Respro® Mask Chooser

To help you choose the Respro® product that best suits your needs.

All Respro® products are available from our website www.respro.com

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41 Responses to Respro® Mask Chooser

  1. Bruno c says:

    What is the best mask for performance cycling where I’ll want to maintain the most beeathability and airflow?

    • Hi Bruno,
      The best configuration for running/cycling in polluted cities would be the Respro® Ultralight mask with a Cinqro Urban filter. You could try the Ultralight Combo pack which includes the Ultralight mask and a pack of Cinqro urban filters.

      The Ultralight mask shell is made from air permeable material which is good for facial ventilation, has the Elite Powa valves for humidity control in the mask and by substituting the Cinqro Urban filter you get both sub micron particle filtration together with gas and vapour filtration providing overall a broader spectrum of screening from vehicle pollution.

      The filter fitted into the Ultralight mask as standard (Cinqro sports filter) is a Hepa-type filter, perfect for sub-micron (SMALLER THAN PM2.5) particulates, dust /pollen etc, so you can try that for starters to see how comfortable the mask is and then move over to the Cinqro Urban filter if and when you choose. This filter is a combination filter comprising of an Activated Charcoal Cloth layer DACC, laminated to the Hepa-type particulate layer and will, as mentioned, provide sub micron particle, gas and vapour filtration whilst running

      So, the Ultralight is the way to go, whether as a stand alone product or as a combination product. Ultralight Combo pack available is a significant saving over the two items if purchased independently.

      Harrison | Respro® UK Customer services

  2. Eugenia says:

    Hi. I live in Shanghai China, I need a mask for the heavy pollution here, also I like to run and cycle outdoors so it needs to be both for daily use getting to work etc and working out. Which one will be best fit for me? Also size. 24yo female.
    The pollution has everything, from PM2.5, PM10,etc.

    • Hi Eugenia,

      Typically particulate pollution in cities appears to be in the 2.5 micron size range, above and below. Particles smaller than this are known as respirable dusts, which can lodge deep within the lungs and air sacs. This is the more dangerous type of particle pollution as chemicals from vehicle exhaust gases combustion known to be toxic, are carried by means of the respirable particles. Hence the need for a Hepa-type submicron particle filter together with a DACC Activated charcoal layer.

      Any of the following masks which come with a combination filter would be suitable for exhaust pollution (VOC’s and PM 2.5’s) airborne viral and bacterial matter, cigarette smoke and active in urban sports.

      Cinqro Mask – http://respro.com/store/product/techno-mask (suitable for Sport)
      Ultralight Combo – http://respro.com/store/product/ultralight-mask-plus-urban-filter-combo (suitable for Sport)
      Skin plus Techno upgrade kit – http://respro.com/pollution-masks/skins (suitable for Sport)
      Techno Plus – http://respro.com/store/product/technotrade-plus (suitable for Sport)

      A combination filter has both a Hepa-type filter layer and a DACC layer. This combination of Hepa-type filter layer and DACC in one single filter provides sub micron (smaller than PM 2.5) dust filtering capability, together with DACC capability for filtering gases (VOC’s /Acid gases) and vapours . It is the best type of filter available in our range for dealing with the broad spectrum of vehicle and non vehicular pollutants commonly found in major cities across the globe.

      The usable lifespan of the Combination filter is based on the characteristics of the active urban cyclist. If you are using the mask for another activity it still applies, but your breathing rate and activity would put the lifespan of the filter at a proportionally shorter or longer time. If your breathing rate is say half that of a cyclist then the effectiveness of the filter would be twice as long. For cycle commuting on a daily basis we recommend that the filter should be replaced every month or every 69 hours, whichever is sooner.

    • PERSONAL SIZING GUIDE
      http://respro.com/pg/faqs/mask-sizing-guide

      You will find the correct information and how to provide it below for us to confirm your sizing.

      It is important that a mask fits correctly otherwise air will just pass through the gaps and not function how it is intended. Even if it has the best filter; if it is a poor fit it will reduce its ability to filter out the pollutants.

      If you do use our website service, we strongly recommend that you send in your details to confirm your sizing. We ask this so that we can ensure you have the correct size and that the mask will be of benefit to you or those who are using it. It is also important for any sizing issues that may arise so we are able to assess and resolve any problems.

      Our policy on returns:
      If we have advised you of the size for your mask and it is subsequently found to be an incorrect size, then we will exchange the mask.

