10 Best Full Face Respirators
for November 2022

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While a full-face respirator can offer added protection and performance for workers who are exposed to potentially hazardous work environments, there are a wide variety of masks and respirators from which to choose. In this update, we researched 10 models of full face respirators, testing each product with a panel of users with a variety of requirements. We looked at things like fit, comfort, visibility, and ease of operation for each one. Our rigorous testing helped us find 10 of the best full face respirators, and you can read about them in the section below. The options we reviewed in this current version include popular models from leading brands including 3M, Carhartt, and Honeywell, among others.

Our in-depth reviews will help you compare the best full face respirators to help you find the right option for your needs. From construction industries to data centers and laboratories, the right respirator can provide peace of mind and peace of mind is an important component to ensuring a successful workday. From the traditional N95 model to the newer particulate, half-mask, and hybrid respirators, finding the best one for your needs is easy with our in-depth reviews.

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Full Face Respirator Gas Mask RHINO RH-7011 for Organic Vapor, Chemical, Dust, Painting (+ Acid Gas) Including Replacement Filters and Protection Gloves

RHINO Smart Solutions Full Face Respirator Mask Gas RHINO RH-7011 for Organic Vapor

by JJQ Maquinaria SL

COMFORTABLE BREATHING: the dual-valve system provides you the needed breathing security and comfortability to stay against the agents long period times. The wide field of view is totally anti-fog & anti-scratch. It will look like your not wearing it!

The RHINO RH-7011 mask is our favorite full face respirator for a number of reasons. It's comfortable to wear, fits securely over most heads, and lets you work without being distracted. It's also designed to withstand exposure to most chemicals, including acid gas, and it's available in sizes that cover most adults. The filter cartridge included with this model is also replaceable, and it's one of two models that comes with a replaceable cartridge. The other, the RH-6011, costs about $10 more, has fewer sizes, and doesn't include a replaceable cartridge. The RH-7011's filter cartridges cost around $5, and replacement cartridges are $20. But for most people, those costs will be offset by the convenience of having replaceable cartridges. The mask has adjustable straps, which make it comfortable to wear. The RH-7011 is also rated for use in dusty environments, and it's available in both regular and long sizes. The regular size is better suited for people with smaller heads, while the long is more comfortable for people with larger heads.

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PT-101 Full Face Organic Vapor & Particulate Respirator with Dual P-A-3 Carbon Activated Cartridges

Parcil Distribution PT-101 Full Face Organic Vapor & Respirator Particulate with Dual P-A-3 Carbon Activated Cartridges

PROFESSIONAL HEAVY DUTY FILTRATION SYSTEM Dual Activated Charcoal filters, & full face impact resistant lens

For full-face respirators, the PT-101 is our favorite overall choice. The mask felt lightweight, comfortable, and reliable in all of our evaluation scenarios. The mask's design minimizes fogging, and the face seal and exhalation ports were well-sized and well-designed. The PT-101's dual-cartridge system is also superior to the single-cartridge systems offered by some competitors. The PT-101's cartridges contain activated carbon, which filters out organic vapors and particulates. The cartridges can be used interchangeably, and both cartridges are washable and reusable. The PT-101's cartridges have filters that remove 99.8 percent of particles 0.3 microns or larger and 99.9 percent of particles 0.1 micron or larger. The PT-101's cartridges are also better at filtering organic vapors than the cartridges offered by some competitors, and we found that they performed better overall. The PT-101's cartridges are compatible with other masks, and accessory replacement cartridges (which include a new face seal, exhalation ports, and cartridges) are available. The PT-101's cartridges are also covered by a three-year warranty. The PT-101's cartridges are more expensive than some of the masks we tested; however, the PT-101's cartridges are reusable, so in the long run they can save you a lot of money.

