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This protective and versatile headwear can also be worn as a face mask or to cover the entire head including the ears, but it extends way beyond the surrogate use as a mask.  It protects the head, neck, ears, forehead, and/or much of the face from exposure to heat and sun, as well as from the cold.

  • Made of Skin Cooler™ 90 fabric, it is a high-tech, non-absorbent, tightly knitted, stretchy fabric.
  • The thickness of the fabric is the same as the 1-ply mask. Fold it in half, the two layers become the same as as the 2-ply mask. Fold it in thirds the three layers become the same as the 3-ply mask.
  • Dimensions: 19.5" long with a circumference of 19"
  • Laying flat it is 19.5" long x 9.5" at the openings
  • It is reusable, machine washable and dry-able.  
  • It can be used for protection from the cold wind in cold climates, and from the heat and sun in hot climates.
  • Works well under any type of helmet.
  • Works well to protect the neck from sun and as rashguard around the neck.
  • 80% poly/20% elastane
  • Made in the USA, made in California, made in San Diego, made in our own building.

THE HEADTUBE WORKS WELL ON CHILDREN:  Simply use a piece of strapping that comes in the Mask Comfort Kit to tie a small knot in the upper back as shown in the photos below.



CARE INSTRUCTIONS:  Just like any other garment, we take careful measures to keep all products clean during production, but we always recommend you wash anything you ever buy first before wearing.  These are machine washable and dry-able, but better to hand wash and line dry.

DISCLAIMER: De Soto Sport makes no claim as to the level of protection.  This mask is not certified, as given unprecedented times, as we are simply doing our part to help stop the spread.  This is merely a mask made to provide a barrier and given the fabric and its properties, may fare better than certain CDC suggestions, such as a cotton bandana. This mask does meet all CDC and WHO guidelines.  We cannot and will not guarantee it will prevent any sort of illness or virus.  Please use at your own risk and personal protection. 

ALL SALES ARE FINAL: In accordance with California PPE imposed guidelines, we cannot accept any returns or exchanges.


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A De Soto Sport Customer
Alan T.
United States United States
Like Father, Like Son!

After trying many styles and fabrics, the skin cooler head tube proved to be the best masking option for both me and Dad (now 93!) Being around the neck, the mask is always available and facilitates one-handed, on-or-off positioning. It stays in place and eliminates fiddling. The tube is long enough to be folded into two, three, or even layers. The fabric is cool, the most comfortable, and the best feeling on-the-face fabric that we have found especially when doing activities. Finally, the head tube does not interfere with the behind-the-ear hearing aids that we both wear. Like father, like son!

A De Soto Sport Customer
Alex S.
United States United States
Skin Cooler HeadTube

The skin cooler head tube is now my go to for riding my MTB or running the trails. It keeps my face cool and the temperature regulated so that I don't experience that warm, clammy feeling you get with cotton. I also use it when I am skiing.

dawn b.
United States United States
Love this neck gaiter

super smooth-comfortable! and keeps you cool.. love the design..and so does my son!

United States United States
De Soto knocks it out of the park again

This is a review of the Headtube, Face Mask, and De Soto in general. The Headtube is great - between my wife and I, we've probably got 10 of these. We use this for outdoor exercise when we want to easily remove the mask when we're not near others, but be able to quickly pull it back up when necessary. We usually fold it in half for a 2-ply mask. I've used a few other tubes from other companies - the De Soto ones are much better because they don't stink and the smooth fabric doesn't get all wrapped up in itself. When the shutdown first hit in the US and they started recommending masks (remember early April 2020?), I ordered a bunch of the face masks. It was important to us that we support good companies during these challenging times, and I have loved the Tuesday run short for over 20 years. I'm not sure how much research Emilio and the team did, but clearly they did - this is not a company that just wings it. Instead of just doing a single layer face mask, they did 3 layers. You want over the ear (my wife) or over the head (me) - it can do it. You want to put in a filter - it does it. My point is that even with all the changing guidance, the face masks are still meeting the recommended guidance - no need to wear 2 masks when you've been wearing a 3-ply mask. Thanks to De Soto for keeping us safe - looking forward to another 20+ years of great things!

Kathleen P.
United States United States

I got a mask and head tube and they’re both great. The mask is great for working out and I always wear the head tube on hikes where it serves multiple purposes. Great products!!!

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