As fall arrives and winter gets closer, people who spend a lot of time outdoors (especially fishermen or hunters) will be looking for ways to deal with the cold. And this year, we’re here to help you to do that, by listen 50+ of the best (fishing) face masks!
What are face masks, and why wear one?
Well, like we’ve mentioned before, face masks (also often called face shields, or fishing face shields) are used to protect the wearer from the cold. More specifically, they’re a sort of special mask that fits over your mouth, nose, and ears. They protect from the cold and wind, as well as rain (not heavy, pouring downfall, though!); look fancy; and allow you to freely breathe even though you’re protected. They don’t just keep the could out, but catch your body warmth and keep it trapped a bit, so it keeps you warm as well! For more reasons for fishers, specifically, read on in this article!
How to wear a face shield?
Well, they’re quite easy to wear, as well as have multiple ways of wearing. You can wear them as a bandana, around your mouth and nose, around your neck, or in many other different ways. If you do need some help with the different ways of wearing a face shield, you could take a look at the first part of the article here!
1. Carhartt Men’s Face Mask (Bright Colored)
These bright face masks by the company Carhartt, which can (unfortunately) only be worn in one way, are a sublime way to ensure that, if something were to happen to you, you would be found! They not only protect you from the cold, but also from disappearing!
2. WTACTFUL Soft Fleece Neck Warmer & Face Mask
These face mask, made by WTACTFUL, which ship in a wide variety of colors, are made of fleece. This warrants the highest possible comfort while staying safe outdoors! They come in 1-packs as well as 2-packs, as well!
3. EXIO Winter Face Mask
This EXIO face shield, which comes in multiple version, each black combined with another color, will make you look like a total badass, while also making you feel as comfortable as possible!
4. Sojourner 9 Seamless Bandanas
These Sojourner bandanas, which ship in a package of 9 fancy and funky looking pieces, can be worn in 16 different ways, protecting you from the cold wind in 16 different ways. All while looking unbelievably cool, of course!
5. Sunmeci Windproof Fleece Face Mask
This face mask is yet another fleece type. It’s soft, windproof, will protect you from the cold northern gusts of frozen air, and will make you look like a professional outdoorsman!
6. Nike Men’s Hood
This hood, which doubles as a face mask as well, can be slid comfortably over your head to protect both your face and your head as a whole from the icy chills winter brings. Plus, it’s made by Nike and it looks awesome!
7. GraceMe 9PCS Multifunction Face Mask
These GraceMe facemasks ship in packages of nine. There are multiple themes in which you can order packages, ranging from skulls to fish, and will ensure you can look however you want while being safe from the wind and cold!
8. INTO THE AM Face Mask
These face masks, made by INTO THE AM, come with an endless variety of awesome prints. The masks are comfortable, made of strong materials, and will do what any face mask will do while protecting your face!
9. Carhartt Camo Face Shield
These face shields, also from the Carhartt company, work pretty much in the same way as the ones from Carhartt we mentioned earlier. These, however, come in camo prints! Perfect for any real outdoorsman!
10. LONGLONG Neck Warmer and Face Mask Fleece
These face masks, designed to protect your neck from the cold as well, while they’re at it, are made of soft fleece. This ensure they’ll be comfortable to wear, will definitely keep you warm, and on top of all that, the masks look great!
11. TERNNK Seamless Face Mask
These face masks, made by TERNNK, have some of the most badass prints you’ll find on this list. The masks themselves can be worn in a variety of ways, and are among the most basic but also best masks on this list!
12. Omenex Balaclava Half Face Mask
Although this mask may look slightly weird, (let’s admit, it looks like a modern day ninja’s mask) it will keep you safe and warm. It’s made of thicker material than most other masks on our list, while still keeping its breathability. Perfect for ninjas!
13. Fantastic Zone Fleece Ninja Face Shield
This mask, which looks even more like a ninja’s face mask, as the name suggests, is pretty similar to the Omenex we mentioned before. The biggest difference is that this one comes with a cool hood thag goes over your whole head instead of just your mouth!
14. SGODDE Balaclava Face Mask
This face mask might look plain, but it’s perfect as protection against cold weather and icy wind! It covers the whole head with a hood, is made of soft and warm materials, and is breathable. Perfect for people who need to be outside during these cold times!
