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Old 05-04-20, 12:41 PM
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Best face covering?

Hello all,

For those of you in areas where face coverings are now required for outdoor riders/runners/walkers, who is finding an effective solution? Iíve been using a gaiter pulled up over my face in the colder weather, but now that itís warm Iím finding it fairly suffocating. Would love your advice...
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I used this this past weekend

https://www.amazon.com/Protection-Br.../dp/B086L8YJZ3

they are too long to use as-is. the have a top and a bottom. I cut off the top 5"? & used that. for me, 70 degrees is the upper limit. plenty of airflow. they are stretchy so it can expans to cover nose, mouth & chin





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I also use a neck gaiter - it also keeps the sun off the back of my neck.
Used it this week in the high 70s.

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It's worth contemplating that anything that is freer flowing will afford both yourself and others less protection
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It's worth contemplating that anything that is freer flowing will afford both yourself and others less protection
yup & too little canít be used at all. itís a tuff balance
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Thanks all - I've ordered the lightweight gaiter. Be safe!
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I've also been using a gaiter. Technical fabrics aren't great for facemasks - as they are designed to be breathable - but I figure something is better than nothing.
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I've also been using a gaiter. Technical fabrics aren't great for facemasks - as they are designed to be breathable - but I figure something is better than nothing.
right, they don’t protect us so much as they keep our own droplets close to our own body. that's why everyone is supposed to wear one

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Originally Posted by TDinBristol View Post
Hello all,

For those of you in areas where face coverings are now required for outdoor riders/runners/walkers, who is finding an effective solution? Iíve been using a gaiter pulled up over my face in the colder weather, but now that itís warm Iím finding it fairly suffocating. Would love your advice...
I am still stuck on the neck gaiter
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Originally Posted by johncroom View Post
I am still stuck on the neck gaiter
You might as well just hold your breath for the length you ride. jk
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