The 8 Best Face Masks for Hiking

Protect yourself and your fellow hikers with these comfortable, trail-ready masks.

It’s autumn, but trails across the country are still busier than in normal times. And while COVID doesn’t spread nearly as easily outdoors as it does indoors, wearing a mask is still one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others on crowded trails. Not all masks are up to the task, though, so we’ve rounded up the best models for keeping you safe and breathing easy in the outdoors. 

We tested each mask on the Tent Ridge Horseshoe Trail near Canmore, Alberta. This loop has about 2500 feet of gain in 6.8 miles; we hiked it on a day that reached 77°F at its warmest.

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