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ElastoMaskPro Review – The Most Breathable N95 Reusable Respirator?

ElastoMaskPro Breathesafeair Review

ElastoMaskPro by Reusable Respirators LLC is a half-face elastomeric respirator that offers distinct advantages over other popular devices in the category. Although it is an elastomeric respirator and offers many of the same advantages as these devices, it also carries over many advantages from smaller filtering facepiece respirators.

This is what makes the ElastoMaskPro such an exciting device. Carrying over strengths from half-face respirators such as the high protection factor, silicone seal, and easy disinfection, ElastoMaskPro puts all of these strengths in a form factor significantly smaller and lighter than most competing half-face respirators.

To add to my interest, ElastoMaskPro is certified N95 by NIOSH, making it one of the few reusable respirators in this smaller form factor. In today’s review, I want to see how ElastoMaskPro compares to similar products, such as ActiveMask, Envo Mask and Stealth Mask’s Dust Respirator.

With a big focus on aspects such as ease of disinfection, seal checking, and two-way filtration, it’s clear that ElastoMaskPro is aimed at users within the medical field. However, these features also benefit anyone using the respirator – even if you’re not a medical professional.

However, although these strengths are important, the biggest feature of the ElastoMaskPro is none of these. While seemingly less useful than the aforementioned features, the biggest strength of this respirator may well be the exceptional breathability resulting from an innovative filter system.

Anyway, after looking through the ElastoMaskPro website and having a discussion with some of the team behind the respirator, I was very excited to get my hands on the respirator. After using the product for a few weeks, I am happy to be able to present my review of ElastoMaskPro finally.

It is worth noting that my review is focused on the general consumer. ElastoMaskPro is primarily designed for medical use; however, the respirator isn’t limited to usage within the medical field. Many people will benefit from and find useful features of this respirator.

Finally, before we jump in, a few disclaimers:

  1. N95 devices are designed to be fit-tested for the best performance.
  2. The experiences in this article – especially regarding fit – are just that, my experiences. Just because a respirator does or doesn’t fit me doesn’t mean the same will hold true for you. Everyone has different faces, and respirators and masks fit us all differently.

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Information on this blog is for informational purposes only. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information herein with other sources. Furthermore, this information is not intended to replace medical advice from professionals. This website assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information, and information is subject to change without notice. Devices mentioned on this website are not medical devices and do not guarantee protection.


What Is an Elastomeric Half-Face Respirator?

I’ve already used the term ‘elastomeric half-face respirator’ to refer to ElastoMaskPro, but what does that mean? Let’s break it down.

NIOSH has designated a range of classes for air-purifying respirators. Many people will already be familiar with the most common – FFRs or filtering facepiece respirators. These are often referred to as disposable respirators as they are designed to be discarded once they are unsuitable for further use.

Benehal N99 Disposable Mask

The Benehal N99 is an FFR

Disposable N95 respirators are FFRs. If you think of common devices such as the 3M 1870+ and 3M 8200, these are both FFRs. FFRs range from N95 to P100 and are only designed to filter particles, and they are generally in a cup shape or bi-fold design.

Elastomeric half-face respirators are significantly bigger devices using rubber or silicone seals. They are also reusable and feature cartridges or filters that can be changed and replaced when needed. Elastomeric half-face respirators can protect against particles, gases, and vapours, provided the correct filters are used.

3M 6000 Series

The 3M 6200 is a popular half-face respirator.

Some examples of popular elastomeric half-face respirators (often shortened to ‘half-face respirators’) are the 3M 6000 series and Honeywell RU8500X. These devices are far bigger and heavier than FFRs but have different use cases.

ElastoMaskPro is technically an elastomeric half-face respirator, and it was tested by NIOSH as such. However, in my mind, it sits between half-face respirators and FFRs. While it shares many strengths with half-face respirators (minus the different filters for gases and vapours, which ElastoMaskPro does not have), it is significantly lighter than most half-face respirators.

