At a time when the demand for health protection and disease prevention is increasing, the masks have become the separation of the people. In addition to some popular types such as medical masks, cloth masks, consumers also have many new options that excel in both protection effectiveness and aesthetics. Typically such as flower embroidery masks, trendy transparent masks or most recently NanoFit masks.
NanoFit mask with a cool design is causing a fever on social networks (Source: Dinh Van Nam)
On social networking sites, this mask makes many consumers extremely curious due to its reusability and cool look – easy to make people think of the character Optimus Prime in Transformer. Unlike disposable medical masks and cloth masks that can only be reused about 30 times, Nanofit can reuse as many times as you like just by changing a new filter.
Currently, although it has to wait 1 week to officially be marketed, but according to the manufacturer, 1 NanoFit box of 1 mask and 50 filter pieces will be sold for 159,000 VND. Users can also buy additional replacement filters for 100,000 VND / 50 pieces set. Calculated, you only cost about 3,000 VND for 1 use – a price that can be considered very cheap! Particularly Webuy, luckily borrowed a box to try it first, and here is our whole experience after 1 day of incarnating as “Optimus Prime” Vietnamese version.
The product is “made in Vietnam”, with nice packaging but … no Vietnamese
It is known that NanoFit mask is a product of cooperation between SiliconZ and Karofi – a brand belonging to Tecomen Group specializing in water and air purification in Vietnam. Nanofit packaging also stated, this product is manufactured in Vietnam.
The product packaging is designed with simple and beautiful blue-black tones. Product information on the packaging is completely in foreign language because this is an export version. As for the upcoming Vietnamese market version, there will be information in Vietnamese.
The front and back of the NanoFit mask.
Nanofit parts can be easily removed to replace new filters or to be cleaned.
NanoFit structure consists of 3 components, the first layer is a lightweight plastic protective shield with ventilation holes. Next is a 4-layer filter membrane, which is attached to the screen by means of a plug. Finally, a soft shutter of SILICON material, which tightly covers the nose and mouth of the user.
The manufacturer says that the NanoFit 4-layer filter is the key component of the N95 and N99 masks. The outermost layer is a silver nano layer that can kill up to 99% of viruses and bacteria. An antibacterial cloth helps to increase bactericidal effect, preventing dirt and toxins. In the back are two layers of non-woven fabric to prevent saliva drops.
According to information from the manufacturer, NanoFit has been certified by the Ministry of Health to have a bacteriostatic efficiency (BFE) up to 99%, achieving CE certification, ISO 13485: 2016 and TUV Test reaching 99.93% BF.
Mouth plates are made of soft SILICON material, can flexibly arbitrary, the tip is designed to protrude to the nose area. However, this SILICON material is quite easy to stick to dust and is a direct contact with the face, so you need to pay attention to cleaning and disinfecting mouth plates regularly.
Ok, so the process of “dissecting” the product has ended. Now, let’s try Webuy!
The strap can be customized, the shutter covers the face closely but when used it seems a bit secretive
For those of you who are wearing this type of mask for the first time, you may be struggling to know how to wear it. Actually, NanoFit is quite easy to wear, you just need to pass 2 strings over the head and adjust the cord so that the mask tightly covers the face as below.
You can put your hand behind you to customize the length of the cord without the help of others.
NanoFit’s silicon shutter fits over the entire face. For those who wear glasses, NanoFit does not completely blur the glass.
The manufacturer says that NanoFit’s mouth snap fits perfectly close to the face with an open rate of less than 4%, lower than the average of N95 and N98 masks, which is an average of 8%, while the average open rate of Medical masks up to 22%. According to Webuy, when tightening the strap, the mask fits the entire nose, mouth and chin area, the fit is higher than when using a cloth mask or medical mask.
However, because of being so tight, Webuy felt a bit mysterious when wearing NanoFit (although breathing and talking). After about 15 minutes, the back of the neck will feel a little painful if you tighten the strap. These are the limitations that the manufacturer also informed users in advance.
The size of the NanoFit mask is more bulky than the other types, generally will be more suitable for men rather than for women, especially for those with small faces.
After wearing for about 15 minutes, Webuy decided to remove the NanoFit to try changing the new filter to see if it “takes only 10 seconds” as the manufacturer advertises or not.
It is quick to remove but reinstall
If removing the parts of NanoFit only takes about 5 seconds, then the reinstallation will take about … 30 seconds. Of course if you use it later, you can reinstall it faster, but overall, this is still an inconvenience compared to other types of masks.
After 1 day of use, you can remove the parts for cleaning, especially the silicon shutter. All parts dry quickly after cleaning.
For easier cleaning without getting caught in the strap, you can remove the strap by opening the latch cover like this, removing the knot and pulling the strap out of the plastic frame.
Conclusion: So, should invest in a Nanofit mask or not?
The answer will be yes or no depending on your needs, living and working environment. With the advantage of tight-fitting face with very low open rate, superior 4-layer filter, reusable, convenient and compact than the gas mask, NanoFit is suitable for use in environments crowded, at high risk of infection such as hospitals, military barracks. Reporters who have to work regularly in crowded areas are also suitable subjects to use NanoFit.
In addition, it is hoped that in the near future, the manufacturer will add an extra disinfectant spray to make NanoFit users easier to clean without removing the strap.
And if you just need a mask to work in the office with criteria easy to wear, easy to breathe and do not need “cool” then a medical mask or cloth mask is enough.
Reasonable price, only about 3,000 VND / use.
Environmentally friendly thanks to the ability to reuse
Does not cause blurred glass, the clearance is much less than that of medical masks or cloth masks.
Easy to clean and clean, fast to dry after washing.
Cool design, suitable for men.
When worn tight, it will be a bit secretive, easy to cause neck pain when used.
When cleaning may be entangled strap.
Installing parts may be inconvenient.