On May 2, John Mayer recommended a great everyday face mask from mil-spec bag brand Mystery Ranch. The Grammy-winning musician posted an Instagram story highlighting the Montana-based brand’s newest product, the Traditional Mask. In the story, the mask — featuring an adjustable TPU headband, a filter sleeve and an adjustable nose-bridge piece — sits on the flagship Mystery Ranch 3 Day Assault CL bag.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayer has been isolating at his house in Paradise Valley, Montana, a half-hour drive from Mystery Ranch’s Bozeman headquarters. The brand, which makes packs for military, hunting, mountaineering and wildland firefighters, was founded in 2000 by Dana Gleason and Renee Sippel-Baker, two experienced gear makers.
Gleason first hired Sippel-Baker in 1978 as a sewer for his fledgling bag brand, Kletterwerks. Then, in ’85, the duo founded Dana Design which was eventually sold to K2 a decade later. After that, they founded Mystery Ranch. In 2004, the Navy SEALs approached the brand for custom packs, and now Mystery Ranch makes bags for the military and Special Forces — among other high-level customers — based on real-world feedback.
Mystery Ranch’s Traditional Mask is made with Dri-Lex Starlight 1033 fabric, a durable technical textile that provides excellent moisture movement properties and a soft feel. It includes an adjustable TPU stretch headband and 3D bendable nose piece, and it’s completely washable and reusable.
The mask retails for $16 and customers are limited to 25 masks per order on the website. So if you’re in need of a great everyday face mask, these are certainly worth checking out.