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Filtration

ElastoMaskPro Filter Puck

When used with the included filters, ElastoMaskPro is approved N95 by NIOSH. As with all NIOSH-certified half-face respirators, the approval number can be seen printed on the filter cartridges of ElastoMaskPro. The approval code for these respirators is TC-84A-9388.

This approval code can then be entered into the NIOSH database to confirm the authenticity of the approval. To verify ElastoMaskPro’s NIOSH approval, you can either visit the database and enter the code or follow this link.

As the report states, ElastoMaskPro is approved as an N95 half-face respirator. This means that when paired with the correct filters, these respirators pass all of the requirements set by NIOSH for this standard. Combined with the easy verification on the NIOSH database, this proves that ElastoMaskPro can provide a high level of protection when fitted correctly.

Unfortunately, I don’t have access to the specifics of the test results for ElastoMaskPro. This means that I can’t analyse and compare the device’s exact filtration and filter performance. Instead, since we know the respirator passes N95, I will be looking at what exactly that means.

While 42 CFR Part 84 (the standard under which N95 devices are certified) is a very complex and stringent standard made up of many different requirements, it is the filtration requirements (TEB-APR-STP-0059) that are most relevant to discuss here.

To test, the respirator’s filtering elements, including filter holders and gaskets, are mounted to the test bench and tested for particle penetration. This is more thorough than many standards that masks are tested under as it tests the complete filtration of the device instead of just the filter material.

The filter and related parts will then be challenged by charge neutralised particles of 0.075 ± 0.020 micrometres at a flow rate of 85L/minute. While the NIOSH standard delves into far more depth with many more requirements, I will not discuss them in this article as that would easily result in 10,000 words or more!

ElastoMaskPro Filter Puck 2

The takeaway is that the NIOSH testing method is far stricter than many commonly used PFE (particle filtration efficiency) methods. Many masks (including many discussed on this blog) are tested by Nelson Labs or other labs as per the ASTM F2299 standard. Devices tested under this standard almost always report higher filtration efficiencies due to the more lenient testing conditions. This article covers the differences.

I mention this because it’s easy to read this article and say believe that ElastoMaskPro has 95% filtration efficiency – lower than masks such as Cambridge Mask and Vogmask. However, this is a very unfair comparison to make. Firstly, the N95 standard requires ≥ 95% filtration, meaning that many N95 respirators actually filter far higher than the 95% requirement.

Secondly, if these masks were tested under NIOSH conditions as opposed to ASTM F2299, they would receive lower particle penetration efficiency. While it’s impossible to tell without testing how much lower the efficiency would be, it would be lower than their currently advertised percentages.

Finally, many masks that undergo filtration testing don’t submit the whole mask for testing. Rather, only the filter media is tested for particle filtration efficiency. NIOSH testing methodology is far more stringent as it identifies leaks and issues that other filter-only tests don’t.

Overall, while it’s easy to take the NIOSH testing at face value – that N95 simply signifies a device has ≥ 95% filtration efficiency) – it’s a very stringent approval process that carries a lot of weight. ElastoMaskPro holding such a certification shows that it’s a device that has undergone rigorous testing and come out successful.

However, while the N95 certification carries a large amount of trust, it’s not uncommon to see. There is a massive range of N95-approved respirators on the market, both in the form of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) and half-face respirators. 

This is where ElastoMaskPro’s filter becomes a lot more interesting. The team at Reusable Respirators set out to make a product that is certified not only N95 but also follows the guidelines of Project B.R.E.A.T.H.E. This project was initially created in 2009 and aimed to create a standard for better respiratory equipment for healthcare employees.

While Project B.R.E.A.T.H.E has many requirements, it puts an emphasis on comfort. This means that respirators following the guidelines have to be more comfortable than standard respirators and must be able to be worn for longer periods of time.

While many of these guidelines will be discussed more in the comfort section, one particular aspect of B.R.E.A.T.H.E needs to be mentioned in this section. That is the far more stringent breathability requirements of the project.

