LBM (Low Bur­den Mask)

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Gas Mask Buyer’s Guide -

This mask al­lows for hy­dra­tion and an elec­tronic voice am­pli­fier with an adapter that Air Boss pro­vides. We used an MSA brand voice amp with this mask on duty. It doesn’t have a ra­dio ca­ble, but our un­der­stand­ing is that one is be­ing de­vel­oped. It ac­cepts 40mm NATO thread can­is­ters. The mask is ex­tremely lightweight and sup­ple. The eye­piece is also the same de­sign as a pair of shoot­ing gog­gles; how­ever, the lenses are hard. Users can pur­chase tear-away lens cov­ers to pro­tect against scratches, smudges, and other marks. In our opin­ion, this is the op­ti­mal way to do it. We want to be able to tear-away the cov­ers and have the hard lens re­main for pro­tec­tion without adding a hard cover. It has a very short front pro­file and doesn’t pro­trude very far. The eye­piece sits very close to the eyes, which is a bonus if us­ing night vi­sion de­vices since they can be po­si­tioned closer to your eyes. This may vary de­pend­ing on the wearer’s fa­cial fea­tures, but we do no­tice a dif­fer­ence com­pared to the other masks tested. The mask seals eas­ily, and the head harness stays cen­tered. Sub­jec­tively, it’s the most com­fort­able mask we’ve used, and it’s been fan­tas­tic on nu­mer­ous bar­ri­cades and war­rants with live RCA agents. We could sleep in this thing. It also has the low­est weight, best vi­sion mea­sure­ment num­bers, and high­est fit fac­tor of any of the masks eval­u­ated by a wide mar­gin.

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