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40 Blinks Eye Mask

Item 691001

40 Blinks Eye Mask: Block out annoying light comfortably and effectively when napping at home, in the car or on a flight. Deep cup provides ideal protection for eyelash extensions and makeup.
  • Polyester; polyurethane foam fill
  • Hand wash
  • 9½"L x 3½"H
  • 1.7 oz.
  • Imported
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 48 reviews)

April 12, 2018
"Nice eye mask, very light . It does not bend my eye lashes like a flat mask. Keeps out all light."
By Lucy Smallsreed
Berkeley, CA
February 14, 2018
"This mask is shaped well and provides total coverage without touching my eyes. The velcro straps are easy to use, although they feel a bit bulky against the pillow (I sleep on my sides), but not enough to bother me."
By Karen Short
February 13, 2018
"works great and comfortable"
February 03, 2018
"Love this mask - have used it both at home and for travel and is a life saver. Highly recommend."
October 02, 2017
"This mask is wonderfully comfortable and blocks all the light. The only drawback is the velcro will catch in longer hair. I sewed a tube of fabric to slip over the exposed velcro, fastening the mask before I put it on. I leave it fastened. This has been a good solution."
By Anonymous
Richmond, VA
August 07, 2016
"These are wonderful - These are great & very comfortable. Might help if the straps were a bit longer, but can be augmented w/ a little extra velco.- I recommend this product."
By chtomp07
Chicago IL
July 17, 2016
"Fatal flaw - I agree this mask works well at first, but eventually the lining separates from the foam with normal wear.I would not recommend this product."
By jkirwen
Washington State
July 13, 2016
"Travel staple - I bought the eye mask for lengthy plane trips but tried it at home to see if it was comfortable and if it worked. I like the fact that I can still blink while wearing the mask. This is much more comfortable than the usual eye mask and it will help cut dow- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
April 17, 2016
"Great for Travel - I like the looks and feel of this eye mask. It will be used on my upcoming trip- I recommend this product."
By Tkikimax
Fort Worth, Tx
April 14, 2016
"Great product but shop around first! - The product is great...excellent quality and totally blacks out light. My problem was today I saw the same product at Bed Bath and Beyond for $9.99, with no Shipping. My special great travel find turns out to be something I could have picked up around theI would not recommend this product."
By ro
January 29, 2016
"Exactly what my husband wanted. Other masks were too flat and did not allow eye movement.- I recommend this product."
By smcargill
Chicago, IL
January 10, 2016
"Great Sleep Mask - Perfect sleep mask. Very comfortable; love the way it doesn't touch my eyes!- I recommend this product."
By latoya5983
Baltimore, MD
November 24, 2015
"ZZZZZZZ!! - I purchased this for a 9.5 hour flight to Brazil and it did not disappoint!! I like to sleep in a very dark room and this mask blocked out everything and I slept well. The only thing that I do not like is the fact that the velcro gets caught in my hair. S- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
November 12, 2015
"I've owned numerous eye masks....this one is the best!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Akron, Ohio
November 08, 2015
"Love Travel Smith's Sales! - On our last overseas trip, my husband wanted a sleep mask for the night-time long flight but politely turned down my offer of my PURPLE mask (same style as this one). So, when TS offered me a 30% discount, I took it on the $15 sleep mask for my husband, b- I recommend this product."
By csabrowsky
Albuquerque, New Mexico
November 06, 2015
"Excellent choice - After traveling across the country and staying in several motels and homes I found that light interfered with my sleep. I came home and tried one I'd received from the hospital but it seemed too flimsy to use on a steady basis. I chose the 40 Blinks eye m- I recommend this product."
By marciadellago
Washington State
October 24, 2015
"Uncomfortable - I have used an eyemask every night for years, and really like the kind that is elevated around your eyes so you can blink. This one is the most uncomfortable I have tried. It is hard around the edges and presses on my cheeks, so that I end up waking and mI would not recommend this product."
By nycsoozi
Whitestone, NY
September 13, 2015
"Best eye mask I've ever had! - The best feature of this eye mask is that is does not rest directly on the eyes. The contoured shape makes it superior to any eye mask I've owned. This would also be excellent when travelling since it won't smudge your eye makeup if you want to take a nap- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 15, 2015
"Not for Me - I found these to be good for not crushing eyelashes and blocking out light but I had a problem with the bottom of the mask leaving an imprint on my face that lasted for several hours. If you don't mind more lines on your face than age has already providedI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 03, 2015
"Too small for my face - Small false, therefore they didn't fit me.. I tried the strap on various length and it was still too big.I would not recommend this product."
By kjwbsmart
Phoenix, AZ
April 15, 2015
"Blocks out the Light - I have ordered several of these masks over the years and really like them because it blocks out the light so well. Plus, I like that it has a cut out area for the nose.- I recommend this product."
By nlewis230lex
Lexington, NC
April 13, 2015
"Leaves marks - I am surprised that thru the first 3 pages of reviews I did not see any mention of the marks this product leaves on your face. I am a day sleeper and use it for about 6 hours. There were marks on my face from the bottom of the mask that lasted more than 1- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Selinsgrove, PA
March 03, 2015
"Yes, it looks like a bra... - This eye-mask totally looks like a bra but kept ALL light out! It worked great and was comfortable.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 01, 2015
"Super comfortable - I've worn eye masks for many years. This is the first pair I've had that doesn't smoosh my eyelashes. Very light and comfortable around my face. the Velcro closure allows me to customizes how tight I want it to fit. some said the nose arch let too much li- I recommend this product."
By nlledet
January 30, 2015
"Definite need - Will use on Hawaii trip soon and got pretty blue color . Will need to sleep on long flight.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Warrenton, VA
January 14, 2015
