Adam Savage Tests the AIR Active Filtration Helmet!

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Adam unboxes and performs a quick test of this novel new helmet designed to provide active air filtration while giving the user a wide field of view with its big plastic dome. It's evocative of a spacesuit helmet you're meant to wear around in the world, and Adam checks out how well it works with a walk around the neighborhood.
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    Adam Savage’s TestedAdam Savage’s Tested24 päivää sitten
    • If you buff the inside with shaving gel (foam) it won't steam up

      Gary CollinsGary Collins4 päivää sitten
    • @Deplorable Pirate Captain Gunbeard Not sure about Electroboom...

      GordieGiiGordieGii10 päivää sitten
    • You should talk to Bigclivedotcom or GreatScott or Electroboom on how to increase the fan speed and flow.

      Deplorable Pirate Captain GunbeardDeplorable Pirate Captain Gunbeard10 päivää sitten
    • @HELRATZ 96 I love the gloves and kleenex holder!

      GordieGiiGordieGii12 päivää sitten
    • Hey Adam! For your fogging problem try washing your visor lense with shaving cream. Winter sports guys use it for their goggles and helmets. It also works well on your bathroom mirror to prevent fogging during a steamy shower!

      THeBLACkyCHAn27THeBLACkyCHAn2717 päivää sitten
  • I couldn't stop thinking "wow, is it really not going to fog up?" Can't say I'm surprised, thanks for the vid.

    Rick SanchezRick Sanchez2 tuntia sitten
  • reminds me a little of the helmet in the firefox film

    gregory Jamesgregory James8 tuntia sitten
  • Very glad you reviewed this as I've been looking hard at it for my wife and I. Not a definite now on the fogging for us but something to think about as wife is very concerned about infection through eyes even though it's less likely. With the new more contagious variants her anxiety is super high.

    Star Citizen JorunnStar Citizen Jorunn11 tuntia sitten
  • I'm a big fan of yours and I'm so disappointed this video has no closed captioning. I'm profoundly deaf.

    VoxannVoxann14 tuntia sitten
  • I have this. No fogging but I can’t keep it from sliding forward. I love costumes, especially helmets so I had to have it. Side benefit-people in the grocery store give me a wide berth

    Lauren SargentLauren Sargent15 tuntia sitten
  • @Deviant Ollam posits that this helmet is a nice solution for long flight (not being outside there is no problem with fogging up), with a few simple DIY improvements and recommendations:

    Jakub NarębskiJakub Narębski17 tuntia sitten
  • These need to get cheaper asap

    Roble ViejoRoble Viejo19 tuntia sitten
  • would it work by adding some heat strips? like a car's back window?

    TheBornfree83TheBornfree83Päivä sitten
  • Most people use a vacuum. Adam just flips the fucking table.

    karson ballkarson ballPäivä sitten
  • With the backdrop of the shop you look like a proper astronaut in a space station! Lol

    nate tremblaynate tremblayPäivä sitten
  • I don't think it looks ludicrous at all. It looks a lot like the SpaceX spacesuit helmet. It makes a lot more sense than wearing the same filthy mask every time - feeling very uncomfortable and probably not doing a very good job at all. There's almost no way this thing will do its job poorly as it's basically a fully covering faceshield. Too bad it's $299... I was expecting less than half that.

    Joy LJoy LPäivä sitten
  • Good to see Mr savage again

    Joey PinedaJoey Pineda2 päivää sitten
  • rainX on the inside perhaps

    Michael DMichael D2 päivää sitten
  • Just needs a short burst defogger fan! Loud, but quick.

    Shaar roambeansShaar roambeans2 päivää sitten
  • I've been looking for years for something that creates an air bubble because of allergies. Think this would fill that need?

    Amy Williams-ScottAmy Williams-Scott2 päivää sitten
  • Nose cone like an scba mask.

    Hunzy HHunzy H2 päivää sitten
  • Two Noctua NF-A4x20 fans mounted at the top of the visor and aimed down (area for eyes should have most priority, my face can be fogged up I need to see) should help greatly. They get to 5.53 CFM (9.4 m3/h) each, and they aren't too bad sound wise.

    MrGreenAKAguci00MrGreenAKAguci002 päivää sitten
  • Our bois about ready to play Among Us

    WxibaWxiba2 päivää sitten
  • Debunk the PCR test

    Bananen MonarchieBananen Monarchie3 päivää sitten
  • Your suppose to wear the mask within the mask....

