Tony Stark Lab Test: Iron Man Mask is Breathable, Water Resistant

Training for the CHaD Hero Run for Children's Hospital at Dartmouth on October 26. (Double click Iron Man's mask to donate!)

Training for the CHaD Hero Run for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth on October 26. (Double click Iron Man’s mask to donate!)

During yesterday’s rainstorm, which kept switching from drizzle to downpour, I decided to run my regular neighborhood route in an Iron Man mask. The mission: Determine whether I will be able to see and breathe during Sunday’s CHaD Hero race at Dartmouth College.

Here’s what I discovered:

PROS — Mask shields face from rain and wind, blocks facial expressions so bystanders do not know if I am out of breath.

CONS — Loss of peripheral vision, can’t see my feet, very difficult to scratch my nose.

Overall, though, I was pleasantly surprised how much oxygen seeps through the eye holes and under the chin. I had no trouble breathing in this mask despite the tiny mouth and non-existent nostrils.

I have no idea if I got any funny looks from the neighbors or passing cars because I am nearsighted and without my glasses I cannot see distant faces.

I’m now ready for Sunday!

The Garnick Justice League, in an historic first, recently began accepting superhero members from Marvel.

The Garnick Justice League, in an historic first, recently began accepting superhero members from Marvel.

It’s not too late to support the Garnick Justice League‘s run for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD).

Donations of any size would be most appreciated!

POSTSCRIPT – The Stonehill College sweatshirt is a souvenir from when I produced a student recruitment video a few years ago. How pathetic is it that I no longer own a sweatshirt from my alma mater?

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