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BUFF Masks

NOW Available in Australia

  The new BUFF® Filter Mask (sport range) is designed for lightweight wearing comfort while offering the filter 98%* Bacterial Filtration Efficiency. With the elastic bands the face mask is adjustable on the back of the head for individual fit and avoiding pressure point around the ears. The BUFF® Filter Mask is suitable for everyday use (if you live in Victoria!) for exercise and sport (walking, running, cycling), see the FAQ's below.

For the Professional/Work Range of BUFF® Filter Masks, click here.

 

Features:

  • Lightweight, reusable mask made from CoolNet UV+®
  • Replaceable Filter offering 98% bacterial Filtration Efficiency
  • HeiQ V-Block antimicrobial fabric treatment applied to inside pocket
  • Adjustable all-day comfort with excellent breathability
  • Adult and Kids sizes available

 

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faqs
filters

Quality, Replaceable Filter:

Made from three combined layers the filter offers 98% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) and excellent breathability. Packed in a clean room type in Germany . Manufactured by Ahlstrom-Munksjö to fit the specific BUFF® Filter Mask design, this single use filter is glue and latex-free. Replacement Filter Packs available.

 

Where to Buy the SPORT BUFF® Filter Masks in Australia

Victoria Phone Email Web
Adventure Guides Australia, Beechworth 0419 280 614 agati@netc.net.au https://www.adventureguidesaustralia.com/contact.html
Aussie Disposals, Warragul 03 56232380   https://www.aussiedisposals.com.au
Alpine Outfitters, Mount Beauty 03 5754 4102 pierre@alpineoutfitters.com.au  
BM Motorcycles, Ringwood 03 9870 3807 info@ringwoodmotorcycles.com.au https://bmmotorcycles.com.au/adventure-gear-2/
Bright Disposals & Outdoor Centre, Bright 03 5755 1818 brightoutdoorcentre@gmail.com  
Capacity Sports, Moorabbin 03 9532 3882 capacitysports@gmail.com https://paddlesports.capacitysports.com.au/
East Coast Kayaking, Sandringham 03 95970549 info@eastcoastkayaking.com http://kayakshopaustralia.com.au/
Glimmer Gear Australia, Greensborough   hello@glimmergear.com.au https://activeequip.com.au/
Island Surf Shack, Cowes 03 5952 1659 islandsurfshack@gmail.com http://www.islandsurfshack.weebly.com/
Lightweight Traveller, Brighton 03 9596 6076   https://www.lwtraveller.com/buff
Melbourne Climbing School, Ashburton 0424 383 831 info@melbourneclimbingschool.com.au https://www.melbourneclimbingschool.com.au/
Outdoor Pleasure, Mansfield 03 5775 2826 sales@outdoorpleasure.com.au https://www.outdoorpleasure.com.au/shop
Outsports, Hampton East 03 9532 5337 moorabbin@outsports.com.au  
The Rock Adventure Centre, Newtown 03 5221 3101   https://rockadventures.com.au/
The Running Company, Ballarat 03 4343 2583 ballarat@therunningcompany.com.au https://www.therunningcompanyballarat.com.au/buff/
The Running Company, Clifton Hill 03 9041 6801 cliftonhill@therunningcompany.com.au https://therunningcompanycliftonhill.com/
       
New South Wales & ACT      
Alpsport, West Ryde 02 9858 5844 contact@alpsport.com.au https://alpsport.com.au/
Climbing Anchors, Alexandria 02 9051 2425 info@climbinganchors.com https://www.climbinganchors.com.au/
Canoeing Down Under, Ashfield 0417 977 330 terry@canoeingdownunder.com.au http://www.canoeingdownunder.wordpress.com
Equipped Outdoors, Waitara 02 9489 8666 sales@equipped.com.au https://equipped.com.au/
Mont Adventure Equipment, Fyshwick 02 6162 1661 shop@mont.com.au https://www.mont.com.au/
Mountain Equipment, Sydney 02 9264 5888 web@mountainequipment.com https://mountainequipment.com/collections/buff
GoGoGear.com.au, Sydney 02 9624 6700 service@gogogear.com.au https://www.gogogear.com.au/filter-face-masks/
Sherpa Outdoor Gear, Dural 02 9651 7822 sales@sherpa.com.au https://www.sherpa.com.au/brand/buff/
       
Queensland      
Technical Headwear, Tanawha 07 5445 0500 edward@technicalheadwear.com.au https://technicalheadwear.com.au/
Wildfire Sports, Milton 1300 573 247 enquiries@wildfiresports.com.au https://www.wildfiresports.com.au/brand/buff/
Lightweight Traveller, Noosa 07 5474 8344   https://www.lwtraveller.com/buff
Nambour Disposals & Camping, Nambour 07 5441 1436 nambour.disposals@gmail.com http://nambourdisposals.com.au/
       

Northern Territory

     
Explorers Australia, Ciccone 0455 187 244 contact@explorersaustralia.com.au  
       
Tasmania      
Mountain Creek Outdoors, Hobart 03 6234 4395 mt.creek@bigpond.com https://www.mountaincreekoutdoors.com.au/
Next Level Kayaking, Leslie Vale 0439 844 649 ben@nextlevelkayaking.com.au https://www.nextlevelkayaking.com.au/collections/all
Blue Peaks VDL, Devonport 03 6424 8699 info@bluepeaksvdl.com.au https://bluepeaksvdl.com.au/

How To Wear a BUFF® Filter Mask

 

BUFF® Filter Masks for Professionals

FAQ'S

ABOUT YOUR BUFF®FILTER MASK

  • While wearing the BUFF® Filter Mask, does it protect me against COVID-19? 

