The Breathe99's ergonomic facepiece is made of soft, FDA-compliant materials that conform to your face shape for a protective fit that reduces the fogging of glasses. The patent-pending design folds in half for easy storage, can be washed by hand or dishwasher.
Filters + Caps
Our high-efficiency changeable filters protect you from airborne contaminants, such as particles of air pollution, smog, wildfires and infectious diseases, under normal everyday breathing conditions. For detailed information on filter efficiency, please check out our Filter Technology Review.
Every Breathe99 Mask Kit comes with 5 sets of original filters and 2 filter caps
An interchangeable, adjustable, and breathable textile component which secures the facepiece to the wearer. The strap design eliminates ear rashes caused by standard masks. Machine-washable.
Check out the Breathe99 Mask Product Tutorial video for tips on how to get started.
What was the Breathe99 Mask designed for?
The Breathe99 Mask is the result of 4+ years of human-centered product development, originally geared towards protection from air pollution, smog and wildfires. The design was adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the removal of the exhalation valve to cater for the growing respiratory protection needs of global citizens.
Who designed the Breathe99 Mask?
Behind the Breathe99 Mask, there is a team of designers, engineers and medical-device specialists with the goal to create a low-waste, durable alternative to N95 and other disposable masks. The result is high level protection in a sustainable, lightweight design that is ideal for extended lifestyle use.
Is the Breathe99 Mask sustainable?
The Mask is made from durable materials that can be washed and reused hundreds of times. Using the filters is more affordable over time than disposable masks, and reduces waste by up to 80%.
Where is the Breathe99 Mask produced?
The Breathe99 Mask is designed and produced in the USA. We work with ISO-certified manufacturers and suppliers based in the Midwest to ensure the quality of all of our products.
Find your fit.
Use the following sizing guide to ensure the Breathe99 Mask is right for you.
Measure nose to chin
Use a piece of string or a ruler to measure the distance between the tip of your nose and the point of your chin. Make sure not to measure under the chin as the Breathe99 Mask is not designed to wrap below the chin.
Ensure that your nose to chin measurement is within the range shown on the table above. The bottom strap of the Breathe99 Overlay, which fastens around the back of the neck, has a maximum circumference of 21 inches (53 cm).
Face Shape & Fit
The Breathe99 Mask has a flexible facepiece that conforms to your face to form a seal. It is normal to take a few days of use for the facepiece to break in and achieve the best position for sealing.
Adjustment and Seal
The Breathe99 Mask is designed to sit low on the bridge of your nose. If you have a prominent or low nose bridge, you can flip the inner seal up achieve a tighter fit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some common questions about Breathe99 Mask.
Is the Breathe99 Mask FDA or NIOSH-certified?
Breathe99 Mask is designed to comply with NIOSH N95 standards per 42 CFR Part 84, but it is not yet NIOSH or FDA-approved.
Will the Breathe99 mask fog my glasses?
Breathe99 Mask is designed with a flexible seal that eliminates or significantly reduces fogged glasses. If you are experiencing any fogging, you can try flipping the nose seal portion to achieve a tighter seal on the nose.
Does the Breathe99 mask come in multiple sizes?
No, currently we have one adult size.
Can I use multiple discount codes?
Only one discount code or offer can be applied per order. Please select the offer that works best for you.
What does the Breathe99 Mask filter?
Breathe99 Filters remove 99.6 - 98.3% of airborne particles down to .1 micron at normal breathing rates. This includes common contaminants such as dust, biological aerosols, and smoke. Download our Breathe99 Filter Technology Review to learn more about Breathe99 Filter performance and third-party testing at the University of Minnesota.
How often do I need to change my Breathe99 filters?
Please see the Use & Care tab for when to change your filters, based on what you use them for.
What materials is the Breathe99 Mask made of?
FDA-compliant TPU and Polypropylene
Body: 84% Nylon 16% Spandex, Binding: 92% Nylon 8% Spandex, Stabilizer and Strap: UBL 89% Nylon, 11% Spandex
Meltblown and Electrostatically-charged polypropylene
How breathable is the Breathe99 Mask?
Breathe99 Mask is very breathable for a respirator or face mask. However, it will not be as comfortable as wearing no mask at all. Breathe99 Mask exceeds the recommended breathing resistance required by NIOSH for Filtering Facepiece Respirators. Light breathing (walking, desk work, driving) through Breathe99 Mask will feel easier than heavy breathing (long flights of stairs, hard labor).
Always taking care.
Stay safe and stress free with easy filter changes and cleaning.
For a person who only has occasional contact with the public, and can stay physically distanced, we recommend:
- Change filters at least every 2 weeks.
You should change your filters more often if:
- You interact daily with the general public, such as for a job
- You or someone you care for is immunocompromised
- Your filters get wet while in use
- Your think your filters may be contaminated
These are guidelines only, as you know your personal situation and risk level best. Please note that no mask can eliminate the breathing in of all particles or the possibility of getting sick. We have previously stated that our filters can be used for unlimited wear time, but felt that did not adequately account for the pandemic-time risk of contamination or degradation due to humidity.
The facepiece, filter caps, and fabric overlay may be washed by hand using a mild soap or detergent. Alternatively, you can place them all in a laundry delicates bag and machine-wash them on the delicates cycle in cold water.
When not in use, the Breathe99 Mask can be folded in half with the overlay straps used to secure it closed. Alternatively, the mask can be left on a clean surface or hung somewhere that is out of the way. Do not store in a sealed container because this prevents moisture evaporation.
Wear this every day to visit my dad in the VA nursing home! And here I am on a flight with tons of unmasked youths…I’m a NOVID!
Thank you for your review! Glad to hear the Breathe99 has been keeping you safe!
