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I got to use my respro today!

Old 09-25-03, 04:23 PM
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I got to use my respro today!

I purchased my respro for winter and smog commuting last December. Today, I got to use it due to a forest fire a few miles away.

I can not wait to use my respro face mask this winter! Without the mask, the smoke was burning my lungs, i could still smell / taste the smoke, but it was more then bearable. I am sure i was more comfortable then anyone else on the road.
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Old 09-25-03, 07:29 PM
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Joe:

Is the "respro" good for stopping ozone and other gasses? Or is it primarily good for stopping particulate matter, such as in forest fires?

I ask this because ozone is the principle component and prime toxin in summer smog.

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Old 09-25-03, 07:41 PM
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Pete: https://www.respro.com/technicalnotes_faq.php#q2 should answer your question. Right now, I have the country filter, it worked great today. I plan on getting the city filter for winter commuting.
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Old 09-25-03, 09:11 PM
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I might just grab one myself. Although we haven't had any dust storms or major bushfire problems yet this summer, the drought still hasn't broken yet.
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Just curious joe did you notice it making it any harder to breath? I mean as in inhaling and exhaling? I know I have a baclava, when I went for early morning rides not did that in a while, I have asthma and I found it a bit harder to breath normaly when wearing it at times.
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Old 09-25-03, 10:35 PM
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Kev, I try not to push it on my commute, yes, it was a bit harder to breath.
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How comfortable do you find it? I'm quite tempted.
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I have one and I hate it. Truly.

I use it about two months a year during hay-fever season. It actually doesn't interfere with breathing that much even though I go pretty hard on my commute. The main problem is the irritation once I start to sweat. Especially after shaving. Even within hours of shaving, in fact.

Sorry for the negativity.
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Originally posted by pucci
I have one and I hate it. Truly.

I use it about two months a year during hay-fever season. It actually doesn't interfere with breathing that much even though I go pretty hard on my commute. The main problem is the irritation once I start to sweat. Especially after shaving. Even within hours of shaving, in fact.

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No need to apologise - the more views the better. I'd be interested in hearing how fellow beard wearers find it (it's a smallish beard but...).
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The real question is, where can I buy one in Baltimore, MD or online? The respro people who e-mailed me back put me in touch with two distributors that don't respond to their e-mails and one in Canada that doesn't communicate well either. I want it for hayfever season and to protect against pollution, so I already know I want the Gold model -- but where can I get one? Thanks.
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Old 09-26-03, 11:57 PM
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I have the Sportsta with techno gold filter and valves. Even during the summer (What there was of it in Tokyo this year) I wore mine on my 10 miles each way commute. It seems that Japan has the worst diesel emmisions standards in their vehicles and when you consider that nearly every other thing on the road is either a truck, bus, light truck, van or crane it makes for a real smelly mess.

If you regulate your breathing you can wear it for an hour (although Respro say its only for 30 min trips at XX litres of air per min)

I took an alternate route last week along a river so I didnt have to wear it but once I hit the traffic again it goes right on. One evening I had forgotten to let it dry out at work properly so didtnt wear it for about 7k's. Man! What a difference it makes. I couldnt wait to get to the river. Anyone who commutes and dosent wear a mask is nuts IMHO

Top and bottom, 07:30~08:30 rush hour traffic on main roads. No black boogers, teeth or coughing once you stop. The filters are not too cheap but its gotta be worth whatever they cost (About $1 per week)

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Old 09-27-03, 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by Simon Ed
No black boogers...
I had a job in a plastic factory as a young man, grinding up reject bottles. I blew white snot every night.

I quit the job. I told the manager I was quitting because I was blowing white snot and that couldn't be good. He told me, "The plastic we use is USDA approved." That meant it was approved by the US Dept. of Agriculture for use in milk containers. I told him, "That doesn't mean it's approved for making milky boogers."
Take this job and sh*ve it.



Black boogers is something I hope I never get!

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