The demand for our 3M NIOSH approved N95 respirators, Made in the USA, has skyrocketed, and we are working around the clock to make them available to as many Americans as possible. We are frequently asked about our 3M N95 respirator recommendations and the differences between models. For this reason, we have compiled a list of our recommendations for 3M N95 respirators, some of which we have very limited quantities of available on our website.
N95 respirators filter out 95% of airborne particles, including viruses and bacteria, and provide a seal tight to the face of the wearer. On the other hand, surgical masks are designed to provide a barrier to splashes, droplets, and spit. For this reason, all of the 3M N95 respirators we offer will provide better protection against COVID-19 than surgical, disposable, and cloth face masks.
1. 3M 8210 Plus N95 Respirator - Made in the USA
The 8210 Plus N95 respirator is our most popular option and a very comfortable option for keeping safe. The braided polyisoprene headbands and staple-free strap attachment make it one of the most commonly used respirators in the industry. Moreover, the 8210 Plus features an adjustable aluminum nose clip and soft nose foam for optimal comfort and a secure seal.
Limited quantities of the 8210 Plus N95 Respirators available here, comes in boxes of 20.
2. 3M 8210 N95 Respirator - Made in the USA
Coming in at the second spot, the 8210 N95 respirator features the same adjustable aluminum nose clip and soft nose foam found on the 8210 Plus. It has a utilitarian design and features American Electrostatic Media allowing you to breathe easier while protecting you from airborne particles, including viruses. The 8210 features ultrasonically welded headbands with a welded strap attachment to ensure a secure and safe fit.
Limited quantities of the 8210 N95 Respirators available here, comes in boxes of 20.
3. 3M 8110S N95 Respirator - Made in the USA
The 8110S is an option designed for those specifically with smaller faces. It brings many of the great features offered by the 8210, including the ultrasonically welded headband, adjustable aluminum nose clip, and soft nose foam. However, it’s smaller size ensures that it provides the same secure fit provided by the 8210 for those with smaller faces.
4. 3M 8200 N95 Respirator - Made in the USA
The 8200 is an excellent option for anyone keen on getting the same protection offered by the 8210 Plus and 8210 at a more economical price point. It provides a custom and secure seal with an aluminum adjustable nose clip and secure seal and features Advanced Electrostatic Media for easier breathing. The difference between our top three picks lies in the comfort of the headbands: the 8210 Plus features braided polyisoprene headbands, the 8210 and 8110s uses ultrasonically welded headbands, and the 8200 has stapled headbands.
Limited quantities of the 8200 N95 Respirators available here, comes in boxes of 20.
5. 3M 1860 N95 Surgical Respirator - Made in the USA
The 1860 is a surgical N95 respirator, meaning it is approved by NIOSH as an N95 respirator and also cleared by the FDA as a surgical mask. For this reason, the 1860 is worn by operating room personnel to prevent the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material. While the 1860 features soft nose foam and an adjustable aluminum nose clip, the headbands braided and stapled headbands are designed to prioritize a secure fit.
6. 3M 8511 Valved N95 Surgical Respirator - Made in the USA
The 8511 N95 valved respirator is our most popular valved model, and the proprietary 3M™ Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve makes it a very comfortable option. The easier breathing lends itself to situations involving heat, humidity, and long periods of wear. However, it is important to note that while valved respirators provide 95% particle filtration to the wearer, it does not provide the same quality of protection to those around you, when compared unvalved models such as the 8210 Plus and 8210.
Limited quantities of the 8511 N95 Respirators available here, comes in boxes of 10.
7. 3M 8210V Valved N95 Surgical Respirator - Made in the USA
The 8210V valved respirator is a more economical option, when compared to the 8511, for those seeking the breathability of a valved respirator. The 8210V is inspired by the designed of the unvalved 8210 but is equipped with the 3M™ Cool Flow™ Exhalation Valve for more breathability.
Limited quantities of the 8210V N95 Respirators available here, comes in boxes of 10.
8. 3M 9105 N95 Respirator - Made in the USA
The 9105 features the 3M™ VFlex™ Particulate Respirator’s proprietary V-shaped pleats, making for easier breathing, a comfortable seal, and flex with mouth movement. Ther 9105 is a very affordable option for those seeking the benefits of an unvalved N95 respirator.
9. 3M 1804 N95 Surgical Respirator - Made in the USA
The 1804 N95 surgical respirator is a similarly affordable option when compared to the 9105, and it features the particle filtration and fluid resistance to make it classified as an N95 surgical respirator. Moreover, the 1804 and the 9105 share the 3M™ VFlex™ V-shaped pleats, making them both a great option for easy breathing and comfort.
Limited quantities of the 1804 N95 Respirators available here, comes in boxes of 50.
10. 3M 9210+ N95 Surgical Respirator - Made in the USA
Although a more expensive option, the 9210+ has a variety of features making it well worth it for many. The 9210+ is individually wrapped and represents a breakthrough in comfort, with an innovative three-panel design. The design further works to reduce eyewear fogging by directing away exhaled air and maintain a secure fit while reducing hair pulling with comfortable braided headbands.