Originally Posted by k8xp
I can't seem to find one that is waterproof. They all say "moisture wicking" but the snow was coming down real good on Monday and I feel if it's like that again a lot of the ones I've looked at would just get soaked.
Today I bought a Bula neoprene balaclava/helmet liner but I don't know what's the best to get.
The 686 one is
waterproof. There was a whole description of it on the package that included the waterproofing and breathability ratings.
The facemask itself was really good when I used it- kept me warm while allowing me to breath clearly. I couldn't really move my head around much when my jacket was zipped all the way up with the Strap facemask on, so I just had the top unzipped whenever I wore it.
As good as it was, I just sent mine back, because the velcro closure caught on some of the stitching of the material around the edges and was pulling out more every time I took it off. This might have just been an odd manufacturing defect with the one I had though, so ask tylerkat89 (page 61) if he's had the same problem with his.
I've ordered a Yowie. I really like the simple idea of it and the countless reviews of its good performance, so hopefully that won't have any issues. And there's no velcro to worry about!