A premium face mask designed and sewn right here where Puraka started. Made by hand to the same standards as our entire Essential line, including a polypropylene barrier, form-fitted design, and pocket for electrostatic melt-blown filters. Adjustable head-strap lanyard now included! Join the Puraka subscribers club for monthly filters, product discounts and a free UV sterilizer box.
Protective inner layer of breathable, moisture-resistant polypropylene
Lightweight but tightly-woven 100% cotton shell
Extends under the chin for better fit and performance
Foundation-friendly beige lining minimizes visibility of makeup and other stains
Adjustable ear straps for near-universal sizing
Nose clip for improved seal and less fogging of your glasses
Rear pocket accommodates optional carbon pm2.5 filter
Seamless, non-valved design safe for others even without a filter
Stretchy head-strap doubles as a built-in lanyard
We Know Masks | Puraka was founded in Seattle, Washington in 2018, after the West Coast wildfires. We served on the joint CDC/ASTM committee that developed the national standard for protective face coverings, F3502. Our masks are tested in global and U.S. laboratories to ensure they exceed 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.
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).
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 shipping on any order of two or more masks, or you can upgrade to USPS Priority or First Class for just $5!
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.
Characteristics: Spun-bond is a non-woven fabric that filters out larger particles, while providing structure to the inner melt-blown layers.
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.
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 masks are designed to be best-in-class reusable cloth masks that go above and beyond CDC masking guidance. Puraka's 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 wear a mask, practice physical distancing, avoid touching your mouth and nose with your hands, and wash your hands regularly. A facemask is not a substitute for the other mitigation strategies. A facemask and carbon pm2.5 filter will be highly effective against water droplets carrying airborne illnesses. Fine aerosols traveling solo will be greatly reduced, but will not be completely eliminated.