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Milipol 17 – SABER ReadiMask

One of the most remarkable products I saw at last week’s Milipol security exhibition in Paris was SABER’s new ReadiMask. I was literally walking amongst the aisles and I saw SABER’s booth, a brand well known for their pepper spray and saw this mask on a manakin. I immediately stopped and snapped a photo.


Later, I was able to ask them about the full face mask and found out it is called the ReadiMask Adhesive Sealing Particle Respirator. There are two things that stuck out to me. First, the ReadiMask features integrated, fog resistant eye protection. Second, is the hypoallergenic surgical grade adhesive around the entire edge of the mask


While the ReadiMask is currently undergoing NIOSH certification. It’s closest equivalent is the N95 particulate filter mask. However, few if any, N95 masks seal directly to the face. In fact, the test procedure for particulate masks find them sandwiched between two frames and then placed over the blower which puts particulates under pressure. An N95 mask certification means that it is not oil resistant, but filters 95% of particles that are at least 0.3 microns in diameter. But if that mask doesn’t completely seal to the face when used for real, there will be cracks around the edges allowing some material to enter the mask. Additionally, N95 masks don’t incorporate eye protection.

Even without the certification complete, SABER claims ReadiMask, “Substantially reduces exposure to pepper spray, bacteria, spores similar to anthrax, bloodborne pathogens, viruses, smoke particulates, hazardous particulates, pollution, spit & bodily fluids, mold, asbestos, dust, debris etc.”

ReadiMask comes flat packed and can be included in any LEO or first responder’s PPE for in extremis use.

Purchase of ReadiMask is restricted to professional users.



18 Responses to “Milipol 17 – SABER ReadiMask”

  1. Keith says:

    N95 respirators have a lot of fit issues. Hospitals have to stock several varieties in order to make sure they have ones that will fit all the required people. The sealing idea is really good, especially if it makes fit near universal.

  2. jjj0309 says:

    Wow, this is perfect emergency mask for family.. Restricted? Well, I guess I’ll have to wait for Civillian market release then…

  3. TominVA says:

    They should license to 3M. Make tons of money. Really looks pretty ingenious. Assuming they get the certification.

  4. Jeremy says:

    “Purchase of ReadiMask is restricted to professional users.”


  5. jaydoc says:

    I had a guy take a full MK-9 blast and felt nothing…great product!

  6. Ross says:

    I’ve been buying these for years, I keep one in every bag. Sabre must have purchased readimask and “rebranded” or something. If they are only gov. sales then just google readimask, you can find them everywhere, just not in black.

  7. James says:

    Amazon has them in Gray, which looks the same. I suspect the rebranding is the reason for the mil/le restrictions.

  8. dellis says:

    But how will this hold up to sweaty greasy skin down in humid south states? I see that as the major concern in these parts.

  9. pablo says:

    amazon was sold out – but ebay has some left