Mask With Respirator
3M - 51131070245 Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6100
Mask With Respirator is a unique product. Update: Can’t smell a shred of spray paint, despite practically swimming in it, with this and the organic vapor cartridges.
✫I went for a small per the 5″2 female reviewers experience with both small and large. I’m 5’3, 140lb.
✫ It feels secure in every area but the nose. The bridge of my nose is flat and I have a round/wide face with prominent cheekbones so perhaps that’s the issue.
When I cover the two air holes with my hand and breathe, it suctions around my face and becomes really hard to breathe. Nonetheless, it ultimately lets in a little air which is how I know it’s not *completely* airtight.
✫When I first saw the straps I thought, “this is going to be a complicated mess”. The reality was that it was quite easy. Place the respirator over your face and the harness straps over your head. Then, grab both ends of the horizontal straps and snap them together around the base of your head. Basically, if you can secure your bra from behind, you can do this.
While my husband has the full face version of this, it doesn’t work with my glasses. This version bumps my glasses up but I can still wear them.
I went with the vapor/gas cartridge found here: 3M Low-Maintenance Multi Gas/Vapor Cartridge, For 6000 and 7000 Series Air Purifying Respirator (Pack of 2)
✫I’m using E3600 glue and spray paint often enough that I realized I should try to mitigate some of the damage the fumes cause.Promised Review by Sam