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Video TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the place where we're testing every single mask in the world. In this case, we are talking about masks that I found at Home Depot. Now, let's look at this for a second. These are reusable face masks, but the reason why I picked it up was because it says "triple layer" as if it's a disposable face mask. So they're definitely selling you on that because I'm pretty sure that the three layers of cotton isn't going to do (beep) so... And it's a crew pack. You get 10 for your crew. So let's put it in the clamper and see what happens.
That doesn't work that way.
And let her rip. This is a PFE machine, particulate filtration efficiency machine. We're using the surgical mask test here... I'm going to put a link up there if you want to see more about how this machine works... to test out how well this thing is actually going to protect you. So if you've seen this channel before, you're going to know that cotton doesn't help you very much. So what I love about this is like, "Material count. First layer, cotton. Second layer, oh, also cotton. Third layer, cotton" with some (beep) on it. Okay, guys. Got it. And they're individually packaged too. Is that right? Oh no, they're not. Just one big old package up here.
Looks like I'm wearing tighty whities. That's exactly what it looks like I'm wearing. And it smells like tighty whities. That's what I'm going to call the smell. Tighty whities. I can say that. So cotton doesn't do anything to protect you. And I'm just trying to... The fact that they said, "Oh, it's got three layers." Oh, three layers of nothing is still nothing. Zero plus zero plus zero. So I once tested my kid's pillow case, which at least was a polyester blend. And that got 21. So we are filtering at 14% efficiency with an airflow resistance of 92. That's pretty hard to breathe in. We've just tested about 40, 50 disposable masks here, all well under that. The surgical mask standard in the US says that things have to be around 50 or 60 pascals, I think, to pass the surgical mask standard.
This is way above it. So it's harder to breathe. When you sweat with your crew pack, it's going to make it even harder to breathe. And then you're going to have this big wet moppy thing next to your face, especially if you're in Texas. All for what? What? For 14% filtration? Do the math. I don't think it's worth it. A surgical mask that's reusable, you can actually throw it away, and it won't get wet because it has water propel... It has spunbond on the outside, and it repels the actual water. So it won't even get wet. So for a couple cents, personally, I'd do a surgical mask. All right, guys, that was fun. Thanks for joining me. I hope you enjoyed testing the Home Depot Firm Grip tough working gear reusable mask as much as I did. And we're doing a little thing right now. If you're seeing this within the first 24 hours, please drop a comment down below. And check this out, we're doing a little competition. Might get rewarded. Otherwise, I will see you on the next test, which is tomorrow at 10:00 AM sharp. See you there.
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