    Atsard- DaliAtsard- Dali3 päivää sitten
  • There's anti-fog coatings that motorbike riders sometimes use for helmets, I wonder how well they would work here (motorbike helmets likely have more air flow simply due to movement, so it may not be as effective for this?)

    SalamanderSalamander3 päivää sitten
  • anti fog wipes??

    John MellottJohn Mellott3 päivää sitten
  • 13:23 Probably the right solution to avoid fogging is a larger, multi-lobe or helical screw-type positive-displacement pump, running at low RPM, coupled with fine-line heating elements on the faceshield itself.... I mean, if you're going dorky, might as well go "full dork."

    Bikes & BladesBikes & Blades3 päivää sitten
  • 9:45 ...but it's not good, either... Maybe it's "not even wrong."

    Bikes & BladesBikes & Blades3 päivää sitten
  • 3:30 intro 7:30 actually puts it on 11:35 actual review Depending on the filtration these could have healthcare applications. Or in closed environments where there is a constant temp

    Damian LewdDamian Lewd3 päivää sitten
  • Can you charge this thing from a battery pack while in use?

    Joshua CollinsJoshua Collins4 päivää sitten
  • Having the intake hepa filters and a bigger fan in a separate pack with a hose leading to the mask might reduce the noise problems. Gas masks have something called 'tissot tubes' that direct the airflow directly onto the lenses when you breathe in, and this does a remarkably good job of defogging them.

    Joshua CollinsJoshua Collins4 päivää sitten
  • When i first saw this on unbox therapy i immediately thought that Adam would be the first to buy one.

    Art and DesignArt and Design4 päivää sitten
  • 11:35 Noctua, Not Dyson ;)

    Jonny- BJonny- B4 päivää sitten
  • If you buff the inside with shaving gel (foam) it won't steam up

    Gary CollinsGary Collins4 päivää sitten
  • It’s not practical.

    Falcon XFalcon X5 päivää sitten
  • Try an Adflow welding helmet...they don't fog

    maoriboy6007maoriboy60075 päivää sitten
  • Whats up with people putting these in🚹-🚺 but in symbols. In the comment.

  • I would legit be curious to see this thing upgrated to remove that fogging issue. I work as IT phone support, so I could def use something like this at my desk. They just keep that AC cranked to 11, so I'd be worred about not being able to see the screen.

    mattig89chmattig89ch6 päivää sitten
  • I think you should add a Snoopy cap to it for comfort and comms. :)

    Mike WoodMike Wood6 päivää sitten
  • I'm surprised he didn't mod it straight away. :)

    Roger MischkeRoger Mischke6 päivää sitten
  • You look like one of the lobotomised zombie crew in Disney's "The Black Hole". In a nice way 😁

    Socks With SandalsSocks With Sandals6 päivää sitten
  • I know adam could do better...... What about one like from the newer startrek ev suits? Eg: startrek discovery, microphone, ventilation, filtration

    Liam ElmLiam Elm7 päivää sitten
  • That's not the reality of what's happening now. There is little reality in what's happening right now.

    Chuck SherronChuck Sherron7 päivää sitten
  • And here is was thinking this will make you look like a dork ... oh wait...

    Johannes DolchJohannes Dolch7 päivää sitten
  • *Among us*

    RenanboRenanbo8 päivää sitten
  • Just use a gas mask (build some exhale filtration to it) with oral-nasal cup, which takes away the fogging up problem.

    rkan2rkan28 päivää sitten
  • Hi. That was interesting. Years ago I worked at McCormick place during trade shows and a company was selling for about $5 ($10 today?) small bars of I think glycerin that were meant to be rubbed on the inside of your glasses to keep them from fogging up and they worked pretty darn well when this was a problem, usually in winter. So if you can find some type of solid or liquid glycerin or soap bar on the inside of your mask to see if that solves the fogging problem. As always, enjoy your process and personality. Keep it up!

    PeterJames FootePeterJames Foote9 päivää sitten
  • wouldnt even need something like this if it wasn't for Charlie Chan China messing everything up. bet that mask is made in china

    Jo DaJo Da9 päivää sitten
  • I noticed that it was not fogging up. That looks very cool man. Was that the 180 dollar one? :O) The only improvement I can see is a piece added into the inside to keep it positioned on your head. Ooops. spoke to soon on the fog.

    M WingM Wing9 päivää sitten
  • Doesn't NASA use dawn dish soap coating the inside of the faceplate as an anti-fogger?

