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    Who do we like for masks?

    Without getting into the politics and health of the thing, I need something for the office because:reasons. Id like it to be as effective as possible but also comfortable and somewhat less hospitally looking than my current blue mask.

    Links appreciated.
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    I just switched to one of these.

    https://www.ninelineapparel.com/prod...ed-mask-bundle

    I definitely get a few weird looks wearing it, but if I was going to be forced to wear a mask I wanted something that would be more effective than a piece of cloth.

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    I had my wife make some, I bought some off Etsy for the crews, got a few from Go-Ruck, and finally got one from Outdoor Research:

    https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/e...ask-kit-283298

    It makes a difference when someone that designs and manufactures clothing makes one.

    I thought the ties would be best and maybe if I was wearing 8 hours a day but for my most of my car trips with co-workers or store visits the over the ear is easier and convenient. I am going to get a few more of the OR masks, we'll be doing this for a while.

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    RZ masks are what I wear when I travel, pretty comfortable to wear all day. They do have a valve so they are kind of "selfish" but I don't trust other people to do the right thing so protecting myself is priority #1. Cloth masks are ok if EVERYONE is wearing them but not so much if not. I have their 2.0 and 2.5 version, the 2.0 is easier to put on quickly but the 2.5 is better to wear for long flights/ work day. https://rzmask.com/collections/all-masks

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    If you want to wear something that protects YOU, you need N95 or equivalent.
    Cloth masks are nice, but they protect others FROM you. Mostly.

    I have masks for sale, so, I may be biased.
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    I bought some neck gaters from SurfMonkeyGear.com, and I like them for the comfort and convenience. They are made in Florida too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIESEL View Post
    RZ masks are what I wear when I travel, pretty comfortable to wear all day. They do have a valve so they are kind of "selfish" but I don't trust other people to do the right thing so protecting myself is priority #1. Cloth masks are ok if EVERYONE is wearing them but not so much if not. I have their 2.0 and 2.5 version, the 2.0 is easier to put on quickly but the 2.5 is better to wear for long flights/ work day. https://rzmask.com/collections/all-masks
    I've had RZ for use in the workshop, mostly because I fell for the advertising when they seemed to be sponsoring every youtube woodworker I was watching. I can't keep the damn things on. They just don't seem to match up well to my face for whatever reason.


    Quote Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post
    If you want to wear something that protects YOU, you need N95 or equivalent.
    Cloth masks are nice, but they protect others FROM you. Mostly.

    I have masks for sale, so, I may be biased.
    https://pistol-forum.com/showthread....sks-Real-Stuff
    Yeah, I think I'm mostly looking for the appearance of protection while also not appearing so medical, while also offering at least something more than just the gaiter/buff type neck thing that I've got, while also looking a little more classy in an office environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIESEL View Post
    RZ masks are what I wear when I travel, pretty comfortable to wear all day. They do have a valve so they are kind of "selfish" but I don't trust other people to do the right thing so protecting myself is priority #1. Cloth masks are ok if EVERYONE is wearing them but not so much if not. I have their 2.0 and 2.5 version, the 2.0 is easier to put on quickly but the 2.5 is better to wear for long flights/ work day. https://rzmask.com/collections/all-masks
    I have some similar masks that I bought from Amazon back in early February. They have the replaceable charcoal filters and claim >95% filtration. I find the fit less secure than a good N95, but, I have a crooked nose that's hard to fit. YMMV.

    My youngest is a smart kid, but totally fails at wearing/handling a mask properly. I gave him these masks and helped him fit them. I feel much better having him using these than failing to use N95's correctly. I do think you get decent protection for yourself from these if they fit well. And you can cinch them up pretty good with the velcro.

    Just my opinion. Have not seen/done any real testing.
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    I picked up this mask from Prometheus Design Werx and have been using it for the last week or so:

    https://prometheusdesignwerx.com/pro...32646139478102

    It fits well, is comfortable, is easy to take on and off, and is supposedly FFP2 rated. Unfortunately, it appears to be out of stock now.


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