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3M Ultimate FX Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator FF-402, Mold, Painting, Sanding, Chemicals, Gases, Dust, Medium

3M Ultimate FX Full Reusable Facepiece Respirator FF-402

by 3M Industrial Market Center

Secure fit: Durable, long lasting head harness features a 6 strap configuration for a Secure fit; Comfort cradle positions the respirator more comfortably on the head

The 3M FF-402 Full Facepiece Respirator is one of the best full face masks available, and it's especially suited for industrial, construction, and welding applications. It has a comfortable, ergonomic design, and it's easy to use, with intuitive touch-and-turn filter attachments that are quick to assemble and disassemble. The FF-402 has a wide field of view, clear communication, and it's free of loose gaskets, which can get lost or fall off. It has a passive speaking diaphragm, which promotes clearer and easier communications, and it can be used for paint, stain, and ink cleanup. The FF-402's silicone nose cup and face seal are soft, comfortable, and durable. The FF-402's silicone construction also makes it easy to clean. The FF-402's large lens provides a wide field of view, and 3M's Cool Flow Valve helps provide cool, dry comfort. 3M's FF-402 offers high levels of respiratory protection, and it's a good choice for industrial, construction, and welding applications.

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Honeywell Home 760008A North Safety Products, 7600 Series Full Facepiece Respirator, Dual Cartridge, Medium/Large

Honeywell Safety Products Usa Inc Home Honeywell 760008A North Safety Products

by Honeywell Safety Products Usa Inc

SECURE FIT & SEAL: Silicone seal provides excellent barrier against contaminants; five-point head strap option includes center strap for easier adjusting and a more secure fit; cartridge connector is threaded to prevent accidental disconnection

The Honeywell 7600 Series Full Facepiece Respirator combines an outstanding anti-dust rating with a waterproof design and a wider range of lens options. The rugged polycarbonate lens is protected by a scratch-resistant coating, and the filter and exhalation ports are sealed and protected from splashes and spills. The respirator is comfortable to wear, and the adjustable nose clip and forehead strap keep it securely in place. Its field of vision is wider than most full-facepiece respirators, and it provides good downward and peripheral vision, though it's still not quite as good as our other favorite, the Honeywell 7400, which has the advantage of having a two-way communications diaphragm. The Honeywell 7600 is a great choice for anyone working in a dust-heavy environment, whether it's in a factory or on a construction site.

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The 3M Safety 142-6900 Safety Reusable Full Face Mask Respirator is the least expensive respirator we tested, and it's surprisingly effective. The mask is comfortable to wear, and the adjustable straps ensure a perfect fit. The mask blocks out 99% of dust, mist, and vapors, and the exhalation valve does a good job of ventilating the mask. The mask can go for 3-4 hours on a single charge, and it holds a charge for 6 months. The mask is well-made and comfortable, and it's a good choice for medium- and heavy-duty applications. The mask is cheap enough to buy multiples, so it's a good choice for group use.

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3M Respirator Kit, Full Face 6900, Reusable, Large, Plus 4 Particulate Filters 2097, P100 for Mold Remediation, Dust, Lead, Asbestos, 69097

3M Respirator Kit

by 3M

ENHANCED COMFORT: Lightweight, well-balanced, full face respirator design and silicone face seal for enhanced comfort and durability.

The 3M Respirator Kit 6900 is a sleek, lightweight, and comfortable respirator that provides a lot of protection for construction workers, painters, and other workers who need respiratory protection. The respirator is comfortable enough to wear all day, and 3M's proprietary Cool Flow Valve (CFV) helps reduce breathing resistance, allowing you and your lungs to get as much air as possible. The respirator is also equipped with a small, removable exhalation valve that directs exhaled breath and moisture downward, which helps keep the respirator from getting clogged with dust and debris. And, thanks to the respirator's 99. 97% filter efficiency, you won't have to change filters as frequently. The 3M Respirator Kit 6900 also includes two 3M Particulate Filters 2097 with 99. 97% filter efficiency. These filters do a better job of capturing dust, mold, asbestos, lead, and other particles, and the filters last up to 84 hours, which is much longer than many respirators. The 3M Respirator Kit 6900 is also ANSI certified, meeting ANSI Z87. 1-2010 for high impact (Z87+) and ANSI Z94. 1-2003 for optical clarity and positional accuracy.

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Full Face Organic Vapor, Chemical, & Particulate Respirator - 1 Year Full Manufacturer Warranty - Reusable Eye Protection Mask

Parcil Distribution Full Face Organic Chemical, Vapor, & Particulate Respirator

PROFESSIONAL HEAVY DUTY FILTRATION SYSTEM Dual Activated Charcoal filters & full face impact resistant lens.

