The most comfortable everyday N95 face mask, inspired by silicone respirator mouth-cups

We’ve been in this for nearly half a year now. Mid-August marks 6 months since the world really started noticing the virus, and while the first few weeks/months of lockdown were utter chaos, 6 months of being at home and being incredibly careful while outdoors has given us enough clarity to really imagine what the road ahead will be like… and face masks will almost certainly be an inseparable part of that road. Not just regular face masks. Better, more sanitary, reusable, effective, and comfortable face masks that were designed with the intent of being entirely for consumers not medical or industrial-grade masks that were made for entirely different situations.

The purME is no ordinary N95 mask. It was designed to be an N95 face-mask that you could carry in your pocket, wear for hours, breathe safely under, and easily reuse for months, if not years. Its form and material of choice are, in fact, directly inspired by silicone respirator mouth-cups that medical personnel use to administer oxygen to people. The silicone construction of the purME allows it to fit all types of faces easily as its soft body conforms to the curves of your face, creating an air-tight seal while feeling comfortable enough to be worn for hours. The silicone body makes the purME easy to reuse as well as disinfect too, and replaceable filters ensure your mask lasts you for years on end.

The purMe comes with two air-valves that allow unidirectional air-flow, filtering the air you inhale through one valve and the air you exhale through the other. The mask’s filters trap all sorts of harmful particles such as PM2.5 and allergens, both as airborne or droplets, and you can even upgrade to P100 filters with a simple swap, allowing you to effectively filter out 99.8% particles. The mask comes with a flexible design, thanks to the silicone construction, and slips easily into your pocket or bag when not in use. While wearing it, adjustable ear-straps ensure a secure fit, while a neck-strap allows you to hang the purME around your neck when it’s safe to take the mask off. The mask’s LFGB-grade silicone withstands years of use, and can periodically be washed in the machine to disinfect it too (just remember to pop the filters out before you do). The mask comes in translucent/frosted black and white (with a choice between gray, white, or rose-gold air-valves) and the purME team is even working on an entirely transparent version to allow you to breathe clearly while being able to smile at people and unlock your phone using facial-recognition.

Designed with the highest safety standards while also accommodating for a variety of face-sizes, the purME was made FOR the everyday consumer. Its snug fit and adjustable tightness means you could wear the mask for hours at an end and not feel any discomfort, while the mask’s undoubtedly fashion-friendly aesthetic means you’ll actually WANT to wear it when you step out. Plus, its long-lasting design was made to provide you with fresh, clean air not for a week or a month, but rather for the foreseeable future.

Designer: Ann Song

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purME – A Gas Mask You Can Wear Everyday

The purMe is a crystal-clear, comfortable and modular respirator like a gas mask to protect you against harmful particles such as PM2.5 and allergen, both as airborne or droplets.

purME design provides the protection of industrial respirators while retains the portability and comfort of lightweight pollution masks. Airflow valves are incorporated for extra seal and comfort. N95 level HEPA filters are included for daily use, with upgrade to P100 level (99.8%) extra protection available through an included adapter.

True Respirator Design

Made from LFGB-grade silicon with gas mask-like construction, pureMe is airtight and resistant to splash and can stop droplet threats and airborne matters.

One-way Airflow / Bi-directional Filtering

One-way Airflow design brings better seal and comfort. You will find purME much more comfortable than masks without valve, especially at humid and warm climate. When exhaust filtration is required, you can easily convert purME with filter on both intake and exhaust, filtering particles both in and out.

See No Barricade

purME in crystal-clear does not obscure your face. Show people your smile while under protection. Also use facial recognition systems, such as Apple FaceID while wearing purME and avoid finger contact.

Modular Filter Level

Certified N95- filter inside the pod, screening at least 95% of pollutants and particles. Filter can be swapped in seconds with 2 simple steps and upgrade to P100 filter canister.

purMe can protect you against:

– from air pollution, screening over 95% of PM2.5 particle pollutants.
– from wildfire smoke. Filtering out smoke particles, which are mostly within PM2.5 range.
– keeping you away from 95% floating allergens, e.g. pollen and mold spore.

Small & Light

Weighs only 65g and it’s also foldable to pack it into your bag or pocket.

Certified by Testing Lab

The protection level of purME has been tested and certified by a third-party testing lab for FDA and SAWS Standard GB 2626-2006. All purME filters will be manufactured to exact standards as the sample undertaken the test.

The GB 2626-2006 KN95 (NIOSH N95 or EU FFP2 equivalent) test confirms that the filter has a 0.3um particles filtration efficiency of over 95%. This means the filter of purME will keep out the majority of harmful particles in the air. The flow rate also exceeds 85L/min, ensuring breathability under normal use.

The silicone polymer material of the facepiece has been certified by LFGB of Germany to be free of organic vapor, heavy metals and harmful residues. The mask will be able to sustain long-term use and washing under suggested temperatures without degrading or releasing harmful substances. By design, the non-premeable silicone will stop 99.99% of harmful droplets.


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