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Old 11-15-2009, 03:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Airhole Bandana vs Under Armour Hood/Neck Gaiter - Which one?

Hey everyone,

So the season has just kicked off and I'm looking for something that`ll keep my face warm during the chilly days. I have read a long thread in which quite a few people had good reviews for the Under Armour Hood. I have also read about the Airhole bandanas, and they look pretty cool too.

Alright, so given the option, since they both kinda cost the same, $25-$30, which one would you guys recommend between those two? Personal opinions and experiences with the airhole and/or UA hood? Which one's better?

Also, for those who have the Under Armour hood, the description states that it converts into a neck warmer and a neck gaiter too. Is that true? Can it actually convert into a neck gaiter, just covering the bottom half of the face? Is it comfortable?
Because I know that I wouldnt want to be wearing the full hood all the time, although being a ninja is cool and all.

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Old 11-15-2009, 03:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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By the sounds of it you don't need a hood and theres much more choice than these two
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I own the UA Cold Gear hood and I love it. You are able to adjust it without the hood being uncomfortable around your face. For example, if it gets too hot you can peel the bottom down for more ventilation to your face. Although, I'm sure there are many more brands out there that work just as great. I've also tried a Mountain Hardwear mask, but the adjustability on the UA hood is what keeps me from going back to the Mountain Hardwear stuff. Combine the UA cold gear hood with the UA mock turtle neck base layer and you'll be set for layering up for those cold conditions.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There are a lot of good reviews about the UA Cold Gear hood and I was thinking about picking one up for this season.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm really considering the UA hood, however I'm wondering about its function as a neck gaiter too. THanks for all the input everyone. Keep em coming, feel free to.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well I don't think you could go wrong with either, I use the airhole bandana, the pandana to be specific. Love it, thing never freezes and I've been out in some pretty cold weather, the only real downside that I have heard from multiple people is that they're rather big and they didn't make the velcro strap area long enough to get it tight enough, I have the same problem so basically I have to tuck it a little bit under my helmets audio earpads and my goggles to keep it up.

perhaps we just have small heads though :P and I suppose you could also just add more of those sticky velcro things to it.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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There's no substitute for the UA hood.

From my own personal experience:

-Keeps me bone dry
-Keeps me warm down to about 10 degrees
-Does NOT freeze up
-Comfortable even after 8 hours
-Always stays in place
-Can be worn in different ways depending on the temp. Drop the face mask if it's getting warm, drop the hood if your head is hot or leave it around your neck if you're inside and it's warm.
-Durable. Both mine have lasted 3 years with no problems. Until my dog ate one...
-Inexpensive. When you consider what you're getting, $20-$25 is nothing.

It's the best piece of snowboarding outergear I own and I can't say enough for them.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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UA hood is by far the best
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Hood Is Good
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