Compare Allergy Relief Masks

No matter if you're at work or play, masks and respirators can protect you from airborne allergens, dust, gases and odors, bacteria, the flu virus, and cold induced asthma. We offer a wide variety of respirators and face masks from trusted manufacturers like 3M, Respro, AllergyZone, RZ and I Can Breathe. Use the chart below to compare mask features, sizes, filtration and price to help you find the one that will best meet your personal filtration needs. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-339-7123, email customer service at cs@achooallergy.com, or submit a personal FAQ via any of our product pages.

3M Respro I Can Breathe RZ Vogmask AllergyZone
 
3M

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3M 6291
HEPA Respirator

3M 6291 N95 Respirator
Medium
(most adults)

Large
(6391 - large adults)
Replaceable
HEPA

Organic Vapor
(Optional - Organic Vapors)

MultiGas
(Optional - Wide Variety of Vapors)
  • NIOSH P100
  • Washable
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valves
  • US Made
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3M 6291

Medium
$22.99
3M 8293
HEPA Respirator


3M 8293 Mask
One Size Fits Most HEPA
  • NIOSH P100
  • Disposable
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valve
  • US Made
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3M HEPA Mask

$11.49
3M 8233
HEPA Respirator


3M 8233 Mask
One Size Fits Most HEPA
(Non Oil-Based Particles)
  • NIOSH N100
  • Disposable
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valve
  • US Made
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3M HEPA Mask

$9.99
3M 8247 Dust Mask

3M 8247 Mask
One Size Fits Most Particle Filter Media w/ Activated Charcoal/ Carbon
  • NIOSH R95
  • Disposable
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valve
  • US Made
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3M 8247 Mask

$3.99
3M 8210 Dust Mask

3M 8210 Dust and Pollen Mask
One Size Fits Most Particle Filter Media
  • NIOSH N95
  • Disposable
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valve
  • US Made
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3M 8210 Dust Mask

$1.99
AllergyZone

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AllergyZone N95 Mask

AllergyZone N95 Respirator
One Size Fits Most Particle Filter Media
  • NIOSH N95
  • Disposable
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valve
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AllergyZone N95 Mask

$9.95
Respro

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Respro Techno Mask

Respro Techno Mask
Large
(Adult Men/Women)

Medium
(Small Frame Men & Women)
Replaceable Particle Filter Media w/ Activated Charcoal Cloth
  • EN149 FFP1 (N95 equiv.)
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valves
  • UK Made
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Respro Techno

Large Black
$58.99
Respro Sportsta Mask

Respro Sportsta Mask
Large
(Adult Men/Women)

Medium
(Small Frame Men & Women)
Replaceable Particle Filter Media
  • EN149 FFP1 (N95 equiv.)
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valves
  • UK Made
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Respro Sporsta

Large Black
$58.99
Respro Allergy Mask

Respro Allergy Mask
Large
(Adult Men/Women)
Medium
(Small Frame Men/Women)
Small
(Children)
Replaceable Particle Filter Media

Activated Carbon Filter(Optional)
  • EN149 FFP1 (N95 equiv.)
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valves
  • 2 Colors
    (White & Blue)
  • UK Made
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Respro Allergy

Large White
$39.99
Respro Bandit Mask

Respro Bandit Mask
One Size Fits Most 100% Washable Cotton w/ Activated Charcoal Cloth
  • Washable
  • Latex-Free
  • 2 Colors
    (Red & Blue)
  • UK Made
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Respro Bandit

Blue
$31.99
ICanBreathe

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Silk Comfort Mask

Silk Mask
One Size Fits Most Tightly Woven, Double Layer Silk
  • Hand Washable
  • Latex-Free
  • Comfortable
  • Fold & Stores Easily
  • US Made
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Silk Mask

$22.95
Honeycomb Carbon Mask

Honeycomb ACF Pollution Mask
One Size Fits Most Replaceable Particle Filter Media w/ Activated Carbon
  • Shell is Washable
  • Latex-Free
  • Comfortable
  • 3 Colors
    (White, Blue & Beige)
  • US Made
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Honeycomb Mask

White
$21.99
Cold Weather Mask

Cold Weather Mask
One Size Fits Most Silk Lined Fleece
  • Washable
  • Latex-Free
  • Non Fogging
  • Very Warm - Winter Mask
  • 3 Colors
    (Black, Navy & Pink)
  • US Made
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Cold Weather Mask

Navy
$25.99
Organic Cotton Mask

Organic Cotton Face Mask
One Size Fits Most Organic Cotton
  • Hand Washable
  • Latex-Free
  • Brass Eyelets
  • Warm Mask
  • US Made
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Organic Cotton Mask

$25.99
RZ

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RZ Masks

R Z Mask
XL
(+250lb. Adults)

Regular
(Most Adults)

