Far from being a plug for a product, this post is a celebration of a concept, an invention, a type of product that allow someone like me to exit the flaming, rubber-walled prison of the 3M carbon/HEPA filter monstrosity.
RZ Mask, a small business in Utah that "invented" this product and sells it direct from their website, missed the mark a little for those with high profile noses like myself. But not to be deterred, some 8 gauge wire bent to match facial contours and hand stitched into the extra fabric (formerly eye-flaps apparently) transforms deformity into conformity.
My constant companion, little RZ is washable, and filters (supposedly) 99.9% of air-born particulate with additional activated carbon function. It has enabled me to do all sorts of things from going inside the rapidly vanishing house to mowing rows of moldy hay. Here's to modern British military technology made accessible for $30 plus 10 inches of wire and an hour and a half of bending and stitching.
Note that I am rapidly earning a reputation through local gossip channels as that mysterious masked (and seemingly paranoid) new owner of the little yellow house.
Josh: Founder, father