We would like to clarify that Totobobo masks do not have one-way vents or valves (complying with the CDC’s recommendations). Rather, they are actually fitted with replaceable filters (F92, F94, F96, or PRO99) which provide two-way high efficiency filtration of viruses, bacteria, and particulate matter.
These filters are also engineered to accommodate a low airflow resistance to help users breathe easily in them. The remainder of the Totobobo mask contains a soft, transparent, and silver-embedded plastic designed to resist viral and bacterial growth.
Altogether, this combination of features built into the Totobobo mask and filters provides users with comfortable long-term use and optimal safety for themselves and those around them.
The new masks have arrived in California with my parents, thank you. I have a beard. Is it safe to assume that I need to shave when I wear the mask to go to our doctor’s appointment for the baby? (Ans: Yes, better shave)
In Shanghai, I did a bunch of research. I’m a triathlete, and I needed a mask that would help get maximum O2, and The Totobobo seemed best. Pros are how well they work for any situation you might be exposed to air risks. I use it for construction and cleaning around our house most often. I feel good after using the mask, it truly filters the air. I have huge sensitivities to toxic fumes, dust, and seasonal allergies. Because of the color change, it’s really easy to tell when the filter is done. The three only cons I see are one, the waste of the filters. I compost, so I am wondering if they can be composted. Two, the mask sweats a lot even just sitting and using it. Last, sometimes it takes a lot of work to get the seal around the nose. Overall, I feel it does so much more safe filtering than other masks I’ve used in the past.
Today we just received a detailed review from Korea. More interestingly, the blog “Breathe Safe Air” was started by Ethan Brooke, a New Zealander living in Korea. Ethan started writing about air pollution in his travel blog (Seoulinspired.com) and gets many interested. Early this year, as COVID-19 hit the headlines, he started to write about respirators for the virus. His writing is consistently well researched and objective. Below are some of the highlight from his review:
The first thing that stands out about this mask is the very unique look – it’s transparent with the exception of the filters. Some people love this look as it is more natural, however, there are also those who prefer the more traditional mask look.
What makes Totobobo stand out though, are the other unique features that it has. It’s made to fix one of the most common issues that reusable respirators have. That is the fit.
No mask is effective if it doesn’t fit properly. Not only is mask that leaks only partially (or not at all) protecting you, but it can even be detrimental in the sense of security that it provides.
This is where Totobobo shines. It is a mask that is made for the common user, someone who can’t get professionally fitted masks and doesn’t have training. It’s a mask that lets you perform your own fit testing.
Disclaimer: Totobobo mask is not certified as a medical device. The choice by the dentists /Doctors is based on their personal decision.
We all have the feeling that we get more tired after work in the Totobobo masks compared with the surgical masks, so I think we have to do in between some breath-exercises. The Totobobo mask is still much better to wear than the normal FFPs, our skin is less irritated. Anyway, they say none of the FFPs we get here is real FFP3 🙁 And you never know which sizes you get. Therefore mostly they don’t even fit. We just wear the Totobobo because the size can fit and better comfort for the skin. Regarding the size, all the women are wearing M/S, for man the L size. After the measurement, I think some of us women can use the L size, but the small is still fine.
Olivia (left) is 7 and Kalena (right) is 6. They love how the Totobobo masks look fashionable but mostly love how comfortable it fits.
This is one of the bright moments during the COVID-19 lockdown. I have been communicating with Sheeka over the email about the serious delay of postage service. She purchased the masks on the 21st of February and only got it on the 1st of May! It was a stressful time of waiting for both sides but I felt a big relief when receiving the confirmation of delivery eventually.
Two weeks later, I thought I just send a mail to check if everything is OK. And I got this photo – two adorable girls, Olivia and Kalena, they look so happy behind their Totobobo mask! This really makes my day 🙂
In the video below I demonstrate and describe the Singapore made Totobobo mask (also available in pink) with its replaceable filters (94 and Pro99) finding it extremely comfortable for daily use and suitable for running if masks are required. It is cleanable and is customizable for a good fit.
I highly recommend this to anyone it without any hesitation.
Kent Soh, Singapore
Review by Kent Soh, from Singapore. Date: 2020-05-06 after testing the mask since April 17th.
“I received the Totobobo mask and filters on Friday 17 April. The first impression was not impressed. It looked like a cheap flat plastic mask that would have a lot of leakage around the mask.
Took 2 days following youtube to getting the fitting of the mask right, without gaps. Remarkably, after putting it on and getting the right fit, the design and the quality of construction, and the instructions demonstrated it was the mask I had read about… Two thumbs up.
As a cyclist and jogger, I took the mask for a test run 10 km and test cycle 40 km on different days, been testing it for 14 days. My impression has changed.
Covid-19 impacted my life in many ways. We used to take the air that we breathe in for granted, but not anymore. It will change life as we know it in the world.
The Totobobo mask will be my choice. The mask with clear silicone with white filters. It is simple, well made, reusable, effective against viruses and other pollutants, and easy to breathe through. Simply, it is everything I could ask for from a mask that I use daily.
I highly recommend Totobobo mask to anyone without any hesitation.
I hope to test the new Totobobo mask with an integrated nose clip that comes with the PRO filter which is perfect for outdoor sports … it is out of stock currently. Appreciate it if there is a button for them to contact me when stock arrives.
Disclaimer – This is not a sponsored reviewer.
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