Where NIOSH only requires a pressure drop of < 35 mmH2O and < 25mmH2O for inhalation and exhalation resistance, respectively, B.R.E.A.T.H.E requires a pressure drop of < 10mmH2O on both inhalation and exhalation. This is significantly more difficult to achieve, and many N95 respirators don’t meet these more strict requirements.

However, ElastoMaskPro not only meets these breathability requirements but also exceeds them by a large margin. Inhalation and exhalation for the mask sit at 3-4mmH2O, and this result is made even more impressive by the lack of a valve on the masks.

Half face respirator filters

It’s not uncommon for half-face respirators to use pleated filters, but ElastoMaskPro’s is exceptional.

This exceptionally low pressure drop is achieved using a pleated filter cartridge design, similar to how Airgami also achieves its incredible breathability. This achievement is even more impressive as most half-face respirators rely on an exhalation valve to decrease breathing resistance. 

ElastoMaskPro was able to achieve this without using a valve, meaning that the mask acts as a two-way filter. It acts as source control while filtering incoming air before reaching the wearer.

While I’ve mentioned a lot of numbers and technical details here, the takeaway is this: ElastoMaskPro is extremely breathable and easily among the best half-face respirators on the market for breathability.

This is coupled with proven performance as required by the N95 standard. Whether you are looking for a device to wear day-to-day or need a device that can be worn in professional settings, ElastoMaskPro is worth considering.

As an elastomeric half-face respirator, it’s important to compare the filtration capabilities to other devices in the same category. Many half-face respirators offer cartridges up to P100 (oil resistant, with > 99.97% filtration). These devices provide a higher level of filtration, but they don’t fit the same niche as ElastoMaskPro.

ElastoMaskPro is a middle ground between N95 filtering facepiece respirators and half-face respirators such as 3M’s 6000 series and the GVS Elipse. Although holding the same rating as a disposable N95 respirator, ElastoMaskPro offers better protection through a superior fit. However, for the best protection, especially in industrial use cases, a P100 half-face respirator will work best – at least regarding filtration.

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Fit

ElastoMaskPro Design

Before diving into the fit of ElastoMaskPro, it’s important to note that these experiences are purely my own. Every mask and respirator will fit each individual differently, and I can’t determine whether or not a product will fit you. 

Instead, what I can do is share my experiences with the product. In the case of ElastoMaskPro, I have been using the mask for a couple of weeks, and I will share my experiences regarding the fit in this section. 

Before getting into my experiences with the respirator, I would be remiss not to mention one of ElastoMaskPro’s most significant advantages regarding fit. This advantage is the easy seal check that the filter shield design allows for.

You can easily identify if the mask is sealed correctly by simply pushing the filter shields in. Considering that performing a seal check on half-face respirators is normally a significantly more difficult process, this exceptionally simple fit testing method is a big advantage. 

ElastoMaskPro Filter

Pushing down on this flap allows for easy seal checking.

Perhaps the most useful part of this quick and easy fit testing is that it can be performed regularly due to the simplicity of the process. In a matter of seconds, any user can identify if the mask is correctly sealed and if any leaks are present. It’s also a straightforward process to identify where the leaks are and then proceed to fix them.

When it comes to the fit of the respirator, ElastoMaskPro performs exceptionally well. The device relies on a rather large single piece of silicone that is seemingly very simple. However, in this simplicity lie some big strengths of the respirator.

The plastic used on the respirator is both softer and more malleable than the plastic used on most other half-face respirators on the market. While I wasn’t sure if this would prove to be beneficial or detrimental to the overall fit, it has definitely proven to be a benefit. 

The inner fold on the plastic that forms the seal on ElastoMaskPro is very thick around the bottom of the mask and gradually tapers off as the fold reaches the bridge of the nose. The shape and size of the seal are very similar to 3M’s 6000 series respirators, and anyone who can achieve a good fit with them will find a good fit here.

ElastoMaskPro Inside

The similarities with the 6000 series regarding the seal carry over to the excellent fit that ElastoMaskPro provides. The respirator sealed on my face with minimal adjustment, and even when initially donning the device, I didn’t need to spend more than a minute getting the mask seated correctly.

