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    BioLogic Pollution Mask, really???

    Saw this advertised on one of the scrolling banner ads and it piqued my interest. It's a damned pollution mask for cyclists. Really??? wtf!?!?


    If you need this when you ride, you need to move to the country or stop riding. It may filter the air you breathe but if you're cycling, you're breathing faster than normal and the mask would restrict that. I've worn a full on gas mask in the Army and it's pretty restrictive. Try running in one. It sucks.

    BioLogic seems to be part of Dahon. They offer similar dubious cycling accessories:
    iPhone mount, Cycle Tunes speakers, Blast horn. I will give them kudos for their post pump and the Freedrive chain cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
    I've worn a full on gas mask in the Army and it's pretty restrictive.
    Me too, some 20 years back, and unless the masks have greatly improved since, "restrictive" is an understatement.

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    It sucks.
    Seeing it effectively prevents sucking, I take the pun was intended?

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    I was expecting to see a normal cloth face mask but this looks like a full on gas mask like you say normally used by the army and the like.

    If you feel you need to use one of these then you seriously need think about moving to the country.

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    Respro makes masks that look a little less like respirators.

    http://www.respro.com/products/urban...itesight_mask/
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    I thought it looked like a painter's mask. Since I'm thinking of moving to Phoenix, it caught my attention.
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    If you had to ride in Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, New Dehli, etc.. you'd defo want something like this. It was pretty scary breathing that air just walking around.

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    People look at cyclists funny anyway, I can't imagine the looks I'd get with that bad boy on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    Respro makes masks that look a little less like respirators.
    Yes, they're more in the Hannibal Lecter facemask category.
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    Modern masks work very well and have pretty good flow and I used one daily when I was working on certain jobs with specific filters... had no issue breathing and could not smell a thing in that the filters were very effective in blocking the harmful elements in what were using solvents and they also did a great job of blocking particulates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    Respro makes masks that look a little less like respirators.

    http://www.respro.com/products/urban...itesight_mask/
    Hey I like that particular respro! I'm gonna buy that one
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    I think the filters on those military masks are designed to stop biological agents. Thus they would be much more restrictive than something designed to stop particulate matter and exhaust fumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitchpole View Post
    I think the filters on those military masks are designed to stop biological agents. Thus they would be much more restrictive than something designed to stop particulate matter and exhaust fumes.
    Not to mention that they were built in the 50's.
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    If you were seen riding around with that BoiLogic 'gas-mask' in a major American city, you'd probably get picked up by the local police/Homeland Security Dept/the FBI in a not-so-kindly 'show of force'. Especially if you had panniers, a backpack, or rack bags of any kind, they might suspect you're bicycling around town while releasing a bioterrorist agent (anthrax, etc) or maybe even a radiological contaminant.

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    Those are useless.

    There was a fairly in depth thread about this a while back.
    Here it is: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...on-masks/page2

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    I used to wear a similar respirator when I rode during pollen season. Allergies and asthma were the reasons, and the mask worked. It slowed me down, but I could stay in reasonable shape despite the allergy problems. It turns out that food intolerance was aggravating the allergies no end. Now that I have stopped eating the offending foods, the asthma is gone and pollen allergies are much more controllable. All I need now is a N95 paper mask which allows easier breathing. So lighten up on the mask wearers. We have our reasons. bk

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    I'd thought about getting one of those single-visor gas masks recently. Some of the cars that pass me on Great Mills towards the base BELCH fumes, and I've found myself outright gagging on occasion. This is mostly a problem in the winter, especially when it's dry. Unfortunately, I doubt the guards will be too happy with it and I would likely experience a "show of force", as surfrider puts it.

    Also, I just realized this is an old thread.

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    Am I the only one that thinks it's kinda cool?

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    Used to be associated with a few people who wore stuff like that to clubs...so no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
    Saw this advertised on one of the scrolling banner ads and it piqued my interest. It's a damned pollution mask for cyclists. Really??? wtf!?!?


    If you need this when you ride, you need to move to the country or stop riding. It may filter the air you breathe but if you're cycling, you're breathing faster than normal and the mask would restrict that. I've worn a full on gas mask in the Army and it's pretty restrictive. Try running in one. It sucks.

    BioLogic seems to be part of Dahon. They offer similar dubious cycling accessories:
    iPhone mount, Cycle Tunes speakers, Blast horn. I will give them kudos for their post pump and the Freedrive chain cover.

    Useful if your are commuting in Beijing China..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    If you had to ride in Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, New Dehli, etc.. you'd defo want something like this. It was pretty scary breathing that air just walking around.
    That's what I was thinking too. Where is this mask made? China has some terrific air pollution problems - enough that they have sometimes closed schools. Maybe the US isn't the manufacturer's target market.
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    I was in LA about 4 years ago and I had trouble breathing outside. This would have helped me quite a bit. Then again, my lung issues are absolutely not the norm! Smoke, Smog and anything like it can put me into coughing fits. It was so bad at one point, that I fell out of a customer's vehicle vomiting on the ground from coughing so hard from the smoke in their car... Needless to say, they were NOT amused.
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