USA-Made Surgical Masks
The worlds most popular mask shape
is finally being held to an American standard.
Throughout the pandemic we tested hundreds of our competitors KN95 masks to see if they actually protected people. The manufacturers of these unregulated respirators love to make all sorts of claims -- especially that they are "made in FDA-Registered facilities," which is meaningless since the FDA doesn't regulate KN95s.
The Chinese GB-2626 KN95 standard is good, but since it's a foreign standard it lacks any kind of regulatory oversight. And, our hundreds of tests prove that many foreign made KN95 masks are making claims they can not back-up, too.
Your health is too important to leave to chance. At Armbrust American, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.
We believe every American should have access to medical-grade, surgical face masks at a great price. Designed, developed, and manufactured at our Texas facility, each mask is rigorously tested for quality and safety.
The Best of Both Worlds
When done right, the flat-fold KN95-style respirators provide a better seal than a traditional 3-ply surgical masks, which is why we've decided to combine the best of both worlds and make ourselves accountable across the board.
Our Armbrust USA-KN95 is an FDA-cleared surgical mask, a 510k mask with the improved fit/seal provided by the KN95 shape.
Designed, developed, and manufactured in our American facilities, each mask is rigorously tested for quality and safety.
Our cutting edge, beyond clean facilities are working at full speed around the clock to produce these regulated, and damn-near perfect masks.
(Need smaller size? Check out our Kids KN95 Masks.)
(Want different color options? Click here for American Made KN95 Masks.)
✓ 4 Layers of protection, breathable, and lightweight
✓ Metal nose bridge for secure fit & less glasses fog
✓ Two-way protection
✓ Rated at ASTM F2100 Level 3 (Lab Results)
✓ Made in America
✓ Free Shipping for order over $60
This device is intended to be worn to protect both patients and healthcare personnel from transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material. It is intended for use in infection control practices to reduce the potential exposure to blood and body fluids. This is a single-use, disposable device that is provided non-sterile.
Do Not Use For:
Toxic gases, vapors, oil based aerosols, asbestos, arsenic, cadmium, lead, methylene dianiline (MDA) or CM any other airborne substance where concentrations exceed OSHA standards, or applicable government regulations, whichever is lower.
This device does not provide oxygen. This is a single use device and should be disposed of properly after it is worn.
These masks should be stored in a cool, dry place. Avoid excessive heat above 140 F.
Below are independently verified lab results from the several required tests, in which Armbrust masks returned better margins than required by established standards.
FDA Letter: 510K Approval - Armbrust Surgical Masks
Disposable Face Mask Colors Lab Results (Nelson Labs)
Better Mask High Filtration System Lab Results:
- Armbrust Surgical Masks (Better Mask Kit) Test Results (PDF)
- FTM Essential Brace (Better Mask Kit) Test Results (PDF)
Filtering Facemask Respirator (AA-1776) Lab Results:
Surgical Mask Lab Results:
BFE Test ( BFE Test Full Report)
“Bacterial Filtration Efficiency” is a test that shows the amount of bacteria that can get through our masks. Nelson Labs used aerosolized Staphylococcus Aureus to test Armbrust masks, and despite accidentally using nearly 10 times the amount that is usually required for a test like this, they passed with 99.2%+ Efficiency -- well above the ASTM II & III requirements.
PFE Test ( PFE Test Full Report)
“Particle Filtration Efficiency” tests the size of particles that can pass through a mask. Armbrust masks were well above the 98% required for ASTM II. It should be noted that a PFE rating of 98% typically blocks most particles down to about 0.3 microns — the Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria used in our BFE test can get as small as 0.1 micron (about the size of the CoronaVirus).
Differential Pressure Test ( Differential Pressure Test Full Report)
This test is used to determine the breathability of Armbrust surgical masks. Sure, you might be able to block viruses, but can you still breath? Even with our higher BFE of 99%+, we passed with much better breathability than normal — in most cases under 4.9 (mm H2O/cm2) versus the requirement of being less than 6.0 (mm H2O/cm2) — also attached.
Synthetic Blood Penetration Test ( Synthetic Blood Penetration Test Full Report)
This procedure was performed to evaluate surgical face masks and other types of protective clothing materials designed to protect against fluid penetration. The purpose of this procedure is to simulate an arterial spray and evaluate the effectiveness of the test article in protecting the user from possible exposure to blood and other body fluids. All 32 masks tested passed synthetic blood spray at 160 mmHg with no penetration seen. (
Meant to ensure that a face mask will not ignite and burn for more than 3.5 seconds. All of our masks burned for less than one second, passing this requirement.
