bandannas are worthless for face masks if its under 25, your anywhere with loose snow, you fall, or if its actually snowing. They never stay tight, they are pretty thin, and the second you take it off it gets cold and freezes in the the crumpled up shape its in around your neck. I have a fleece neck warmer that i pull up to my nose. super warm, then if its a warm day or im riding hard and im getting super hot ill just pull it down for a bit.
Yeah thats why I was kinda leaning towards neck warmers but have you seen AVALON7 facemasks? Apparently they are made out of some mesh material so they don't get wet and are only like 20 buck. Plus they are made by a member of this forum http://www.avalonseven.com/onlinestore.html
or you could take transworlds advice and spend $100 on a burberry cashmere scarf
Bwahahaha! Wow. Someone must be f__king with us over there!
I use the Seirus half mask and I love it. I have the baclava but it doesn't fit that well. It seems that either the face-part is snug and the headcover is out of whack or vice versa. The mask-only option is where its at.
Have to say, I'm a fan of the Volcom facemask. Rode it all last season and it didn't freeze on me (which is what the white mesh is for). I had some burton bandana the year before that and it would be rock hard after just an hour.
I'm surprised no ones mentioned the "Buff" product. I've had one for about 5 years and I haven't had any problems. It's basically a seamless tube that you pull over your face to wear around your neck, but you can wear it in different ways. http://www.buffusa.com/
I also have a Dakota face mask that I wear every so often. It really depends what I can grab first.