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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. Combine it with the Helix.iso™ woollen filter for increased filtration. Note this is NOT a medical grade mask and is NOT PPE certified - it is NOT possible to return or exchange.
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 repellent finish.
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.
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.
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.