|ColdAvenger® Health Science|
The ColdAvenger® is a technologically advanced cold weather protection mask designed to achieve four functional goals:
(1) Thermal comfort for warmth
(2) Ease of breathing
(3) Moisture control to keep the face dry
(4) Humidification of inhaled cold air
These criteria were selected because cold air exposure is a form of chronic trauma to the airway, and keeping the air around the face warm and humidified helps mitigate against cold weather related health effects. Technical studies and science-based evidence support the efficacy of ColdAvenger® at temperatures as low as -40°F. The plastic ventilation face piece is composed of medical-grade material selected for safety and cold weather endurance. ColdAvenger comes in four models: the Classic, the Pro, the Hunter and the Expedition Balaclava.
How Does The ColdAvenger® Work?
The ColdAvenger® mechanically mixes inhaled cold air with exhaled warm air to achieve a dynamic balance of warmth and humidity while keeping the face dry. The ventilation design allows for easy breathing, a critical feature during high endurance outdoor winter activities. Moisture in exhaled air either exits through the valve or binds to the plastic, keeping moisture away from the face and serving as a source of humidity for inhaled air. The ventilation grate and ventilation slots are designed to cause air turbulence while breathing, thus mixing warm air with water vapor. Technical studies confirm the achievement of functional goals:
Safety and Biocompatibility of Plastic Face Piece
The plastic piece is constructed of medical-grade polyurethane and meets human biocompatibility specifications of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ISO 10993 and is plasticizer free. The plastic is flexible and enduring and has natural microbial resistance. The interior valve is adjustable and removable. Turning the valve clock-wise or counter clock-wise will reduce the air flow as much as 67%. The interior valve can be removed for cleaning. An optional nose foam pad is enclosed with each mask for extra comfort if needed.
Cleaning and Care
Hand wash with mild detergent and air dry. The plastic can be cleaned with detergents used to clean skin and clothes. The inside valve can be removed for cleaning. The plastic can be cleaned with common disinfectants. However, disinfectants are respiratory irritants and if used, follow with a water wipe and drying to remove residual before wearing the mask.
At Talus Outdoor Technologies, LLC, we are determined to make the best products for your outdoor adventure experience. ColdAvenger® is an example of our quality and performance products. Our company is owned by outdoor enthusiasts who develop, test, and use our products. No other cold weather mask has undergone such extensive R&D field testing.