It’s definitely a face shield.
Okay, so let’s just get this out of the way.
These face shields say “Face Shield” in big bold letters right across the front of them.
Maybe back in the sweet and naive days of early March this would have actually been a helpful explanation as we all got used to the ongoing weirdness that would be 2020 and didn’t know what this was, but…we get it now.
Face shield, N95 mask, PPE, social distance. We’ve got a whole new vocabulary for this stuff.
And if you need a face shield, we’ve got one for you. (Well, 10.) In addition to helping keep you safe, these have the added bonus of proactively letting people know that you are indeed wearing a face shield and not just a very questionable plastic headband.
Besides, it’s actually kind of a statement. You know some high-end designer has come up with a super-chic fashion line that includes shoes with “SHOES” across the side of them and a strikingly bold hat that proclaims “HAT” on the front.
Only in this case, it’s also protection.
Now on to some important bits. One thing we’ve all learned from the day-to-day reality of wearing this kind of thing is that having good, comfortable stuff really matters. You want your gloves to fit and your mask not to itch.
If you need a face shield, you’re also going to want one that feels good and stays out of your way.
This one does that. It is lightweight and very clear and will fit over most glasses, which any glasses wearer will tell you is a really big deal.
Would you rather it not say “Face shield” across the front?
But the first time you see a troubling little spittle droplet clinging ineffectually to the outside instead of landing on your eyeball, you really won’t care.