A Tale of Two Masks: Which Facemask Is the Best?

May 18, 2021 2 min read

A Tale of Two Masks: Which Facemask Is the Best?

Please Note: What you’re about to read is a tale we’re all too familiar with. It is meant to be an example, it will probably happen again, it’s a very common experience over the last year and a half. In this place, approximately 2:30 p.m. last weekend, it did happen.

Like Kelly and her husband and all other Rod Sterling fans over the last year, all of us have asked some variation of: “which facemask is the best?” We want one that looks good, feels good, doesn’t cause acne, doesn’t fog up our glasses, and most of all--does its job. We want the good one. And in our completely biased opinion, ChicoBag facewear is the best.

April marks one year of ChicoBag producing reusable facewear, and we’re here. to. celebrate. 🎉 this mask being one our customers want to wear!

Here are how a few more of our customers are celebrating:

And if this party weren’t awesome enough, we’ve just recently received the best present ever:

ChicoBag 3-Layer Facewear has met the requirements for ASTM International’s F3502 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings! Formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM dates back to 1898 and is now recognized for its role as one of the world's largest international organizations for developing standards on products, services, systems, and materials.

This new standard for general purpose face coverings was established in February 2021 as a way to “help the public determine the effectiveness of these products and to set a minimum requirement for some physical properties,” according to MD+DI.

As you know, ChicoBag already met EU community mask standards last fall, but this new certification means our masks are now internationally recognized as up to snuff.

The F3502 standard uses the same testing method as it does for N95 and similar industrial facewear coverings, and it separates certifications into two levels. We’re proud to share that ChicoBag was certified at a Level 1 for filtration and a Level 2 for breathability (since it has 3 layers of protection, it’s expected!)

The testing company reported that ChicoBag Facewear is also one of the few brands who have passed these certification standards--and they gave us a thumbs-up on quality, too!

ChicoBag Reusable Facewear: the good one. It’s happening.