15. RIGWARL Thermal Waterproof Face Mask
This RIGWARL face mask may not come in lots of flashy colors, but it still looks cool, almost reminding us of a knight’s chainmail! It keeps your whole head warm, is breathable, and is soft!
16. EONPOW Balaclava Face Mask
This face mask, which is more of a soft and warm casket that you put your whole head in, looks comfortable, cozy, and stylish! Plus, due to its thick materials, it’ll definitely keep you safe from those chilled winter gusts!
17. VBIGER Winter Balaclava Face Mask
The VBIGER face mask, shaped like a balaclava so it covers the whole head, is made of a thick plushed lining. It not only looks nice, but also cozy. It’ll no doubt keep the cold’s fingers off of you! It ships in black and gray as well, so there’s some freedom of choice!
18. RefrigiWear Thermal Knit Balaclava
The so-manieth balaclava type of face mask on this list, the RefrigiWear does come with something special that not all masks on our list offer: Thermal materials. It won’t just keep the cold air out, it’ll trap the heat inside! Also, it looks awesome!
19. FIREOR Balaclava Face Mask Fleeced Hood
This balaclava-style face mask comes with a hood as well as a face mask made out of fleece, to ensure optimal protection from the cold. We also need to add that they look quite mysterious and mystical. Perfect if that’s the look you want to go for when outside!
20. KBETHOS Winter Trooper Hat
These face shields which also come with a hat, kind of like a hood, made out of windproof and warm materials are one of the best ways to keep the cold outside of your face. They have ear flaps as well, and look amazing and comfortable!
21. Leyuee Balaclava Winter Face Mask
This balaclava shaped face mask will definitely protect you from the cold winter winds and keep you warm. It’s cozy, soft, and looks amazing to wear! Perfect!
22. RefrigiWear Flex-Wear Lightweight Face Mask
This face mask, made by RefrigiWear, is the most simple and straightforward type of face shield, but that doesn’t make it any less useful. It’s cozy, warm, and perfect for the job it’s supposed to do!
23. Seirus Innovation 8149 Magnemask Face Mask
This face mask, with a cool camo print to top that typical hunter-look off, functions not only as a face shield from the cold, but also as neck warmer and balaclava to protect your head. Also, did we mention it has magnetic seams?!
24. GOT Sports Balaclava Face Mask
This face mask, which not only protects the face but also the head and neck, comes in four pretty prints. It’s comfortable, will protect you from the wind, and will make you look like a fancy modern ninja!
25. Geyoga Summer UV Protection Face Masks
These face masks are different from the other ones we have mentioned in our list. They aren’t meant to keep the cold out, but rather the heat and UV-radiation. Perfect for hikes in a desert, or anywhere, really, with hot weather!
26. QINGLONGLIN Fleece Winter Neck and Face Warmer
This face masks, which doubles as a neck warmer as well, is made out of breathable yet warm material, so it won’t hinder your breathing while you’re outdoors doing whatever! Plus, it looks amazing!
27. FAYBOX 6pcs Magic Wide Headwear Bandana
These face masks ship in packages of six. They’re amazingly comfortable, can be worn in a variety of ways, and most importantly, they come in an amazing amount of different prints, each of which looks fabulous!
28. MARTHAFLOR Bandana Face Mask
This face mask doesn’t come in multiple prints, but can be worn in at least 4 different ways! It’s multifunctional, does what it does well, and looks amazing!
29. Zanheadgear Half Face Mask
These face mask, which are quite simple in design, are perfectly suited to protect the lower half of your face from cold winds. It’s also made out of breathable materials, so it won’t bother you when you’re breathing!
30. NewNow Candy Color Ultra Thin Face Mask
This face mask might be thin, but it still does perfectly what every face mask does: protect you from the wind! Its thin-ness also makes it perfectly suited to be worn, for example, underneath a cycling helmet!
31. 3 Piece Winter Face Mask
This face mask is not just a face mask. It ships in a package with a face mask, gloves, and ear warmers. Each piece of the set looks amazing, both when being worn as a whole, or just apart. Definitely a nice way to keep warm!
32. SAITAG Neck Warmer and Face Shield
This face shield by SAITAG is a perfect way to stay warm during the cold seasons. It’s UV protecting, made of fleece for optimal warmth and comfort, stretchable and breathable! Perfect for any outdoorsman!
