Designed over the past 3 years in conjunction with the University of Sydney, brothers Isaac and Elias Honor teamed up with their friend Jack Graham to launch AusAir… a face-mask that’s preparing for a world where masks may become as ubiquitous as wearing sun-block every time you step out. What makes AusAir worth noticing is its nuanced approach to masks, considering a variety of external and user-based factors. As parts of the world struggle with declining air-quality, environmental hazards, and even an outbreak of diseases, AusAir’s take on face masks involves something that’s effective, reusable, and most importantly, fashion-friendly.
AusAir’s face masks form a part of an emerging market for ‘premium’ consumer masks. Unlike basic cloth-mesh masks worn by factory workers or the disposable ones worn by doctors, AusAir approaches masks by addressing the need of the everyday consumer. Each mask comes with a 3D design that allows for easy, fog-free breathing. The nose-area is cushioned with a memory-foam, and reinforced with a hidden aluminum nose-clip to ensure a secure fit, while the mask’s fabric comes with multiple layers (including an optional botanical filter layer) to ensure you have clean, odor-free air to breathe.
AusAir’s masks are among the first to have ‘botanical’ PM2.5 filters that not only trap particulate matter, but create a more enjoyable breathing experience. These botanical filters, ranging between choices like Lavender, Tea Tree, and Eucalyptus help not just trap dust and viruses but also help affect your mood by adding natural aromas to the air you breathe. They’re further aided by AusAir’s activated carbon filters that help filter harmful gases and kill bad odor molecules. The inner filters are replaceable, lasting for as long as a month before needing to be switched. AusAir’s masks come with two one-way valves (precisely made from stainless steel) on the outside that clip open to help detach the filters on the inside. The mask’s outer covers are made from a flexible polyurethane foam that allow the masks to universally fit all faces and profiles by stretching comfortably around the ears. The PU foam construction helps act as the first line of defense too, trapping dust, dirt, and larger pollen particles. The outer skins are machine washable, sans the metal valves and the inner filters, allowing you to reuse the mask for years, simply by washing them and periodically replacing inner filters.
The masks come at a time when there’s an increasing demand for protection from smoke and pathogens. As consumers, especially in the west, are culturally beginning to move towards wearing masks in public, AusAir’s masks form a better-looking, more effective, and reusable alternative to traditional disposable masks. Armed with multiple filters, AusAir’s masks help aid against pollution, pathogens, smoke, and even bad odor. They last longer, fit more securely, and help you live a healthier life by breathing better quality air.
Designers: Jack Graham, Isaac Honor & Elias Honor
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AusAir – Anti-pollution & Viral Filtration Mask with Botanicals
AusAir is an Australian designed, botanically infused, highly breathable and reusable designer masks that blocks over 97% of PM2.5 and prevents the spread of infection.
AusAir Filtration Mask Gives Protection Against
Air Pollution including PM2.5. AusAir filters over 97% of small airborne pollution (PM2.5), their filters are effective between 2-4 weeks, depending on use.
Viruses. AusAir masks have been tested with viruses that are in the 0.1 to 0.5 micron range and are capable of blocking 97% of airborne viruses replicated.
Organic Odors & Vapors. An added carbon layer adds additional filtration against unwelcome organic vapors and odors.
Bush Fire Smoke. Their filters are effective at preventing fine particulate matter from bush fires and limiting the inhalation of smoke and dust particles.
This is What You Breath Every Day
The main sources of air pollution include vehicle exhaust emissions, tire dust, wood fires and power generation.
Or when disaster strikes.
Climate scientists at Berkeley Earth have studied and have quantified the cigarette equivalence of air pollution in terms of its effect on your health.
The world’s thinnest one-way valves – Featuring twin marine grade 316 stainless steel valves, for an unrivaled breathing experience. Engineered to maximize exhalation and prevent hot air build up.
Highly Durable – Made from strong yet flexible PU material that offers unmatched comfort and ease of use.
Designed and tested to last and maintain shape for over 100 washes.
Magic fit ear-loops – Ear loops tailored to fit your experience. No hard-to-adjust buckles or straps.
Memory nose foam – Plush memory nose foam which molds to the shape of your facial contours effortlessly.
Ergonomic design – A seamless fit that offers full protection, not allowing air to escape in through the sides.
Click & switch design – The simple click and switch design allows you to swap and replace filters with ease. Auto-align the filter and skin every time so you know you are wearing the mask correctly.
Science-backed Filtration Technology
Utilizing the latest in material science technology, they developed a pollution filter that will exceed Australian respiratory protection standards.
1. Soft melt-blown inner layer.
2. Two melt-blown microfibre layers filtering PM2.5 pollution, viruses, smoke and pollen.
3. Electrostatic cotton layer with nano-filtering technology removing ultra-fine PM2.5 particles.
4. Active carbon for hydrocarbon gas filtration and anti-odor.
5. Durable PP outer protective layer to prevent dirt and other large particles building up on the filter layers.
6. Outer washable skin that can filter PM.10 particles.
Particulate Matter Protection
The biggest pollution concern in terms of your health comes down to tiny hazardous particles suspended in the air called ‘particulate matter’. Some of the most potent of these particles is called PM2.5 meaning that these particles are less than 2.5 microns.
To put this into perspective, a micron is a millionth of a meter, with a human hair being around 70 microns.
The O2Plus Filter Range
For maximum efficiency and hygiene, filters last up to 100 hours or between 2-4 weeks depending on use. The filters are interchangeable with your washable mask skin, so you can choose the filter you want when you want.
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