Ordinarily, I would advise a serious prepper to avoid surplus masks in favor of a proven newly-manufactured mask. Today, you can ignore that advice because the Finnish M95 gas mask shatters all preconceptions about the inadequacies of surplus masks. Is the Finnish M95 gas mask a surplus item? Yes, but they are all in excellent condition as well – free from rips, tears, stains, scents and anything else that may render it ineffective. As noted, they look like they just came from the manufacturer.
Like its little brother, the M95 gas mask was to be become the standard issue gas mask for the Finnish Defense Forces, effectively replacing the M61 in 1995.
Your survival in a nuclear, biological or chemical environment begins with a well-made gas mask. The NIOSH-approved Finnish M95 gas mask provides proven protection against the hazards associated with the aforementioned environments in addition to numerous features designed with your comfort in mind. The mask is completely adjustable via a six-point harness that is quick and easy to use – capable of being deployed in under 10 seconds. Proper fitting is easily achieved with the inclusion of zip-pulls on the harness. The silicone interior orinasal mask enhances comfort by providing an accurate anatomical molding and a tight seal that reduces dead space to a negligible amount. Extending that comfort is the lightweight, low-profile external face piece that is constructed using halogenated butyl rubber. By utilizing this material, the mask is capable of offering both fire retardant properties as well as increased resistance to all known NBC and CBRN agents. The face piece also offers filter ports on the left and right sides of the mask to accommodate users that makes the mask compatible with a wide variety of tactical equipment, including optics, firearms and more. Finally, the mask is equipped with twin polyamide lenses that offer a nearly unobstructed view.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Finnish M95 gas mask is the inclusion of a hose-free CamelBak® hydration adaptor. This adaptor is designed to connect directly to select canteens and water bottles for a hose-free hydration system that delivers 250 ml/min.
As noted, every order includes a gas mask carrying bag with a large, spacious interior capable of carrying a mask, extra filters and several smaller accessories. There is also a smaller pouch suitable for maps and other important documents. The inclusion of a carrying handle and dual belt loops make transport of the M95 gas mask simple. Also included with every order is one M95 gas mask filter. The mask, however, is designed to accept any standard NATO 40mm gas mask filter. Other features include:
- Prescription lens support (available as an accessory from Scott Safety)
- Speaking diaphragm (available as an accessory from Scott Safety)
Sure, other gas masks exist that may provide better protection and more features, but they are much more costly than the Finnish M95 gas mask. For just $99.95, you will receive a high-quality gas mask along with a carrying bag, hydration adapter and one filter that is perfect for:
- Chemical threats
- Biological threats
- Radiological threats
- Nuclear threats
- Survival kits
- Much more…