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Old 01-15-2009, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I am headed to Bridger in two weeks and I am going to be getting into a bunch of powder. Being I live in Minnesota and powder in non existent here I never were anything on my face. I need something that will keep my face warm and dry in the pow. I am not a huge fan of bandannas and scarves because they are really uncomfortable when wet. Any suggestions on what to buy to keep my face dry?

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Fleece balaclava.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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UA Hood


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Fleece Balaclava like this one from Seirus that i have


Personally i prefer the Seirus combo clava because of the venting for the nose and mouth. I dont like the feeling of breathing into cloth on my nose/face, it just makes me feel sweaty...
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If your face is really cold and the powder is constantly hitting you in the face, I say go for one of those face masks. But I don't like the look of them or the feeling of something wrapped around my mouth. I've never worn one but I mainly ride on the west coast where it rarely gets below -15c in the alpine. When it does get freaking cold, I just put my hood on and tighten it up and use the collar over my lower face.
It doesn't look that cold at Bridger anyways. You should be fine without one
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Its not the the air that is going to get very cold. It is just that the snow is going to keep hitting me in the face and its going to melt.

All the suggestions above are great accept that I wear a helmet and I can't really have anything on top of my head or else my helmet doesn't fit. Are there any solutions that don't require covering your entire head?

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the hoods are pretty thin, i wear one under my helmet just fine
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I have to say, I was not impressed with the UA mask. The UA chest and leggings sold me on the gear for inner wear, but the mask still gets damp/wet, it's not water proof , it still can get wet overtime as mine did and I'm not exactly sure how when I didn't get snow on it or saliva, must of been sweat, but it was def damp in a matter of hours from the nose to the cheek. I'm going to give it a whirl possibly this weekend but so far my normal fleece neck warmer does a better job.
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Airhole mask,
wears like a bandanna, but are fleece lined and waterproof on the outside, and they dont cover the top of the head. perfect for your criteria
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Its not the the air that is going to get very cold. It is just that the snow is going to keep hitting me in the face and its going to melt.

All the suggestions above are great accept that I wear a helmet and I can't really have anything on top of my head or else my helmet doesn't fit. Are there any solutions that don't require covering your entire head?

Thanks
Seirus also makes fleece masks, its the same thing just not in a full hood..

Seirus Neofleece Combo Scarf/Face Warmer


You can get them for 20 bucks or so at any sports store or online
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