Improving the Travel Experience

Danielle Travis, 35 years old from Maui, Hawaii founded The Barrier Method in 2016 had a huge frustration getting sick when she traveled to the mainland to compete in polo tournaments.

She loved traveling, but did not enjoy getting sick. After a couple days after arriving at her destination, she would always get a sinus infection making her days miserable, while still having to compete! It totally hindered her performance.

Instead of focusing on the game, she had to think about going to the doctor, get meds, and pay out of pocket on top of her already expensive trip.

She was definitely sick of it. And sick days no more.

Masks, although are not mandated at the moment, they are apart of our lives now and so many people are still wearing masks everywhere and on airplanes. When in crowded spaces, it's always smart to wear The Barrier Method. Danielle didn’t think masks would be the norm so quickly due to the pandemic, but her dreams sure came true in the most unexpected way.

She thanks you all for your support!!

Stay safe and Healthy out there everyone. ❤️

Designed in Hawaii. Made in Honolulu and Sunny Los Angeles, California. 

Design Patented

US Patent No: US D844,284


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You think you're on an airplane? What if we told you it's actually a petri dish with wings...

So you are ready to go on that dream vacation, bags packed, sunshine waiting for you, surfboards in tow … and then you heard it. 

The hacking, spluttering, quite frankly disgusting coughing and sneezing behind you as scenes from contagion start running through your mind.  And you, you had to sit there for 8 agonizing hours breathing in the mucus-y, recycled airplane air knowing your holiday was about to be ruined …

Just so you know, we've totally been there!  That's why we created The Barrier Method.  A science backed, fun, and totally stylish way to travel to your destination. And now masks are apart of our everyday life with the normal activities we all do. 

Arrive at your destination feeling awesome, and feel safe and protected during your daily activities.  

Go outside. Have fun while being safe.

With our UPF 50 sun protection you can stay outside longer. 


Traveler Experiences

Traveled 21,000 miles this year and didn't get sick thanks to @thebarriermethod


My Neckie arrived today. Love it. And just in time. My 95 yr old aunt is failing health and I may be flying back to Chicago fairly soon. So glad I have your barrier scarves to help me stay healthy...In the plane and also in the hospitals or nursing homes. 

Linda from Kihei, Maui

Haven't used in action yet but tried on as soon as package arrived. Excellent quality. Love fabric, easy care and simple to use. Have worn paper masks but this will be more comfortable, breathable and washable/reusable. Thanks for a great product...so timely too! 

Pamela S.

I got myself one of these masks last year for flying and went 21,000 miles without contracting anything not even a mild cold! Highly recommend them!!

Ari N.

Works great!!!

I have an autoimmune condition so I usually always get sick when I fly and it lasts for months. On my last two flights I used the winged mask with the nose goop...which I applied with q-tips several times during the 13 hour flights. My nose never dried out once and I didn’t get sick on either trip. My husband just had me order one for him for his upcoming trip. Another great thing about the mask is that they prevent you from touching your face, which helps prevent you from getting sick. I love all the great patterns from Angelina Hills. I’ve been telling all my friends and family about your great products! Thank you! 

Sherri W.

Meet The Team

Solving a problem we've been having for years. We finally found a solution that works.

More Reviews!

Received my order today! Thanks so much!  They fit great and are made really well.  Stay well!

D. Sumida

Great Products! Received my neckie and it is amazing. Well made and easy to use, very comfortable. Can't travel but I can use for my jaunts to the grocery store. Thanks Danielle for a great product!

D. Sumida

I just received my mask, I love the color and  happy you were able to fulfill it!!! I appreciate all of your hard work and your awesome products!!! Please take care, be safe and have a fabulous day!!!
Leanne and Kids


I just wanted to say- I LOVE my masks I have ordered from you and so do my family members.  I originally purchased them for an international trip that was cancelled due to Covid but I am still wearing them if I need to go to the store and such! They are the best!! Thank you so much!! 

L. Chelian, Customer

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Great design. Practical, stylish, does the job. Thank you.

Craig T.


I don't like masks but feel they are a necessity. This had to be the most comfortable mask I have. I've tried many. I've always thought the typical disposable surgical masks gave the best coverage at a minimum of discomfort. The tradeoff, of course, is in durability. This mask is more comfortable, and gives better protection coverage than most others because it is so soft and moldable. The filter shaped to the mask is the best. Most filters drop below the nostrils. Not this one!

Brian L.

Dear Danielle,

We are delighted with our masks which were delivered yesterday. Thank you for the lovely note. We are so glad our daughter Catriona recommended them for us.
Take care and stay well
Many thanks and best wishes

Fiona M. 

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Hi Danielle-- I just want to Thank you for replacing the snakeskin Neckie for me, & for sending all the other neckies in a size that works better for me. They fit great!! I just ordered 3 more winged masks, & 2 bottles of hand sanitizer. I Love the winged masks for going to the beach. I really Love your masks!!! They're really Awesome!!! Your website is great too!!! Amazing job D. Keep on keepin' on. 💖🌺♥️🌠 

Andrea S.

What are we made of?

100% ECO Antibacterial Polyester

This fabric has so many amazing properties. It's light weight, wicking, UPF 50, breathable, non-pilling, wrinkle-resistant, water resistant when dry & inhibits growth of odor causing bacteria. 

100% NATURAL anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal agent. Extracted from the shell of a crabs! This amazing fabric is called Chitosanté. It is approved by the EPA to be safe for the environment as well as safe for the consumer. It is bio-degradable and sustainable.

Great for wearing while on a hiking adventure!

How to wash: Either hand wash cold with light detergent, or on gentle cycle. Hang to dry in the shade. Washing it will not lessen its anti-bacterial or UPF 50 properties. 

Anti-Anxiety Benefits

Preparing for a trip is both exciting and can be stressful. The fear of getting sick on a flight adds to this stress. Our product can help calm those nerves during your next flight without medication or a paper bag.

Wearing this mask puts more focus on your breath which actually puts you in a state of relaxation pretty quickly when you get to your seat.

Design Patented!

The outer layers are designed to attach to the inner layer or face liner. Our signature masks come sewn to the outer layer of your choice.

The front of the outer layer has a unique patent pending cinch to create shape underneath your eyes. Just so you don't look like a bandit.


We value keeping our masks made here. It was born and raised on the island of Maui. We are now located in Honolulu.  We hire local seamstresses to help us with new creations and smaller batches while our manufacturer in California makes larger quantities for us. 

More and More Reviews!

 My brother absolutely loves his! He drove to my house last night just to pick up his gray one so he could take it to work today! (I gave him the camo one for his birthday)


Hi Danielle-
You have obviously put a lot of thought, effort and experience into developing your travel masks and it shows!  Up until now my husband has not been happy about wearing a mask.  Since he tried the Just the Mask headband style, he has no trouble leaving the mask on all day!  He just pulls it down and hangs it around his neck in between uses.  That is why I ordered a few more of that style.  My daughter loves the neckie one and same thing- she can just pull the mask part down and wear it like a neck gaiter.  Thanks for coming up with such great solutions to the problem of protecting yourself and others from germs.  I’ll keep spreading the word about your masks and wish you much success with your business endeavor.  Mahalo!
Stay well,


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