As with all N95 devices, ElastoMaskPro uses two headbands for fitting. Anyone who has followed this blog for any length knows I am a big advocate for headbands on respirators, and headbands are essential when it comes to heavier devices such as half-face respirators.

The headbands on the device are built straight into the mask itself, also part of a single piece of plastic. The headbands are stretchable and stretch to be long enough to fit a vast range of people. Provided you choose the correct sizing based on your facial measurements, I don’t see anyone having issues with the length of the elastic.

One interesting thing I can see potentially leading to issues is the lack of adjustable toggles on the headbands. Being elastic, the headbands will stretch to longer lengths with no issue. However, anyone needing to shorten the headbands is out of luck.

ElastoMaskPro Side View

I assume that Reusable Respirators has done a lot of research to land on the headband length they did. However, I worry that some people with smaller heads may find the non-adjustable headbands to be an issue.

In my case, I found the upper headband to be slightly loose. While it didn’t impact the product’s fit, I would have liked to make the upper headband slightly tighter – even if only for peace of mind. 

When shaking my head, I found that the ElastoMaskPro would dislodge slightly. These movements were extreme, and I can’t imagine a real-world situation involving similar movements. However, I bring this up because I feel like an adjustable upper headband would secure the respirator better and prevent this from being an issue.

Interestingly, while I almost always opt for smaller respirators and masks, I found the M/L ElastoMaskPro to fit me better than the S. Although the S feels like a better fit (I have a small face), the extra depth on the M/L mask around my lower jaw gives me more confidence in the seal. 

I also noticed that the smaller size ElastoMaskPro would leak around the bridge of my nose unless it were perfectly placed. Unfortunately, over time the mask would move slightly, and the seal would be broken. On the other hand, I had no such issues with the slightly larger M/L respirator.

All of this is to say, even though I almost always opt for the smallest adult size of masks and respirators, I prefer to wear the M/L ElastoMaskPro. If you’re on the border between sizes, I recommend leaning towards the larger respirator instead of the smaller model.

ElastoMaskPro fit vs FFRs and half-face respirators

When it comes to ElastoMaskPro’s fit, the respirator needs to be compared to other half-face respirators. I will say up front that I believe ElastoMaskPro fits better than nearly every filtering facepiece respirator out there – there’s not much comparison. Elastomeric half-face respirators almost always provide a better fit due to their use of rubber and silicone to seal.

My typical daily mask, the 3M Aura 1870+ is an N95 that I have found to provide the most consistently solid fit. However, even compared to the Aura, ElastoMaskPro has an edge. It stays in place on my face better and can maintain a seal even when I am active. The 1870+ fits me well, but it often gets dislodged when I am active and requires regular adjustment.

So, how does the fit of ElastoMaskPro compare to other popular half-face respirators? Well, quite favourably. From my experience, the best fitting half-face respirator is the 3M 6200, followed closely by the Honeywell RU8500X. ElastoMaskPro provided a similar fit to the 3M 6200 but in a significantly more comfortable form factor.

Compared to a small form factor half-face respirator that I reviewed, the Stealth Mask N100, ElastoMaskPro is very comparable. Both provide great seals, and I didn’t have an issue with the fit on either device. However, ElastoMaskPro is the respirator I would prefer to don due to its far better comfort – something I will discuss soon.

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Comfort

ElastoMaskPro Review

For full details regarding the comfort of ElastoMaskPro, read on. However, for anyone looking for the short answer, here it is:

For anyone coming from a half-face respirator, ElastoMaskPro will prove to be exceptionally comfortable. The respirator is incredibly breathable, even when compared to respirators with valves. It’s also lighter and feels more ‘freeing’ to wear.

For anyone coming from quasi-half-face respirators such as Gill Mask or AirHead Mask, ElastoMaskPro will be similarly comfortable but with better breathability. Personally, I found ElastoMaskPro more comfortable than both of the above-mentioned masks.