"Completely blocks the light - I've traveled with a Bucky brand eye mask for years. I've loved the large size and coverage, the plush feel of it, the Velcro strap, and the small pocket for earplugs. This one, however, blocks the light much more effectively. Also, I can feel other masks- I recommend this product."
By pat2cat
August 31, 2014
"best product for sleeping - I have tried every type of eye mask for sleeping and light blocking. couldn't find one until this.....self adjusting, .,guarantees comfortable fit. You can blink freely. and blocks all the light out. Perfect.!- I recommend this product."
By inventa3
Richmond, VA
August 29, 2014
"Don't Buy This Product! - I was excited to receive this product and the first day I used it my eyes started to itch. I woke up the next morning and found swelling around the eyes and huge bags under my eyes. That night I still had swelling and my cheeks were red. I'm sure there waI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Teaneck, NJ
July 10, 2014
"Good stuff - light-weight, works like a charm. I have trouble sleeping. Have found this eye-mask quite helpful.- I recommend this product."
By judycascales
San Diego, CA
July 06, 2014
"BEST EYE MASK EVER! - During my last two international flights (10 hours plus each non-stop) I was able to sleep at least 7 or 8 with this mask. It truly blocks out all those annoying overhead lights plus the light from other passengers' computers, seat screens, etc. My husban- I recommend this product."
By ekd60
Lynchburg, VA
June 21, 2014
"Perfect Eye Covers - 40 Blinks are soft. I cannot tell I am wearing them. Totally blocked out the sunny day. Perfect for an excellent night's sleep.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Washington DC
June 19, 2014
"Peaceful sleep! - Just bought two of these masks. I loved the comfort and darkness of the one I just now I have a new one and a backup. I don't want to risk not having one in my travel kit.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 29, 2014
"Good mask for travel - I use this mask largely for sleeping on planes and trains. DH uses for sleep at home to block extra light. Velcro works well and does not come apart when you don't want it to. Plenty of room to blink your eyes without the mask getting in the way. Fits a w- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Laveen, AZ
April 14, 2014
"Eye Mask - Works great to keep out all the light, light weight and easy to pack.- I recommend this product."
By txliz
Midland, TX
April 13, 2014
"Love it! - My husband, who is fussy, will actually wear this eye mask, too. I bought one for each of us when we went on a trip to the Middle East, a couple of years ago. I left mine in San Francisco, in January 2014, and purchased two more. I will keep one by the be- I recommend this product."
By mae.wynne
Near Seattle
February 24, 2014
"Wanted to love but..... - This eye mask has a gap around the bridge of my nose ( which I'm told is neither on the small or large size). I read a lot of the reviews for this product and hoped it would fit my face but it didn't.Having to pay shipping to return an item I got for $9.0I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Raleigh NC
November 28, 2013
"Does the job - This is my second pair of Blinks. I bought to have in my traveling bag so I'm always ready to go. I cover night shift and have a pair at home for sleeping days. I agree sometimes light comes in through the nose area. This will usually resolve by moving ba- I recommend this product."
By margehayes
Forest Grove, OR
November 13, 2013
"A comfy way to keep the light out! - The problem with those flat masks that airlines hand out on international flights is they smoosh my eye lashes and ultimately blur my vision and bother my eyes. Plus they don't hid the light that well. I tried these on and while I haven't flown with them- I recommend this product."
By edipuya
Miami, FL
October 21, 2013
"Trying to get used to the idea! - I think they will be fine in a situation where there is a lot of light coming in to a sleeping area. I have never used a product like this before. I think I may take a while for me to love them. I suspect they would be a big help in an ICU where the light- I recommend this product."
By john
Houston, TX
August 28, 2013
"I have purchased several sleep masks from other companies and they were either uncomfortable or poorly made. The 40 Blinks Eye mask fits well and keeps out the light. I would say that the Velcro strap is very long. You should consider adjusting the strap- I recommend this product."
By shafer.dee
Washington, DC
August 02, 2013
"Wouldn't Be Without It, At Home or Away - This helps me rest in any type of light & helps me sleep better in general. Doesn't build up heat. No pressure on eyes. I use it every night at home & wouldn't travel without it. Bought an extra one to have on hand.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
July 29, 2013
"Difficult to pack - Although these did a quite good job of blocking light, they are awkward to pack. I was afraid they'd get crushed. For me the feature of my eyelashes not hitting them wasn't an advantage over the more standard (and non-crushable, foldable) satin-type sleepI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 16, 2013
"worthless - The mask lets light in around the nose area. I need "dark".I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
New York,NY
June 18, 2013
"Effective, but hot - The molded shape allows for long eyelashes, which is good. However, the material does not breathe, and it was too hot to wear on a warm night.- I recommend this product."
By cassg2003
Los Angeles, CA
June 03, 2013
"Sleep Like a Baby - I have been wearing sleep masks every night for at least 15 years and the "40 Blinks" are the best ever made. It is completely possible to keep your eyes open and comfortable with this mask. All light is kept out and are wonderful when you just want to re- I recommend this product."
By mcreynolds78
Edmond, OK
May 19, 2013
"Mother darling, it's so dark in here - The eye mask shuts out daylight and lingering twilight, works very nicely to nudge a nap into actual sleepy time.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 29, 2013
"Comfortable and effective - Parking lot lights shine into our bedroom, and this does a good job of blocking that light while allowing normal eye movement durng sleep. It is very lightweight and comfortable, though a bit wider in the bridge and strap than I had remembered with my fir- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Manchester, NH
February 04, 2013
"Huge! - I received this as a gift and I really really wanted to like it. The mask seems to be of high quality molded material. I am 5'3 and the mask is huge! I can't wear it because the "eyes" are literally on the side of my head and I can see light through the nI would not recommend this product."