The 3M 9205+ NIOSH Aura boat-style mask passed our particulate filtration efficiency machine test with a score of 99.60%. A defining characteristic of N95 masks is they have either head straps or head ties (no ear loops).
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 114.
This mask has a very strong glue odor. The overall construction made us suspect this mask could be a fake and not a legitimate 3M product.Someone sent us this mask for testing. Its country of origin is supposedly the USA. Check out our video review for more details.