Clean & Science Klaring KF94 Face Mask

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Video Transcript Hey bud, how you doing? Watching mask videos? Me too. Not really, never seen one. Today however, I am testing some masks, looking at the Klaring KF94. Let's put it in the clamper and then we will talk about this mask. Ah, look at that, love it. They're individually packaged. Kind of had a weird pattern though, on that. Oh, how embarrassing. So embarrassing when you go to test a mask and then your last mask is in there. Ooh and you got all these people watching, oh boy. So the KF94 is a South Korean format. We're testing a lot of, very excited to see this format explode on Amazon. You could not find them before and now there's so many brands I've never even seen before because the format is a Korean format and we are not in Korea. If we were, we would have a lot less COVID deaths because they got their [inaudible 00:01:04] together.

All right let's get this thing going. This is a PFE machine, particulate filtration efficiency machine. If you want to find out more about this, I'm going to put a link up here. The KF94s have never disappointed me because the Korean FDA is... I think super crazy. They're a lot like NIOSH and they really regulate a lot of these designs. And the other thing that's really cool about KF94 is that part of the standard is it has to be made in Korea. Which allows the Korean government to really police these manufacturers. It's hard for NIOSH to police Chinese manufacturers of N95s because they don't have any people there, I don't think.

Now let's take a look at this style here. Ooh, Ooh, Ooh. I think if I really pull it'll break, but that's pretty good. And look at the packaging. I talk about it every time, I like packaging. This is a soft touch box, it's so soft, so soft. And then you open it up and you get this delightful experience and you pop this mask open. It's a great day in packaging land. It's folded flat, which is super efficient. Ear loops are a little big for me personally, got your nose wire. Pretty good.

Hmm. This mask smells like a foreign hospital somewhere. It's like a... Not a bad smell. Like you know you go into a hospital and it's like cleaning agents, definitely cleaning agents. But these ones I don't recognize. There are worse smells for sure. It's not overpowering. In fact, I found some of the best KN94s, the only complaint I would have is that they have a very powerful, burning type of smell. And this one, probably one of the better ones. But does that matter if it doesn't protect you? That's what this machine will tell you folks. That's right. So let's stare deep into the PFE machine and have it give us our Oracle answers.

Oh, there you go. Dang, we have had nothing but... This is like the fifth one that we've tested in a row, KF94 and 99s all day long 99.259, 99.259. Do you get the breathability? Oh, this is one of the better ones, 164.3 pascals. You definitely want to see masks ideally under 150 pascals. But a lot of the KF94s today that we've tested have been on the high side. They've been above 150. But most of them have been around 180. So this one's a little bit more breathable. A lot of things going to affect that breathability, but these are a little bit harder to breathe through than personally I'd like to see.

All in all a pretty good mask, $20 on Amazon for a 30 pack, individually packaged, which is great. You can put them in your backpack or in your jacket pocket or wherever you carry things, put it in there, take it with you. I used to carry KF94s with me in my bag all the time in case somebody needed a mask. It's clean, it's sealed, it's ready to go. Great format, would buy again. Thank you so much for watching. I hope this is helpful and I will catch you on the next test. That's right. I didn't even ask for a like or subscribe, because I'm not that type of YouTuber, would never do that. Never. Wouldn't do it. No.


The Clean & Science Klaring KF94 mask passed our particulate filtration efficiency machine test with a score of 99.26%. KF94 masks are boat-style and made in Korea, which has very strict production guidelines. All KF94 masks have ear loops instead of head straps or head ties.

Mask breathability is determined by airflow resistance, which we measure in pascals. The target for adults should be around 150, and the target for children should be close to 100. The airflow resistance of this mask is 164.30.

This mask has a strong odor that's similar to hospital cleaning agents. The ear loops may seem too large for some wearers.

We found this mask on Amazon. Check out our video review for more details.

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