Fencing masks are necessary protective gear for all levels of practice and competition. Since you use these to protect your face, you want to make sure that the mask meets all current USFA competition requirements for safety.
All fencing masks sold by Fencing.Net meet the United States Fencing Association standards and requirements for domestic competition. This includes a 350NW bib as well as passing the 12kg punch test.
For those wanting the maximum in protection, we also have the Internationally certified FIE masks available. These have bibs that are over 4x stronger than the standard mask bib with ratings of 1600NW.