For anyone coming from a reusable mask or disposable FFRs (such as standard N95s, KF94s, KN95s, etc), ElastoMaskPro will be a big difference. Half-face respirators feel entirely different to wear and feel more akin to a scuba mask. That said, while I don’t find half-face respirators as comfortable as FFRs, ElastoMaskPro is probably the most comfortable option I’ve tried so far.

The feel of silicone against your face can take time to get used to, and the respirator will get warmer and more humid than most FFRs and cloth masks. With that being said, ElastoMaskPro is more breathable than even most cloth masks and disposable respirators.

Elastomaskpro side view

Full thoughts

To dive into a bit more detail about the comfort of ElastoMaskPro, I will first discuss the comfort of the device as a standalone product. I will then compare the comfort to other popular half-face respirators on the market.

Perhaps the most important contributing factor to a mask or respirator’s comfort is breathability. I’ve already addressed the breathability in the filtration section of this article, but I will state it here, too: breathability on ElastoMaskPro is fantastic. It’s the best in class and by far the best I have encountered on an elastomeric half-face respirator.

I recently reviewed Airgami, an origami-inspired mask that has fantastic breathability. Somehow, the team behind ElastoMaskPro has achieved a comparable pressure drop with two seemingly small filter cartridges. It may seem like I am focusing excessively on breathability, but it’s hard to overstate how important it is and how impressive it is on this respirator.

The excellent airflow of the device also means that the chamber within the respirator remains relatively cool with low humidity. While humidity and temperatures within the respirator will inherently be higher than outside the device, the change inside and outside ElastoMaskPro is lower than on most other half-face respirators.

This is an especially big deal when working in hot environments requiring a respirator. Many half-face respirators and even FFRs become very uncomfortable in humid and hot areas. They are, frankly, unpleasant to wear. ElastoMaskPro still has this issue, but to a lesser degree than every half-face respirator I’ve tried and even many FFRs.

Despite the lack of an exhalation valve, the air can quickly and easily escape the respirator. Although I initially worried about the discomfort that might be caused by the lack of valve, these worries quickly disappeared after I wore the respirator for the first time. The exceptional breathability more than makes up for the lack of a valve.

ElastoMaskPro Headband

Another factor that contributes greatly to the comfort of a mask or respirator is the fitting mechanism. In the case of ElastoMaskPro, these are the two headbands that secure the mask on the wearer’s face. 

At first glance, the elastic headbands don’t look particularly comfortable. They are quite small, and I initially thought they would cause discomfort or pain behind my head. However, I needn’t have worried as the headbands are comfortable even after having the respirator donned for hours. That said, I do think that the headbands could be improved if they were a bit thicker and could distribute the weight of the respirator a bit more.

ElastoMaskPro comfort vs competing half-face respirators

One issue that many people find with half-face respirators is that they often feel claustrophobic. Wearing elastomeric half-face respirators is an entirely different feeling from an FFR, and many people stay away from half-face respirators for this reason. In fact, it’s been proven that half-face respirators cause more anxiety than a standard N95.

Out of all of the half-face respirators I have tried, ElastoMaskPro felt the least claustrophobic – even less so than Active Mask. Certainly, when compared to a respirator such as the Honeywell RU8500X, the ElastoMaskPro felt almost freeing – it’s an entirely different experience and a far more comfortable one.

On other respirators such as the Dentec Comfort Air 400, 3M 6200 and MSA Advantage 290, this feeling of claustrophobia is less than with the Honeywell device. However, they still feel significantly more constricting than ElastoMaskPro. Even the GVS Elipse, which feels like the least restrictive half-face mask, is a step behind.

There are two more devices that I believe are worth comparing ElastoMaskPro to. The first is Envo Mask, an N95 quarter-face respirator with comfort that I praised in my review, and Stealth Mask an N100 half-face mask in a small form factor.

Envo Mask N95 Mask

Even though Envo Mask is a significantly smaller and lighter device, ElastoMaskPro is more comfortable.

Compared to the smaller quarter-face Envo Mask, ElastoMaskPro feels slight more unwieldy. However, ElastoMaskPro is also far more breathable, with around 4x less inhalation resistance and half the exhalation resistance. Despite the lower weight and smaller size of Envo Mask, I personally found ElastoMaskPro more comfortable for long periods of wear.

