Tilley Cotton and Hemp Face Masks
Disclaimer: We were gifted two packs of the Tilley non-medical face coverings for the purpose of this post. All words and opinions are my own. I have not been instructed what to write.
If someone had told me last year that a face mask would become a key part of your daily wardrobe, I would have assumed they were having my leg up. Life certainly does have a way of keeping you on your toes. For the foreseeable future, the Covid-19 Pandemic and face masks are here to stay so we might as well wear a protective face mask that we like and that we are comfortable in.
Which Face Mask is right for you?
Admittedly when face masks first became a ‘thing’ we went out and bought some of the cheap novelty face covers but quickly found they made you far hotter than necessary, which I also found made me develop spots which aren’t standard for me, they also made it difficult to breathe and they didn’t fit well so their effectiveness was questionable. There are all kinds of face masks in shops and online, you can literally buy a face mask in any colour, size, pattern and style that your heart desires.
One family member who has found sourcing the right face mask more challenging than others has been Simon because his internal thermostat is permanently set to high so he struggles with having something over his face. That was until we found the Tilley Hemp face masks which have been a game-changer for him.
Tilley Hemp Face Masks
From the makers of the famous Tilley hat, we discovered the reusable Tilley Face coverings (non-medical grade) which are made from protective hemp organic cotton. The first thing Simon noticed was how well the face mask fits his face without gaping areas to the side. The hemp masks are made from 2 layers of closely woven textiles which have internal pockets for the addition of a face mask filter (not supplied). The ear elastic is 1/4″ soft stretch which does not irritate the ears and there is a small Tilley label on the left-hand side.
Organic hemp fabric is a strong and versatile fabric which gets better with each consecutive wash. The fabric becomes softer, stronger and more comfortable so it will also last longer. Hemp is amorphous which means it will hold its shape better than cotton too.
By nature, 100% hemp fabric is antibacterial and antimicrobial which is good news if you don’t want a mask which will hold onto smells and become a breeding ground for mould and mildew.
The masks come as a pack of two coordinating colours for £18.
Tilley Cotton Face Masks
The majority of my face masks have been brightly coloured but I wanted a plain black one for when I am a bit more dressed up. That’s when I spotted the 100% Cotton Face Masks on Tilley which come as a pack of two with a camouflage mask too. The teen quickly nabbed this one and I haven’t seen it since!
My black cotton face mask has been so comfortable to wear, it has a nose bridge and a soft touch toggle on the 1/4″ ear elastic which allows for a personal fit. Just like Simons, my face mask is dual-layer so I can add a filter (not supplied) inside the mask if I so wish.
Each time I have worn my Tilley face mask I have received compliments on how well it fits and it has always washed well ready for the next time I need it.
November 13 at 11:14 am
It sounds like they make great and really comfortable face masks. The black one looks great and such a nice design.
November 14 at 3:44 pm
They are very comfortable to wear, I am so pleased with mine.
November 13 at 11:59 am
I need to get one of these for my husband, he has to wear one all day for work, but I haven’t managed to find him one that fits right so far!
November 14 at 3:47 pm
I do think it must be uncomfortable to wear one all day long, it certainly pays to find the right fit.
April 17 at 4:43 am
I found my Tilley mask at a gas station, so I took it home and washed it (was the first month of pandemic and you couldn’t buy a mask anywhere, not even a disposable). It’s been a year now and I have bought about 10 different ones—but none compare to my original Tilley mask. It is absolutely the best mask I have used by far. Fits perfect on my face, the tiny, soft adjustable goggles on the side are the single best feature of this mask. They are tiny and soft rubber that doesn’t rub or cause your ear to stick out AT ALL. Actually, the nose bridge piece is just as great. All my other masks have nose pieces which have twisted around or even snapped in half in the wash. Not the Tilley. Still conforms to my exact nose bridge each and every time I flatten it and re-bend it. The flap to add your own filter is awesome too. I put layers of Kleenex in it every day and simply throw them out after use.
Sorry about the long comment but I rely on other people’s comments when deciding on a product so I wanted to make sure I provided as much info as I would want if I were reading this.
This is a great great great mask. Well worth the price. Quality is great. Functionality even better. You only need one Tilley mask because you will wear it every day—as long as you don’t lose it 😉
May 8 at 11:05 am
Thank you for taking the time to post such a worthwhile comment, I couldn’t agree more. My Tilley face masks are my go-to for all the reasons you have stated. Especially if I need to go to the shops where I know it is going to be busier because they fit the best and are comfortable to wear x