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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by xrguy, Nov 6, 2012.
Just don't try eating baklava while wearing your balaclava...
I have a few, I like the subzero and the shampa with the fleece neck part. But 9 times out of 10 I end up wearing a buff or a turtle fur neck gaiter.
Polar Buff or Cyclone Buff when it's colder, normal buff when it gets warmer. I like that it holds my earbuds in place. The neck part is windproof fleece and the head part is lycra. Adjustable for changes in temps as you ride.
I've always used the ones made from the neoprene material; left over from my skiing days I guess. I don't know if they exist but something made out of the same material they make soft shell jackets from would be interesting I think..
I use a Klim Neck Warmer and it works great for the type of weather we have down here on the gulf coast; it gets cold but not really cold, just enough to wear light duty winter gear. Here's the one I use:
As with most balaclavas you're going to get fogging if you don't keep moving, I wear glasses and this is an issue when gearing up.
I use a thin lightweight one if it's only kinda chilly out.
I really like my Rev'it Blaze balaclava when it's colder out because of it's windproof neck gaiter and seamless construction around the forehead.
Warmest regards from up in the frozen north, Mark H.
Silk..fits close and is very warm and comfortable.
+1 for the Polar Buff.
Simple and very versatile. I make sure the polar fleece end is down by my neck so it not only seals out the wind around my neck but the fleece material is full enough to close up the gap under the helmet. That still leaves me enough material to make a nice balaclava and protect my face. When I get off the bike it turns into a nice cap.