Air Filtration Solutions’ Stealth Mask N100/P3 respirator is also an interesting comparison to make. It’s a smaller (but similar weight) half-face respirator. Although it’s targeted more at industrial uses, I see it as potentially being a consideration alongside ElastoMaskPro. However, while Stealth Mask provides significantly higher filtration, its comfort doesn’t come close to ElastoMaskPro. The breathability is far higher, the neck clasp can be irritating, and the device feels more claustrophobic.

To be fair, these half-face respirators (with the exception of Envo Mask) provide a higher level of filtration and are typically targeted at different users. However, wherever N95 will suffice, ElastoMaskPro is a far more comfortable respirator to wear. Without experiencing it firsthand, it’s hard to explain, but donning an ElastoMaskPro after one of the aforementioned respirators shows just how vast the comfort difference is.

If the team at Reusable Respirators LLC has succeeded at one thing, it’s making a very comfortable half-face respirator. The closest comfort comparison I can make is to Envo Mask, a quarter-face respirator that still has significantly worse breathability.

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Price & Lifespan

ElastoMaskPro Pricing

At 79 USD for a single ElastoMaskPro, these respirators aren’t cheap. However, considering the reusability and performance of the product, the prices may be justifiable to many users. 

Since the respirator uses user-replaceable filters, there is no need ever to replace the device itself unless it gets too damaged to use. However, I can’t see this happening unless the respirator is treated badly or stored in an environment outside the parameters it should be stored. It’s a well-made device, and I don’t see it easily failing with normal usage.

The headbands snapping is one potential longevity issue that I could see arising with ElastoMaskPro. While I haven’t had any experiences to indicate this is an issue, my respirators are still relatively new, and I haven’t had the chance to experience the wear and tear of sustained usage over a longer period of time.

Since the headbands are quite thin, I could see them wearing and eventually snapping over time. However, the respirators can last a long time and survive many days of wear – this just happens to be the weakest point on the device and, therefore, probably the most likely to fail.

I would be curious to hear from someone who has worn ElastoMaskPro for a longer period of time on this matter. If you’ve used the mask for a long period of time, what were your experiences? How is it holding up?

The filter puck replacements come in at 19 USD for a pair. This is quite pricey for a single pair of replacement filters compared to reusable filters on smaller form factor masks. Compared to other N95 reusable devices such as Envo Mask, it’s also significantly more expensive.

However, the price is more reasonable when we compare it to half-face respirator replacement cartridges. 3M and Honeywell cartridges, for example, usually cost between $14 – $22 depending on the filter in question. Compared to these products, the ElastoMaskPro filter puck price becomes more reasonable. 

That said, the lifespan of ElastoMaskPro filters varies depending on usage and personal tolerance. The Reusable Respirators team doesn’t state a specific lifespan for the filter pucks, which is intentional – as a primarily medical-focused mask, it is up to hospitals and staff to decide how regularly they replace filters.

The best way to tell when a filter puck needs replacing is when breathing resistance significantly increases, and breathing becomes difficult or when the filter gets soiled. Considering the exceptionally low breathing resistance of 4mmH2O that the respirator begins at, the filters should stay very breathable for a long period of time.

Since the filters begin with a pressure drop of 4mmH2O, the filter should take a long time to load even to the 10mmH2O maximum breathing resistance set by Project B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Many respirators don’t even begin at a breathing resistance this low. Therefore ElastoMaskPro should outlast the vast majority of respirators in terms of filter lifespan.

Although it depends on usage, it is estimated that the filters can last six months to a year for a medical or day-to-day use case (clean air usage). Of course, if you wear your ElastoMaskPro in settings that cause significantly higher dust loads, the filters will need to be replaced more often.

ElastoMaskPro can be fully cleaned and disinfected using a variety of methods. As long as the filter pucks are removed before cleaning, the plastic shell is hardy enough to survive being washed many times. This means keeping the respirator in good condition even after weeks of use is easy.

