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Person wearing the V6 Mask in Black, size Medium/Large. Person wearing the V6 Mask in Black, size Small/Medium. Person tightening/adjusting the ear loops on the V6 Mask, Black, size Small/Medium. Person wearing the V6 Mask in Black, size Small/Medium. Person standing outdoors in a grassy field wearing the V6 Mask in True Grey. Person standing outdoors in a grassy field wearing the V6 Mask in True Grey. Person wearing the V6 Mask in True Grey outdoors. The person is wearing a fleece jacket, hat, and glasses. Person standing outdoors in a grassy field wearing the V6 Mask in Pacific Blue. The person is wearing sunglasses. Person standing outdoors in a grassy field wearing the V6 Mask in Pacific Blue. The person is wearing sunglasses. Person wearing the V6 Mask in Pacific Blue outdoors. The person is wearing glasses, a blue knitted scarf, and a puffy jacket. 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.
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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.

True Grey Medium/Large
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.

Returns and Guarantee

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.
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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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Reviewed by Leo
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Rated 2 out of 5

Kind of big

Pros:

- covers well, washable

- breathable

- seems protective

- the lanyard feature works well

- easy to place back on

Cons:

- far too big

- really strange duck-face effect

- kinda annoying on the neck area

- pricey

- I expect the thing around the nose to help with fogged glasses

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If TB Sm/Md in other mask styles fits too small, but Large is too big, try V6 design

Looking back over my order history, my family has a couple each of Tom Bihn mask styles V2 and V3, and we've just all tried on a V4, V5, and this one (V6.) Different family members prefer different styles, so, unfortunately, I can't say there's one best mask for everyone.

For me, however, I prefer the V6 over all other TB masks I've tried (all except V1!) Here's why:

For my face--female, with a prominent, beak-y nose, a narrow chin, but a large-ish hat size (head circumference) with rounded, broad-ish cheeks--the S/M in V2-V5 felt just a little too small, yet the larger M/L mask "poked me in the eyes" (i.e., too tall top to bottom.) I could not bear to keep any of these on very long, so I was wearing another brand.

Reading the description of V6, it sounded like its fit might work for me, and it does. I LOVE that this mask is WIDER in the smaller size, giving my nose and mouth enough space inside, yet not jutting upward and irritating my eyes (as larger sizes did in V2-V4.)

I wear glasses, and--though it's only been a test fit, not a full day--while I initially felt like air must be leaking when I exhaled as hard as possible, my lenses are not fogging up in the V6. The air must be whooshing inside this spacious mask and going out through the fabric, as designed, because I can't find a leak around the perimeter. My glasses fog up in almost every mask I wear, even with a nose wire, even with anti-fog treatment on my lenses, even if I tighten the mask as much as possible and…

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Rated 5 out of 5

Just WOW

With 18 years of wearing masks and PPE in healthcare, this is the first mask to actually make me excited to wear one! This mask is incredibly comfortable and has some sneaky design to accommodate a wide range of wearers…the most notable is the lack of fog that accumulates on my glasses due to way the upper nose flap falls on my face. While it is a bit larger, I also find that my lips don’t touch or rub on the material…which was an unexpected but much appreciated surprise. The look may not be for everyone BUT, then again, it’s a mask and certainly looks much better than any disposable one. If you want great comfort, beautiful design, and quality materials…this mask is for you. It is thick so wearing this in the summer or in warm climates may be a challenge but the room inside of the mask, it’s a challenge I accept.

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huge and weird

i have a pretty large head, but this was just way too big. it is also very weirdly shaped and made me feel like a duck. i loved the V2 - wish it were still offered.

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Best Mix of Comfort and Protection - V6 Mask Delivers!

Thank you Tom Bihn for making the most comfortable mask, with what seems like the highest level of protection, short of a FFP/KN95/KF94 etc. This review is way overdue but the V3 got us through the first part of the pandemic, and the V6 has taken us the rest of the way and continues to provide excellent protection, while also being extremely comfortable to wear, and easy to speak in without feeling like the mask is constantly moving. In short, the V6 is everything its advertised to be. Would be great to see actual filtration data on the mask, but the materials used and number of layers suggests good protection. With it's comfort, fit, and quality, V6 Makes continued mask wearing post-vaccination a non-issue.

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