Directs air down, away from lens
February 26, 2019
This is the only under welding helmet face mask/respirator that directs your breath down and away from the welding helmet or face shields viewing area/lens I could find.
I wasn't sure if I needed the large, medium or small until I found a comment from 3M saying that the medium fits the majority of people.
The strapping system looks and feels fragile but knowing this and once I adjusted both straps to feed the bottom neck strap a more it hasn't been a problem. In fact once the neck strap is on, the top strap goes on and comes off quite easily and lays the mask on the chest/neck comfortably.
Mask fit is much more comfortable then my dual side cartridge (expensive) respirator and my single front filter respirator.
Eye wear sits on nose piece slightly but for me its not an issue.
ProsBreathing is directed down away from lens.
Fits under welding helmet.
Head strap is flat so little interference with helmet head gear.
ConsStrapping system looks and feels inexpensive/weak.
Eye wear could be an issue for some.