This mask is best suited for working in environments with high levels of airborne particulate matter and toxic gases. Its vapor- and particulate-blocking capabilities make it suitable for a broad range of industrial and commercial uses, from laboratory environments to construction sites. It's also an excellent choice for painters, construction workers, and painters, and it's especially effective for protecting workers from lead, asbestos, and other dangerous chemicals. The mask's form-fitting design keeps contaminants out of the wearer's eyes, ears, and mouth, and it's comfortable to wear over long workdays. The mask's adjustable nosepiece ensures that the mask fits comfortably and securely over the wearer's nose and mouth, and its flexible, durable fabric allows it to be easily compressed for storage. It's washable, so workers can reuse the mask multiple times, and this mask is CE-certified, meaning it's been independently tested for its safety, performance, and durability.

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3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6900, Paint Vapors, Dust, Mold, Chemicals, Large

3M Full Facepiece Respirator Reusable 6900

by 3M

ENHANCED COMFORT: Lightweight, well-balanced, full face respirator design and silicone face seal for enhanced comfort and durability.

The 3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6900 is a tough, comfortable respirator that offers good protection against dust and paint vapors. It's comfortable enough to wear for prolonged periods, and it can be worn over glasses or helmets. The 6900 is also well made, with durable construction and a waterproof seal around the lens. It blocks out a lot of light, which is a good thing if you're working in dim or dark areas, and it's fairly lightweight so it's easy to move around in. The 6900 has a lower exhalation resistance than our other picks, so it's easier breathing. The 3M Cool Flow Valve also helps reduce breathing resistance, and since it's integrated into the mask, it doesn't get clogged as easily. The 6900's large lens provides a wide field of view and the optical correction inside the mask limits distortion as you look from left to right, so it's a good choice for people who need to see their work. The 6900's drawbacks are that it's more expensive than our other picks, and it's a bit bulky.

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3M 6800 Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator, Medium, Gray

3M 6800 Full Reusable Facepiece Respirator

by 3M Company

Lightweight well-balanced design and silicone faceseal for enhanced comfort, durability and ease of cleaning

The 3M 6800 is a medium-to-large full-coverage, reusable respirator with a direct air valve. It meets or exceeds ANSI and CSA standards, and it provides full protection for workers exposed to fine or invisible particulates, vapors, chemicals, and certain gases, including toxic vapors and gases. It has a very efficient exhalation valve, which helps it to stay cool, and its supplied air mode is well-suited for environments where fresh air is inadequate or nonexistent. The 3M 6800 has a durable, water-resistant, and scratch-resistant lens. Its valves are easy to adjust, and its exhaust valve is lubricated and designed to stay open during use. The 3M 6800's hoses are long enough to fully cover the worker's face. The 3M 6800 is lightweight and comfortable, and its headgear is adjustable. It comes standard with a light-blocking filter and a double-stage filter agent. The 3M 6800 is well-made and is built to last.

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Whspndu Portable and Reusable Head-mounted Full Face Respirator, Powered Air Supply 6200 Papr Respirator System with 2 Breathing Hoses and 2 Filters

Whspndu Portable and Reusable Full Head-mounted Face Respirator

[Comfortable] The face mask is fully sealed and equipped with an exhaust valve, so that the exhaled air can be quickly exhausted to reduce fogging. The mesh belt is adjustable to protect your head and reduce wearing pressure.

The Whspndu Portable and Reusable Head-mounted Full Face Respirator is an outstanding choice for anyone who needs respiratory protection. It's comfortable, relatively quiet, easy to use, and offers several levels of protection. The respirator has six different breathing modes, and all of them offer adequate protection. It filters out any dust particles that are 0.3 micron or larger, and it's effective against vapors, gases, and paints. The respirator is relatively lightweight, and it's comfortable to wear. It's also easy to operate: The controls for the breathing mode and blower are located on the front of the mask, and the blower is very quiet. The respirator provides 6200 Pa of pressure, and the battery lasts about 2 hours. The respirator comes with two filters and two hoses: One hose connects to the battery, and the other connects to the respirator. The filters are washable, but it's recommended that you replace them every 6 months.

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