Leave it to the French to come up with an air pollution mask that is not only functional but also incredibly stylish. Sadly, air pollution is a major problem in many parts of the world, and some people forgo wearing a mask as they make you look a bit like Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. But now thanks to WAIR, both your lungs and your fashion sense will thank you as you commute around town.
WAIR is the first anti-pollution scarf — it protects you from air pollution as you move throughout the city, while informing you of the air quality at the same time. The mask uses a multilayer filter that blocks micro particles such as pollen, gases, and bacteria at PM>0.1 to filter out 99% of pollutants. When you arrive at your destination, simply drop the mask and you are wearing a fashionable scarf.
WAIR comes with a corresponding SUP’AIRMAN app that delivers up to the minute information on air quality where you are in the city. Sensors within the mask constantly monitor the air and you can see on a map the air quality of your intended route for the day. The application will also remind you when it’s time to change out your filter — a key maintenance step to ensure optimal performance.
Prices for the WAIR air pollution scarves range from €54 – €88 and are available for pre-order from the company website. The masks come in three different designs (even a couple different designs for the guys) and in many colors and prints. Three different sizes ensure you get the proper close fit on your face for maximum protection. The masks will start shipping this spring.