A good nose wire can make the difference between a mask that is wearable, comfortable, and effective, and one that just. does. not. work! They are also essential for glasses wearers, as they hold the mask down against your nose and cheek, stopping the mask from pushing your glasses up and preventing fogging by creating a seal along the top edge of the mask.
Available in two sizes:
Large/Adult face mask nose wires are approximately 10 cm long.
Small/Child face mask nose wires are approximately 8 cm long.
The top wire in the photo shows my own preferred shape for my face.
To fit your wire for your face:
- Identify the middle of the wire and put a right angle bend there. Note: do not try to shape the wire on the nose without putting this bend in first - the wire is firm to stand up to repeated wear, and will not be comfortable to shape from straight when wearing.
- Place wire in your mask and put your mask on.
- Shape the wire over your nose and cheeks until comfortable.
The wire is easy to re-shape if required.
Wires can be sewn into masks if desired, and will be washed with the mask in that case. Wires will usually require reshaping after washing. If your mask has a channel for a nose wire to sit into, your nose wire must be removed before you wash your mask to prevent it coming adrift and potentially damaging your washing machine or laundry.
Wires will be supplied straight (ie, unshaped), but with the ends crimped as pictured. Crimping the ends prevents damage to masks and skin. Note that the wires are hand cut and crimped, so will vary slightly in length, and will not be perfectly straight. This does not affect their comfort or function.