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Essential Black Mask
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Essential Black Mask

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  • Fabric:100% Cotton
  • Layers:Three
  • Protective Lining:Apertured Polypropylene
  • Nose Wire:Yes
  • Adjustable Ear Loops:Yes
  • Fit:Runs Slightly Small

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Origin:

Designed in Seattle / Manufactured in Europe

Size

Large

Essentially, the Perfect Mask.

Everything you would expect from a premium face mask, including an inner layer of moisture-resistant polypropylene and a rear pocket for laboratory-tested carbon PM2.5 filters with an electrostatic barrier. Subscribe to replacement filters and save 50%.

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

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 + filter is manufactured to reduce 90% of airborne particulates in the critical fine-aerosol range, much more than a typical cloth mask, but also with less inhalation resistance and corresponding heart strain than a medical respirator (learn more).

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 First Class / Priority for only $5!

We Know Masks | Puraka is an American company based in Seattle, Washington, founded in 2018 after the West Coast wildfires. As one of the only pre-COVID mask makers in the United States, we serve on the ASTM / CDC committee to develop the national standards for protective cloth facemasks. In short, we have the experience to know how to make a great mask, and what to look for in a filter.

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.

Reminder

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. Fine aerosols will be significantly reduced, but will not be completely eliminated.

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Ms.
We've been using these at our office for about a week. My staff are very happy. Noc omplaints about quality. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 4/22/2020
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 4/9/2020
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Quality Masks
I recently bought enough of these for four people to be able to wear one and then let it age for a day or two before using it again. I wore one for four hours straight the first day and then for another two hours that day. My wife also wore hers for the same and found it fit her also and was comfortable. These are well made masks. The design gives good coverage and doesn’t work its way up, or down as you talk so you don’t have to adjust it, which puts your hands in your face. The material is a nice tight weave. The workmanship is good too. The elastic band is thicker than some others I have seen. The rubber tube on the elastic bands allows them to be infinitely adjustable for comfort and snugness, and they stay in place. The wire in the nose bridge is thick enough that it holds its shape too. Once I got it shaped, I didn’t need to adjust it again. I bought these for the PM2.5 filter which works really well. Even without the filter though this is a three-layer mask. The filters are tested to N95 standard and are easy to insert because both sides of the pocket open. I feel comfortable wearing this and I feel comfortable about wearing it. It is a quality product with good coverage and a serious filter. I would buy it again. I also signed up for the monthly mailing of filters. I don't have to spend a fortune each time to get a huge batch, they will come as I need them.
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Reviewed by: . on 7/3/2020
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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: . on 6/5/2020
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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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Great masks great shipping!
I have used these masks at home for family as well as for folks at work and I have tried a lot of other masks and these have the most comfortable fit and at a good price. Orders were delivered just a few days later. We feel safe wearing these!
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Reviewed by: . on 6/13/2020
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Retired Teacher
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: . on 5/18/2020
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Fit is Key
Research shows that fit is one of the key factors in ultra-fine filtration. These masks have an adjustable metal nose piece. Unfortunately the elastic runs through the mask sides which cause it to bunch up. When you exhale the air blows out of the sides.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) . on 9/13/2020
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