I've repurchased the same masks many times, they're not scratchy or itchy. Very comfortable to wear and doesn't feel tight around the ears, I especially appreciate the flat design of the ear straps as opposed to the traditional round shape. I've never had any bad experiences, however the very last time they were on sale, the quality isn't the same - they feel very thin and less soft. It also didn't have a white inner layer (I'm not sure if it was a faulty batch, or made intentionally). Where the strap is pressed onto the mask feels very scratchy.