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DIESEL 01-09-2014 10:27 AM

Who's a Buff head?
 
Howdy,

Looking for a new mask because the 3 that I have are... BAD.

currently I have:

North Face Balaclava
Seirus Face Mask
And one of those bandanas with the velcro on the back
Oh, and the Volcom Mask that's built into the hood of my jacket.

All 3 are shit, and it is harder to breathe through any of them, especially when fully exerting myself. Another problem is sealing it with my goggles. I do not mean seal by having my goggles lay above the mask, but rather the mask being able to come up high enough to still cover my nose without the risk of steam going up to my goggles and causing fog or ice.

After doing much research I have read that a lot of people on here prefer the buff, among others, due to its high versatility and seamless build, and ability to keep its users warm.
What is everyones complete thoughts on this product? Do you guys prefer the ORIGINAL Buff or the MERINO Buff? The original has way more colorways, as the merino only has like 6 or something, but I just figured I'd pop in and ask what you guys rock.

Also, if anyone is against the buff and has an even better idea, please don't hesitate to slam that on here too!

Thanks friends!:yahoo:

speedjason 01-09-2014 10:36 AM

I have a regular Buff. the only thing I dont like it about it is condensation will soak up the fabric as you breath through it then it gets cold. other wise it's pretty versatile.

LuckyRVA 01-09-2014 10:40 AM

It was -10 in VT last weekend and I wore my airhole mask thinking it would help with my constant fogging issues. I had the worst fogging issues with the airhole mask that I had with any mask that totally covers my face. WTF

Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is I also want to know a good facemask that won't fog my goggles.

hardasacatshead 01-09-2014 10:42 AM

Airhole. Get the balaclava version, I found the half face/standard version would move around a lot. It's the business.

Airhole Pioneer – Black

hardasacatshead 01-09-2014 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LuckyRVA (Post 1418401)
It was -10 in VT last weekend and I wore my airhole mask thinking it would help with my constant fogging issues. I had the worst fogging issues with the airhole mask that I had with any mask that totally covers my face. WTF

Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is I also want to know a good facemask that won't fog my goggles.

Oh. I never fog with mine. That's a bit of a shame for ya.

Flee21 01-09-2014 10:44 AM

I took BA's advice and tried out Phunkshun Wear masks/"Ballerclava" and I love it. Keeps me warm (coldest I've used it in is -10) and out of all the other ones I have tried it has been the best at breathability. I would definitely check them out. I have the SL Ballerclava FWIW.

Edit: No fogging issues yet...

DIESEL 01-09-2014 11:36 AM

That Phunkshun stuff looks amazing.. I'm gunna watch the videos in a few minutes and input my thoughts. Colors and stuff look crazy and it's basically same concept as a buff

GreyDragon 01-09-2014 11:56 AM

SnowDragon Ballerclava???!!!

I am soooo there!!

I feel an order about to happen!!:yahoo:

DIESEL 01-09-2014 12:13 PM

^ About to put in an order but I'm on the fence for the Ballerclava or the SL.

*I've heard mixed reviews from just about everyone, but what do you pros do?
Do you keep pull your mask on and put ur goggles ON TOP OF the mask covering all skin, or do you put your goggles on first, and then pull the face mask up?

In one of the phunkshun wear videos, the kid pulls it up and over his nose, then puts his goggles on top of the mask. But I've heard that the seal on your goggles should only make contact with your skin so you don't ever have to break the seal if you have to pull it down a little.

(The only reason I'm worried is because in Killington this past week I had my mask under my M2's and It was hard to breathe, so I pulled the mask under (which consequently popped my seal for a half second) and it was basically instant freeze.)

Thanks everyone!

So: Mask under goggles, or goggles under mask? O.o

LuckyRVA 01-09-2014 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hardasacatshead (Post 1418417)
Oh. I never fog with mine. That's a bit of a shame for ya.

It actually got so bad that it turned to ice on the inside of my goggles and was like looking through frosted glass. :huh:


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