    James IrveinJames Irvein9 päivää sitten
  • It looks soooo cool I was really rooting it on, and sad when it didn't measure up. Mr Savage please Disassemble to investigate the cause of the inadequacies, and effect repairs to cause the product to meet your standard of excellence. Thank You Every Fan

    Don StricklandDon Strickland9 päivää sitten
  • Adam you can use some anti fog spray like what you use for a paintball helmet.

    Buster BotBuster Bot9 päivää sitten
  • wait adam the motorcycle helmet industry fixed the fog problem like a million years ago and there is like a million tips to prevent helmets from fogging up on the internet

    metalgear609metalgear60910 päivää sitten
  • For 300 bucks though I’ll stick with my doomsayer helmet lol

    Mike DixonMike Dixon10 päivää sitten
  • First of aal that was exactly the product that I imagined and an more advanced version of it shouled be a must to wear in thee future for evry situation that does not include Sport to prevent more deadly viruses 🦠 from coping out menkind in no time. Secondly here is how you solve thee issues and fogging of the helmet. You couled eyther use speakers 🔊 for hearing thee environment and speaking to people which couled actually improve your hearing as well and solve thee problem of ventilation space. Add LED-& as well for visibility. It’s to dark. You might get hit by a car or something and most important wear a tactical helmet underneath to one prevent demanding your head by any way plus two making it fit better. Adam your thee most savage person one can be to wear a suit like thees on a dayliy basis eaven so it changes a 6 to five day into a be outside for 6h and then rest for five hours day scycle. Might verry well be the future if people are less stupid soon enough...

    Marc PabelMarc Pabel10 päivää sitten
  • Reading the instructions is like cheating. AVE

    Deplorable Pirate Captain GunbeardDeplorable Pirate Captain Gunbeard10 päivää sitten
  • I really hope he didn’t just dox himself.

    DJ MetcalfDJ Metcalf10 päivää sitten
  • Has quite some lost in space vibe.

    GabeTheTGabeTheT10 päivää sitten
  • Is this more for painting and not really for public use? Also get some anti fog spray by Rain-Ex.

    Jim FlaggJim Flagg10 päivää sitten
  • Honestly, if you wanna mod it and feel confident in doing so, there are certainly ways to upgrade that. You can increase the power, maybe create a system similar to a mini CPU cooling system almost with modded fans and everything. With a 3D printer creating all of that on a smaller scale would be a cinch.... I must try this now

    Rundar TheFirstRundar TheFirst10 päivää sitten
  • How about using the motorcycle helmet way of preventing fog? A separate second layer of plastic material over the visor with an air gap to prevent fogging, ?

    Jason BratleyJason Bratley10 päivää sitten
  • Yeah cool idea but if it fogs up so quickly it's really useless.

    Wilfredo DiazWilfredo Diaz10 päivää sitten
  • If this were a real PAPR and n95 rated, I would buy it. As it stands, it’s kind of useless

    Jason MyneniJason Myneni11 päivää sitten

      Hall LogicHall Logic9 päivää sitten
  • Hydrophobic glass is a thing yet I never see it implemented in stuff that actually needs it like glasses or this thing here.

    Odyseja2011Odyseja201111 päivää sitten
  • I wear my Black Series Boba Fett helmet when I go anywhere now because......This is the way.

    Cpt RockstarCpt Rockstar11 päivää sitten
  • Adam, enjoyed your review, but I DONT AGREE! I've had one since Christmas.. I love it! I am vulnerable to Covid and someone in my bubble is even more. I wear this with no Worries, especially since we are all exposed to people who do not take protective measures. It's also important to me that it protects eyes. The virus is airborne, everyone forgets that if it contacts your eyes, then it can be introduced to the he mucous membrane of your eye socket. About the fogging... Yes I have found when it's really cold out side it will fit some. Above about 55 degrees.. very little or no fogging. Also have found if you pause breathing it clears up immediately. I am surprised, being a science person you did not review it's effectiveness. I believe it filters to 99% at the size of virus exposure. I actually enjoy being separated in a crowd of people with no worries. I am a carpenter with lung scarring ( also pre diabetic, and have low grade prorate cancer). I have wanted to make a prototype of such a helmet , way before Covid. And even add a ( 18v driil type) rechargable battery pack and one of those dc cooler type ac system for hot environments. Also I don't understand the stigma/ reaction that it is ridiculous. You wouldn't point and laugh at someone in a wheelchair.. and say that's ridiculous that guy can't walk so he's in a chair with wheels! If I want to wear a space helmet even without Covid around.. what's it to you? Why do we have such a problem with freedom? Actually kind of disappointed in your review , and after seeing all the vitriol online against this product , disappointed in Americans.

