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Reusable Face Masks You Purchased And Liked ...

Deal Addict
Jul 5, 2004
1196 posts
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Mr_Fanta wrote: In the last month on public transit, I've seen several people wearing transparent masks while commuting. Anyone have any experience with these? Are they any good? They sort of look like the ones below in this link.

https://www.amazon.ca/UMFun-Restaurant- ... 1483&psc=1

I'm only interested because they have anti-fog in them.
It's a face shield or rather a half face shield. Since face shields are not recognized as preventing the spread, I am not sure what the point is. It's like those masks with valves on them, it may protect you but it will not prevent the disease from spreading.
Newbie
Jul 24, 2007
63 posts
16 upvotes
GTA
Thank you to whoever recommended Fancy Pants! The masks and customer service are excellent. I wish there was some way to leave a review on their web site.
Member
Oct 29, 2015
279 posts
116 upvotes
Has anyone had any experience with AirQueen masks? or any from korea? KF94 rating?
Newbie
Mar 12, 2008
59 posts
11 upvotes
Vancouver
DecayHeat wrote: Has anyone had any experience with AirQueen masks? or any from korea? KF94 rating?
Why spend money on something that can't meet KN95?
Deal Addict
Jan 17, 2009
2562 posts
2435 upvotes
Toronto, Ontario
I got the Addidas ones today they're very comfortable although a little overpriced. Obviously not KN95 level, but for just going to the grocery store etc they're good. GF loves them. My head/ears are big so had to stretch the elastics but they fit my GF fine right out of the packaging.

I got sick of throwing out the disposable masks and wanted something reusable.
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Aug 29, 2012
6575 posts
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https://boutique.clinispa.ca/en/product ... otectrices

This mask uses a new method that combines the reusability of a cotton mask and the superior filtration capabilities of a surgical one and were FDA-approved. Can be washed up to 20 times with boiling water.
Newbie
Jun 27, 2019
20 posts
37 upvotes
Bleachway wrote: I ordered one of these and just got it today. I got to say it's very comfy on the face, adjustable ear loop doesn't pull or put pressure on my ear. It has a pocket for the option of using a filter and really sits well on my face.

Will have to test out tomorrow to see how it feels throughout the day.
How did you like the Levelwear Guard 3? I was thinking of getting one also since they have a deal. Buy 2 and get a 10 pack of PM 2.5 filters for free.
Newbie
Apr 10, 2019
7 posts
4 upvotes
Another vote for Fancypants. Thank you to the person here who recommended them. I’ve placed two orders. I found the masks a bit big for me (but still fits better than ones from other companies) so for my second order I ordered adult petite and they’re perfect. And bonus for the lovely prints! A family member ordered some too and also loves them.
Sr. Member
Jun 4, 2013
541 posts
206 upvotes
Vancouver
Got a few mask from alliexpiress they seem fine but they fog up my glasses. Went to grad some from uniqlo same thing. Is there any reuseable mask that won't fog up glasses? It seems there isn't out that is tight at the top so the air won't escape at the top.
Deal Addict
Mar 5, 2006
1608 posts
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Toronto
sponge5307 wrote: Got a few mask from alliexpiress they seem fine but they fog up my glasses. Went to grad some from uniqlo same thing. Is there any reuseable mask that won't fog up glasses? It seems there isn't out that is tight at the top so the air won't escape at the top.
I would suspect when the colder weather hits, this will only get worse.
The thicker the mask, the harder your breath escapes the mask through the cloth and squeezes out all sides.
The nose piece only helps a little bit.

I'm thinking maybe look into some defogging solution for the glasses.

Or do what I do when it gets bad, and breath out through your mouth, and point it downwards lol.
Sr. Member
Jun 4, 2013
541 posts
206 upvotes
Vancouver
jasonchewy wrote: I would suspect when the colder weather hits, this will only get worse.
The thicker the mask, the harder your breath escapes the mask through the cloth and squeezes out all sides.
The nose piece only helps a little bit.

I'm thinking maybe look into some defogging solution for the glasses.

Or do what I do when it gets bad, and breath out through your mouth, and point it downwards lol.
I though about the solution but not sure if it will affect my glasses.
Newbie
Oct 26, 2020
1 posts
1 upvote
DecayHeat wrote: Has anyone had any experience with AirQueen masks? or any from korea? KF94 rating?
This is what I found about the AirQueen masks today.

They are listed on the Health Canada Recalls page for not meeting the N95 criteria.
https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-a ... 7a-eng.php

With regards to AirQueen, Health Canada is quoting this NPPTL test of AirQueen samples.
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/respira ... ed-508.pdf

You can go through the PDF above to make up your mind about AirQueen and whether its worth it for use in a non-medical setting.
Member
Oct 29, 2015
279 posts
116 upvotes
tazhar wrote: This is what I found about the AirQueen masks today.

They are listed on the Health Canada Recalls page for not meeting the N95 criteria.
https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-a ... 7a-eng.php

With regards to AirQueen, Health Canada is quoting this NPPTL test of AirQueen samples.
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/respira ... ed-508.pdf

You can go through the PDF above to make up your mind about AirQueen and whether its worth it for use in a non-medical setting.
Thanks for the info. I did end up buying off amazon (the one with verified canadian reviews). The masks were really high quality, super comfortable overall looks great.
My family in south korea recommends the same brand.

based on the cdc pdf, the 94% filter efficiency is enough for me and my uses.

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