|Cold Weather Masks - Winter Sports
Dr. Eric Heiligenstein, M.D., Quality Management and Outcomes Research, Univ. Wisconsin, wrote:
"Compared to all other masks I have tried, your cold weather mask has numerous advantages to an athlete. The inhalation resistance was minimal even at a high level of exertion (90% maximum heart rate) and did little to impair performance. The silk/fleece combination makes your mask the only one I have used that does not become rapidly saturated with moisture from exhalation. It seems like the moisture was ‘wicked’ from the silk into the fleece allowing inhaled air to be humidified but keeping the mask dry against your face. One thing I have distinctly noticed is the warming effect of wearing the mask. I require less clothing as a result. During the recent cold period I was able to ski without problems at zero degrees or below. The cold weather mask reduces the cumulative effects of being exposed to cold air."
"I commute from Naperville to Chicago. My trip begins with a one mile walk from the house to the station. The cold weather mask was amazing. It retains the heat from the expired air and warms the incoming air. It was like being in a warm room the entire walk to the station. While I stood in the platform, perhaps looking a little goofy in my mask, the macho guys around me were in agony, suffering from the icy wind. Their faces were red and they were trying to pull their heads down inside their coats. I could stand up straight and look the wind in the eye." William R. Penrose, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
"The silk mask has helped immensely against dust when vacuuming or when the mold count is high or when it's damp or cold. The effect of wearing the mask is literally instantaneous. I stop coughing--nose stops running and so does post nasal drip.... Good luck and good breathing-- Thanks," L-M. Spinelli" Chicago, college teacher
"I have been wearing [the silk mask] at night, which not only helps me to sleep better, but I'm not stuffed up and miserable in the morning. I also plan to wear it while gardening and working in the yard this summer. Thank you so much." A. Janis, Utah
Please note: Masks are very personal items and therefore non-refundable unless defective. We are unable to allow a test period for masks.