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Essential Filtered Face Mask Kit

In uncertain times, you can rely on the Essential Filtered Face Mask Kit to help keep yourself and others safe. Designed to meet the challenges of our new world, this machine-washable, fully adjustable face mask comes with 3 filters and a protective storage pouch. In accordance with ASTM test standards, these US-made filters prevent the passage of 95% of virus, bacteria, and other particles, reducing your risk of contaminant transmission.

  • Protect yourself and others with this filter-equipped mask
  • Quick-drying polyester helps wick moisture away for dry comfort
  • Durable fabric outperforms cotton in 10,000+ cycle abrasion test
  • High filtration efficiency blocks 95% of virus & bacteria particles
  • Adjustable ear loops and nose wire offer a fully customizable fit
  • Additional filters sold separately, replace using personal judgment
  • Face mask not intended for medical use
  • Mask measures 9.7 x 6.7in
  • Item #ODRZ8FA

Material
100% polyester
Style
face mask
Anti-Odor
HeiQ NPJ03
Weight
1oz
Recommended Use
everyday

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>Rating: 4

Love the mask, but filters are too $$$

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
NA
Height
5` 8"
Weight
125 lbs

I bought 2 masks for work and they are definitely the most comfortable masks I’ve found so far. I use them daily, at least 8 hours each day. Because I use them so intensely, I need to change the filters daily. I looked at buying a month supply, and damn! $50 bucks a month on filters? I’m going to have to look for an alternative. Sad to see a company capitalizing on Covid like this. The mail only comes with 3 filters.

>Rating: 3

Mask great. Filter fails.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
One Size
Height
6` 3"
Weight
215 lbs

My review is consistent with comments of others. The mask fits great, is comfortable, and the best I've encountered. Also, I have a larger head and this one fits more comfortably than all others I've tried. 5 stars for mask. The filter insert will not stay put, bunches up and moves around. 1 star for filter. Its such a nuisance that I've stopped wearing this mask. If OR could design a way to get the filter to not move around, then this would be 5 stars all around.

>Rating: 4

Very good mask; filter not so much

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 2"
Weight
190 lbs

Outside mask is very good quality. The filter does bunch inside the outside mask, however, making for a sometimes uncomfortable fit. It would be better if the filter were more securely attached to the mask. Otherwise, I like the mask.

>Rating: 5

best one i've tried

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large

this is my favorite face mask thus far. i have been wearing it skiing and have had far less issues with my goggles fogging up than other masks, though i do notice it a bit on warmer days. i really like that you can just throw it in the washing machine and i do find the breathability of this mask to be really good considering it has so many layers (as it should)! the fit is not *perfect* for my small face, but i am able to adjust it such that it works well enough. what i like the most is the mouth section stays off my mouth when i'm breathing heavily unlike others i have tried. i have seen a lot of people skiing in gaiters and single layer masks this season -- likely bc other masks are hard to breathe in -- and i feel so much better having the extra protection this mask offers. do yourself a favor and invest in something that you can breathe in WITH the multiple layers that doctors recommend! i also recommend buying another pack of filters as you'll cycle through them fast if you're breathing heavily while using this mask.

>Rating: 4

Great Fit

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
One Size
Height
6` 0"
Weight
245 lbs

The mask fits my face very well. I really like the adjustability of the mask. The inserts move around a bit. Just takes some practice, aka, experience to get the inserts to stay put. Overall, great product from OR.

>Rating: 5

Great fit, filters falls

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 9"
Weight
155 lbs

I have two of these and I love the fit and finish of these masks, however, the stupid (yet needed) filters love to slip and fall so they are jamming into my nostrils (wife does not have this issue - smaller face). Yes, order more filters when you get these.

>Rating: 5

Quite possibly the best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I can't recommend these masks any higher. They fit all face sizes which is great! As a glasses wearer, I struggled to find a mask that wouldn't constantly fog up my glasses. These were the best ones I've tried and trust me, I've tried a ton! The nose wire is great and holds its shape well after prolonged use. Let's face it, mask arent going away for the foreseeable future so why just settle for one that's meh? The filter holder could use some fine-tuning on OR's end.

>Rating: 4

Pretty good!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

These are easy to wear and accommodate a wide range of face sizes. Fabric is strong and works fine for me on moderate hikes and bike rides, but it is a little loose (not stiff) and can sort of suck in to my face on an inhale or breeze. As another review notes, the filter fitting is not ideal - the filter slots into tabs on the side and doesn't stay in place well, your face is up against the filter. I have other masks where the filter slides into a pouch between your face and the rest of the mask, which helps hold the shape better.

>Rating: 4

Works well

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
N/A
Height
5` 6"
Weight
150 lbs

But be sure to order extra filters. It comes with three (and they're hard to insert).

>Rating: 3

Jury is still out on these

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 1"

These masks have a lot of pluses, the high nose and wire over the nose make it easier to place so that my glasses don't get fogged, and they are really comfortable. I'm not sure about the filter insert as it keeps getting wadded up inside the mask. Are the filters supposed to be washable? I tried washing one, and it came out wadded and wouldn't hold its shape inside the mask after that. Hopefully the OR design team are wearing these all the time, look forward to the 2.0 version.

>Rating: 5

Great Masks!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These are super comfortable for extended periods of time. They come with a couple replaceable filters for added protection- easy to insert and remove. I’ve ordered a couple now so I can still have one on hand when one is in the wash.

>Rating:

Is the filter washable ? Thanks

The filters are designed to be disposable, replace based on your amount of use and judgment. If you live in a hot climate or wear a mask 8+ hours a day to work, you may want to replace your filter more frequently. Average wear should give you approximately 5-7 days. https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/face-mask-kit-283298#eyJvcl9zaXplIjoiMTMyNiJ9

>Rating:

What type of filter does it use? Just so I can plan ahead and pick up more filters.

The filter is located on the Backcountry site. https://www.backcountry.com/outdoor-research-essential-face-mask-filter-replacement-3-pack?skid=ODRZ8FB&INT_ID=AP_pdp|pdp_NA_NA_NA_NA_NA_20201017&ti=QVBfcGRwfHBkcF9OQV9OQV9OQV9OQV9OQV8yMDIwMTAxNw== The filter is also made by OR. The size states "Large" so that would raise a distinction of whether the mask sold as "Large" is the intended replacement filter recipient, or the mask sold as "one size fits all". I wouldn't stress too much about that. If the mask fits, wear it. And change the filter often.