I continue to be amazed at the number of individuals wearing their masks below their nares. They certainly are not being protected from inhaling virions, at all, and I suspect are more likely to emit aerosols as well - independent of the type or construction of the mask itself.
As the set up of the test indicates, masks are primarily intended to inhibit emission rather than inhalation. Other forms of PPE are essential when there is a likelihood of inhalation.
It's all about your reason for wearing a mask really.
If you are wearing a mask because you think it will bring you a benefit and protect you from contracting of being contagious, then you will pick one that actually is going to do the job and you will wear it properly.
If you are wearing it just because the rules of wherever you are going say that you have to wear a mask, then anything will do and you might wear it below your nose (saw a guy doing this in a shop this morning and it just seemed so bloody pointless).
One must also consider individual factors like fit, comfort and time.
For example: I am required to wear a fit tested N95 for some portions of my day. but doing so puts the nose piece of the mask in a place where I can't wear my glasses, or the alternate eye protection I'm provided to wear (if I'm not wearing glasses.) Since I'm COVID adverse to sticking my fingers in my eyes to put in and take out my contacts, I tend to wear glasses at work right now.
The rest of the time I'm required to wear a "face covering" which for most of us is a fabric mask of sorts. But without a stiff nose piece they fog my glasses. I can raise the level of the mask to tuck under my glasses, but then it's so high it digs into the lower eye lid.
Since the time of use in my profession can be upwards of 16+ hours in 24, a mask that has straps that wrap the head is needed to keep the back of our ears from chafing.
The common solution for face coverings in my specific work location has become the "fleece" option as mentioned above. While I have no idea if the materials are the same, it sure looks the same. They are, hands down, the most comfortable long wearing face covering on the market. The wide elastic nature of the 'buff" prevents pressure points and chafing. They're easy to adjust as needed. There is a larger enough volume inside the face covering to accommodate the exhaled breath to the point where it doesn't blow out around the nose and fog glasses.
I'm sad to see they rate so poorly. I suppose now I need to find an alternative to all the above. Maybe I'll be the next COVID millionaire if I can solve this problem.