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Video TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the place that's testing every single mask on Amazon. Today, we're looking at the Makrite children's disposable mask. Makrite makes tons of N95s, so I'm excited to take a look at this. Let's open it up and get it in the clamper. Aww, look at the duck. So cute.
Okay, this is interesting. It's like a bag...and the ducks continue, my friends. The ducks are never-ending. Oh, okay, it's one of these. This type of material that is so soft...I don't even know if it's spunbond...that it feels like actual fabric. Typically doesn't breathe very well. Let's get it in there. Ooh. Ooh, nice clamp. And let 'er rip.
This is a PFE machine, Particulate Filtration Efficiency machine. We're going to check to see if they're making any claims and then we're going to test it with this machine. We're doing the N95 test here. The thing is, is that I am not seeing any claims, and I'm not really surprised because Makrite is a pretty big deal. They're like a Chinese 3M, if you will. Well, 3M's a Chinese 3M, am I right?
Easy to breathe. Yeah, they're not making any claims on here. They're just trying to get into the kids' mask market looks like. So, so soft. I mean, I can't even...this is like you can make a binky out of this. I want to go to sleep with this. I want a cape made out of this, something. Oh, come on, Makrite. Oh, Made Wrong. You're kind of setting yourself up for that when you name your company that. Wow, that is really bad. I'm thinking this is probably a new design for them. That one was good. Let's try this one. Not so good. Okay, see if I can get it to stay on my face. It's so soft and lightweight though, I can't even tell you. Probably a good seal for a little kid. Great seal for me. Look, I'm considering. See me at the next Met. Needs a nose wire. I'm getting a lot of stuff through here.
I think there's a little psychosomatic thing going on here, but I actually...this smells like a rubber ducky and not a bad way. I'm going to jump over to this just so you can see this. Breathability off the charts. This is what I'm talking about for a kid. 85 pascals, beautiful. My kid would breathe in that. Efficiency, a little bit low, 88%. They're not making any claims. They're not saying they're a KN95. They're not saying that they're a KF94. They're not saying that they're an N95. They're not making any claims. And so for making no claims, not making any surgical mask claims, having it be 87.971, that's not bad. Epidemiologists, they want you to be minimum 80%. Now, personally, for my kids, I'm going to want 95%, but I have mental problems, we all know that.
I don't know though, that's pretty close for that breathability. Remember, the best mask is the mask that you wear, and for a really little kid, if they're taking it off all the time because they can't breathe, this might not be a terrible solution for them to be honest. 87%, eh, I'd like to see it higher, but that breathability, wow. That's pretty impressive. All right guys, thank you so much for checking this out. I was a little blown away. I mean, the ear loops, not ideal, but the fabric, you made that right. Thank you guys so much for watching. I appreciate your time and attention and I will catch you on the next test tomorrow at 10:00 AM.
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