Frequently asked questions
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If you’re wearing the Airhead mask when cycling or running, we’d recommend replacing the filter after approximately 30 hours of use. If you’re wearing it when walking or taking public transport, we’d suggest changing it after around 60 hours of use.
If you’re wearing the mask and you suspect it may have been exposed to infectious particles, we would recommend that the filter is disposed of between uses and that you clean the mask thoroughly.
We always want to be precise and honest with our community. No mask can provide 100% protection against a virus, but masks like the Airhead Mask can reduce the risk of transmission, by preventing the spread of droplets from coughing and sneezing. These droplets may carry the virus inside them, in what are known as aerosols. The Airhead Mask has a TPE seal, designed to provide an airtight fit and offer enhanced protection for both the wearer and others around them.
The Airhead Mask also comes with optional Exhalation Valve Blockers, to make it suitable for use as a Covid face covering in crowded places. These stickers are made from breathable meltblown filter media, to help prevent the spread of exhaled droplets through the valves.
Whilst the droplets containing virus particles are large enough to be stopped by Airhead Filters, which are capable of blocking particles down to PM0.3 (0.3 microns in diameter), it is important to note that virus particles themselves are tiny, and can theoretically pass through a respirator filter, so a risk always remains.
Hygiene is critical when wearing any mask and therefore, if you believe you may have come into contact with the virus when wearing the mask, the filter should be replaced and the mask components thoroughly washed between uses. Unlike most other masks, the Airhead Mask has a modular design to make it very easy for you to take it apart and clean.
Yes, the mask has a completely modular design so that you can take it apart and clean each part thoroughly after use.
The AirSkin is machine washable at 40° and we would recommend washing with similar colours only. Not suitable for tumble drying.
The filter is the only part of the mask that cannot be washed. However it lasts for up to 60 hours depending on use, at which point it must be replaced.
Yes! We have spent a lot of time making sure the Airhead Mask is compatible with glasses, including a groove that will allow them to sit comfortably on top of the seal. We want to be clear that it still might not suit every single frame style, particularly where the positioning of larger frames on the mask alters the distance between the lens and the eyes, but we’ve done our best to accommodate as many types of glasses as possible.
Unlike with many masks, your glasses won't fog up while wearing your Airhead Mask.
The airtight seal stops air escaping out of the top of the mask and efficient exhalation valves quickly removes hot air from within the mask ensuring glasses don't get steamy.
The nanofiber technology used in Airhead Filters helps to protect against pollution and dust, exhaust fumes, wildfire smoke, pollen and respiratory droplets. For more information visit our How it Works page.
Scroll on down for our handy how-to videos, including how to change your filter and AirSkin and how to take the mask apart for cleaning.
We offer replacement filters in packs of 3 and 12. If you're buying a mask, you'll have the option to add them to your order on your way to the checkout. Otherwise, head to our Accessories page, where you'll find replacement filters and AirSkins available to buy separately.
Using your Airhead Mask, a simple guide