I will say right off the bat I have tried several different avian masks in my day, but nothing is quite like the pigeon mask - NOTHING! I have 2 other pigeon masks from various retailers around the internet and this is the best one so far. When I slip those rubbery feathers over my head, and feel my nose & mouth fill up the beak compartment, I am home. I can feel my breath begin to get labored, and my hearing dims as the non-ventilated headpiece smothers my senses, dimming my vision, but doing something so much more...it unleashes the pigeon in me. Suddenly I become what I was always meant to be - a great hybrid of male flesh and pigeony rubber. The me that was ceases to be as man and bird become one.
The latex of the mask holds up well to sweat, tears and mucus membrane as I perspire and drool from the heat of my excitement with being merged into the pigeon. The mask also holds up well against bushes and tree branches as well. It is also ideal for bathing in both mounds of dirt AND outdoor bird baths. The one drawback being that because the beak is NOT functional, I have trouble swallowing and spitting out dirty water that gags me, and it fills up in the beak like a reservoir of filth.. But, other than that, with the aid of an Exacto Knife I have bored a small hole into the beak to accommodate the swallowing of worms and other small insects.
With this mask I can now live out my greatest pigeon dreams and be the bird-like man I was always meant to be. I am so happy I purchased this mask, and never cease to marvel at the many wondrous looks it gets me from people in the park - especially the ones who's car windshields I stop to take a s*** on. Granted, I was surprised that it did not lessen my overall body weight, and my bones did NOT seem to hollow out like those of other birds so I could take flight, and there was some disappointment that I broke a homeless woman's arm when I tried to perch myself on her. But, these few small flaws aside, I find this to be an awesome mask, and am glad I bought one. get one for yourself, and you will be too.