This series of anti-pollution masks from Rare Bird London were developed to both look good, and provide a UK Ministry of Defence military-grade air filter that can be worn everyday.
The user-replaceable filter is a 100% pure activated carbon cloth with sub-micron filtration capability to block out particles down to the 2.5 micron size range. It’s been tested by the UK’s Health Protection Agency and shown to block out PM 2.5, PM 0.3 viruses, bacteria, and gas pollution.
Rare Bird London have two main product lines – winter masks and summer masks. The winter masks are designed to keep your face and neck warm when the mercury drops and the summer masks are designed to keep you cool while still offering the safety of a pollution filter as you make your way through traffic.
The mask shown above is the Metallic Cotton Face Mask, it’s made from 100% heavyweight cotton and it has a waterproof and windproof softshell lining. It’s held in place under your helmet with a black adjustable elastic band, it has a slim fit adjustable neck warmer, and it comes with an exchangeable anti-pollution filter.
There is a wide variety of styles to choose from, all of which are far better looking than the average Hannibal Lecter-style anti-pollution mask for sale at most motorcycle gear stores.