The 5M - VP3 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 consists of a overlocked waxed linen layer with a built-in polypropylene filter, the same material used to produce N95 masks.
The VP3 is 5M's newest model of mask. As the name suggests, it is constructed with a 3-panel design. It has no seam down the middle of the mask which creates a cleaner look from the front and allows for prints to be done directly on the front of the mask rather than only on the side like the VP2.
The mask is not disposable but rather washable and reusable. To clean, wipe with a wet cloth, dry and apply a disinfectant product. 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.