DIY Mask Kit
A DIY Mask with everything you need it to make it yourself
The HELIX.iso™ Mask is a washable, easy breathing re-usable mask body into which the special HELIX.iso™ filter is placed.
Users fit and replace the filters as often as possible. All contaminated filter elements must be disposed of safely and should not be re-used.
Prices in NZD
Helix.iso™ MasksThe Helix.iso™ mask is a system with a reusable mask body and disposable, eco-friendly filter element, designed to provide an effective filter for COVID19. At a walking pace, protection could reach N95 levels but this is not yet tested.
We have tried to make these masks as affordable as possible by offering a kit with everything to sew your own Helix.iso Mask (you will need to buy filters separately)
Kit Contains, Cut mask pieces, nose wire and elastic ear loops
Sewing Instructions are available on the link below
The HELIX.iso™ is designed to provide a basic level of protection in the following ways:
- To have an efficient mask that fits around the face and has a good seal.
- To provide a filter that is very easy to breathe through – essential for weak, sick, or very small people.
- To have a filter which will capture >80% of health threatening particles at normal resting breathing rates with one layer.
- To provide a replaceable filter element which can be fitted by anyone, without damaging the element, without throwing away the whole mask.
- To provide an economical solution that sewing companies, community groups or individuals with a sewing machine can make themselves.
Where the Helix.iso Mask Fits InSurgical masks (SP) The rectangular pleated blue or green ones that doctors use are very cheap and are designed to protect others from the exhaled breath of the wearer, and to protect the wearer from blood splatter etc. (NOT 0.3-micron particles or virus particles). These are not ideal for protection from exposure when out of your bubble, or working in the front line of Covid19. The HELIX.iso™ Mask Uses a special filter called HELIX.iso™, which users can fit and replace as often as possible. The cost-effective, reusable, easy breathing mask body can be purchased from Earth Sea Sky or can be made from a supplied pattern but must be washed regularly. A contaminated element must be thrown away safely. When correctly deployed, the mask with a HELIX.iso™ filter provides a high level of protection. N95 or P2 or FFP2 masks These are workplace standards from the US, AU/NZ, and EU respectively. They are designed to protect the wearer from fine particles (0.3 microns) at high flow rates (around 80 - 85 litres/min). They are not designed to be worn for long periods and are designed to fit for adults in the workplace. The standards are such that they generally have very high breathing resistance. The breathing resistance levels required by these standards are high, meaning to be effective they require a tight face fit, and therefore typically a high strap pressure to maintain the seal. This means they will capture dangerous particles even at high breathing rates in excess of 95%. https://www.lanaco.co.nz/index.cfm/technology/helix-filter-performance-demo-video/ © Lanaco and Earth Sea Sky April 2020
Proudly made in New Zealand
Earth Sea Sky was formed in December 1990 when David teamed up with clothing designer, Sydney Mulligan. Between them they had more than 25 years experience in New Zealand’s outdoor clothing industry. This experience in design, production and sales was used to fill a growing need in the market for outdoor clothing that combined comfort, style and performance. David and Sydney introduced designs and colours that linked function and performance with great fit, attention to detail and fashion. Their first range of 20 garments included tramping jackets, oilskins, waterproof ski wear, 60/40 anorak windshells and Polartec thermal fleeces.
Since then, most of New Zealand’s outdoor clothing brands have taken their production offshore. Earth Sea Sky is committed to remaining New Zealand made. The Ellis family believes this is vital in maintaining the brand’s consistent quality and uniqueness.