    onelandiionelandii11 päivää sitten
    • Also I added a personal dc p.a. with a headpiece microphone, and wear bluetooth earbuds with a listening phone app. Even though this is not necessary , it adds to the Darth Vader effect!

      onelandiionelandii11 päivää sitten
  • Funny. Cdc doesn't rate hepa filters as virus rated. Looked up home filter ratings

    Conservative BLMConservative BLM11 päivää sitten
  • Maybe inside wipers can be built in

    dio brandodio brando12 päivää sitten
  • I have a couple ideas about preventing fogging up. One is double glass. The other is having the air coming in go through a slot that is parallel to the glass so that it creates a laminar flow along the surface of the glass. Probably from the top down would be better. This should help reduce the amount of breath directly hitting the glass, or at least push it down away from the eyes, and help any condensation evaporate faster. (or sublime away if you live in Canada, like I do)

    GordieGiiGordieGii12 päivää sitten
  • What do you do if you have to sneeze?

    zetril88zetril8812 päivää sitten
  • Hehehehehehe you are so funny 😂 good job

    Olivia Anne JohnsonOlivia Anne Johnson12 päivää sitten
  • Yes, but the big question is did anyone even bat an eye at you while you were walking home wearing it?

    Steve SmithSteve Smith12 päivää sitten
  • That's awesome!!! It looks straight out of Alita: Battle Angel.

    JustAFanJustAFan12 päivää sitten
  • WOW! Getting it to fog up at night, makes you a perfects "Mugging" target! However, committing robbery with this as a disguise and getting all fogged up while running from the police should be an easy catch after turning a corner into a "STOP" sign post!

    allenay Questallenay Quest12 päivää sitten
  • swiss army knife👀

    joe bo boajoe bo boa12 päivää sitten
  • Next level Mass Effect cosplay.

    Jake RiceJake Rice13 päivää sitten
  • As someone who has to wear mask consistently for sometimes several hours while at work, I actually considered getting one before I finished the video. It looks like it creates more problems than it solves, especially given its $300 price tag

    Banjo BillyBanjo Billy13 päivää sitten
  • Thank you. I was wondering about this product.

    Michele CarterMichele Carter13 päivää sitten
  • The fogging up is a problem, as is the fit, but couldn't you consider a silicon lining inside the glass to get the moisture to run off, or divert airflow? It is a covid mask rather than a gas mask, so if you essentially added a chimney, you could divert hot airflow out vertically (either from rising heat or a pressure release valve) which would both reduce risk of transmission and reception. As for the fit, either something like a football helmet, cowboy collar, or HANS setup? I think this product is a good start but maybe tries to be too ambitious in creating a sealed environment.

    RagkajaRagkaja13 päivää sitten
  • xd nasa haha

    Co jest graneCo jest grane13 päivää sitten
  • Maybe you should just wear triple ritualistic shame muzzles... humans on an alien planet.

    RAGNARRAGNAR14 päivää sitten
  • I love how brilliant Adam is as an engineer regular man clean the table he grabs soap and water engineer man clean the table he picks up the table and flips it upside down. How beautifully beneficial it is that genius simplicity and idiocy are so close.

    Ali AbdulAli Abdul14 päivää sitten
    • Adam thank you for your contributions to science friend.

      Ali AbdulAli Abdul14 päivää sitten
  • Adam, I love that I found your FIworld channel I really miss watching Mythbusters. Anyways this helmet is really cool, I know you didn’t design this helmet but in the video you mentioned that you have designed helmets in the past and that fogging up has always been a constant issue that is difficult to over come. This idea popped into my head and I’ll do my best to explain. So if you ever make any adjustments or upgrades to you helmet let me know if it works. But anyways, what if you did something similar to how/what hover crafts use to float off the ground? Not only would it provide air to perhaps defog the face shield, but it would/could create a seal around the persons neck. That seal could also create more cushion as well as preventing air/molecules from enter the helmet from below. Anyways always enjoy the videos Adam!

    Hunter AshHunter Ash14 päivää sitten
  • "obviously I can see really well..." Adam runs his chair into the desk...

