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Paladin Face Mask

11 reviews
Jet Black

A reusable, washable and highly breathable knitted merino face mask. The Paladin uses two world class anti-microbial yarn technologies to reduce the build up of heat and moisture. Note this is NOT a medical grade mask and is NOT PPE certified - it is NOT possible to return or exchange.

  • Nuyarn™ merino outer for more stretch, durability and faster drying.
  • Antimicrobial Meryl™ Skinlife liner - regulates the level of bacteria on your skin.
  • ViralOff™ treatment significantly reduces any virus that is in contact with the mask.
  • Soft knitted ear loops.
  • Machine washable.
  • NOT a medical grade mask, and NOT PPE certified.
  • Size S: 20cm x 9.5cm - suits children and smaller faced women.
  • Size L: 22.5cm x 11.5cm - suits most adults.
  • As this is a hygiene related product it is not possible to return or exchange.
  • Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand by NZ Sock.

  • All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm 40ºC machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach, 'oxygen whitener' or fabric softener.
    • The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation.
    • Bleach rots natural fibres like merino, strips the dye, attacks laminates of waterproof fabrics and can also cause skin irritation.
    • Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run.
    • Fabric softener and stuff containing it like wool wash destroys the water repellent finish on waterproof and water resistant fabrics, and can cause colours to run.
  • As a rule of thumb, a product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like Ecostore, Earthwise or Aware.
  • Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
  • Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so hanging on the line or drooping over the bedpost is generally the best option. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you do take your threads for a spin, set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot. A lap in the dryer is recommended for your rain jacket, after it has dried on the line, as it helps recharge its water repellant finish.

  • Wash colours separately.

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
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      Australia Australia

      Poor fit

      I purchased 2 of these last year. The shape is terrible, I have the large and the barely fit from the tip of my nose to my chin, on both my wife and myself. The actual construction and materials are very good though.


      Ground Effect

      Hi there Peter, thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that your masks did not work out. Feel free to get in touch and we can sort something out. Pedal on, Ernie.

      New Zealand New Zealand

      No, just no.

      Please do not waste your money on this. Too small to cover both the nose and chin and is just a weird shape for a mask. Can buy a better one for much cheaper.


      Ground Effect

      Hi there Holly, thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that the Paladin mask does not work for you. Get in touch and we can sort something out for you. Pedal on, Ernie.

      New Zealand New Zealand

      Nice try

      On the plus side, it's is comfortable enough on the skin (albeit a bit warm in hot conditions). On the down side, it's way too narrow to properly cover nose and mouth even for people who don't have long faces. It bags at the sides and the ear loops aren't especially secure. Needs better shape, rather than just a 'sock' profile. Not recommended.


      Ground Effect

      Hi there Rob, thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that the Paladin face mask does not work for you. Feel free to pop it back to us and we can sort you out. Pedal on, Ernie.

      Rangi M.
      Germany Germany

      The Shape

      I find the mask comfy but in the middle it is narrow and does cover the nose. I think it should have a bit of a peak for your nose but instead it has a dip.

      David C.
      Australia Australia

      Face mask Paladin

      Its comfortable to wear, easier to breathe with than other masks, looks good and washes well