Last June 17, I posted a brief review on face masks that are suitable for running during this time of the pandemic. In the review I mentioned that the JAPANESE “PITTA” MASK was my top choice.
The P29 FACE MASK is quite similar to the PITTA MASK since both are made off the same “polyurethane” material which means it’s high air permeability makes it easy to breath even while running at a fast pace.
It also filters 99% dust and comfortable to use even after prolonged use. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE is the P29 Antibacterial Copper-Coated Sports Mask claims to have a “ COPPER COATED LAYER “ which, according to the website Kills 99% Germs, Kills 99% Pneumococcus and Kills 99% S. Aureus (Kotiti Test).
Cost wise, it is a bit pricey at P400.00 per mask but is washable and reusable for up to 50 times whereas the PITTA Mask only costs P99.00 for 3 pcs. and is washable and reusable up to 3 times.
It is also important to note that though the copper coating claims to be anti-bacterial, it is not effective as an anti-viral protection against other viruses such as COVID 19.
Since face masks are now mandatory, both the PITTA and P29 are my go to “Running Masks“ at the moment. Though they may not offer 100% protection, I am pretty much satisfied with its performance while running. It is still important to practice safety protocols and safe distancing when outdoors.
Note: I am not a paid endorser for both products.