    Brandon MacleanBrandon Maclean14 päivää sitten
  • Congrats to purchased the first piece of your personal HAZMAT suite...

    Zoltan HopparZoltan Hoppar14 päivää sitten
  • Best part: massive swiss army knife in background. Good acquisition.

    wombatauwombatau14 päivää sitten
  • I have been curious if something using life straws would work. It stands to reason they would filter air as well as they do liquid but with a less restricted flow.

    Justin SanderJustin Sander14 päivää sitten
  • This is like over 1000 dollars right? just to look like a complete idiot.

    Hans PebbleHans Pebble14 päivää sitten
  • Oh, cool, you got one, too. I just knew you would get this helmet, given your passion for such accoutrements. No, it doesn't have a mic. You'll have to DIY that. I used one of those tour guide personal voice amplifiers that I clip to my belt and an adjustable boom mic. And, of course, you immediately called out the fitment issue like everyone who has ever donned one. I solved that by clipping the excess hood material to the base of the neckline with a medium-sized bulldog clip for relatively quick application. I'm sure a purpose-built vertical drawstring would be more effective.I also reduced the fogging inside with a few squirts of Rain-X Anti-Fog spray. My next project is to attach audio exciters to the sides in order to pass ambient sound from a binaural (or mid/side with stereo decoder?) mic, preferably far enough away from the fans at the bottom to avoid that noise and from the exciters so I don't induce echo/feedback. Thanks to Tech Ingredients on FIworld, I learned that Adafruit makes a handy 20W class D audio amplifier board that's perfect to drive two Dayton Audio exciters with the same 12V power supply the fans use. I may or may not tap into that supply, but I'm concerned that the additional current draw may burn out those fan headers, so I may just power it from its own LiPo pouch cell. The amplifier board also includes a standard stereo mini jack that can accept a small Bluetooth bi-directional transceiver such as the Hagibis X2-PRO-RTS.

    Mike TrieuMike Trieu14 päivää sitten
  • Thats one LED light away from being a prop from Alien: Covenant.

    Rhys MorganRhys Morgan14 päivää sitten
    • Why one when you can have an entire ring of Adafruit Neopixels and look fabulous? 😂

      Mike TrieuMike Trieu14 päivää sitten
  • it totally looks like you could project an image of your face onto the dome and either create a HUD, or project outwards and have a secret identity.

    nate kennisonnate kennison15 päivää sitten
  • Two thoughts on fogging: Jamie will know what the divers do for fogging in scuba masks, and / or some directional baffles inside over the input filters to direct the flow forward to wash over the face plate should reduce the fogging. This exactly what I have looking for. Thanks.

    hotdrippyglasshotdrippyglass15 päivää sitten
    • Yeah, that's exactly what 3M's full face respirators do. But part of the appeal of this mask is full visibility of the face. A better solution would either be increased airflow or the use of desiccant within the dome to absorb excess moisture.

      Mike TrieuMike Trieu14 päivää sitten
  • Adam looking kind of sus.

    Nemean LionNemean Lion15 päivää sitten
  • The swiss army knife in the background. where can i get one like that i just have to have one in my life .

    kenny kkenny k15 päivää sitten
  • is that mini decepticon swissknife at the back?

    Kubis GamingKubis Gaming15 päivää sitten
  • The new normal or fashion statement?

    olsonspeedolsonspeed15 päivää sitten
  • Wondering whats with the trombone in the background

    David LewisDavid Lewis15 päivää sitten
  • This better not become a thing!

    TheChad138TheChad13815 päivää sitten
  • What type of resin printer is that in the background?

    Tim KellerTim Keller15 päivää sitten
  • adams starting to look like the colonel sanders

    SOONSOON15 päivää sitten
  • Good luck wearing that during hotter weather! I'll just stick to the mask.

    SolSammoSolSammo16 päivää sitten
    • Hot weather is fine. I live in the California Central Valley so it can get quite toasty. The fans do a good job keeping you cool in there. One unintended side-effect of the acrylic dome, however, is that it tends to lens sunlight a bit more intensely on your face than without it, so the sensation of heat is noticeable, but not overly so.

      Mike TrieuMike Trieu14 päivää sitten
  • Tint the glass silver and tah da, you`re Cobra Commander

    Neil EfirdNeil Efird16 päivää sitten
  • Build idea, 16th century Plague Doctor Mask? Or too cliche?

    Har LoyHar Loy16 päivää sitten