Bucky 40 Blinks Mask Ultralight Eye Mask,Dark Chocolate,One Size
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1. The velcro attached to the straps is thick. This creates a bump (1/8" or so) on the back of your head that makes sleeping on your back unlikely. There really isn't a good position in which to place the strap to make this more comfortable. However, sleeping on your side is perfectly comfortable.
2. On my face, light leaks in on either side of the nostrils. If only there was an extra bit of fabric to gently close off that gap without putting pressure on the nostrils, this mask would be greatly improved.
Both of the above cons are minimized if you are using these on a train or plane, which is probably the intended use of this mask anyway. I just wanted to point them out in case you intend to use them in bed.
This one, the Bucky "40 Blinks Mask" is probably the best I've seen for sale domestically. There are no plastic buckles in the back: it fastens to itself using velcro. The straps are proper thick straps, not strings. There is a puffy hollow in front of your eyes, so your eyelashes don't feel crushed: the face mask material is made out of washable foam, not leather or satin.
The best thing about this eyemask is that is hugs the bridge of your nose quite a ways down. This will take a few nights of getting used to since it creates a slight pinching feeling, but the big advantage is that very little light will be able to get in through the little crack in the nose opening, a common problem with masks that merely lie flat on your face.
The problem is that it's horribly uncomfortable. In fact, it's painful. Lying on my back for only 5 minutes, I could feel the thick doubled over velcro strap digging into my skull. Not good. So I turned over and slept on my side. I had the worst night of sleep. The edge of the strap dug into the top of my ear, causing me pain all night. Why I didn't just take it off I'm not sure, but I was in a half-asleep state and not making logical decisions. I was exhausted the next day because my sleep was so bad due to the discomfort. They did such a good job with the front part, but the strap is awful! I would make the strap an adjustable soft stretchy fabric material, not a hard thick velcro strap. I also wish they made this in a smaller-face size.
I'm going back to my eyeeco mask - it does a great job blocking out light, doesn't squash my eyeballs, fits my face well, and has a very comfortable back piece. I was just hoping to find something a little more attractive than the goggle look... but I'll take functional and comfortable over looks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My friend calls this my "eye bra" because it looks like an extra-small bra when I lay it down on my nightstand!
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This mask looks and works great when you first purchase it, and I suppose as long as you never wash it you'll be OK, but if you do wash it more than a handful of times the inner... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tina Steele
I've loved this product for years, but it seems they added built-in obsolescence two years ago. The glue that holds the layers of fabric together starts to come apart after 6... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert J. Crowe
This was a great purchase for my trip. I used it on the plane as well as in the hotel room when there was too much light or my roomie had the lights on . Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Jennifer
Good Eye Mask. I've been using the mask for approximately nine months now. It's somewhat true to its description; it is in fact very comfortable, and the contour design is... Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I purchased the first one through an outside vendor. I really loved that it was light-weight & contoured to my eyes. Read morePublished on August 4, 2012 by Heidi Krueger
Of all the eye masks I've tried, this one is by far my favorite. I love that the mask doesn't touch my eyelids, and I only have VERY minimal light leaks. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by K.B. Steed
This is a great mask, the velcro strap is thick enough to hold the mask on all day ( I work nights) but not bulky. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by nursefroggy