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01-25-2017 08:38 PM
tokyo_dom So i picked up one of Air Hole's neoprene masks earlier this season for a bargain to try it out. I have all sorts of Air hole masks and i am a big fan, since everything else i try ends up fogging my goggles (I run hot, so i breathe hot air, and even a thin mesh in front of my mouth feels restrictive)

Verdict: I'll stick to their standard 2 layer masks.

Extra warm neoprene, with mesh-like ventilation all over it, that lets lots of cold wind straight through. Inner layer of material gets soaked (sweat? melted snow?), negating any warmth that the neoprene could have given me. Actually no, the neoprene does work, and keeps my face quite hot when i am not moving and there is no wind, resulting in massively fogged goggles. Then cold again when i am on the lift or going down the mountain.

Granted it was 10 degrees f and a powder day (face shots every turn), but i have never had fogging with any of my other air hole masks so i was disappointed. At least they werent full price
01-24-2017 11:15 PM
fathomz iheartraves dot com is having a huge sale on their elastic face mask things. good for covering and sweet graphics. not much warmth tho.
12-19-2016 11:37 PM
wkd tactics are having a sale on some of the blackstrap hood balaclavas. picked up one for $18.
11-28-2016 05:31 PM
dave785
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Originally Posted by Adyfire View Post
I was using a buff last season and while pretty good it would get wet and then absolutely freeze solid.
Excited to try airhole this season, they have quite a few material options so they musta nailed something down right.
Back to the buff, I gotta say mine was solid for a few hours of shred and it also worked great in complete opposite, dry hot conditions on a weeklong crazy Nevada desert trip(you know the one)
Which buff were you using? They make a neck gaiter (that I love for warmer or sunny days) but they also make a full face mask that's meant for motorcycle helmets. It's the full face mask that I'm referring to when I say it works the best, but unfortunately it doesn't allow you to open up the mouth piece to drink or eat...

For wet days I usually go with the arctic Yowie. It worked great yesterday. It's just a regular yowie with a second layer of fleece on it. The fleece traps all the moisture so you don't have to worry about it freezing. It can get really warm though... I'd only bust it out at 25 degrees or lower.
11-28-2016 04:57 PM
Adyfire
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I've tried a bunch of things.

So far, the best one has been the Buff. But I don't use it because it's too cumbersome to take off.. and I can't drink from my camelbak with it.

I use the outdoor research Yowie's (or thermal yowie's on really cold days). No fogging if you fold it right.. but you have to fold it right around the nose. It's really easy to pull down and pull back up once you get used to it. Thing doesn't freeze either.

I've also tried the celtek facemask, the nike pro combat facemask, the under armour facemask, the dakine maurauder thing, the shemaugh thing (which is my favorite in theory but the thing gets soaked once and is ruined!), and an airhole bandana. You could say that I have a problem.
I was using a buff last season and while pretty good it would get wet and then absolutely freeze solid.
Excited to try airhole this season, they have quite a few material options so they musta nailed something down right.
Back to the buff, I gotta say mine was solid for a few hours of shred and it also worked great in complete opposite, dry hot conditions on a weeklong crazy Nevada desert trip(you know the one)
03-12-2016 01:43 PM
F1EA Wow Epic and Facemask used in the same sentence.
I have seen everything now.
03-12-2016 04:27 AM
Mizu Kuma
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hood or daily hood?
The Hood!!!!! Haven't seen/tried the Daily Hood!!!!!

The Hood Balaclava Face mask | BlackStrap | BlackStrap Industries Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
03-12-2016 03:43 AM
jae hood or daily hood?
03-12-2016 03:39 AM
Mizu Kuma
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Mizu is blackstrap easy to pull up and down frequently and does it stay in position? I'm sick of neck gaiters always falling off the back of my head after pulling them down.
Yep, one main reason why I really like them!!!!! I only wear it once I'm at the top and ready to ride, or on an open chair, with the rest of the time down under my chin!!!!!

Plus they stay put!!!!! I always had heaps of trouble with other brands moving around but the BlackStrap is just a well cut bit of fabric!!!!!
03-12-2016 02:36 AM
jae Mizu is blackstrap easy to pull up and down frequently and does it stay in position? I'm sick of neck gaiters always falling off the back of my head after pulling them down.
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