      If you choose to make the decision on the size of the mask and purchase the wrong size, then we are not at liberty to exchange the mask as it is considered a personal item. Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations June 2014 if the item has been used or the seal broken then we are not liable to refund or exchange the item as this poses a contamination and subsequent product liability issue and therefore we are unable to resell the item.

      Please see the following link for sizing assistance and supply the following measurements so we can confirm your size: http://respro.com/pg/faqs/mask-sizing-guide

      Height:

      Weight:

      Neck size:

      Head size:

      Eye to chin length:

      Height:
      (most people know their height)

      Weight:
      (most people know their weight)

      Neck Size:
      Using piece of cotton or string, measure the circumference around the neck. use a ruler to determine the length of string. This is the neck circumference. Easier still check your shirt size.

      Head size (AKA Hat Size):
      Using piece of cotton or string, measure the circumference around the head. use a ruler to determine the length of string. This is the head or hat size circumference.

      Eye to Chin: REALLY IMPORTANT
      Take a piece of string and place it between the eyes on the top of the nose bridge, run the string over the tip of your nose and down to just under the chin. This is the eye to chin length. Please note the curved line and the point to point distance. If you are in doubt then a Passport image would also be useful.

      Please use the illustrations to accurately provide your biometrics. http://respro.com/pg/faqs/mask-sizing-guide

  3. Andre says:

    Hi
    I am not sure which mask I have to buy and I need some help please. I need it for cycling and my city is very polluted so i was thinking of buying CINQRO which best suits my needs but I noticed that is only suitable for cold weather and in my country it gets up to 40 degrees Celsius in summer. Then I saw the ultralight mask which is suitable for hot enviroments but it does not filter exhaust fumes and organic vapour. So my question is if there is any way of mixing them for example can i buy the ultralight mask and use CINQRO filters or can you suggest another mask for me or something?
    Thank you for your time

    • Hi Andre,

      I have provided two options for you to choose from, however you can use any mask with any filter or any valve system so ultimately you can build a mask to your specification.

      SUMMER ACTIVITY:

      The best configuration for activities in hot climate would be the Respro® Ultralight mask (air permeable mask cover shell). They both combine comfort, breathability and submicron particulate filtration with the most efficient valves for evacuating heat, water vapour and Carbon Dioxide at elevated breathing rates.
      The stock filter (same as fitted on the Cinqro mask) is a Hepa-type filter, perfect for sub-micron particulates, dust pollen etc.

      WINTER ACTIVITY:

      For winter activities we would be recommending that you buy a Cinqro or Sportsta mask. They are the best masks for winter sport activity combining face protection from cold temperatures with the best airflow characteristics and one that I use for around town use when I bike around London.

      FILTER TYPES:

      For the urban environment and general pollution from vehicles or industrial effluent we would recommend the following ‘combination’ filters:

      – Cinqro Urban Filter
      – Techno Filter
      – Allergy Chemical Particle filter

      For dusts including fine respirable ones from diesel, we would suggest the following filters:

      – Cinqro Sports Filter
      – Sports Filter
      – Allergy Particle filter

      SIZING:
      For us to advise you on the correct size, please send us the following details:

      Height:
      Weight:
      Neck/shirt size:
      Hat/head size:

      Height:
      (most people know their height)
      Weight:
      (most people know their weight)
      Neck Size:
      Using piece of cotton or string, measure the circumference around the neck. use a ruler to determine the length of string. This is the neck circumference.
      Head size (AKA Hat Size):
      Using piece of cotton or string, measure the circumference around the head. use a ruler to determine the length of string. This is the head or hat size circumference.

      Regards,

      Harrison | Respro® UK Customer services

      • Andre says:

        Hi
        Thanks a lot for the information! Very usefull!
        My measurments are the following:
        Eye to chin:5,6 cm
        Head size:58cm
        Neck widest 38,3cm
        Neck narrowest:37,2cm
        Heigh:1,81m
        Weight:83,7kg
        Regards

  4. Matteo Colombo says:

    Hello what is the difference between the allergy and the ultralight mask? Because i’m allergic to pollen and i need something that can filter them, but i need to use this mask when i play golf so i want something light that i can wear for hours
    Thaks
    Matteo

  5. Gurratan says:

    Where can I buy the Cinqro Mask in Delhi?

