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The New Essential Black Mask

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  • Fabric:100% Cotton
  • Layers:Three
  • Protective Lining:Apertured Polypropylene
  • Nose Wire:Yes
  • Adjustable Ear Loops:Yes
  • Fit:True to Size

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Manufactured in Europe (Small & Medium) / USA (Large)

A Practically Perfect Mask.

The premium craftsmanship you would expect, at a price you wouldn't. Professionally made to international standards for particulate reduction. An Essential Mask includes an inner layer of moisture-resistant polypropylene and a rear pocket for optional carbon PM2.5 filters. Now with a beige stain-concealing lining! Subscribe to replacement filters and get a free mask sanitizer box!

What makes a Puraka Essential Mask so... Essential?

Inner-layer  Protective inner layer of breathable, moisture-resistant polypropylene

Cotton  Lightweight but tightly-woven 100% cotton shell

Mask Makeup Blocker  Foundation-friendly beige lining minimizes visibility of makeup and other stains

Fitted  Extends under the chin for better fit and performance

Ear-Strap  Adjustable ear straps for near-universal sizing

Nose-clip  Nose clip for improved seal and less fogging of your glasses

Filter Pocket  Rear pocket accommodates optional carbon pm2.5 filter

Seamless  Seamless, non-valved design safe for others even without a filter

Why choose a mask from Puraka?

More Filtration, Less Discomfort | Puraka Masks are designed for enhanced, every-day protection suitable for active or casual use. A Puraka Mask with our laboratory-tested electrostatic filters can reduce 90% of airborne particulates in the critical fine-aerosol range, much more than a typical cloth mask, but with significantly less inhalation resistance and corresponding heart strain than a medical respirator (learn more).

We Know Masks | Puraka is an American company based in Seattle, Washington, founded in 2018 after the West Coast wildfires. We serve on the ASTM committee that developed the national standard for protective face coverings, and test to ensure our masks exceed the recommended filtration levels. In short, we have the experience to know how to make a great mask, and what to look for in a filter.

Our In-Stock Guarantee | A mask is not something you should have to wait for. Every product in our store is ready to ship from one of our U.S. fulfillment centers, usually within one business day or less from when you place your order. We offer free ground shipping on any order of two or more masks, or you can upgrade to USPS Priority / First Class for only $5!

What goes in to Puraka's carbon pm2.5 filters?

Melt-blown  Melt-blown Fabric

Composition by Weight:  40%

Characteristics:  High quality melt-blown fabric is the most important part of a particulate filter. Non-woven fibers act as a physical barrier against microscopic particulates while also providing an electrostatic barrier to stop aerosolized nano-particles.

Spun-bond  Spun-bond Fabric

Composition by Weight:  40%

Characteristics:  Spun-bond is a non-woven fabric that filters out larger particles, while providing structure to the inner melt-blown layers.

Activated Carbon  Activated Carbon Fabric

Composition by Weight:  20%

Characteristics:  Activated carbon fabric traps particulates via a process called adsorption, and also serves as an antibacterial and deodorizer.

Important Safety Information

Not a Medical Mask

A Puraka Mask is not designed as nor intended for used as a substitute for medical face masks and respirators used in a healthcare setting. Although our PM2.5 filters are manufactured and tested to N95-equivalent standards, the masks are not appropriate for industrial use.

Testing & Certification

Our disposable PM2.5 filters are tested to meet multiple filtration standards, including the European Union's EN 149:2001+A1:2009 standard and China's GB2626-2006 KN95 material standards, functionally equivalent to the United States' N95 standard (the US does not provide certification for non-sealed respirators). Puraka also relies on independent laboratories to test, certify and verify that our filters exceed performance specifications.


The most important thing you can do to prevent catching (and giving) viral infections is to practice physical distancing, avoid touching your mouth and nose with your hands, and to wash your hands regularly. A facemask is not a substitute for any of these mitigation strategies. A facemask and carbon pm2.5 filter will be highly effective against water droplets carrying airborne illnesses. Airborne virions traveling solo will be significantly reduced, but will not be completely eliminated.

5 Stars
Exceeded my expectations
These face masks exceeded my expectations as did the company's prompt shipment of my order. I am so impressed by the quality of the masks and secure, yet comfortable fit. Many thanks for producing a product that will give me and my family some peace of mind as Florida races to reopen, including schools, despite fears of further spread of Covid-19.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 5/18/2020
5 Stars
Wish I'd found these earlier!
I don't leave home often much but my husband has to be out in the public so a good mask is a priority. Having googled lots of masks I came across Puraka and liked what I saw about their company and their masks so ordered one to try out. The masks have several lays of cotton (that get softer with washing) plus an insert for the filters. I wasn't sure if they would be too hot but I find them to be surprisingly comfortable (for wearing something on your face in 90+ temperatures!). I'd also ordered another brand which my husband tried but he prefers Puraka. They have several patterns to chose from, as thankfully they recently made more available. You can also order high quality filters from the website. On another positive note, one of my masks had a very small tear from the nose wire and I'd commented about it - not as a complaint but as a comment when I was ordering another mask. A few hours later I got an apology and was notified that a new mask was on its way. Great customer service!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 7/30/2020
5 Stars
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The masks are not only attractive but they are very well made. The fit is exceptional. Plus...I can breathe easier than with other masks I have tried. The price is very reasonable for the excellent quality. Added bonus, they sell replacement filters for their masks. I highly recommend.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 8/21/2020
5 Stars
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I love these masks! My daughter has to wear them all day and has no issues not being able to breathe. Very well made, a lot of variety. Customer service is outstanding, as I’ve asked a ton of questions. My friend did some extensive research on the best masks, told me about this company and I totally agree! Thank you-
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 10/7/2020
5 Stars
Verified BBB Review
We recently received our masks and they really are of great quality! Well-made, very comfortable, and without any issues breathing with them on. They fit very well, and I appreciate not just the flexible wire on top / nose bridge, but also how they're tucked at the bottom, covering and tucking under your chin. I really do feel safer with them on. I also appreciate how responsive customer service has been. In fact, I'm so satisfied with this company, both the product and customer service, that I recently came back to subscribe for a year's supply of filters. I highly recommend Puraka.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 9/16/2020
5 Stars
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Top quality masks and filters. They fit very well and are sturdy and well made. In addition, their customer service is amazing! They are responsive and helpful and truly stand behind their product! I am recommending their masks to everyone I know! It's also nice to know that they are not just figuring out how to make good masks due the pandemic but have been in the business for a few years already, so they have the infrastructure and quality that is necessary to produce a consistent product.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 10/16/2020
5 Stars
Excellent mask
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 4/9/2020
5 Stars
Nice masks
Our family is on our third order, we love this mask, we have 3 generations in our family, fits all size faces, female, male. Love the nose piece and adjustable ties, we like the layer of the PM 2.5 filter . masks are nice material , well made.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 6/5/2020

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