Apocalypse Watch 2012: March 6. The skies are clear and the weather is great. So far, our only brush with disaster has come in the form of an asteroid that may, but probably will not, strike Earth sometime in February 2013. You heard correct – Asteroid 2012 DA14 is scheduled to pass by Earth at a distance of only 17,000 miles. And even though the end of the world is scheduled for just over nine months from now, there is still plenty of time left to scratch a few items off of your bucket list – even if it includes having a child. So go skydiving, climb Mount Everest and if the mood strikes you, be fruitful and multiply because we are all running out of time.
Now is typically the point at which I present you with some type of unspeakable doomsday scenario as a springboard to our goods. And since I am such a stickler for routine, today will be no different. Could it be that some alien evildoer has implanted a chip into every major world leader’s brain? One that, when activated on, oh I do not know let us say December 21, 2012, forces their hands into launching a chemical attack in every capable nation on Earth. Sure, it sounds like a terrible made-for-television movie, but stranger things have happened, have they not? Okay, they probably have not, but if it did you would want to be prepared. I am no master of disaster, but I think the first item you would want in such a scenario would be a high-quality gas mask. I am not talking about a military surplus gas mask; I am talking about the Mestel Safety SGE 400/3 gas mask.
The Mestel Safety SGE 400/3 gas mask is essential to your survival in any chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear environment. Produced by Mestel Safety, a company with 58 years of experience in molding rubber goods, the SGE 400/3 is a top-of-the-line product that has been held to the highest safety and performance specifications. Designed to meet military and civil defense requirements, the Mestel Safety SGE 400/3 gas mask includes a number of features designed to withstand the harshest threats.
The Mestel Safety SGE 400/3 gas mask is available for $199.95 and includes one NBC-certified, multi-purpose filter. A second model is available for $269.95 and includes a factory-installed hydration system.
Mestel Safety SGE 400/3 Gas Mask
As noted, the Mestel Safety SGE 400/3 gas mask is manufactured by Mestel Safety, a subsidiary of Ocean Reef. The company has 58 years of experience in molding rubber goods and provides medical, diving, military and safety products of the highest quality. The manufacturing plant, located in Genova, Italy, is not only a NATO classified supplier, but an ISO 9001-2000 certified company as well. This means that they strictly adhere to the commercial standards set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and have dedicated themselves to quality control and customer satisfaction. In fact, for a company to achieve such certification, they must undergo an intensive audit in which all aspects of the manufacturing process are scrutinized. In other words, Mestel Safety manufactures goods that can be trusted. The SGE 400/3 gas mask is no exception.
It goes without saying that the Mestel Safety SGE 400/3 gas mask is our best offering. Each mask is a brand new, factory-direct gas mask. Just about every aspect of the mask puts it leaps and bounds above the rest. To start out, the gas mask in available in one size, labeled medium/large by the manufacturer. It is, however, fully adjustable with the inclusion of a six-point adjustable harness. The harness features zip-pulls for a quick and proper fitting. The face piece is made from a tough, silicone polymer that provides a comfortable fit as well as a tight seal around the face of the user. Mestel Safety was even able to successfully test the seal for six consecutive days without removal of the mask. A big selling point is the full-face visor. Rather than use a set of twin goggles and rubber, typical of surplus masks, Mestel Safety included a wide polycarbonate, full-face visor that provides a virtually unobstructed panoramic view that eliminates all of the problems generally associated with surplus masks. The visor is treated for both ballistics and chemical aggression and includes a comfortable rubber skirt with a patented springing seal design.
The Mestel Safety SGE 400/3 gas mask accepts standard NATO 40mm gas mask filters. You will be delighted to find that this particular mask includes three filter ports: front, left side and right side. The inclusion of three ports makes the use of a rifle in conjunction with the mask very simple. A filter can be installed on either side of the face, providing a clear field of vision while shooting.
Other features include:
- Microphone connection (available with side port substitution)
- Prescription lens support (available as an accessory from Mestel Safety)
- Includes one NBC-certified, multi-purpose filter
As noted, there are two models available. Both models are virtually identical, however one features a factory-installed hydration system with an integral drinking tube. This system provides a method of staying hydrated without removing the mask and can be used with a canteen or many other hydration packs.
Finally, the inclusion of a user manual provides detailed descriptions, instructions and maintenance.
If you want the very best in personal protective equipment, then consider your search over. The Mestel Safety SGE 400/3 gas mask provides proven protection and is the answer for any CBRN threat. If you are serious about your safety, then spend a few more dollars and gain peace of mind. Consider this mask for:
- Chemical threats
- Biological threats
- Radiological threats
- Nuclear threats
- Survival kits
- Much more…
Some say that you cannot put a price on safety. I would disagree and kindly direct them to purchase the Mestal Safety SGE 400/3 gas mask.