I was SO thrilled to find out that the Breathe99 masks were available again and that the replacement covers in different colors were also being sold. (I have the black, and always wanted a blue). This is the mask I feel most confident in when I am in a higher-risk environment like a grocery store or theatre, because of its design and good fit. You really can adjust it so it doesn’t steam up your glasses. And I think it has the bonus of looking great. I’m so glad they kept the blue overlay color, and I like the woven texture. All in all, I’m really happy with my purchase. I think it’s well worth the investment. Replacement parts were easy to order and arrived very quickly. Finally, I do like the fact that this product is made in the USA, and designed to be more sustainable over time. Thanks!
Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you're enjoying the Breathe99 masks - they're perfect for high-risk environments like grocery stores and theaters. The blue overlay color is really popular, and we love the woven texture of the mask. The mask is made in the USA and is designed to be more sustainable over time. We're glad to hear that the replacement parts were easy to order and arrived quickly. Thanks for your positive review!
I originally got the Breathe99 mask when it was on Kickstarter which launched just after Lockdowns had started for Covid and got one for my whole family. We have been using these masks daily since receiving them, going shopping, to restaurants, to movies concerts, and to other places with lots of people. We have even used them while walking outside at busy parks or theme parks. With this consistent use, our household has managed to avoid catching Covid and other illnesses even doing all the things listed. This mask is extremely comfortable and easy to breathe through and care for.
If you're going to be someone who will wear it for hours on end I also recommend getting the mask inserts, they will help regulate any moisture buildup. they come in two packs so one can be hand washed when you're done with the mask and left to dry while the other one is in use.
I have also personally recommended and bought extra ones for my extended family and friends throughout the several years I have had one now. and I can not recommend this mask highly enough.
If you are on the fence about getting one you will not regret it.
Hi Trevor! Thanks so much for your review on the Breathe99 mask! We are so thrilled that you and your family have loved using the Breathe99 mask during the course of the pandemic and of course, we appreciate your support!
The mask fits great and is comfortable. Breathing is easy. I like the overlay. I would like to get one off the original mesh overlays. Is there still stock available of it? I inquired with the original company and was referred to Armbrust.
Hi James! We are so happy to hear that you are loving your Breathe99 mask! While we do not have the original Breathe99 overlay, we do offer replacement overlays on our website under 'Breathe99 Replacement Parts'!
we are an immunocompromised household. spouse is organ transplant recipient. cannot tell you how much it means to have a product like this that is effective, protective, comfortable, reusable and beautiful design. something i can where on a daily basis and just becomes a part of my daily gear. especially important now to have longterm supply framework as even medical facilities are dropping masking. feels so often that immunocompromised and our families are left behind. thanks for your continued support Breathe99 and Armbrust.
Hello and thank you for your amazing review! We are thrilled to be able to provide you and your family with protective face masks!
What is the difference between the Regular & Lite filters? When should I use one cs the other?
Hi Kara! Thanks for the question!
The difference between the two filters are as follows:
Lite: Maximum breathability (>90% filtration @ 0.1 micron) for solid everyday protection and active use cases. Change at least once per week.
Standard: Maximum protection (99.6%-98.3% @ 0.1 micron) for high-risk environments, smoke, and more. Change at least once every 2 weeks.
Please do reach out to support at email@example.com should you have any additional questions!
We got Breathe 99 masks back in May of 2021 -- and joked about how all this was going to be over with the new vaccines. But here we still are. I had already repaired a run in my mask cover as none were available last year. Thrilled to see them back!
I really love this mask. It is easier to get on and off than other "over the head" masks, and it adjusts such over a large size range. I've even worn it with a ski helmet. Added bonus is that it keeps your face warm on cold days
Thank you for your review!
As you noted, the Breathe99 is a great mask balancing comfort with protection!
I supported the original Kickstarter for this product, so this was a replacement since the more used of my masks eventually came apart after significant wear and tear over the past ~2 years. I've always been mostly pleased with it since they developed the revised Overlay that really worked for my face (the one it's now sold with regularly). The filters are easy to change out, and I feel like it's kept me mostly safe.
This replacement seem exactly like the original, so I'm happy with it so far and hope it lasts at least as long as my first one.
The only downside I would share is that if you have a really big nose the design can be difficult or not work. I know because I have a "moderately big" we'll say nose and the original overlay (no longer sold) didn't really work that well for me. The new overlay can be adjusted to help that quite a bit. (If they ever come out with the larger size they started to consider making at one point I'd get it, but I suspect that won't happen.)
Thank you so much for your kind words and review!
Additionally, we are glad to hear the new overlay fits well. We are definitely looking into all options with the Breathe99 to see if larger sizes are possible, so stay tuned!
These products have literally been glued to my face since the pandemic. Am severely immune compromised and these are effective in safeguarding my health. The Breathe99 masks have allowed me to function normally and are comfortable to wear. Our family enjoys traveling overseas and these are simply the best for those brutally long flights.
We are glad to hear the Breathe 99 masks have been working well for you!
They are definitely a perfect solution to those long airplane and public transit rides.
I've been using the Breathe99 filtration system for 2+ years. The system fits my face very well and is easy to clean and maintain. I believe I'm given superior protection from the various viral and bacterial threats in the world today. The mask doesn't hinder my breathing when I'm working. The replaceable filters are easy to replace and last 2 weeks in everyday use. The ergonomic facepiece and filter caps have not needed replacement and are in great shape. The other components of the system last about 1 year each, i.e., overlay, foam liners, cord lock. The entire system is serviceable and Armbrust offers replacements for all pieces of the system.
Thank you for your review and kind words!
We are proud to provide the Breathe99 system with its protection and ease of use!