3M HEPA Masks
You can finally do your yard work without suffering through all of your allergy symptoms! Economical and efficient, this mask seals tightly around the face and provides true HEPA filtration to block out dust, mold, and pollen. Do chores inside or out with the protection you need to breathe clean air. Adjustable, latex-free straps allow you to customize the fit of this mask. The body of the the mask is easily cleaned with mild soap and water. Replacement 2091 filters can be purchased as often as you need them.
The P100 rating of the 3M 2091 filters exceeds the CDC's recommended N95 rating as an effective way to block the spread of pathogens like the Avian Flu, SARS and other influenza strains. By blocking 99.97% of particles, this P100 classification makes this respirator ideal for working with toxic & non-toxic particles, as well as oil based aerosols.
NOTE: 3M recently began printing manufacture dates on the filter packs for these masks. These are not expiration dates. Mask filters are good for use up to five years FROM the date stamped on the packaging.
3M HEPA Masks - A Closer Look
3M Mask Sizing
Mask measurements are made from the top of the mask to the bottom of the chin.
6291 - 4.75"
6391 - 5"
Generally speaking, the 6291 Respirator (medium) fits most adults. The 6391 Respirator (large) is geared towards larger adults. Both masks are adjustable.
- Excellent Product
I have a strange household. My husband does the cooking and I do the yard-work. I had to go to the doctor because I was having so much trouble with breathing. I have allergies and asthma which would go into bronchitis and infection. My doctor said I couldn't do yard-work any longer. That wasn't going to happen because I love taking care of my roses, flower beds and all the rest that goes with it. I have tried other masks but they just did not work for me. That is when my research mode kicked in and I found this mask. WOW! Not only is in comfortable, but I can actually breath while wearing it. I haven't gotten sick again either. I highly recommend this product to anyone that has allergies and asthma. Oh and I wear it while cleaning house too. Fabulous product.
- heart saver
im a heart transplant patient and this help when I am out getting in hay on the farm
- Great mask
I use the mask when I mow my yard. It works great!
- My Son Can Do Things Again
Our son who suffers from Asthma which this alone can cause the sufferer anguish. Yet when wanting to do help work / clean in or outside the home brings much more stress. This alone in cleaning in the past could have and has before gotten him sent to the hospital, but thanks to this respirator/mask He is able to join in okay, so he feels like something from star wars with big pink cheeks he doesn't care because it keeps out all the bad stuff. He can breath and not have to gasp or always try to cover up or hold his breath when doing cleaning/yard work or building projects. This mask really has afforded him a new avenue to better live his life.
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The greatest allergy mask ever made.
- farming again
I had a heart transplant and wear the respirator so I can farm again
- Great Mask!!!
My doctor told me that I would never be able to mow the lawn again because of how bad my allergies are so I followed his instructions for quite a few years. Then I was offered a job mowing 4-5 days a week that I couldn't pass up so I purchased this mask and I haven't had any problems with my allergies except when the dust gets in my eyes. It works great and I am able to mow 4-5 days a week and 8-9 hours each day without any problems! I definitely recommend this mask to anyone with allergies and who still needs to do lawn work.
- Pollen and dust
I suffered from sinus allergies each time I mowed my yard, due to the dusty conditions and the oak tree pollen. The 3M 6291 mask keeps both dust and pollen out. I also use it to cut lumber on my table saw to keep out sawdust. It works wonders, I couldn't even smell the cedar I was sawing.
- Worked Great
My in-laws have a dog that I'm severely allergic to. I can only last about 2 hours before my asthma gets dangerously bad. Don't want to spend the money for a hepa air purifier that will clean the air throughout the whole house. Using the mask I'm able to stay as long as I "want" to stay. It works!!!!
- good respirator
I purchased this respirator to work on an older home that had to be cleared out that was really activating my mold/mildew allergies. It works well exactly as described and is as comfortable as the paper dust mask I was wearing. My only problem is that I needed a small size and it is not available in small. I get a small amount of air leakage at the bridge of my nose. The product itself is great, though.
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3M 6291 HEPA Mask
The 3M 6291 HEPA Mask is one my favorite face masks. Unlike disposable masks, the 6291 is durable and can be used repeatedly. I have owned this mask for a several years, and have changed the HEPA filter cartridges twice. I use this mask for just about everything from yard work to more heavy duty projects like like replacing the grout in our shower. Depending on usage, you may have to replace the filters more often, so this will vary depending on use. After several years of service, this my assessment of the 6291 respirator.
What I like about the 3M 6291 HEPA Mask
- Offers HEPA quality filtration of oil and non-oil based particles
- Versatile filtration ideal for a wide range of uses from pollen and mold particles while raking leaves to filtering oil based particles you might encounter while staining or working with wood or fiberglass while renovating or working on your home
- Creates a very tight seal
- It is durable and easy to clean after dirty projects - rinse respirator itself with warm water or with a mild detergent (filters NOT washable)
- Fits very snugly with two straps and is fully adjustable
- Latex free
- Two sizes available
- MultiGas or Organic Vapor cartridges optional
- Made in the USA
- As with any tight sealing mask, in warm conditions it will make the area around my mouth sweat, so some moisture will get trapped inside
In all, the 3M 6291 HEPA Mask is the best masks we offer. With NIOSH P100 filtration, this respirator is one of the most versatile available today. It is completely sealed, non latex, HEPA grade, and you can replace the filters when necessary. If you, have allergies, do a lot of yard work, work in a shop or in places where things toxic and non-toxic particles are a concern, I strongly suggest using this mask. The filtration this mask provides also exceeds the CDC's recommended filtration level (N95) to help prevent the spread of the influenza virus. Aside from it being a little warm with extended use or in warm conditions, there is very little not to like about this durable HEPA respirator.