Youth
(Children)
Replaceable Particle Filter Media w/ Activated Carbon
  • Filter 99.9% @ .1 Micron
  • Washable
  • Latex-Free
  • Exh. Valves
  • 5 Colors
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RZ Mask

(Red Reg.)
$29.99
Vogmask

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Organic Cotton Vogmask

Cotton Vogmasks
One Size Fits Most Woven Organic Cotton
  • Hand Washable
  • Latex-Free
  • Warm Mask
  • Comfortable
  • 2 Patterns
    (Bright White & Batik)
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Organic Cotton Vogmask

Batik
$19.99
Classic Microfiber Vogmask

Classic Microfiber Vogmasks
One Size Fits Most (Classic)

2 Sizes (N99 Mask Only)
3 Ply Microfiber Polyester
  • NIOSH N95 or N99
  • Latex-Free
  • Comfortable
  • Convenient (fold/store)
  • Semi Disposable
  • 5 Patterns
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Microfiber Vogmask
Pink Roses
$19.99
CV N99 Vogmask

Carbon Filter N95 Vogmasks
Large
(Most Adult Men/Women)

Large Child
(Most Children 8+)
3 Ply Microfiber Polyester w/ Activated Charcoal
  • NIOSH N99
  • Exh. Valve
  • Latex-Free
  • Comfortable
  • Convenient (fold/store)
  • Semi Disposable
  • 5 Patterns
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CV N99 Vogmask

Parallax Lg.
$30.00
ǂǂThe 6291 is the best mask available for removing smoke, odors and chemicals BUT only when equipped with the optional Organic Vapor Canisters.

Explaining the Star Ratings for Allergy Masks

  • Warmth - Any mask that offers even a little filtration will allow for some heat to build around your face. With that said, some are warmer than others. Depending on the construction and materials used, some masks are warmer than others. The more stars, the better this mask dissipates warmth. Fewer stars means this mask traps more heat. In some instances, extra warmth is a benefit, especially when combating cold induced asthma or for winter use. When looking for a cold weather mask, focus on those with lower star ratings.

  • Comfort - Comfort is determined by many factors including how well the mask fits to most faces, how it seals/rests on the bridge of the nose, and how it connects around the back of the head.

  • Fit - Most masks are adjustable, meaning that the straps can be lengthened or shortened. Others are adjustable by virtue of the Velcro used. Strips of Velcro allow for some adjustability when tightening or loosening the overall fit. The other type of fitting use to keep the mask in place are stretch loops. These are non-allergenic synthetic rubber, polyester or another inert material with elastic properties. Some masks themselves will be constructed on flexible, stretchable material, like neoprene (Techno, Sportsta & RZ masks come to mind) which adds additional give but stay snug.

  • Particles - This is our rating of how well each mask tackles particles. The most common particles filtered are mold spores, pollen, dust, the dust mite allergen, animal dander, dirt, and other debris in the air.

  • Smoke/Chemical - This is our rating of how well each mask filters chemicals, odors, fragrances, vapors and smoke. The more activated carbon or charcoal in the mask filter means better smoke/odor/chemical control. Those with no carbon are not typically very good at filtering these pollutants. HEPA rated masks will trap some smoke and chemical particles, but combination filters that use carbon and a particle filter media are best for all round use.

  • Filter Life - Regardless of whether the mask is disposable or has replaceable filters, each has a typical lifespan. We measure filter life on how frequently the mask needs to be disposed or how frequently filters need to be replaced. This is a general guideline as filter life will vary widely depending on the exact conditions of use.

Final Thoughts on Comparing Masks

Remember, when comparing masks or respirators keep your specific needs in mind. Filtration should be the first criteria you use to narrow your choices down. Not everyone has severe allergies and needs the most comprehensive protection. Some are looking for situational masks that won't need to be worn all the time. Still others DO need the best filtration they can find. Regardless of your specific situation, being honest with yourself about your needs is key. Plus, it can potentially save you from purchasing a very expensive mask when a less expensive one might be the right choice for you. Once, you know the right type of filtration needed for your specific needs, consider other things like size, fit, and price.  Ask yourself questions like, does it have disposable filters, and is it washable?

Carbon filters are ideal for odors, chemicals and smoke. From household cleaners and perfumes to car exhaust and tobacco smoke, facemasks with activated carbon or charcoal are an excellent choice. For standard particle filtration, a HEPA or HEPA style filter is your best option. These trap particles large and small.

Different types of media offer different types and levels of filtration. Not all masks are NIOSH rated (this can be an expensive and long process to obtain certification). Independent labs also verify and test some masks. Price, as well as color are also considerations. If you ever have any questions regarding the use of a mask, feel free to submit an FAQ on any mask page. Questions are usually answered in less than 24 hours (longer during weekends). Live chat is also an option as is emailing or calling. We want you to find the mask that best meets your needs and hope this compare page helps you in that effort.


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