Humidifier Mask [Humidiflyer]

Maker and role
HumidiFlyer Technologies Pty Ltd, Manufacturer
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Clear rubber and plastic humidifying breathing mask with white adjustable straps for head. Marked on front and strap with head logo in blue and "HUMIDIFLYER". Marked on back of humidifying canister "Manufactured by / Humidiflyer Technologies / Melbourne, Australia /".
Instructions: Small paper leaflet printed in blue. Titled "HUMIDIFLYER / Just Plane Healthy / Personal in flight humidifier / instructions /".
Storage Bag: Small black textile bag with string closure at top. White tag on side "HUMIDIFLYER".
Brief History
The concept for the Humidiflyer mask was developed by New Zealander Paul Aberhart, who, as an international flight attendant with Air New Zealand, noticed the negative effects of the dry air in the plane's cabin on himself and his colleagues. Aberhart describes how, during breaks, flight attendants would place wet towels over their faces in an attempt to combat the effects of dehydration they experienced after the flights, including sinus problems and jet lag.
Humidiflyer masks have been used by the All Blacks on international flights, along with other items such as compression clothing, to limit the effects of jet lag on the team after long haul flights.


Daily Mail. The face mask All Blacks use to banish jet lag. Republished on NZ Herald (3 October 2016)

Humidiflyer (n.d.) Our Story
Manufactured by / Humidiflyer Technologies / Melbourne, Australia / Printed
HUMIDIFLYER / Just Plane Healthy / Personal in flight humidifier / instructions / Printed
Other name
Oxygen mask
Credit Line
HumidiFlyer Technologies Pty Ltd. 2016. Humidifier Mask [Humidiflyer], 2016.196. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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