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Old 01-30-2013, 05:25 PM   #651 (permalink)
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I can't seem to find one that is waterproof. They all say "moisture wicking" but the snow was coming down real good on Monday and I feel if it's like that again a lot of the ones I've looked at would just get soaked.

Today I bought a Bula neoprene balaclava/helmet liner but I don't know what's the best to get.
The 686 one is waterproof. There was a whole description of it on the package that included the waterproofing and breathability ratings.

The facemask itself was really good when I used it- kept me warm while allowing me to breath clearly. I couldn't really move my head around much when my jacket was zipped all the way up with the Strap facemask on, so I just had the top unzipped whenever I wore it.

As good as it was, I just sent mine back, because the velcro closure caught on some of the stitching of the material around the edges and was pulling out more every time I took it off. This might have just been an odd manufacturing defect with the one I had though, so ask tylerkat89 (page 61) if he's had the same problem with his.

I've ordered a Yowie. I really like the simple idea of it and the countless reviews of its good performance, so hopefully that won't have any issues. And there's no velcro to worry about!

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:50 AM   #652 (permalink)
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Definitely like the yowies and avalon7 tube.
I think the avalon7 is a bit expensive for what you get.
They both get wet pretty fast. If they were fleece lined like the airhole I think they would be great.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:14 AM   #653 (permalink)
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Definitely like the yowies and avalon7 tube.
I think the avalon7 is a bit expensive for what you get.
You can get a Yowie on Dogfunk now for $6.27.

http://www.dogfunk.com/dogfunk/searc...VdeItT&q=yowie

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They both get wet pretty fast.
I bought 2, and used one yesterday. It was really good. After a while it did get kind of wet, but I turned it inside-out during my break and it was almost dry afterward. You can also rotate to a different side.

And then Yowie doesn't freeze when it gets wet.

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If they were fleece lined like the airhole I think they would be great.
The Arctic Yowie has a fleece section on it. You can wear it around the neck or flip it to wear over your face. They're also on the Dogfunk page.

Mine are just the regular ones. It it gets really cold, I just zip up the collar of my jacket with the Yowie on. I can also fold one half on the inside to make it twice as thick.

What I like most about it is that it doesn't restrict my head movement whatsoever like the 686 one did, and it's almost as breathable.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:37 AM   #654 (permalink)
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You can get a Yowie on Dogfunk now for $6.27.

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I bought 2, and used one yesterday. It was really good. After a while it did get kind of wet, but I turned it inside-out during my break and it was almost dry afterward. You can also rotate to a different side.

And then Yowie doesn't freeze when it gets wet.



The Arctic Yowie has a fleece section on it. You can wear it around the neck or flip it to wear over your face. They're also on the Dogfunk page.

Mine are just the regular ones. It it gets really cold, I just zip up the collar of my jacket with the Yowie on. I can also fold one half on the inside to make it twice as thick.

What I like most about it is that it doesn't restrict my head movement whatsoever like the 686 one did, and it's almost as breathable.
Was referring to the Avalon7 tube which is $20 plus shipping.
I know the options for the Yowie I was just stating my experiences with them for other people that are considering.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #655 (permalink)
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Me wearing an artic yowie, second from the right:

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:46 PM   #656 (permalink)
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Nice picture. You're definitely the badass of the group!

While we're on the subject, Yowies are now on sale at dogfunk.com if anyone's interested:

http://www.dogfunk.com/dogfunk/searc...&aff=1&q=yowie

For this sale, the regular ones are $6.27 and the Arctic ones are $8.37.

I contacted them and they said the sale will likely end this weekend.
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$8 for a neck warmer-fleece type material. also came with a seperate ear warmer headband. walmart
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$8 for a neck warmer-fleece type material. also came with a seperate ear warmer headband. walmart
Walmart sold me a decent base layer and socks for only about a total of $40.

They do sell some good basic things for snowboarding if you have the eye for it.
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yowie from Dogfunk.com

For this sale, the regular ones are $6.27 and the Arctic ones are $8.37.

I contacted them and they said the sale will likely end this weekend.
Thanks for that. My face went numb after a fast run about 2 weeks ago so I need this haha.
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I'm looking for suggestions on a new face mask. I'm currently using the Under Armour hood. On cold days I like pulling up the face mask over my nose then have the goggle's foam over it, but we all know that causes fogging issue. Hoping to find something similar to the Under Armour one but more breathable.

The Yowie looks interesting, anyone ride with the Yowie covering the nose? Does it causes any fogging issue?
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