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V6 Reusable Face Mask

$18.00

A breathable, comfortable, non-medical six-layer mask. Adjustable ear loops, lanyard, and customizable conforming nose bridge.

Black Small/Medium
Black Small/Medium
True Grey Medium/Large
True Grey Medium/Large
Pacific Blue Small/Medium
Pacific Blue Small/Medium
When properly worn, the black nose piece will be visible at the top of the mask and slightly recessed behind the front fold of the mask.

Description

DESCRIPTION

Our new multi-layer non-medical V6 Mask is designed to have as many interior filtration layers as practicable, while remaining cool, breathable, comfortable, and convenient to wear. In spite of its multiple layers, most folks who’ve tested this mask find it to be our most breathable, comfortable mask design yet. 

Why did we choose sewn-in filter layers instead of a user-inserted filter? Because the interior filter layers can be machine washed and machine dried, there’s no need for a separate, removable filter. And, because the filter layers are sewn-in, they cover nearly all of the surface area of the mask and cannot slip out of position. There’s no need to handle separate filters – simply machine wash and dry the entire mask. Plus, speaking for ourselves here: having to purchase, replace, and keep track of new filters is one thing we’d rather not add to our already long to-do list. 

When new, the V6 Mask may feel slightly stiffer or even larger than our other masks — simply machine wash/machine dry your mask a few times to help it conform to your unique face shape.

Like all of our face masks, the V6 Mask features soft, comfortable adjustable ear loops, a customizable conforming nose bridge, and a lanyard for convenient wear. 

The six layers are comprised of the following non-medical-grade materials:
Outermost layer of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Broadcloth 
Interior layer of Spunbond Polypropylene
Interior layer of Spunbond Polypropylene
Interior layer of Spunbond Polypropylene
Interior layer of Spunbond Polypropylene
Outer face-side layer of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Broadcloth

The design of the V6 Mask is similar to our V4 Mask — and with the structure provided by the additional layers, some folks will find that the V6 Mask creates more space between the mask and the face. That added space can be especially helpful if you’re wearing the mask while talking or singing. It also makes it a good choice for those with beards. And it's also worth noting that if you initially find the V6 to be a little stiff, it will soften with repeated washings.

We recommend following the CDC washing instructions — machine wash and machine dry. 

Spunbond Polypropylene

The mask guidance issued by the Canadian government and the World Health Organization both suggest middle layer(s) of a non-woven material such as polypropylene. Note that no mask provides 100% filtration.

100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Broadcloth

Our 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Broadcloth fabric is a high-quality, beautiful, and natural cotton woven and dyed especially for us by our OEKO-TEX Certified fabric mill in South Korea. It’s comfortable and soft next to the skin. Organic isn’t just better for us humans — it’s also better for the environment. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE, SIZING, SHIPPING OPTIONS & MORE


 

Comfortable, stretchy adjustable ear loops and neck lanyard

Our innovative ear loop and neck lanyard material is comfortable, conforming, and stretchy — but it’s not the scratchy elastic that’s typically found on masks. Even when worn around the ears, we (and others) find our material to be quite comfortable for longterm wear. And in our V2, V3 and V4 Masks, the ear loops are adjustable to increase comfort even more.

As we mentioned, the ear loops and neck lanyard are both adjustable; you can shorten or lengthen them. To adjust, gently tug up on the ear strap (lengthens ear strap, shortens neck strap) or down on the neck strap (shortens ear strap, lengthens neck strap) at the point where they are knotted together.

We find the neck lanyard to be a convenient feature when we go out for walks. If no other people are around, we can let the mask hang around our neck and against the sternum; if we see another person coming our way, it's easy to very quickly grasp the ear loops (w/out touching the fabric of the mask) and put the mask on.

Choosing the right size of mask 

When tightly and properly secured via the adjustable strap, our V6 Reusable Cloth Face Mask will provide a good, secure fit and reduce gaps. 

