I must admit I was never really interested in gas masks as a fetish, and when you don’t ‘get it’ you wonder why it’s such a turn-on for some people.
Only recently through some of my new online friends’ descriptions and persuasion, I’ve gotten mildly interested in them. Last weekend I went back to Eagle Leather to see if they had any new stuff.. and noticed they had some gas masks too… So I took the chance to try them out. They had two, a grey Russian one which covered the whole head in rubber, and a German one with triangular eyepieces and rubber straps.
I prefered the German one because it was more comfortable, and the lenses didn’t fog up. I liked the look of the German one better too, but that’s up to individual taste. With the mask on, breathing is a little restricted and there’s the rubber smell all around. I began to understand why gas masks are so popular among rubberists.
They were going for AUD 60 apiece, which didn’t seem very expensive to me, but I’m going to check online on ebay, and also in the army disposals and surplus stores and see if they have anything.