The Moldex 7800 silicone half mask respirator is lightweight and easy to wear as it is designed to fit to the contours of the face. It is made of a soft silicone which, coupled with a unique design, allows for an extra wide and comfortable seal. Minimal parts mean quick disassembly and easy cleaning. Curved buckles and an adjustable head cradle both guard against undue pressure on any one point and offer further comfort. A drop down mode can be engaged so that the respirator is stored conveniently around the neck when not in use. Finally, the low profile design allows for a wide field of vision and ensures a hassle-free fit when worn with a safety helmet of safety glasses.