To determine which size you need, take a flat ruler and place it next to your nose. Measure from the bridge of your nose to the point of your chin.

Choose Small/Medium if you measure LESS than 4.5” / 115mm

Choose Medium/Large if you measure MORE than 4.5” / 115mm

And if you measure exactly 4.5": we'd recommend choosing the Medium/Large size.

Customizable nose bridge

We’ve added a fabric slot over the nose bridge; your mask will arrive with a metal nose piece inserted into the slot that can be bent to conform your mask over your nose. 

Part of the reason the open nose bridge slot is so great is that you can effectively customize the firmness of the conforming metal piece to be what works best for you: replace the metal nose piece with a twist tie or vice versa, or choose a different wire altogether.

Additionally, we determined that the first component on a mask most likely to fail after repeated machine washing and drying is the bendable, metal nose piece; by making that piece removable and replaceable on our masks, we’ve increased the longevity of the mask and have allowed you to replace that part if/when it does fail at little to no cost (most of us have extra twist-ties at home… you know, the things produce comes bundled in or bakery bags are tied with.)

We recommend removing the metal conforming nose piece prior to washing your mask. That will help the metal piece last as long as possible.

Shipping costs, returns, guarantee

We will pride ourselves on fast shipping. However, many carriers including USPS and UPS are experiencing high volumes of packages and some shipments may be delayed in transit due to circumstances outside of our control. Please note that less expensive shipping options usually take a little longer to arrive.

USPS First Class Mail $4 (for up to 20 masks)

USPS Priority Mail $8 (for up to 30 masks) 

USPS Priority Mail to Hawaii & Alaska $10 (for up to 30 masks) 

UPS Ground $10

UPS 3 Day Select, 2nd Day Air, and Next Day Air shipping options are available at checkout.

USPS First Class International is $14 (for up to 20 masks)

Just like our bags, our masks are satisfaction guaranteed. If you're happy with your mask, if you'd like help troubleshooting fit, or if your mask isn't working for you, emailus@tombihn.com and we'd be glad to help.

For the health and safety of our crew, we can’t accept returns, repairs or exchanges for/of these masks. Any issue with materials or workmanship on these masks will be evident immediately; beyond your immediate inspection of the mask upon its arrival, the mask is not covered under our Lifetime Guarantee. 

We recommend following the CDC Instructions for washing face masks and we recommend washing your face masks in a reusable mesh laundry bag; this will prevent the ear loops from getting caught on other stuff in the washer and dryer and will help protect your mask.

Made in U.S.A. (and what that means)

Some of you will ask why our masks (or our bags, for that matter!) are more expensive. Our business model is unusual: we are designer, manufacturer, and direct retailer and our entire company shares the same 16,000 square feet in Seattle, the city with the highest minimum wage in the United States. We're also a Certified B Corporation. The contract manufacturers we work with are also in Seattle. In short, our labor and overhead costs are likely significantly higher than that of a business who manufactures their products overseas.

Warnings and Instructions For Use

We recommend that you read our Warnings & Instructions For Use. If you need more copies of the Warnings and Instructions For Use to distribute with masks that you are providing to others, please download this PDF and print additional copies on your home printer.

These guidelines are based on this FDA document; the guidelines may be subject to change. Please refer to the FDA website for the most up-to-date information.

Enclosed Face Masks are NOT Intended to Provide Liquid Barrier Protection

This mask is not a surgical device or a respirator and should not be used as a substitute for either of these devices.

Not for use in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, may be expected.

Not for use in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high.

Not for use in the presence of high intensity heat source or flammable gas.

An outermost layer of 100% Organic Cotton Broadcloth; four middle layers of Spunbond Polypropylene; and an innermost / face layer of 100% Organic Cotton Broadcloth. Note: These masks are not made of medical grade material

For adult use only.  Wash these masks according to CDC washing guidelines prior to first wear. Wash routinely depending on the frequency of use. Do not microwave. Do not put in the oven.

Use of this mask is intended to be an addition to and not in substitution of all other measures recommended for the prevention of communicable diseases.

