I just try both today! The disposable is easier to breath through but after 30 minutes, you can smell an odor. Not sure it is from the mask or from my breath. The cloth mask that I have is thinner since only has one layer and not 3 layer in the disposable mask. I threw the disposable mask away and used the cloth mask after the disposable mask generated an odor. I hate to breath into something that has an odor embedded in the mask!