  6. Lukasz says:

    Hi
    We like to buy Ultralight masks, we are Europeans.
    Recommended size for me:?
    Height: 183cm
    Weight: 86 kg
    Neck size: 40 cm
    Hat size: 57,5/58 cm
    Eye to chin length: 15 cm
    and for my Wife:?
    Height: 176 cm
    Weight: 73 kg
    Neck size: 36 cm
    Hat size: 57,5/58 cm
    Eye to chin length:14 cm
    Regards
    Łukasz i Justyna

    • Hi Lukasz

      Thank you for sending in your biometric details, based on these, you require a Large mask and Justyna requires a Medium mask

      Best regards
      Harrison | Respro® UK Customer Services

  7. ben myers says:

    Hi

    I cycle in London every day but I fancy the ultralight mask so as it’s comfy, breathable and washable. Would the filters be too weak for London pollution?

  8. Dawid says:

    Hi, can I use Cinqro Urban Filter with a Techno mask?

  9. James says:

    Hi, I work in a steel manufacturing plant. What would be best against fine steel dust? Currently using 3M N95 mask.

    • Hi
      Sounds like you need an occupational mask and should get in touch with a health and safety officer to do a risk assessment to determine what PPE would be suitable for the levels of dust and chemicals/materials your are being exposed to. This is something that we recommend to all occupational enquiries of this type.

      The respiratory protection you using at the moment is N95, you could also improve the spec by using an N99 rated mask.

      http://respro.com/store/product/s3v-StreetSmart-mask

      Hope this helps.

      Team Respro®

  10. Alvin Png says:

    Hi there, I have a question regarding sizing. I’m a guy standing at 168cm tall weighing at 54kg, athletic small build. According to your size chart, for my height and weight, i should be a medium for the Sportsta mask. However, you did specify medium build. Will the medium work for me? Thanks in advance, Alvin

    • Hi Alvin

      For us to specify the correct size we need the following data:

      Height: 168cm
      Weight: 54kg
      Neck size:
      Head size:
      Eye to chin length:

      Height:
      (most people know their height)
      Weight:
      (most people know their weight)
      Neck Size:
      Using piece of cotton or string, measure the circumference around the neck. use a ruler to determine the length of string. This is the neck circumference. Easier still check your shirt size.
      Head size (AKA Hat Size):
      Using piece of cotton or string, measure the circumference around the head. use a ruler to determine the length of string. This is the head or hat size circumference.
      Eye to Chin:
      Take a piece of string and place it between the eyes on the top of the nose bridge, run the string over the tip of your nose and down to just under the chin. This is the eye to chin length.

      http://respro.com/http://respro.com/pg/faqs/mask-sizing-guide

      I hope this is of assistance and I look forward to hearing from your shortly.

      Kind regards
      Mairead – Team Respro® Customer services customerservices@respro.com

  11. Julien says:

    I have a question about filtration for 3 filters:
    What is the technological difference between the Cinqro, the Techno and the FB-1 filters? What are their filtration capabilities and performance?
    My second query is: is the FB-1 filter is compatible with my Sportsta Mask?

    Best regards,
    Julien.

    • Respro UK Ltd says:

      Hi Julien

      All filters and valves are interchangeable in all masks (except Metro) provided they are the same size, ie large filter for large mask.

      Kind regards

      Mairead – Team Respro® Customer services

      FYI:

      Filter Differences

      The Sportsta filter has sub-micron filtration capability (sports). What this means is that it is able to trap particles less than one micron in size which is more than capable of the removal of 2.5 micron particulate material (PM). Typically particulate pollution in the cities appears to be in the 2.5 micron size range and above. Particles smaller than this are known as respirable dusts, which can lodge deep within the lungs and air sacs. This is the more dangerous type of particle pollution as chemicals from vehicle exhaust gases combustion known to be toxic, are carried by means of the respirable particles. Hence the need for a Hepa-type submicron particle filter.

      The Techno filter has both sub-micron, gas and vapour filtration capability. What this means is that it has the same capability as the Sports filter’s particulate material plus a layer of DACC Activated charcoal layer. It has excellent adsorption properties when it comes to SO2 and NO2 uptakes. With submicron dust filtering capability and its capability of filtering VOC’s it is the best filter available in our range for dealing with the broad spectrum of pollutants commonly found in major cities across the globe.

      The City filter has gas and vapour filtration capability. It particulate filtration but not the same spec as the filter in the Sports filter. It has excellent adsorption properties when it comes to SO2 and NO2 uptakes. For submicron dust filtering capability it is best to choose either the Techno filter or the Sports filter.

