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The Best N95 and KN95 Masks for Sale That Are FDA and CDC Approved

Newsweek logo Newsweek 12/2/2020 Josh Smith
a person standing in front of a brick building: Here are the best KN95 and N95 masks that you can buy and that are on the CDC and FDA approved lists. © Amazon Here are the best KN95 and N95 masks that you can buy and that are on the CDC and FDA approved lists.

The best N95 masks and KN95 masks can help keep you safe as COVID rages on. The challenge is finding these masks in stock and getting enough of them to have on hand.

N95 and KN95 masks are the most effective masks, which makes them harder to find. Thankfully we've discovered several masks that you can buy today and get delivered quickly.

N95 masks are the most effective and the most expensive, but many of us are using KN95 masks while traveling in high-risk situations like public transportation, crowded stores, or flying.

All the masks on this list are CDC approved with a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health number or on the FDA Emergency Use Authorization list.

If you are in doubt about masks you find, you can check this list of CDC-approved N95 masks, and this list of CDC-approved KN95 masks and protection. If you want to know more about N95 masks, Amazon offers an explainer on the topic.

Here are the best N95 and KN95 masks on the CDC and FDA approval lists that you can buy.

ZYB N95 Masks—$2.70 Each

The ZYB N95 masks are available on Amazon and are NIOSH approved. Amazon © Amazon The ZYB N95 masks are available on Amazon and are NIOSH approved. Amazon

The ZYB N95 respirator masks are $54 for a 20 pack. These masks do not include a valve, but they are on the CDC approval list.

Each single-use mask includes a bendable metal nose clip and is made from woven fabric, which the manufacturer says helps deliver a skin-friendly feel. The masks feature around-your-head straps, not ear straps. The N95 masks are NIOSH approved (84A-7877).

Buy at Amazon.

3M N95 Masks With Cool Flow Valve—$3.30 Each

a close up of a bag: You can still order 3M N95 masks on Amazon from some sellers. Amazon © Amazon You can still order 3M N95 masks on Amazon from some sellers. Amazon

While it is hard to find 3M N95 masks, Amazon resellers offer the NIOSH-approved N95 face mask for delivery in 10 packs. These are NIOSH (84A-1299) approved.

These N95 masks feature a cool flow valve that helps reduce heat build-up in the masks, and there is an adjustable nose clip to help with a good seal and a comfortable fit. The masks feature a braided around-the-head strap design.

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Respokare N95 Masks—$8.99 each

The Respokare NIOSH approved masks are avalable in up to a 4,800 mask pack. n95MaskCo © n95MaskCo The Respokare NIOSH approved masks are avalable in up to a 4,800 mask pack. n95MaskCo

The Respokare N95 masks are FDA- and NIOSH (84A-7796)–approved respirator masks that include an anti-viral layer to keep infectious viruses off the mask's surface.

Like the other N95 masks on this list, these include an over-the-head style strap system. These masks are designed for a tight fit. Available as a one-time purchase or as a subscription with a 10 percent discount. The minimum size is a 10-pack, but you can buy in up to a 4,800-pack.

Buy at N95MaskCo.

N95 Foldable Masks—3.30 Each

text: This foldable N95 masks is NIOSH approved. n95MaskCo © n95MaskCo This foldable N95 masks is NIOSH approved. n95MaskCo

If you are looking for N95 masks that are easy to keep in your bag or on your person for when you need more protection than a fabric mask, these foldable N95 masks are easy to bring with you.

The masks are NIOSH (84A-7877) approved, and they feature an over-the-head strap style. You can buy these masks in a 30-pack or up to a 4,000-mask package and save 10 percent when you subscribe to deliveries.

Buy at N95MaskCo.

Powecom KN95 Masks—$2.50 Each

diagram: The Powecom KN95 masks are comfortable for extended wear. Amazon © Amazon The Powecom KN95 masks are comfortable for extended wear. Amazon

The Powecom KN95 masks are FDA approved and are an N95 alternative mask that offers multilayer protection. These masks use the ear hook strap style that many people prefer.

We've used this brand, and they are easy to put on, comfortable even for extended wear sessions and feature an adjustable nose bridge for a secure fit.

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Hotodeal KN95 Masks—$2 each

Hotodeal KN95 face masks are FDA approved. Amazon © Amazon Hotodeal KN95 face masks are FDA approved. Amazon

The Hotodeal KN95 masks are FDA approved and manufactured by Chengde technology Ltd. Co. These masks are white with an adjustable nose bridge and use an ear strap style design.

This option includes a 20 pack of KN95 masks, and like many masks, you can loop the ear straps around for a tighter fit.

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ChiSlip KN95 Masks—$1.75 Each

The ChiSlip KN95 masks are FDA approved and black in color. Amazon © Amazon The ChiSlip KN95 masks are FDA approved and black in color. Amazon

ChiSlip KN95 masks are black, which doesn't change the effectiveness, but if you like to match your mask to your outfit, this may be a great option to have on hand.

They are manufactured by Chengde Technology Ltd. Co. and are on the FDA-approved list. This 20-pack is the cheapest per mask price we've found.

Buy at Amazon.

JiaDaiFu KN95 Mask—$3 Each

diagram: Dr. Family KN95 masks are FDA approved. Amazon © Amazon Dr. Family KN95 masks are FDA approved. Amazon

The JiaDaiFu KN95 masks are FDA approved and 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed. They use elastic ear loops and feature an adjustable nose bridge. And they offer a good fit and are easy to put on and take off. Like other masks on our list, you can loop the ear straps for a tighter fit.

Buy at Amazon.

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