In the midst of all this COVID, respirators are all the rage. Unfortunately, not many people truly understand the respirator. First things first. You can’t wear it with a beard. I keep seeing bearded men walking around grocery stores with respirators. Sorry, it doesn’t work.
Advertisers are coming up with hot tactical releases that show people wearing them with a beard. They say they are using surgical silicone and the like. But the bottom line is that without the ANSI stamp of approval none of these statements mean a thing. So don’t make a mistake like the State of Utah and purchase unproven, unapproved equipment just yet. If they make it thru the ANSI approval process and ANSI says you can wear it with a beard, then all systems go, but I wouldn’t bet on black in this game of roulette.
All pictures are courtesy of HiConsumption