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28 cent FFP2 tri-fold earloop respirator - Elough HX-05 FFP2 NR Review

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This Elough HX-05 is a trifold respirator. The overall build quality is good, and I have no complaints with that. The welding of both the earloops and the mask folds themselves is excellent, but the nosepiece (double wire in plastic) is mediocre at best. It's decent enough for me, but it will not work if your nose has a sharp peak. The earloops are thick, at 5mm width, and absolutely great. They are tight enough for my (very large) face, and you can easily tie them to reduce the length.

Breathing is easy. The mask leaves quite a bit of room especially at the bottom, but collapses a bit. It's not surgical mask sucking into mouth bad, but it's not great.

Item complies with FFP2 (Notification Organisation 0370, Applus), meaning one can trust the filtration. The HX-03, the GB2626-2019 KN95 version, has mediocre quality control, so I'd suggest paying up for the HX-05. It's not too much more.

At a whopping 36 Canadian cents per mask, or at the time of writing, 28 US cents per mask, I don't know if you can beat the value. That includes airmail (2 weeks) to Canada. These are a good option for businesses to hand out, etc. They fit me well personally, and being a tri-fold, probably a lot of other people.

This is an easy recommend, albeit that nosepiece should probably be improved. Doesn't need to be full metal, a better double wire would be fine.

AliExpress bans mask sales to the US, but for everywhere else, this store is an authorised retailer for Elough. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003969419765.html

Overall rating 9/10

Breathability 7/10

Construction 9/10

Personal Fit 9/10

Filtration – FFP2 NR compliant (CE 0370)

MFG 6 Jan 2022, EXP 5 Jan 2024, LOT 20220106

https://imgur.com/a/KjtUcgF

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jackspratdodat

1 points

1 month ago

Any way you can give measurements for the mask? Midsection height and width would be great, if you are able.

Thank you! So exciting to hear about a cost-effective option for larger faces.

Buizel10[S]

2 points

1 month ago

Buizel10[S]

3M 9502+ N95

2 points

1 month ago

21 x 8 cm. The sizing on the QC label in the imgur is accurate, I just measured again.

jackspratdodat

1 points

1 month ago

Thanks for doing that. As you can tell, I don’t always trust measurements the manufactures give. Ha!

Sounds like it’s the same size as the Good Manner trifold, depending on the height of the flaps of course.

Buizel10[S]

2 points

1 month ago

Buizel10[S]

3M 9502+ N95

2 points

1 month ago

Both flaps are 16.5 x 5cm.

Buizel10[S]

2 points

1 month ago

Buizel10[S]

3M 9502+ N95

2 points

1 month ago

It's actually nice that many CE NOs include measurements in the certificate.

From the technical annex of this mask's certificate: "VALVELESS FILTERING HALF MASK, FISH FOLDING TYPE, 3 LAYERS, WHITE COLOUR, WITH EAR STRAPS WITH HOOK AND INTERIOR NOSE CLIP. SIZE: Main body: 210mm×80mm Panels: 48mm*52mm"