Masks are pretty much required in most places anymore. That means you already have some, or are in the market for some masks. I decided to give the Hanes pack of five a try.

This is where it gets awkward.

First, the good stuff. They aren't too uncomfortable. They're washable and reusable. In fact, they last up to 20 washes. Not bad for seven bucks.

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They're also made of soft, 3-ply 100% cotton. I have to admit, they're soft.

What makes it awkward , is that they resemble underwear. When I put one on for the first time, my first thought was "You have to be kidding me. They feel like underwear!"

Not surprising considering Hanes is most famous for their underwear. The epic battle of the nethers between them and Fruit Of The Loom is the stuff of legend.

Still, it feels like I have the crotch from an oversized pair of whitey tighties strapped to my face. The band that goes around the ear isn't made of pure elastic. They're made out of fabric that is able to stretch a little.

A little like underwear.

In the end, you get what you pay for. A friend of mine wanted me to spend over thirty bucks on some masks. Since I don't wear one constantly, I think I'll settle for what feels like repurposed undies and put the money toward something else.

To sum it up:

Pros - comfortable, soft, breathes, washable, cheaper than other options

Cons - feels like I raided some old man's underwear drawer to protect myself.