We’re all aware that it’s been a cold and snowy November not only here in Colorado but all over the nation. A facemask has become a piece of gear that I always have in my bag or ski jacket pocket. It’s an essential piece of gear to cut the bite out of the brisk air.
Here are a few reasons why Phunkshun Wear facemasks have become our favorite facemask company:
- The designs are unique and fun.
- They are made in Colorado.
- There are different warmth options to choose from.
- The masks don’t get wet and freeze over.
- Phunkshun Wear gives back to the ski and snowboard world.*
Tyson tried the Single Layer Trunk as he doesn’t seem to get as cold as I do when we ski. The beneficial feature of owning a single layer is that you can wear it on warm days to protect your face from the sun (UPF 50+). On cold days, the facemask keeps the sun, wind, and snow out keeping your face from freezing over. It is moisture wicking and anti-microbial so it won’t stink as bad as the rest of his gear. The Single Layer Trunk has a snowflake rating of 1.5 out of 5.
I tried the Double Layer Thermal because I have had trouble with facemasks in the past. The popular single layer facemask just has never worked out for me (keep in mind I’ve never tried a Phunkshun Single Layer Trunk). They usually end up making me colder because it gets drenched in saliva, never dries, and freezes over. Then not only do I have a cold face, I have a wet and cold layer on my neck. This facemask is lined with Polartec Fleece and has a 5 out of 5 snowflake rating.
I love the Phunkshun Double Layer Thermal because it doesn’t get soaking wet and is the perfect weight for staying warm. It’s important to know that it is inevitable to get snow or spit on the facemask and so when I did feel a little dampness, by the time I unloaded the lift, it was dry again. The Double Layer isn’t something I’d wear on warm days solely for sun protection but is a must have for cold, windy, or snowy days. The double layer is also moisture wicking and UPF 50+ but it is also water resistant!
Phunkshun has so many options, between the design, warmth, and length so be sure to check out their website to find yourself the perfect facemask. Show some support for the companies that are made here in the USA!
*A portion of every mask sold is donated to the High Fives Foundation, a Tahoe-Based National 501.c.3 Non-Profit dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that suffer a life altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community (www.phunkshunwear.com).
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