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MASK 001 - Ultrasuede Snaptight

MASK 001 - Ultrasuede Snaptight

An experimental non-medical mask. Soft Ultrasuede against the face for comfort and, as best we can tell, great filtration. Open yet opaque Injected Linen on the outside for breathable coverage. A magno-mechanical Fidlock closure for easy donning, doffing and adjustment.

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An experimental non-medical mask. Soft Ultrasuede against the face for comfort and, as best we can tell, great filtration. Open yet opaque Injected Linen on the outside for breathable coverage. A magno-mechanical Fidlock closure for easy donning, doffing and adjustment.

Due to sanitary reasons this item is not returnable or refundable.
Fabric
Injected Linen Logo
The ancient meets the industrial to create a radically open yet opaque material. The fundamental differences between knitting and weaving collapse in this Japanese fabric that combines the rugged simplicity of a polyester mesh with the deep character and performance of linen. Open to the air so the skin can breathe, opaque to the eye so the mind can relax and injected with linen's dry touch and beautiful break in to create a remarkable summer fabric.

A super light polyester warp mesh is knitted around a linen weft insertion to combine the durability and stability of polyester with the cool wear and character of a bast fiber. The linen is 59% of the fabric weight and it's slubby texture and elegant aging shine through. The polyester warp means it doesn't crease sharply like most linen but instead takes on a gentle waviness that makes it far easier to travel with.

Put this stuff on and it feels like almost nothing, the air just flows over you. Look at it and it’s as opaque as far heavier fabrics, other than in extremely backlit or near face situations you can’t see anything through it. In summertime this is pretty damn close to magic.

Ultrasuede
The original ultramicrofiber non-woven fabric and still the best. Invented in the early 1970's by Toray in Japan, Ultrasuede is made with polyester microfibers that are so extraordinarily fine that a single gram of fiber stretches over 900km. These fibers are combined with polyurethane foam via a complex process reminiscent of needle punching to create a synthetic suede that is actual dramatically better for most purposes than the original. The resulting fabric is both extremely soft and easy to care for yet as tough as leather. The nonwoven structure is quite breathable but at the same time dense enough to block all light.

Out of all the fabrics we have on hand that we've looked at for masks this is both the softest and driest to wear. The non-woven construction also makes it far closer to advanced grade mask materials than almost any other clothing fabric around.
Details
  • Mask 001 - Ultrasuede Snaptight
  • Face made with Injected Linen, knit in Japan, 59% Linen, 41% Polyester, 165gsm
  • Lining made with Ultrasuede, nonwoven 65% ultra microfiber polyester, 35% non-fibrous polyurethane
  • Open yet opaque structure made from a warp knit polyester with a weft injection of linen
  • Ultrasuede pocket
  • Magnomechanical shock pull adjustment system
  • Internal nose bridge
  • Total weight of 35g
  • Wash before wear
  • Machine wash warm with like colors and tumble dry low
  • Made in New York City by D'emploi Studios with Japanese fabric
  • Sizing
    One size. Please refer to the table below for measurements.

    Approximate measurements in inches
    Size One size
    Width (flat) 13.5
    Length (flat) 7
    Length (expanded pleats) 10.5
    Min Circumference 16.5
    Max Circumference 23
    Colors
    Black/Gray

    Black/Gray