The 5M - VP2 mask is a protective mask designed to reduce the transmission of airborne viruses and bacteria.
The mask features integrated filtration and offers level 1 protection without the need for an additional respirator, but may also be used in tandem with an N95 or similar respirator for increased filtration.
Handmade in Brooklyn, New York, USA, the mask is made from cotton moleskin, with a built-in polypropylene filter, the same material used to produce N95 masks.
There are distinct situations in which around-the-ear straps are preferable to over-the-head. For example, some hairstyles, such as thick dreadlocks, may make over-the-head straps difficult to wear. For this reason, 5M does offer a limited selection of around-the-ear masks.
The mask is not disposable but rather washable and reusable. To clean, hand wash with mild detergent. Please test disinfectant on a small bit of fabric before applying to the entire mask.
The piece is indeed stylish but is also designed to perform. While we cannot guarantee 100% prevention of viral transmission, we are confident that the design will perform in significantly reducing the risk.
Available in two sizes, small and large.
Size small will fit young children (5 years old and older) and small adults. For children approximately age 5 and under, elastic bands may need to be tied in order to ensure a tight fit. Size large fits most adults.