Despite being far from the cheapest half-face respirator on the market, I believe many customers will be able to justify the higher price. With the ability to easily seal check, incredible breathability and tested performance, ElastoMaskPro has many benefits that customers will appreciate.

On top of this, it’s important to remember that over time, ElastoMaskPro will come in far cheaper than disposable respirators and many reusable respirators. With a clean air life span far in excess of most reusable devices, ElastoMaskPro may be an excellent long-term investment.

I haven’t had the chance to test the longevity of my ElastoMaskPro filters. I’ve worn mine for about two weeks in clean air situations. I’ve also worn it while working under the house a couple of times – a very dusty environment. The filter visibly has dust on it, yet I can’t tell a difference in breathability between the used filter pucks and a brand new pair. 

From this experience, I believe the filters will last a long time. With a lifespan of even just a couple of months, ElastoMaskPro would become cheaper in the long run that the majority of reusable masks and respirators on the market,

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Conclusion

ElastoMaskPro Medical Workers

ElastoMaskPro is a half-face respirator that fits into a niche of its own. Although in the same device class, ElastoMaskPro isn’t trying to compete with the 3M 6000 series, GVS Elipse, or MSA Advantage 290. All of these devices offer filter cartridges up to P100, making them ideal for industrial uses.

ElastoMaskPro took a different approach. Rather than aiming for a higher level of filtration, the team at Reusable Respirators focused on making a respirator that is exceptionally breathable – something that can be worn by medical staff for hours on end without causing discomfort.

Since increasing filtration almost always leads to a decrease in breathability, I believe that going with N95 approval was a decision to balance comfort and protection. In this matter, I can say that the ElastoMaskPro succeeds. I’ve never worn a half-face respirator this breathable.

Anyone needing to wear a respirator for hours on end should consider ElastoMaskPro. Unlike the vast majority of devices on the market, this device is designed to be comfortable. It’s one of only a few half-face respirators to follow Project B.R.E.A.T.H.E, and the comfort of the respirator is instantly noticeable – especially when compared side by side to other half-face respirators.

When it comes to serious downsides with ElastoMaskPro, I struggled to find any. The biggest downside is the price, as this puts the respirator out of consideration for many people. However, the price isn’t unheard of, and some cloth masks that aren’t certified go as high or higher in price. ElastoMaskPro is an innovative device, and the price is reflective of that.

With that being said, after the initial price, the cost of owning this respirator drops significantly. With filter pucks having a very long lifespan, the long-term cost of owning an ElastoMaskPro will be far cheaper than using disposable respirators and many other reusable masks and respirators.

Another minor downside that I found is that it’s quite challenging to keep the respirator clean. The materials used attract hair, dust, and other small particles exceptionally well. After using my respirator under the house, it was quite challenging to clean it fully, and I spent upwards of 15-minutes trying to remove everything from the shell.

Overall, it’s hard to find many downsides with ElastoMaskPro. It offers a high level of protection (although not best-in-class), fantastic breathability, great comfort, and it fits me well. Whether you’re a medical worker or a general consumer looking for a high-quality respirator, the ElastoMaskPro is a device you should consider.

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ElastoMaskPro FAQ

Is ElastoMaskPro NIOSH Certified?

Yes. ElastoMaskPro has been approved by NIOSH, and you can find the verification here.

Is ElastoMaskPro a Half-Face Respirator?

Yes. ElastoMaskPro has been approved N95 as a half-face respirator.

What Makes ElastoMaskPro Unique?

ElastoMaskPro is a very comfortable half-face respirator with exceptional breathability. It also has easy seal-checking for users to ensure the respirator is fitted correctly.

Where Can I Buy ElastoMaskPro?

You can buy ElastoMaskPro from Reusable Respirators.

Does ElastoMaskPro Have Lab Testing?

Yes. ElastoMaskPro has been approved N95 by NIOSH.

What Alternatives Are There to ElastoMaskPro?

The closest alternatives are ActiveMask, EnvoMask and Stealth Mask.

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