We have officially launched our new brand, our Shopify storefront, and our first product: the General Civilian™ Respirator Substrate-1 (RS-1). In short, we want to make the RS Series standard issue civilian gear.
What makes the RS-1 different:
The RS-1 is a strong a durable, reusable non-medical grade facial covering
You can load any mask or filter material (your choice) based on PHAC/CDC recommendations. You can even extend your supply by cutting a surgical mask into 2.5" square filter inserts. Or use any tightly-woven fabric you have on hand! Check out our Instruction Manual
You can customize with your own stylish filter fabrics or even replace the straps with designer material if you like
The gasket and aperture system comfortably provides containment of slipstream (respiratory droplets)
It doesn't fog up glasses!
Looks pretty damn cool in matte black
The RS-1 is Made in Canada. 93% of the components of the RS-1 were manufactured in a 40km radius from our headquarters in Port Hope, Ontario, the last piece (the straps) came from California, USA. We are committed to reshoring and hyper-localizing production to the greatest extent possible.
Planning to travel? Commute? Return to an office or workplace? Do you want something more robust and dependable than just a cloth mask? Then the RS-1 is for you.
In a major World Health Organization study recently published in the Lancet (co-authored by McMaster University's Derek K Chu, MD), the chance of transmission of the novel coronavirus without a face mask was determined to be 17.4%, while that fell to 3.1% when a mask was worn (a reduction of more than 80%).
Si Vales, Bene Est. Ego Valeo.
(Latin: If you are healthy, all is well, and I'm healthy too.)
John Hayden, President