      The Cinqro sports
      The filter fitted in the Cinqro has sub-micron filtration capability (same as sports) . What this means is that it is able to trap particles less than one micron in size which is more than capable of the removal of 2.5 micron particulate material (PM). Typically particulate pollution in the cities appears to be in the 2.5 micron size range and above. Particles smaller than this are known as respirable dusts, which can lodge deep within the lungs and air sacs. This is the more dangerous type of particle pollution as chemicals from vehicle exhaust gases combustion known to be toxic, are carried by means of the respirable particles. Hence the need for a Hepa-type submicron particle filter.

      The Cinqro Urban
      The second filter, in the packaging, is a combination filter the same specification as the Techno filter, but a different more user friendly construction (Respro® Allergy mask).
      The DACC Activated charcoal layer within this filter has excellent adsorption properties when it comes to SO2 and NO2 uptakes. With submicron dust filtering capability and its capability of filtering VOC’s it is the best filter available in our range for dealing with the broad spectrum of pollutants commonly found in major cities across the globe.

      The Allergy Particle filters out sub micron particulates. This includes particles such as dust and pollen, which normally are the cause of allergic reactions. This means that it can filter out smaller particles than PM 2.5 (Particulate Material). Particulates that are sub-micron are more dangerous due to their ability to transport themselves deep into the lung.

      The Allergy Chemical Particle filter is a combination filter. It combines a submicron particle layer with an activated charcoal layer (DACC). It has the ability to filter both Particulate matter and gaseous by products. This filter more suited to people who have MCS disorder.

      The FB-1 filter comes in two formats a Hepa-type filter (sports) and a Combination filter (urban). It comes with valves already fixed to the filter.

  12. Andrew Chang says:

    any distributors of ResPro in Malaysia?

    • Respro UK Ltd says:

      Hi Andrew,

      Regrettably we do not have any dealers in Malaysia.

      For commuting in major cities, we recommend the Techno mask where pollution is high and full of diesel particulates. The Techno filter in the Techno mask is the Sports mask filter and the City mask filter combined giving the user both sub-micron particle filtration with gas and vapour filtration.

      The Techno filter has sub-micron filtration capability. What this means is that it is able to trap particles less than one micron in size which is more than capable of the removal of 2.5 micron particulate material (PM).

      The DACC Activated charcoal layer within the Techno filter has excellent adsorption properties when it comes to SO2 and NO2 uptakes. With this capability and its capability of filtering VOC’s it is the best filter available in our range for dealing with the broad spectrum of pollutants commonly found in major cities across the globe.

      Our masks are available in a range of sizes to ensure a good fit.
      As a rule of thumb mask sizing is as follows;
      5′ Heavy Build – 5’6′ Average Build = Medium
      5’6″ Heavy Build – 6′ Average Build = Large
      6′ Heavy Build – 6’+ Average Build = X-Large

      To be more accurate or for us to advise you, please send u the following details:

      Height:
      Weight:
      Neck size:
      Hat size:

      Shipping is free anywhere on the planet
      You can order your products directly from our website and get free shipping anywhere in the world. We offer a fast, efficient, secure with next day despatch guaranteed whilst we have stock.

      I hope this is of assistance and please feel free to ask for any further advice.

      Kind regards
      Mairead McClean – Team Respro® Customer services

      • Chin says:

        I saw free shipping on the website. But Malaysia is not in the list. Can you ship to Malaysia?

      • We do not have a supplier in Malaysia, but we certainly ship to Malaysia. Shipping is free anywhere on the planet so long as there is a regular postal service provided in that country, a bonafide address for the goods to be sent to and the order value is over £25.00.

  13. dan says:

    where can i purchase it in mumbai ?

    • Respro UK Ltd says:

      Hi,

      For cycling/walking in the urban city environment, we recommend the Techno™ mask
      for cities where pollution is high and full of diesel particulates. The Techno™
      filter in the Techno™ mask is the Sports filter and the City filter combined
      giving the user both sub-micron particle filtration with gas and vapour
      filtration.

      The Techno™ filter has sub-micron filtration capability. What this means is that
      it is able to trap particles less than one micron in size which is more than
      capable of the removal of 2.5 micron particulate material (PM).
      Typically particulate pollution in the cities appears to be in the 2.5 micron
      size range and above. Particles smaller than this are known as respirable dusts,
      which can lodge deep within the lungs and air sacs. This is the more dangerous
      type of particle pollution as chemicals from vehicle exhaust gases combustion
      known to be toxic, are carried by means of the respirable particles. Hence the
      need for a Hepa-type submicron particle filter.

