm and waterproof. Facial masks offer complete coverage of the face and ears.
The patterns are reversible to solid black material. The velcro closure ensures a great fit even with glasses, with or without a helmet. There are full and half N95 Face Mask. One size fits most.