33. XINGZHE Balaclava UV protection Windproof Full Face Mask
This XINGZHE face mask is a great face mask. It can be worn as a neck and head protector, or, when pulled up slightly higher at the front, also a face protector, going as far as to only leave the eyes uncovered!
34. Omeneex Balaclava Half Face Mask with Earloop
This Omeneex balaclava-type face mask won’t just make you look fancy (and maybe slightly creepy), but will also keep the bottom of your face warm, as well as your ears, with its included earcovers!
35. TERNNK Seamless Scarf Bandana Neck Gaiter
The TERNNK bandana on this list is basically a face mask that can be worn in a variety of ways, the most common one being around the neck and lower part of the face. It looks nice, comes in different prints, and protects from wind and cold, as well as UV rays!
36. RefrigiWear Fleece Lined Double Layered Balaclava
Although we wouldn’t recommend wearing this face mask while going to the bank or your local grocery store, but we can assure you that it will definitely keep you warm!
37. AXBXCX Skull Skeleton Face Mask
These face masks are all of the bandana type. They’re comfortable to wear, soft, strong, durable, will protect you from wind and cold, and they come in awesome prints as well!
38. SA UV Face Shield
These SA face shields, which ship in a package of five, are made of a soft and thick material to optimally protect you from the cold. They also ship in fluorescent colors, which makes them perfect for people who are planning to head out alone!
39. SPIKA Camo Balaclava Hunting Hood
This full-head mask by SPIKA is great for any outdoorsman. Its got a beautiful and realistic camo print, it covers the whole face and keeps it warm in cold weather. It also features a breathable mesh mouth square, to make breathing easier!
40. SIHUAN Balaclava Windproof Ski Mask Motorcycling
Made by SIHUAN with the best windproof materials, these face masks (which will make you cool like an awesome warrior) are perfectly suited for people who go skiing, snowboarding, or motorcycling even at night due to reflective strips!
41. MATCC Balaclava Waterproof Ski Face Mask
This face mask made by MATCC closely resembles the SIHUAN face mask we spoke about before, but the biggest difference here is: the MATCC is also waterproof!
42. BINE Winter Hat Cold Weather Face Mask
This face mask comes accompanied by complete hood, protecting the whole head. It’s made of soft and warm materials, and let’s admit: It’ll make you look like a nomad from the ice ages!
43. KINGREE Balaclava Face Mask Bandana
This face mask, another bandana (not balaclava) type, is made of soft and warm material. The biggest difference between the KINGREE and other bandana-type masks is that the KINGREE is longer!
44. ANSOWQM Balaclava Face Mask
The ANSOWQM face mask is another ninja-styled face mask. It looks awesome, is made of comfortable and breathable materials, and will definitely keep you warm!
45. KRAKEN Face Shield Bandana
This KRAKEN mask is like most other bandana types on this list. It’s durable, soft, and will keep wind and cold outside. Also, it has a ton of cool prints!
46. REDCAMP Sof Face Mask Ski Mask
It’s made out of soft materials, warm, and will definitely protect you from the wind. It’s the REDCAMP ski mask! Also notable: It looks amazing!
47. Skull Face Mask “We’re All Mad Here”
This face mask with a skull printed on it, as well as the mad hatter’s “We’re All Mad Here” quote, is made out of strong and durable materials that will surely keep the wind and the cold out of your face!
48. Winter Face Mask Russian Ushanka Trapper Hat
This face mask, styled after a Russian Ushanka hat, won’t just keep you comfortable during even the coldest of weathers, it’ll also make sure you’re looking absolutely great too!
49. AXBXCX Animal Half Face Mask
These bandana-style face masks aren’t much special as a product: They do the same thing all other bandana-styles on our list do. But: They have animal face prints!
50. AXBXCX Animal Full Face Mask
Another version of number 49 on this list, these are completely the same, warm and windproof, except they cover your whole face instead of just the bottom part, as well as make you look like an animal even more!
51. BMART Anonymous Face Mask
This face mask is perfect for Anonymous members who venture beyond their computers during the cold seasons! It’ll keep you safe from the wind and cold, while showing everyone you’re fighting the good fight! Keep going!
After having review 51 face masks, we can mostly just say that what’s important here is what you are looking for. A full face mask? Just the bottom half? Something a bit more durable, or just with a cooler print than usual? We can’t pick any clear winner here, just because each and every entry on this list is a winner in its own way, and to someone!