      The DACC™ Activated charcoal layer within the Techno™ filter has excellent
      adsorption properties when it comes to SO2 and NO2 uptakes. With this capability
      and its capability of filtering VOC’s it is the best filter available in our
      range for dealing with the broad spectrum of pollutants commonly found in major
      cities across the globe.

      Our masks are available in a range of sizes to ensure a good fit.
      As a rule of thumb mask sizing is as follows;

      5′ Heavy Build – 5’6′ Average Build = Medium
      5’6″ Heavy Build – 6′ Average Build = Large
      6′ Heavy Build – 6’+ Average Build = X-Large

      To be more accurate or for us to advise you, please send us the following
      details:

      Height:
      Weight:
      Neck size:
      Hat size:

      If one of our suppliers in any territory does not place an order within 6
      months, we consider that client is probably not likely to have our full
      compliment of stock. However if you wish to contact them they may have the
      product that you are looking for:

      Company: Gear The Bike Shop India Pvt Ltd.
      Stock: Techno masks and filters
      Contact: Rahul
      Address:
      B7 Fatima Villa,
      29th Road Pali Naka,
      Opp HDFC BANK
      Bandra W
      Mumbai 400050 India

      TEL:+9122-26409139 / +91-9987 05 9696
      EMAIL: gearedride@gmail.com
      WEB: http://www.gearindia.in

      Alternatively, did you know that we now offer free shipping anywhere on the
      planet? You can order your products directly from our website and get free
      shipping anywhere in the world. We offer a fast, efficient, secure with next
      day despatch guaranteed whilst we have stock.

      I hope this is of assistance and please feel free to ask for any further advice.

      Kind regards
      Mairead McClean – Team Respro® Customer services
      customerservices@respro.com

  14. Allen says:

    Recommended size for Asian male:
    Height: 5′ 6″
    Weight: 155 lbs
    Neck size: 14 inch
    Hat size: medium

  15. Allen says:

    Do you have mask for kids?

    • Respro UK Ltd says:

      Our concern in providing masks for children is that the size variation in children is so wide. that a “childs” mask will not fit the range of sizes that children come in.

      We suggest that alternative ‘common sense’ precautions ie hood on push chairs, keep away from large congested or dense traffic environments; if you cannot, then place something in front of their faces more like a guard to prevent air/wind/ polluted air from direct contact. The ‘small’ mask is the smallest size available. This would ordinarily cover very small adults and older children. Children’s breathing rates are considerably lower that that of a walking adult so they should not be in too much danger if exposed to pollution for irregular periods of time. In general, common sense practice should be applied where at all possible.

      Team Respro®

  16. Ernest says:

    what size would you recommend for asian male? Height 174cm weight 74kg

    Can Sportsa mask use the filters from Cinqro??? or are all the various type of filters interchangeable among the mask???

    Thanks

    • Respro UK Ltd says:

      Hi,

      You would require size L.

      The City™, Sportsta™ and Techno™ masks all have interchangeable filters and valves to allow you to choose the best option of mask and filter dependent on your needs.

      Hope this helps!

      • Pranav Naik says:

        I understand that the filters in these three are interchangeable, however Ernest and I have the same question, is it possible to install a Cinqro filter in a City mask? Sportsta for Ernest.

      • Respro UK Ltd says:

        You can install a Cinqro™ filter in a City™ or Sportsta™ mask provided they are the same size. ie Large filter large mask.

        Team Respro®

  17. Suheb Haq says:

    What is the best mask/filter combination that protects against pm 2.5 and yet is suitable for intense outdoor physical activity in all weather conditions? Thank you.

    • Respro UK Ltd says:

      For your activity we would be recommending that you buy a Sportsta™ mask and change the filter to a Techno filter. This is the best combination mask for sport activity in the city environment It will have the best airflow characteristics combined with the best filtration. I use this combination for around town use when I bike around London. It does not impair cardio function and may even assist especially with the cold snaps that we have been having.

      The only time I had to remove the mask was climbing a hill off road in the snow and my heart rate was topping 160bpm. By that time I was in an anaerobic state so I know its good for 160 bpm without having to remove it for one or other reason. However you can buy the Techno filter at a later date once you have got used to wearing the Sportsta™ mask. It has the best valves that readily dump heat, water vapor, and CO2 which you don’t need or want when inhaling.

      Hope this is of help.

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