RZ Industries M2 Mask

Posted by Blake Dungey on

I really don’t like wearing dust masks in the shop. I try to catch the dust right off the Machine and try not to let it go airborne. I have tried just about all types of masks being dust mask or respirators and I never liked any of them. Some of them made me feel claustrophobic, sweaty and just terribly and comfortable. And none of them have ever been safety glass friendly. Either fogging up the glasses or having straps interfere with the temple sides. And I don’t care to shave all my facial hair so one of those rubber type fit Per manufacturers recommendations .
I came across this mask watching a video on YouTube By April Wilkerson . She gave it a good review http://youtu.be/drzS76g8LhE
Go to 2:40

I Oder one and I do like this new dust mask. Light weight. One strap, ez on and off and doesn’t get in the way of my glasses. And no fogged up glass. It fillers out to .1 micron that’s really good. I know that there are better type of dust protection, like a full face respirator but the best one is the one that you are most likely to wear.

Here is info on them and a special offer for woodworkers
https://www.rzmask.com/pages/april-wilkerson

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Dust! Tired of breathing it? Tired of coughing from it? Tired of tasting it? RZMASK Is The Cure

Posted by Joe Klatte on

A pretty bold statement from the company RZ MASK (formerly RZR MASK) in regards to their neoprene dust mask. Having tried other companies products, with no success I might add, I couldn’t wait for spring to come and the trails to dry out from the snow storms of this winter past so I could put their claims to the test. Being an allergy sufferer and also having major sinus problems, every time I ride the coal trails of Pennsylvania or Southern West Virginia, no matter what I have tried in the past has always led to me eating dust. That in itself is a bad thing but coupled with the health problems listed above, I also seem to end up sick for a week following any ride in dusty conditions. I was hoping that they did have the cure!

I received my mask during the winter and emptying the shipping envelope produced the following products. The neoprene RZ MASK with a 99% carbon- activated filter preinstalled, 3 additional filters and a carry pouch to protect my mask when not in use. Also included was some literature from the company telling their story of how and why they developed the RZ MASK. The filters are 99.9% effective filtering out particulates and pollutants both gasses and solids, according to the pamphlet provided. Also after reading through the literature accompanying the mask I learned they were claiming it would also be good for winter riding to keep your face warm.

 

I normally wear a balaclava for riding out in the cold and figured there was no way possible the RZMASK would keep me as warm. After my testing during the winter I learned not only did it work as good, but actually better than my balaclava. My balaclava would get wet after an hour or so just from normal breathing and once wet allowed my face to become cold as I traveled down the trails at moderate speeds. The RZMASK stayed dry the whole time keeping my face warmer than my balaclava ever had. Another bonus to the RZMASK for winter riding is due to the way it conforms to your face I never once had my goggles fog up while wearing it. I was pleasantly surprised by the protection it offers for winter riding and will be wearing it exclusively from here out. My testing of the RZMASK during the winter was enough to sell me on the product, but the real benefits of the mask were still waiting to be tested once the snow melted away.

The snow finally began to melt here in North Western New Jersey but was replaced with torrential rainstorms for the better part of a month. Even now in the month of May, our local trails are still wet and muddy. Thank Heavens for our group ride down in Southern West Virginia in the middle of April. Finally a chance to test out the RZMASK in dusty conditions, and as luck would have it we wound up with only one dry day for testing but it was dusty enough for me to put it to the test. As impressed as I was by its protection while being worn during cold weather riding, it was nothing compared to using it for its real intended purpose; filtering out dust. As I mentioned above I have tried various products over the years and nothing has ever worked for me…. until now that is. For the first time while riding in dusty conditions I was breathing dust free air and grinning ear to ear, literally I was able to laugh and smile while riding through clouds of dust and all the while having none of it enter my mouth hahaha. To be able to finish a ride and not have to brush my teeth to rid my mouth of the taste or dirt or that gritty feeling like I just ate a bunch of rocks is like a gift from the Gods! Thank You RZ MASK for finally delivering a product that works! Oh sorry….where was I….Oh yes, the RZ MASK performed flawlessly at filtering out any and all dust from the trails during my testing down in Southern West Virginia.

 

The RZMASK was very comfortable to wear (most of the time anyway, more on this later) and I never felt like I was sweating from wearing it. As the dog days of summer arrive I will be able to tell if it will make your face sweat but normally I am sweating from wearing my helmet anyway so not a big deal to me if it does. At the end of the ride it was evident who wore one that day by looking at the faces in our group. All riders wearing one had clean faces while the nonusers except for the one rider who was out front that is, looked like they were eating dust all day. Upon inspection of the N99 filter you could see how much dirt it filtered just by looking at it. I took out the filter and used the sink in our camper to clean up the mask and hung it up to dry for the next day. It is very easy to clean and replace the filters with this mask also. Unfortunately we awoke to rain the next morning and the trail conditions didn’t warrant the use of the mask on our final day of our trip but I will get some more time with it in June when a few of us head to SSRT in P.A. to ride for a few days.

