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Why did this mask fail?
Let's look at the packaging here. AMLIFE face mask made in the USA of imported fabric. That's what they meant. That is very weird. Proudly manufactured in California. Okay, distributed by AMLIFE. It doesn't say manufactured by AMLIFE. Very confusing. I haven't heard of this manufacturer. Have you heard of them? So they have a bunch of different colors, which is pretty cool, but this is very weird. The packages are all different. What? So there's this style and then this other sealed one. This is super weird and the materials are all different, like the ear loops are different. Well three ... what the hell? We've got four different types of ear loops here. Okay.
This is interesting. Very interesting. I have not seen anything like this before. I mean, believe it or not, but as a manufacturer, you kind of want to standardize things, so having four different types of ear loops is very, very weird, not to mention like from a compliance standpoint, it makes it very difficult to track all of that stuff. This ear loop is woo! That's pretty good, actually. You see it's going to break, but you know, this is an adventure. Let's put this on. This is huge. The ear loops are a little big for my face, personally.
Okay. This smells like an RC helicopter's engine when it's been burned out. Not horrible, but less than ideal for sure. Your loop nose wire is very, very thin. And you could just tell by the way that they're constructing things with the way that they're folding over the melt-blown, that this is just not a very consistent product. See, look at how the fold is different from mask to mask. Oh, look at this. This is made on a completely separate machine. So you could tell by the pattern. This is very weird. See like, okay, it's probably things only I would notice, but see how this one has a dot in there? That's part of the anvil or the roller that's making the mask and this one doesn't have it. And, in fact, it looks like the nose wire is better in that mask. This is fricking weird, man. I've never seen this before where like, they're just ... the ear loop is totally different. It looks like they missed the melt-blown there. So this is like a completely different mask and judging by the weird packaging stuff, I'm wondering if they're actually made in different factories.
All right. So what do we talk about here when things are consistent, when things make sense, when the packaging is good, that typically adds up to a really good product, right? Not always, but typically. You don't have a $250,000 lab where you can test stuff, so this is just like a sort of a guideline for you. Now, I haven't looked yet at the score, so I'm not sure. This one mask though, though really, if I was doing my diligence should test every single one, because they're clearly made on different machines, if not different factories. I'm just going to test one though, because only so much time in the day. So I haven't looked at it. But remember the minimum standards in the United States are 95%. We bought these on Amazon and they claim to be made in the U.S. What does the PFE machine say? Oh, 58.4? 58.4, that is one of the worst surgical masks that we've tested.
It's definitely a no for me, dog.
Definitely the worst made in the USA. If I go to USA, and if I go surgical, and I search by PFE, well that's how fast our system on data is. Geez, that's really fast. That's pretty cool. This is the worst made in the USA surgical mask that we have. And if I look at all of them, it's in the top 10% of the worst surgical masks that we have ever tested. I'd by a different mask. That's me, personally. Not really sure if these guys are legit or not, but I can tell you that their fabric is not super legit. All right guys, thanks so much for watching. I hope you've enjoyed this adventure of dissecting masks as much as I have. We are running a little competition here. The quick version is, leave a comment, you could get something, there are details, and I will catch you on the next test.
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