MASKS

The masks are made by myself from A to Z & of course they are also worn by me and my family. I have tested them extensively in different situations.

You CAN put the masks in boiling water, but doing this every day will likely shorten the life of the mask (the fabrics all contain elastic fibers). We wash our masks at home at 40C with our normal laundry. After all, you don’t ‘boil’ your hands either! Since the masks dry very quickly, we spray them briefly with disinfectant (alcohol-based) after use and then put them on again after drying (approx. 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the temperature). This way you can use the same mask all day long!

The masks consist of either 2 or 3 layers:

2. Layers: (CHF25.00)

  • Outer layer Softshell Fleece
  • Inner layer: Trevira Bioactive with silver Ions, making this fabric anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. The fabric is either green or black and has a white fleece strip for the nose wire.

3. Layers: (CHF25.00)

  • Outer layer Softshell Fleece
  • Middle layer: Trevira Bioactive with silver Ions, making this fabric anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
  • Inner layer: Black Coolmax polyester (absorbs sweat very well and dries quickly) with a black fleece strip for the nose wire.

The ‘nose clip’ on both mask models (galvanized iron strips from old computer cases) is placed in a fleece strip (no seam visible on the outside). The short left side of this fleece strip has been left open so that the ‘nose clip’ can be removed if it should break or if you don’t want to wear it. You can bend the ‘nose clip’ to suit yourself. The mask can be washed with the nose clip. Tip for people who wear glasses: put on the mask first, then bend the nose clip so that it fits well, then put the glasses back on. If the mask fits well, the glasses shouldn’t ‘fog’ (tested by me).

The fit of the masks can be adjusted with the neck/head loop made of Lycra swimsuit material (elastic, soft & quick drying), which is threaded through fixed loops made of seat belt maerial to prevent ‘bunching’ on the sides. This system is much more comfortable than the normal “ear loops”, especially if the mask has to be worn for a long time. The loop can be removed and replaced with rubber bands for the ears if preferred.

All the materials used are synthetic and yes, you sweat in them when it’s hot (as in all sensible masks, regardless of the material). However, in contrast to cotton, these fabrics dry very quickly (approx. 5 – 10 minutes if the mask has become damp from breathing) and you can breathe through them easily (especially with the 2-layered version).

The masks come in 2 sizes:

  • F: for women or smaller faces: hight (measured over ‘nose curve’) 16cm, Width (with the safety-belt loops) ca. 13cm.
    The neck loop is about 1.5cm wide.
  • M: for men or big faces: hight (measured over ‘nose curve’) ca. 18cm,
    Width (with the safety-belt loops) ca. 14cm.