The BUFF® Filter Mask acts as a physical barrier to reduce the spread of larger droplets resulting from talking and/or coughing by the wearer when used correctly, providing the filter 98% filtration efficiency and high breathability. Also wearing the Buff® Filter Mask may help to limit touching of the mouth and nose. However, the BUFF® Filter Mask is not certified as a medical device or personal protective equipment. There is no scientific evidence that community/non-medical face masks are an effective means of respiratory protection for the wearer of the mask.

  • While wearing the BUFF® Filter Mask, does it protect others from me against COVID-19? 

The BUFF® Filter Mask plays a somewhat similar role as a physical barrier to reduce the spread of larger droplets resulting from talking and/or coughing by the wearer when used correctly. The filter meets the performance requirements of the harmonised standard EN 14683:2019 + AC, with regard to Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE%) and Differential Pressure (Pa/cm²) (Breathability), obtaining the Type I and II classification. However, the BUFF® Filter Mask is not certified as a medical device or personal protective equipment.

  • What is HEIQ V-BLOCK® treatment for? 

The fabric technology HeiQ V-Block protects the inside pocket fabric from microbes and germs. For more information about HeiQ V-Block you may visit this page

  • Is it better than a homemade mask?  

The BUFF® Filter Mask is designed for lightweight comfort. The filter provides 98% filtration efficiency and high breathability. With the elastic bands the BUFF® Filter Mask is adjustable on the back of the head for individual fit, avoiding pressure points around the ears. 

  • Can I compare the performance provided by the filters used with the BUFF® Filter Mask with a Surgical Mask? 

Yes. The filters meet Bacterial Filtration Efficiency and breathability standard type I and II of the standard EN14683:2019 for Medical face masks.

  • Are there any other BUFF® products with tested filters as the BUFF® Filter mask? 

The BUFF® Filter Mask is the only BUFF® product with an accredited laboratory. Our multifunctional headwear products may cover the entire front of the face (nose, mouth, chin, and neck), so they may help to limit touching of the mouse and nose. Direct or indirect contact is another way that transmission of COVID-19 can occur through transfer of the virus from a hand to the mouth, nose or eyes after touching a contaminated surface. However, our multifunctional headwear products are not intended for use to protect the wearer against infection or to avoid infect others and are not certified as medical devices or Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Is BUFF® Filter Mask breathable? 

Yes. BUFF® Filter Mask is comfortable for everyday use and its filter meets breathability performance requirements obtaining type I and II classification of the standard EN14683:2019 for Medical Face Masks. 

  • When should I wear BUFF® Filter Mask? 

Worldwide, face masks have become an essential accessory for daily activities like grocery shopping, using public transport or going for a run. Considering the exceptional situation we are living these days, we recommend wearing your BUFF® Filter Mask when visiting businesses, closed spaces, when using public transport, and at certain workplaces (other than healthcare and similar) when involve physical proximity to many other people. However, we strongly recommend you follow your local safety guidelines and regional authority instructions.

  • Can I use BUFF® Filter Mask for playing sports?

Yes; BUFF® Filter Mask fits great, stays securely in place, and works well for playing sports, meeting the breathability performance requirements of the standard EN14683:2019 obtaining type I and II.

  • Can I wear BUFF® Filter Mask with hot weather?

Yes; BUFF® Filter Mask is made with our CoolNet UV+® fabric which is lightweight, breathable and features HeiQ Smart Temp cooling technology.

 

CLEANING AND CARE FOR YOUR BUFF® FILTER MASK

  • How do I  clean the BUFF® Filter Mask? 

Once you remove your filter daily, we strongly recommend you wash the BUFF® Filter Mask at 60ºC to ensure total disinfection. Care instructions are: Machine-wash safe at 60ºC. Recommended delicate cycle and less than 30 mins washing program.

  • How often it is necessary to wash my BUFF® Filter Mask? 

The BUFF® Filter Mask should be washed immediately after use and every time you change the filter. This frequency depends on the usage time as well as the environment conditions where it is being used, but always after a maximum 24h use.

  • Can I wash my BUFF® Filter Mask at 60º C? 

Yes; the BUFF® Filter Mask is reusable and can be washed at 60°C. In order to make the mask last longer, we recommend you to wash it in a delicate cycle and in a 30 minutes program.

 

WEARING YOUR BUFF® FILTER MASK 

  • How do I put on my BUFF® Filter Mask in a secure way? 

The BUFF® Filter Mask is worn covering perfectly the nose, mouth and chin of the user. Face masks need to be carefully put on and taken off in order to prevent self-contamination.

