Cambridge Masks are fashion-forward, reusable, personal protective masks that come in a range of patterns and 5 sizes to fit children and adults. Masks are available in Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. Cambridge Masks have an adjustable nose-clip and toggles on the chin so that you may tighten and loosen the mask to achieve a perfect seal.
Human faces come in all different shapes and sizes which can make getting the right fit a challenge. However, taking careful measurements is an essential step when selecting your mask as the correct fit is imperative for perfect filtration.
The mask should be a snug fit, without leaving any gaps for unfiltered air to leak through. Two ways can help you make an accurate purchasing decision – our recommended means of measurement and an alternative means of measurement.
Our Recommended Means of Measurement
It is by using measuring tape.
This means of measurement is for all ages and we strongly recommend this way for its highly accurate way of ensuring your purchase will fit.
Using a tape measure, measure from the mid-point of your nose to just over an inch under your chin, this would be your reference for the first number on our size chart.
Measure from the outer edge of your left cheekbone to the outer edge of your right to cheekbone (about an inch below your temples) to find the correct width for your mask. Make sure to add a couple of millimeters to your measurement to avoid mask being too small.
Alternative Means of Measurement
Since bodyweight is not necessarily an indicator of facial size or structure, we strongly recommend using the body weight indicator as a back up only if you are unable to measure your self or family members.
Bodyweight and face-size can differ hugely between people of all ages, body types, cultures,and genders, this is by no means a fail-safe way to choose your mask size.
Please be aware of the following issues with using the bodyweight indicator alone when selecting your mask:
- Your weight maybe not be typical; you may have more muscle mass or perhaps weigh heavier/ lighter than average, but it doesn’t affect the size of your face.
- Body types (ectomorphic, endomorphic, and mesomorphic) are very difficult to factor in.
- Your height and weight may not correlate at all with face sizes – this can often be seen in very tall people with ectomorphic body types.
If you have more questions about sizing, visit our newsroom sizing guide article to find your answer here.