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COVID Phase 2 : We will do sport with the mask !


So we'll do Running, Mountain Bike and Sport in general with masks ? La Sportiva has a hygienic mask with interchangeable filter element. The production of Stratos Mask is underway: ergonomic, sustainable, comfortable to wear and washable with interchangeable filter element.


From 4 May p.v. it seems that the Phase can be started 2 of the COVID emergency -19 as announced by the government (read also SPORT in COVID Phase 2) with the introduction of new regulations that will allow to do outdoor sports in health safety; this could include l’mandatory use of the mask, but perhaps it will be a good idea to have it and use it regardless of the obligation.

La Sportiva the Outdoor Brand of Ziano di Fiemme which has converted part of the company in order to produce surgical masks for the civil protection of Trento, she also dedicated herself to research in this sector, contribuire alla risoluzione di questa emergenza ma anche per aiutare a combattere un problema sino ad ora sottovalutato, that is of the environmental impact caused by current disposable masks on the market today.

The challenge was launched precisely by Delladio, A.D. of La Sportiva, to its Research and Development department: find a solution that increases the comfort and ergonomics di un prodotto che saremo tutti costretti ad indossare per lunghi periodi, dando la possibilità di sostituire unicamente l’elemento filtrante e quindi di riutilizzare il prodotto nella nuova quotidianità che tutti noi ci troveremo a vivere nella seconda fase dell’emergenza da COVID19.

It's called Stratos Mask the new general protection hygienic mask realizzata in tessuto con filtro interno intercambiabile e facilmente sostituibile. It is a washable product, reusable and comfortable to wear 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. Al momento Stratos Mask è a tutti gli effetti una mascherina igienica di protezione generica utilizzabile eventualmente anche per la pratica sportiva, when and if the decrees deem it appropriate at the end of the emergency.

“Fino ad oggi giustamente le mascherine avevano principalmente il ruolo di proteggerci in una fase di emergenza e l’attenzione ad elementi quali comfort ed impatto ambientale era stata messa in secondo piano. In the company, however, we started thinking in the long run, cercando di limit waste to the environment as much as possible – dice Delladio – e pensando alla praticità di utilizzo continuativo di un oggetto che entrerà nella nostra quotidianità. The result was a very smart solution, which will allow everyone to remove and replace the internal accessory filter quickly and easily, lavare la mascherina e tornare a re-indossarla in tutta sicurezza”.

Further information on how to market will be available in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, the company confirms that upon resumption of normal activity, the production of both surgical and generic sports masks will be combined with that of outdoor shoes and mountain boots for which the La Sportiva brand is known worldwide.





of Naturaestrema.it team 20 April 2020