Cytotoxicity Test ( Cytotoxicity Test Full Report)
Designed to test if people will have a reaction when wearing our masks. On a scale of 0–4, with zero being no reaction and four being a severe reaction, masks that on average hit a 2 or lower pass this test. All of our masks received a grade of 0 and passed.
Irritation Intracutaneous Toxicity Test ( Irritation Intracutaneous Toxicity Test Full Report)
"The purpose of the study is to determine the potential irritation effects of the test article extract as a result of an intracutaneous injection in New Zealand White rabbits."
Sensitization Kligman Maximization Test ( Sensitization Kligman Maximization Test Full Report)
"The purpose of the study was to determine the potential allergenic or sensitizing capacity of the test article. The study was used as a procedure for screening of contact allergens in guinea pigs and extrapolating the results to humans, but it does not establish the actual risk of sensitization."
100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you're not satisfied about anything at all, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we're here to help!
Our earloops are sonically welded and held to the highest industry standard, but breakages still happen. That's why we offer an earloop guarantee - in practical terms that means if you experience any issues we will issue a pro-rated refund on a per mask basis.
Just write up the issue you're having and send a pic of the broken earloop to Support@armbrustusa.com and our team will make it right.
All Returns MUST begin by emailing: Support@armbrustusa.com
(Please include receipt or proof of purchase)
All sales are final with the following exceptions.
30-Day Policy: If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or exchange.
Returns: Customers are responsible for paying all shipping costs for any purchased items they wish to return. We DO NOT issue return shipping labels for returned items.
Eligibility: Your item must be unused and in the same condition and original packaging. Only regular priced items may be refunded. Donation Packs are non-refundable, non-returnable. Receipt or proof of purchase is required to process all returns.
Exchanges: In some instances, items deemed defective or damaged can be replaced or exchanged. For exchanges, email email@example.com.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted: (if applicable)
- Masks with obvious signs of use
- Mask packaging that has been opened
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
Refunds (if applicable)
Once a return is received and inspected, our support team will send a confirmation email as well as a notification on its review status.
If you are approved, a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days (transaction times may vary based on payment method).
Late or missing refunds
First, check your bank account to verify refund has not gone through. Then, contact your bank or credit card company, as it may take some time before your refund is officially posted as processing times may vary. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve been getting Armbrust masks for the last few years, hand them out to family and friends. I have prevented illness using these, and trust them for their testing and safety profile. Thank you for a good product!
Hi Christine! We are so happy that you continue to love and trust your Made in the USA masks and we truly appreciate your support!
The Armbrust US-made KN95 style medical masks are great. They fit well and are easier to wear than N95 while offering excellent protection (appreciate that testing results are readily available on the site). I had not use any KN95 masks before, knowing the many quality issues with them. Happy to find these and pleased with the purchase. I will certainly be a return customer. As an aside, customer service was great too and responded promptly to my inquiry/question.
Hello! Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so happy that you are loving your KN95 mask purchase!
Thank you so much for making these masks for us to keep us safer in these times! I don’t notice a weird smell with them.
Hi Linda! We are so happy to be able to provide you with masks and we appreciate your support!
I just got back, me and my friend do a once a month hanged out, out of town cashier at CUB on the way out said I like your mask it's cute, I said I get it from Armbrust, I don't by cheap. I give you a plug every chance I get... 7.30.2023..
Hi Alisa! Thanks so much for your continued support!
Hi Alisa! Thank you so much for your continued support! We're so happy to hear that you received your surgical masks!
These surgical masks by Armbrust are fantastic! The material is soft and comfortable and offers multiple layers of protection. It is also easy to breathe . The nose bridge can be shaped around the nose for comfort and the ear loops, which are comfortable, hold the mask in place. I am very pleased with this purchase. Thank you Armbrust for making these masks.
Hi Curtis! Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy to hear that you are loving the fit of your surgical masks and we truly appreciate the support!
My family and i have been wearing these mask for 3 years now and they work. Easy to breath through and fit good on face.
Hi Walter! Thanks so much for your feedback and continued support! We are so happy that you and your family have been loving your masks throughout the last 3 years!
Thank you I just got my replacement gloves in the right color , at 1:19pm today around this time today thank you
Hi Alisa! We are so happy to hear that you received your replacement and truly appreciate your patience!
Thank you for your review of our USA-Made Surgical Masks! We're glad to hear that you're pleased with the fit and breathability.
I use Armbrust masks because I trust the level of protection. I first purchased these during the height of the pandemic, and I've stuck with them ever since. I am around a lot of people due to work (in an education setting) and to decrease my chances of getting sick or spreading anything to anyone else, I use these masks. I still wear them in crowded places and in the metro, although the pandemic has died down. They are comfortable to wear for a long time and are well made. I like that they are made in the U.S. I recommend.
Thank you for your kind words, and for your continued support!