How does it work?

Our wafer-thin nanofiber membrane filter is made of fibers 1/500th the width of a human hair, which form an ultra-fine, web-like mechanical barrier that physically blocks airborne particles.

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What does a Happy Mask filter?

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Flower Pollen

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Bacteria

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Smog

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Dust

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Viruses

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Flower Pollen

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Bacteria

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Smog

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Dust

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Viruses

*Disclaimer: Happy Masks are not devices intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and do not meet the definition of a medical device as set forth in section 201(h) of the FD&C Act.

Rigorously Tested Filtration

Our filtration testing is conducted at labs accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. Results have been further validated in independent testing sponsored by the New York Times Wirecutter.

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Washable and Reusable

Happy Masks are tested to maintain 95% filtration efficacy after 50 hand-washes.

See the Repeated Wash Test Report  >

*Based on testing conducted at ICS Laboratories. Masks were hand-washed at 100 degrees F for 10 minutes with Tide Free and Gentle detergent.

What makes our masks so breathable?

It's all in the details of how our filters are made.

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The Process

A controlled stretching process creates millions of micropores per square meter, that range in size from 0.1 - 0.5 micrometers.

The Result

These micropores are the ideal size to allow air to pass while still providing effective filtration.

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Happy Masks vs. Other Masks

A detailed breakdown of how we compare to other types of masks.

Happy Gear

KN95 Mask

Surgical Mask

Filter Material

Nanofiber Membrane

Meltblown polypropylene

Meltblown polypropylene

Filtration Efficacy 95% - 99% 95% - 99% ~60%
Filtration Type

Mechanical filtration with an ultra-fine weblike mechanical barrier blocks airborne particles.

Utilizes electrostatic charge, where electrical field gradients attract and intercept airborne particles.

Utilizes electrostatic charge, where electrical field gradients attract and intercept airborne particles.

Washability

Maintains 95% filtration efficacy after 50 hand washes.

Not washable, single-use. Filtration declines dramatically if filter gets wet due to dependency on electrostatic charge.

Not washable, single-use. Filtration declines dramatically if filter gets wet due to dependency on electrostatic charge.
Breathability

Millions of micropores per square cm allows air to pass through while maintaining a high level of filtration.

Higher humidity levels, breath resistance, and accumulation of heat.

Higher humidity levels, breath resistance, and accumulation of heat.