I am extremely pleased with the RZMASK. It does everything they claim it does and has plenty of uses from off-road riding to farming and filters out dust, pollen and virtually all things bad for your lungs. I will not only use it for riding but also for doing work around my property when the pollen levels are high to avoid an allergy attack. I recommend this product to everyone whole heartedly and other than one con, everything about it is a positive. The con has to do with the metal band on the upper part of the mask. I have heard people mention this has caused discomfort when they tried the mask and after a few trials with different goggles and an explanation from the owners at RZMASK about the importance of ordering the right size, I had to make this the only negative in a glowing review. I had the same discomfort happen from wearing different types of goggles. My regular goggles work fine with the mask but my OTG goggles caused the metal band to push down into the bridge of my nose. I never used those goggles during my winter testing and I would have never even tried my OTG goggles and known this but I went through 2 pairs of goggles due to soaking them and was left with the OTG goggles as my last pair of clean dry goggles. I still wouldn’t let this be a deciding factor if your interested in ordering one. Just give RZMASK a call prior to ordering to be sure you are ordering the right size so you do not have this problem. The masks are available in sizes Youth through XL and come in a variety of colors and styles. If you have any questions please contact www.rzmask.com or call (888) 777-9422 , or simply post a question for them in their preferred vendor forum here on Rocks and Ruts.com

Source: rockandruts.com

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EMP- The RZ Mask, what is filtering your air?

Posted by Jordan Torbenson on

Lots of folks have solutions for shelter, water, and food in their preps, but what about air?  The rule of threes tells us the body cannot survive without air for more than three minutes.  Some disaster’s primary motivators might be something that happens to the air, volcanic eruptions, war, epidemics, massive forest fires.  What solution do you employ?  The RZ Mask is an alternative to the N95 paper masks.

Watch the video here!

Source: tinhatranch.com

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RZ Mask - Thin, lightweight and reusable

Posted by Joe Klatte on

RZ Mask


   This is a great little item to carry whether you are on the dusty trails or just working in the shop. We all know after a good dry summer days ride with a few buddies that you eat a lot of dust on the trail which can't be good for us but most of us neglect to do anything about it, Generally we just eat the dust and go on. With the cheap masks that block some of the dust and then have to be replaced after every ride I personally understand but with the option of the RZ Mask we have no more excuses. Not only is the RZ Mask thin, light weight, and reusable but it is available in multiple colors and has cheap replacement filters at your disposal. This mask seals to your face like no cheap mask can do and at a reasonable price.

   This mask covers the lower portion of you face and does not move once installed securely with the Velcro attachments. This mask is a thin design to allow use with or without a helmet which is great for us atv and utv riders as well as anyone else who spends time in a dusty environment..

In conclusion I have found the RZ Mask to not only be useful on the trails but very useful when performing tasks around the house such as when doing yard work or in the shop fabricating and it does this all at a very reasonable price.

Source: Mud and Guts Offroad

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Clean Air For The Nose In Agriculture And Off-Road Recreation

Posted by Jordan Torbenson on

Compiled by staff

Whether it's dust from a grain bin or hay meadow, or road dirt on an ATV trip, RZ Mask has a host of models and styles of neoprene masks to keep you breathing clean air.

Equipped with an 99.9% activated charcoal filter, the new mask filters out 99.9% of the pollen, dust, allergens, diesel particulate matter and other solid things that don't belong in the lungs or nasal passages. The filtration rate compares quite favorably with most masks that shoot for filtering out only 95% of the particulates.

The new RZ Mask features an N99 activated charcoal element to catch 99.9% of allergens, dust, pollen and other irritants and is designed to "breathe easy" through specially-designed dual exhaust valves.
The new RZ Mask features an activated charcoal element to catch 99.9% of allergens, dust, pollen and other irritants and is designed to "breathe easy" through specially-designed dual exhaust valves.

The RZ Mask covers the nose and mouth and is being used in construction, farming, wood working, ATV riding and a range of more than 40 other uses. More than 20 designs and colors are available at an MSRP of $29.95 at www.RZMask.com , or at various agricultural dealers and motorsports outlets across the country.

The masks are covered with a no-hassle money back guarantee, and so far, sport a no-return record.

Source: Prairie Farmer

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