Why Safe+Gaiter and Safe+Face Masks?
Safe+Face masks and Safe+Gaiters have been designed to be a better and safe, eco-friendly alternative to common fiber disposable masks. They’re comfortable, reusable, washable and are great for everyday use. No mask today matches our features of comfort, adjustability, custom look, permanent germ resistance, with superior reusability.
Eco-Friendly Gaiters & Masks
The reusable quality makes our gaiters and masks a great replacement for any need to protect yourself and others from transmission.
Quit throwing away money on disposable fiber-based face masks that get tossed in the trash, and spare the landfill the extra waste! Nothing can be more ecologically damaging than disposable fiber masks!
Did you know that for every China sourced KN95 mask or surgical mask that you buy, that you are contributing to a 50-times (50x) contribution to CO2 levels and a 50-times (50x) ecologically damaging increase to waste over the Safe+Face solution? Plus, you are contributing to future damage and illicit harvesting of wood fiber products from the Amazon basin in Brazil, eroding Mother Earth’s capability to process CO2? And, you are dramatically increasing waste to fill up our landfills?
Look yourself in the mirror with that Chinese-sourced KN95 mask or surgical blue mask and ask a simple question, “Am I helping America, am I helping Americans, am I helping to improve the environment and saving the world…are we are all in this together?”
Gaiters & Masks That Actually Feel Good
Let’s face it – most people don’t want to wear a gaiter nor a mask. But if you have to – you might as well use a gaiter or mask that you can live with – one that fits well and works well. No more scratching or pinch points on your face, just a well fitting mask that actually feels good. Our customers tell us they are the most comfortable gaiters and masks they have ever used.
Our Gaiters & Masks Work. Because the Science Works
Our gaiter & mask fabric is produced with the Aegis® Microbe Shield technology by Microban® that lasts for the life of the mask. Their fabric treatment technology has passed multiple tests from USA regulatory agencies- AATCC, ASTM, NIOSH, FDA, CDC, and so forth.
The fabric has been tested to filter and protect against airborne effluents from coughs and sneezes, the primary means of flu/ viral transmission.
Remember, microbes/ viruses travel in “fat” containers- water droplets of 75 to 100 mu thick. Bacteria travel in water droplets. Viruses travel inside cells inside water droplets: Covid-19 travels in a fat cell (called “lipids”) that it invades and that travels inside the “container” of a water droplet. So, no water droplet transmission, no “nasties” inhaled or exhaled from your respiratory tracts.
Portable, Compact, Breathing Gaiters & Masks For Everyday Use
Our gaiters & masks were designed for everyday use! That means working in the office, commuting on a train, car-pooling, walking or biking… performing many of the day-to-day work and recreational activities. Light, comfortable, store it in your pocket until you need to use it. How many super-effective masks have you seen that fit into your pocket or pocketbook? Most likely, zero.
Communicate effectively. Protected!
Can you talk on a cell phone through your gaiter or mask? In most cases, not. Try saying “Hello” through 3-layers of cotton fabric or through an N95 mask squashed onto your face. Not happening.
Why risk potential contamination to speak to loved ones or business colleagues? Doe anyone enjoy chatting in a voice that sounds like it’s muffled by a diaper? Not.
The Safe+Gaiter and Safe+Face mask enables you to communicate clearly and freely anytime, anywhere effectively while you are fully protected in crowded environments (e.g. less than 6 ft of social distancing- like office buildings)!
Sizing & Fit
Q: How do I know what size to order?
A: We recommend purchasing a Large size if you are ages 15 and up (please see sizing diagram). Small sizes are recommended for kids ages 3 and up. The Adult size is 7.25″ long from the center seam to the back of your ear and 6.75″ from bottom of chin to the top of the nose. The Small size is 1″ less in both dimensions. NOTE- adults with smaller size faces may find the Small to be a better fit as the fabric can stretch comfortably.
Q: What if my mask is too small?
A: If your mask is too small to comfortably fit around your ears, wearing the mask in a modified way that resembles swimming goggles more than a traditional mask may help solve your issue.
Tie a shoe lace (or string) around each ear loop, so that it holds the mask from around the back of your head. This should keep the mask taut on your face, but relieve pressure on the ears.
Q: What if my mask is too big?
A: If your mask is too big to fit securely on your face, take the following steps.
First, make sure you’ve washed your mask. This is important for safety best practices and will also help make the mask snug on your face.
Then, the simplest thing to do is tie a small knot on each ear loop to shorten them. This results in some of the excess material being tied behind each ear.
Lastly, some customers have modified their masks in a way that resembles swimming goggles, by tying the end of the string/elastic from one ear loop to the other and tightening it around the back of the head.
Get a household object (shoe lace, string, elastic band) and feed it through both ear loops. Then secure around your head to the appropriate tightness level. This should keep the mask taut on your face, but be comfortable to wear.
Q: Do you have kids sizes?
A: Yes. All of our face masks are available in a kids sizes (Small) designed for ages 3 and up.
Q: How do I care for my gaiter or mask?
A: All gaiters and masks are hand washable or machine washable in warm water (90 F) and can be tumble-dried on “air” or “low heat” settings.
We recommend washing your gaiter and mask before first use and following every wear, to provide the most safety to the wearer.
DO NOT iron the gaiter or mask, as it can melt under the heat.