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Mask recommendations? (for smoke, not Covid)


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    PaulW
    BPL Member

    @peweg8

    Locale: Western Colorado

    My lungs and sinuses have taken a beating this summer from all the smoke and haze I’ve encountered here in the west. Can anyone recommend a mask that will filter out enough smoke, but also allow enough breathability for high exertion levels? The N95 masks I’ve tried are too restrictive and a bandana doesn’t filter enough. It appears that several outdoor gear manufacturers are now making masks, but I’d like to hear some thoughts from fellow BPLers before making a decision. Thanks for any advice.

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    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

    Check these out. I don’t have one currently. I know of one lady that did think an N95 helped in a recent bikepack race. You might even try the local fire department and ask for their thoughts.

    https://www.edcmag.com/best-masks-for-smoke/

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    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    Ryan recommends two N95 mask options – 3M 8210V and
    3M 8211 N95 masks –  towards the end of the most recent BPL Podcast on The New Realities of Western Wildfires.

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    Marcus
    BPL Member

    @mcimes

    3M model 8511 is the N95 mask comfort standard bearer. The other masks outlined in the EDC article pretty much sum up your choices.

     

    Personally I carry the 8511s all summer and fall now

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    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

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