With COVID-19 pandemic in full pace, fashion brand Outdoor Research has bought its protective textile face mask. It is a fully adjustable, highly breathable, and most comfortable mask.
The kit comes with optional disposable inserts for additional filtering capacity, and the mask is treated with a patent-pending antimicrobial treatment for extra protection. These attributes enhance the Outdoor Research Face Mask Kit greatly.
The mask is made with 100% polyester, latex-free mask material proved soft and comfortable against the skin, along with most breathability for wearers. The double-layer construction has a 3-dimensional fitted design with a substantial cut and coverage. The material is also water and stain repellent.
Mask’s bridge has a moldable insert to secure it on the nose, while the elastic ear loops have an adjustment button, all together to guarantee the most secure yet comfortable fit.
The Outdoor Research mask has two flat pockets on the sides to accommodate filter inserts, three of which come with the kit. These made-in-the-USA disposable inserts filter over 95% of viruses, bacteria, and particles per ASTM F2100-2019 medical face mask standards.
Outdoor Research sells replacement 3-packs for $5, and the brand claims that each will last for 5-7 days with average wear.
The face mask itself is treated with HEIQ V-Block NPJO3, a patent-pending combination of silverbased and vesicle-booster technologies, which protects the mask material from harmful microorganisms. The treatment is hypoallergenic, made with 100% cosmetic ingredients, and 72% bio-based (according to the USDA).
The face mask is washable, and the antimicrobial treatment is claimed to be effective for at least 30 washes at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. After the first 30 washes, the treatment will slowly diminish.
The Face Mask Kit also comes with a protective storage pouch.