If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

If unsure, consult your personal physician before wearing.

When washed and dried, secure the clean mask to your face to cover both your nose and mouth.

WARNING: Gaps between the mask and your face, or a loose fitting mask, will reduce the effectiveness of the mask. Once secured, refrain from touching the mask and your face in order to adjust its fit. Any hand contact with your face, or the mask itself once donned, can increase your risk of contracting or communicating an infectious disease.

Materials

Six layers of the following non-medical-grade materials:
  1. Outermost layer of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Broadcloth
  2. Interior layer of Spunbond Polypropylene (66 grams/square meter)
  3. Interior layer of Spunbond Polypropylene (66 grams/square meter)
  4. Interior layer of Spunbond Polypropylene (66 grams/square meter)
  5. Interior layer of Spunbond Polypropylene (66 grams/square meter)
  6. Outer face-side layer of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Broadcloth

Specs

Cut & sewn in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. with fabric & materials from Korea / China / U.S.A.

Thanks to your purchases, we've donated over 200,000 V1 Masks.

Sewn in Seattle

Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

THE BIHN Guarantee

Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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Rated 5 out of 5

Best most breathable mask

I have two V6 masks and I wear one of them pretty much every day (and wash it at night). This mask is the most comfortable and most breathable mask I own. When wearing other masks (even other TB masks!) I found my skin breaking out after a long day of wearing a mask. I find this one gentler to my skin because it is more breathable. I actually wear it for pollen even when I am not around other people outside, and I absolutely love it for long journeys outside. It is by far my favorite. Ok, so I kind of look like a platypus in it but that’s a small price to pay! Prevents hayfever symptoms and keeps me COVID-compliant.

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This one was an expensive mistake

I have V3 and V4 in Medium/Large and ordered the V6 in the same size, expecting it to fit the same way. Unfortunately it did not. It is much larger than the previous designs and as others have said, it's very stiff at first. I have washed it twice now but I find that it still does not form to my face like the V4 does. It is very breathable and it seems like it would be more comfortable in warmer weather than the V4, but it also leaves large gaps on the sides unless I tighten to the max.

I will not be using this one, making it an expensive mistake.

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Also Disappointed

I found that this mask is too bulky for me, and at first too big, even ordering small/med, which I got when I purchased the V4 mask. I wished I had ordered the V4 again instead. Washing the V6 helped a bit with fit, but still not as comfortable as the V4. And I do understand why I cannot exchange the V6. Thank you anyway for your great work, and for donating a mask to those in need.

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Disappointing; Doesn't Fit Like Other Bihn Masks

My husband loves the Tom Bihn masks I purchased last year so we decided to order two of the V6; one for me and one for him. Sadly, neither fit. I ordered a small/medium and it was still too large on my face. I even purchased a mask strap to help secure it in place, but that also did not help. My husband's mask, size medium/large, appears to have been sewn incorrectly; one side is sewn differently than the other and it makes the mask gap. It does not fit well. We will not be using either mask. A big disappointment on all fronts.

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Great mask! Family members favorite!

I bought an order of 10 masks for everyday use for 2 people , this way I would only need to launder them once a week.

Family members were impressed by them and asked to be given one, for their birthdays, so 4 of them have been given away.

I still have 6, I might have to order more.

Once, I didn't wear the mask as shown in the product's pictures and it felt uncomfortable.

After washing and drying a new mask shipment, put it on, using the website picture for reference, ideally, when you have a little more time to adjust the mask, especially if you wear glasses.

The ear loops are extremely soft, comfortable and easy to adjust..

The neck strap is very useful for people who want to carry their masks while engaging in outdoors activity, when no one is around then, suddenly someone shows up, so, it has to be put back on, really fast

This way, one can jog, stroll, garden, bird watch, etc.... with peace of mind.

I have a small face but a sizable nose, so I order the Medium/Large.

Before the V6 I used the V3 masks from Tom Bihn in Medium/Large

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