How to wear step by step:

  1. Before putting on the mask, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based solution.
  2. Place the filter in the mask pocket with clean hands as instructed.
  3. Place the mask carefully, ensuring it covers the mouth and nose areas.
  4. Place upper strap on head and adjust the mask on nose and ears.
  5. Place on chin and adjust back of neck straps.
  6. Once placed, avoid touching the mask with your hands while wearing it and if you do, wash your hands well with soap and water or with an alcohol-based solution.

A step-by-step video can be seen here.

  • How do I take off my BUFF® Filter Mask in a secure way?
  1. Remove the mask from the back, without touching the front of the face mask. Handle the mask by the back fastenings to pull the face mask away from your face instead of pulling the face mask up and along your forehead.
  2. Remove filter and dispose of it immediately upon removal. Used filters should be placed in an airtight container (e.g. plastic bag) and discarded to avoid contamination. When removing the mask and filter, avoid the contact between the filter and the face, fingers/hands to prevent self-contamination.
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based solution. 

A step-by-step video can be seen here.

  • How do I adjust my BUFF® Filter Mask?

The BUFF® Filter Mask can be adjusted by the two back of head and neck straps.

  • How many sizes of BUFF® Filter Mask are available?

The BUFF® Filter Mask  fits most people and comes in two sizes: Adults and Kids. View the full collection here.

  • Does the BUFF® Filter Mask work with glasses?

Yes; BUFF® Filter Mask is adjustable on the back of the head for an individual fit so you will be able to wear glasses comfortably. However, we strongly recommend that you adjust your BUFF® Filter Mask to avoid fogging of your glasses.

  • Does the BUFF® Filter Mask work with long, short and curly hair?

The BUFF® Filter Mask has two elastic bands adjustable on the back of the head and it works with all haircuts and hairstyles.

  • Does it hurt your ears when you wear it many hours?

No; with the elastic bands the BUFF® Filter Mask is adjustable on the back of the head for individual fit, avoiding common pressure points around the ears. 

  • Do the seams leave marks on your face when you wear it?

No; the BUFF® Filter Mask has an ergonomic design in our lightweight CoolNet UV+® exclusive fabric providing all-day comfort. Thanks to the seams being bonded with a thin bonding tape, the seams are completely flat and leave no mark on your face while wearing the mask.

ABOUT THE REMOVEABLE FILTERS

  • Are the filters certified?

The Filters have been tested by an accredited laboratory and meets the performance requirements of BFE and breathability standard EN14683:2019 obtaining type I and II classification.

  • How do I place a new filter?

Before handling the filter on your BUFF® Filter Mask, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based solution. Then, insert a new filter into the inside pocket of the mask. Make sure that the filter is completely flat and fitted into the shape of the inside pocket and does not protrude from the upper edge of the inside pocket.

A step-by-step video can be seen here.

  • How do I remove a filter?

The filter can be easily removed from the pocket once the user considers it necessary, but always after a maximum 24h use. Remove filter and dispose of it immediately upon removal. Used filters should be placed in an airtight container (e.g. plastic bag) and discarded to avoid contamination. Once done, you can through it away at a plastics recycling container.

  • Can I use the BUFF® Filter Mask without the filter?

We recommend always using the filter for maximum performing and filtration efficiency. The filter has a special design to fit in the BUFF® Filter Mask that has been tested and meets the performance requirements of Bacterial Filtration Efficiency and breathability of standard EN14683:2019 Medical Face Masks obtaining type I and II classification.

  • How long can I use a filter before it needs to be replaced?

Filters for BUFF® Filter Mask provide 98% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency up to 24h use, depending on the intensity of use and environment conditions. For maximum filtration efficiency you should replace them on a daily basis.

  • How should I throw filters away?

Used filters should be placed in an airtight container (e.g. plastic bag) and discarded immediately to avoid possible contamination. Once done, you can through it away at a plastics recycling container.

  • How many filters are included with the BUFF® Filter mask?

Each BUFF® Filter Mask includes five replacement filters.

  • Can I buy extra filters pack? How many filters are included in replacement pack?

Yes; you can find Filter Packs with 30 replacement filters at buff.com for both Adults and Kids sizes.

  • Where do I get replacement Filters?

Replacement Filter Pack for BUFF® Filter Mask are on sale at buff.com and in selected BUFF® stores.

  • Can I use other filters that are not from BUFF®?

We do not recommend using any other filter as we cannot ensure the performance of the combination of the mask and the filter. The BUFF® Filter Mask has been specifically designed to be used with the Filter to obtain peak functionality and performance. The BUFF® Filter Mask incorporates an inside pocket created to perfectly fit the Filter. The filters are manufactured by Ahlstrom-Munksjö with a special design to fit the BUFF® Filter Mask, meeting the performance requirements of the harmonised standard EN 14683:2019 + AC, with regard to Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE%) and Differential Pressure (Pa/cm²) (Breathability), obtaining the Type I and II classification and have been packed in a clean room type according to the requests of the Standard EN ISO 13485 “Medical Devices. Quality Management System”.