Waterproof, is it worth it?
Mask wearing will slow the spread of COVID-19
It is not surprising CDC has recently included a new practice about mouth and nose covering in their recent article "How to Protect Yourself and Others". Besides suggesting frequent hand washing and avoiding close contact, covering "your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others" is now the 3rd in the guideline for EVERYONE.
This is because you could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
Of course, you are already well aware and you are taking action to search for such a mask. Thank you. To stop the virus, we need everyone to do their part.
Perhaps, you are not yet convinced that waterproof material is worth the extra money. The same argument can be made for Arc'teryx's GORE-TEX jackets. After getting soaked skiing at Whistler, I saved up and brought myself an Arc'teryx jacket. Getting wet is no fun, but the stake is much higher when it comes to getting sick from a deadly virus.
Let's look at how does the virus spreads and perhaps you can draw your own conclusion.
Here is the relevant information directly from CDC: (Full article here)
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Droplets?? Let's ask Google.
I hope you are convinced by now.
My answer to the question is YES! My Arc'teryx is totally worth the money.
Here at moomoosh.ca, we researched and selected the best waterproof material for our outer layer. I prepared this video to show the waterproof material used for our deluxe line of masks. Enjoy!