La Sportiva: Stratos Mask
La Sportiva presents the first hygienic mask for sports10 April 2020
The production of Stratos Mask is ready: ergonomic, sustainable, comfortable to wear and washable with an interchangeable filter element.
Lorenzo Delladio announced it by presenting the conversion project of a part of the Ziano di Fiemme production site two weeks ago in order to produce surgical masks for the Civil Protection of Trento: “We are trying to propose innovative solutions also in this field to solve mainly a problem hitherto underestimated, or that of the environmental impact caused by current disposable masks on the market today ".
The challenge was launched by Delladio to its Research and Development department: to find a solution that increases the comfort and ergonomics of a product that we will all be forced to wear for long periods, giving the possibility to replace only the filter element and therefore to reuse the product in the new daily life that we will all find ourselves experiencing in the second phase of the emergency from COVID19.
It's called Stratos Mask the new generic sports hygienic protective mask made of fabric with an interchangeable and easily replaceable internal filter. It is a washable, reusable and comfortable to wear product thanks to perfect ergonomics designed to bandage the face in a safe and comfortable way. The development took place in the last week thanks to the first prototypes made from the technical fabrics of the La Sportiva clothing line. After the testing phase, the company has already filed the patent application and will evaluate in a second phase whether to precede with the application for health certification, at the moment Stratos Mask is in all respects a generic protection hygienic mask perfectly usable for play sports when the decrees allow it at the end of the emergency.
"Until now, rightly the masks had mainly the role of protecting us in an emergency phase and the attention to elements such as comfort and environmental impact had been put in the background. In the company, however, we began to think over the long term, trying to limit as much as possible the waste in favor of the environment - comments Delladio - and thinking about the practicality of continuous use of an object that will become part of our daily lives. The result is a very smart solution, which will allow everyone to quickly and easily remove and replace the internal accessory filter, wash the mask and return to re-wear it in complete safety".
Further information on how to market will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the company confirms that at the time of the resumption of normal activity, the production of both surgical and generic sports masks will join that of outdoor shoes and mountain boots for which the La Sportiva brand is known all over the world.