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Old 11-19-22, 01:20 PM
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Face warmer

With the weather getting colder, I've been looking for something like this to keep my neck and face warm, but am not sure if this is warm enough:

https://www.performancebike.com/castelli-pro-thermal-head-thingy-light-black-universal-adult-h20549085/p1293867?v=1269690
​​​​​​Any suggestions? I'm trying to avoid anything with Velcro that will come undone or damage my jersey and or jacket. I typically ride in the cold till it gets to around 30 degrees too.

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Old 11-19-22, 01:49 PM
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I have a Smartwool one that's my #1 piece of cold-weather gear. If you've never used a neck warmer, you'll be amazed at how effective they are; I usually have to take mine off within an hour.
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Old 11-19-22, 02:34 PM
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Buff like the ones from survivor or merino smartwool neck warmer depending on weather.

Ski/board helmets and goggles have some neat new stuff that's allows you to clip neck/face warmers directly to them. Super nifty dunno if any bike ppl are doing it yet tho.
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Old 11-19-22, 02:43 PM
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Balaclava works really well on very cold days.
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Old 11-19-22, 03:40 PM
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I'm a big fan of neck gaiters, and my trusty old cycling beanie. Along with a wind vest, they're worth their weight in gold. The beanie is thin enough to fit under a helmet, but very effective ( and I recently scored another even nicer one at one of the local thrift stores. )
While recently digging up some winter riding gear for this year, i coulnt find my neck gaiter, so I shopped around for a deal on another, and found ads from Duluth Trading, with free shipping, and sale prices on a few different gaiters, so I grabbed 2 different kinds (then, not surpisingly, I recently stumbled across my original gaiter!) .
Back on topic, I've had a cycling balaclava in my stash, for years, but never once used it. I guess that's my clothing comfort limit for cold weather riding.
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Old 11-19-22, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Balaclava works really well on very cold days.
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Old 11-19-22, 03:48 PM
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In addition to wearing a thick neck gaiter and headband, I've discovered that a KN95 mask with the bottom half folded up into the upper half makes a weird-looking but highly effective nose warmer.
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Old 11-19-22, 04:07 PM
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Balaclava is my general choice but I do love my Gore Windstopper face protector (kinda like this https://www.gorewear.com/us/en-us/m-...-warmer-100383) I have had it for a while and it is nice because I can breathe in it without getting my glasses too foggy. I am sure Gore or someone else makes a balaclava in the similar nature but all my BCs have been simple eye hole and that is about it sort of deal.
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Old 11-19-22, 06:39 PM
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Just buy two or three balaclavas of various weights to match the warmth you need. They fit easily under a helmet.
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I have a balaclava I bout over 20 years ago for motorcycling; the lower part of it is fleece and the crown is a thinner material (presumably to fit in the non-adjustable helmet without messing up the way it fits your head.

It's a little too much for most of my uses, so I've got a couple Buff-style bands and like them a lot; they're cheap and very versatile.
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Old 11-20-22, 07:26 AM
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I have a balaclava I bout over 20 years ago for motorcycling; the lower part of it is fleece and the crown is a thinner material (presumably to fit in the non-adjustable helmet without messing up the way it fits your head.

It's a little too much for most of my uses, so I've got a couple Buff-style bands and like them a lot; they're cheap and very versatile.
Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll have to poke around and see what I like.

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Old 11-20-22, 08:57 AM
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Another neck gaiter fan. I pull it up over my mouth and nose on chilly, fast downhills, then push it back down the rest of the time.
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Old 11-20-22, 09:01 AM
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Another neck gaiter fan. I pull it up over my mouth and nose on chilly, fast downhills, then push it back down the rest of the time.
Yep. Make it merino wool ftw. I'll be wearing mine in a few hours.
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Old 11-20-22, 12:04 PM
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For cold weather nothing beats a "Cold Avenger" face mask. For temperatures around 30F, I wear ear muffs and a fleece jacket that zips up to my chin. A thick beard also helps a lot.

My fleece jackets came from a company that sadly is no longer in business. They have thumb holes in the sleeves and the sleeves are long enough to leave no exposure at the wrists.
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Old 11-20-22, 08:18 PM
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I find that it's best to keep my nose covered in cold weather. If I don't, I get a runny nose while riding which is very annoying.
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