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01-13-2009 07:26 PM
Vlaze Lol, that thing is fricken fugly, looks like a mask to wear if you're into SlipKnot at the lifts.
01-13-2009 07:11 PM
markee From another thread here: Mask, Extreme Cold Weather, U.S. G.I., 2 pack [067601] - $9.95 :: Colemans Military Surplus LLC - Your one-stop surplus store with Army/Navy products for hunting gear, camping gear, emergency products, and survival products

you could use this as an alternative to the UA Hood.
01-13-2009 06:45 PM
Vlaze The UA hood basically is a skin tight ninja mask that can be used for full head coverage making you look literally like a ninja, or just a face mask, or just covering your head down your eyes and keeping your facial area open, it has a few different styles due to the design. Hell if they made these 20 years ago I would of worn these for halloween, they look sick.

The only downside I have with it, is although it seems to keep you warm as the chest and leggings do which keep me from wearing anything else BUT them, it doesn't seem to do a good job as an exterior apparel contrast to the chest and leggings. Mine seem to get damp from below the nose all the way around to each cheek even though they're supposingly water proof and no water, saliva, or snot got on it, so I'm stumped there.
01-13-2009 06:15 PM
arsenic0 Hoods always bothered me too, not sure what the UA Hood is, but i just wear a Seirus full balaclava and it works great. Have a regular beanie i throw on top if its really cold.
01-13-2009 05:46 PM
RVM I have seen them. I say go for it. For me, my ears don't really suffer from low temperatures, only from wind chill. Just taking the wind off my ears is all I usually need to do.



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haha no i usually keep my face pretty clean cut. No ive never tried one before but I can't imagine it limiting vision being so tight around the eyes. I mean, I'd imagine goggles limit vision than that..
01-13-2009 05:44 PM
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I never tried those, but they sound better than a plain ole hood to me. Do they limit your vision?

I mean hell, if you like it, and it is comfortable and keeps your head warm (which is where you lose the majority of your body heat), I say rock it. Shit in 10F you may need a full face mask anyway if you don't like the cold or have some gnarly facial hair for insulation.
haha no i usually keep my face pretty clean cut. No ive never tried one before but I can't imagine it limiting vision being so tight around the eyes. I mean, I'd imagine goggles limit vision than that..
01-13-2009 05:41 PM
RVM I never tried those, but they sound better than a plain ole hood to me. Do they limit your vision?

I mean hell, if you like it, and it is comfortable and keeps your head warm (which is where you lose the majority of your body heat), I say rock it. Shit in 10F you may need a full face mask anyway if you don't like the cold or have some gnarly facial hair for insulation.

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Wow really? Even if they are the tight ninja mask style?
01-13-2009 05:36 PM
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In my experience a hood is useless on the mountain...the wind just catches it and pulls it off anyway.
Wow really? Even if they are the tight ninja mask style?
01-13-2009 05:33 PM
RVM Oh, and whatever you do, don't wear cotton.
01-13-2009 05:32 PM
RVM I have some cheapie snowboard pants a friend gave me (I don't have a lot of cash) with practically no insulation whatsoever. I wear some a UA (made of spandex mostly I think) base layer with some light thermals over it and am usually fine down to 20F with just moderate riding. I'm not good enough yet to just shred all day.

But yeah, if you don't like the cold you should have at least one layer in your pants in 10F weather.

In my experience a hood is useless on the mountain. I don't bother. It limits my vision, gets in my way and the wind just catches it and pulls it off anyway. Get earmuffs, or a helmet with earflaps, or something to go over your ears. If there is even a slight breeze you're going to really wish you had it (and there will be just from you moving downhill on your board). No matter how hard you ride your ears will freeze in that weather without adequate protection.

Since you don't like the cold, bring layers for your upper and lower body, just in case. You can always take a layer out, but if you get really cold and need more layers and don't have them you could be in for a horrible day.

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Ok thanks. So you think some poly thermals over the UA base layer on my legs would be good? For my ears, I plan to at least have a beanie covering them put probably a hood too .
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