I give this 5 stars cause it does what it is supposed to do and is very comfortable to wear. It just attracts stares. Even in California it attracts stares from people. The white is fairly threatening. I have painted mine now and it is less intimidating but it is still different than anybody around me. I feel totally safe. This thing is tight and sealed and breathing feels fine. The filters that came with mine make it difficult to breath and the make a knocking sound when you breath in and out but when I use a cut out disposable mask, it does not make that sound. I prefer that.
I will get used to people looking. The voice gets a little muffled which makes ordering at the deli counter difficult but it can be managed. I wish I was good at painting things, I would have done a better job but it’s fine. It’s fun.