The Bandit Mask | 6 oz Black Denim
- LARGE 10" wide x 4.5" tall (from nose to chin)
- SMALL: 9" wide x 4" tall (from nose to chin)
- *Our Tests have found most men fit Large, women and kids Small.
- MATERIAL: 6-oz. Denim
- LINING: 100% Fine Combed Cotton Micro Sanded French Twill (Interior color varies according to material availability)
- CLOSURE: 100% Nylon MIL-SPEC Paracord with spring loaded Toggle for adjustability - Great for taking on / off and for hanging
- WASHABLE + REUSABLE
- MADE IN THE USA, ONE AT A TIME
- CONTAINS 100% BADASSERY
Most Bandits are typically outlawed, lawless, desperate marauders or brigands. Not this Bandit. This guy’s different. He masks up for a reason. Hell yeah he’s defiant! But his defiance comes from love of others. Of community. Of neighbors. Of doing his part. He likes to DEFY TOGETHER. Sure, he has a bit of vanity along the way. Some Badassery. But don’t mistake his swagger for heartlessness. He's part of a growing global gang determined to win at any cost!
WHERE WE'RE AT
Face masks are now mandatory in various communities throughout the country. In addition the CDC is recommending the public wear masks while outside on essential errands. The CDC is also recommending that the public not purchase medical grade masks as there is a shortage of these masks (N95) for our front line health responders and workers. DEFY decided that we could do something to help the shortage of face coverings for our local and online community by adding the manufacturing of face masks to our production until we all smile mask free on the other side of this.
DEFY is proud to be donating a % of Bandit proceeds to a great organization: Give in Kind helps to support our local amazing Chicago Area Healthcare Workers who are on the front lines keeping us safe. At the same time, we can support our local restaurants - So you wear a rad face mask, support local Chicago restaurants and our Healthcare Workers all at the same time! While we're all doing our part by staying home, this is one small thing we can do as a community to mobilize behind those that must go to work and help boost their spirits!
We fought over making these, as what we really wanted to do was try to 'flip the switch' on our manufacturing and go from bag maker to medical grade PPE mask manufacturer to support our heroes on the front lines. We tried for weeks to connect the dots to make this happen and in the end were just never able to. To say it bummed us out is an understatement. There were many late nights on the phone, filling out forms, trying to connect with the right people...all culminating in our team realizing that it wasn't in the cards for us as we were simultaneously trying to save DEFY. Fast forward to a bit later and we had endless people emailing and asking that we simply do 'civilian grade' masks for running errands. Or as one of you in our DEFY Family said, 'Please make a mask that doesn't look like it was sewn using my grandmother's old apron.' (Still laughing at that one.)
So we rolled up our sleeves and are finally very happy with where we ended up! We've told people repeatedly that our masks are NOT MEDICAL GRADE AND WE'RE NOT ABLE TO MAKE ANY HEALTH CLAIMS. We're simply a bag maker that is wanting to give people a mask they can wear in public that's made from a couple quality layers of our material using our Made in USA craftsmanship. There's no filter. There's no 3M PPE material. We're using our durable tight weave 100% Cotton Cone Denim material for the outside, and were lucky enough to score some comfortable, soft to the touch 4.5 oz. fabric for the interior that is being used on some types of medical masks.