In March, premium cycling apparel manufacturer Kitsbow was among the first to commercially-produce reusable fabric face masks, and one of the very few to offer a HEPA-type filter. Today, the company announces a new safety update to its award-winning Kitsbow Face Mask, Reusable, HEPA Type, which makes it far easier to insert and remove the replaceable HEPA-type filter. As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus, experts have made it clear that wearing a mask with a third filter is important for staying safe. This proven face mask now features a double entry pocket that allows for easier insertion and positioning of the filter medium, so that the filter can be removed between washes.
“We learned that while our customers deeply appreciated the comfort of our Kitsbow Face Mask with removable HEPA filter, they wished for an easier way to insert the filter. We listened to feedback and made an important update that makes your Kitsbow face mask easier to use, and as a result, is much safer,” explained David Billstrom, Kitsbow CEO. “Now, thanks to the updated double-entry filter pocket design, it takes significantly less time to insert or replace the filter. About two seconds!”
Designed for all-day comfort, the Kitsbow Face Mask Reusable offers full coverage, an adjustable nose piece, and is available in three sizes to achieve a high-quality fit for each user. The company has shipped nearly 100,000 of these proven masks throughout the U.S.
This face mask comes with two replaceable HEPA-type filters. Replacement filter media for this face mask are available for purchase directly from Kitsbow.
Billstrom added, “The mask is hand-sewn in Old Fort, N.C. and the HEPA filter is manufactured nearby, making this a truly American product – important in times like these.”
Important Information: These products are not a surgical mask or a FFR (filtering facepiece respirator), and Kitsbow does not make any particular claims of particulate filtration or antimicrobial protection. These face masks should not be used in any surgical setting, or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids may be expected. It should not be worn in the presence of a high-intensity heat source or flammable gas. The FDA has confirmed it does not object to the distribution and sale of face masks of this type (FDA Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease, Revised, April 2020).
Please visit www.kitsbow.com/PPE for additional information on Kitsbow’s PPE products.
Kitsbow was established in Sonoma County, California eight years ago by dedicated mountain bikers and apparel industry veterans. Because its designers have logged years in the saddle, each detail is obsessively considered. Every element — down to zippers and reflective piping — is vetted for quality, style, and durability. Relocating its manufacturing to Old Fort, North Carolina in 2019, Kitsbow is committed to a Made to Order manufacturing model, minimizing waste and maximizing flexibility to serve the customer. Kitsbow already makes over 50% of its products in the U.S.A. and is on track to be making all of its products in-house by 2021. To learn more about Kitsbow, visit www.kitsbow.com.