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Old 09-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are some good things to wear to keep my face warm on cold days. I could use a bandana but those seem like a hassle and don't form to my face. Are balaclavas good to use? If so, does this seem like a good buy:

Awesome Cold Weather Addition!! - Under Armour ColdGear Balaclava - Epinions.com

I want something that will completely cover my face when I wear goggles, won't fog my goggles up, and is thin enough to fit under a helmet. If you have any other suggestions, I'm open to anything
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a Merino wool buff. You can pull it over your ears, head, or wear as a neck gaiter. It dries quick, doesn't get crusty, doesn't get stinky.
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A beard works pretty good. Everything else fogs your gogs like 200x worse.

I'm usually too hot so this year I'm goin shaven.
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a bandana is probably the worst thing you can use for your face. I use a face mask about 50% of the time, a lot of times i get pretty hot with it on, but the conditions where i do have a face mask on would freeze the bandana in about 20 minutes and it would be uncomfortable and useless. Also they never stay tight or stay on. I like using a tall fleece neck warmer, and i bring it up over my nose. Then i just pull it down when i don't want it. A good breathable half face mask works best IMO.
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Neck gaiter that can pull up works well
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What are some good things to wear to keep my face warm on cold days. I could use a bandana but those seem like a hassle and don't form to my face. Are balaclavas good to use? If so, does this seem like a good buy:

Awesome Cold Weather Addition!! - Under Armour ColdGear Balaclava - Epinions.com

I want something that will completely cover my face when I wear goggles, won't fog my goggles up, and is thin enough to fit under a helmet. If you have any other suggestions, I'm open to anything
I use a Balaclava I bought at R.E.I. it's not a fancy one from underarmor, but works great. You can pull it down to keep just your neck warm, cover your whole head, or just do half. The only real issue I have is putting goggles on you have to pull it up a little high on your nose and then after the goggles are situated, you pull it down. It covers everything, and you can bomb runs without getting bad windburn on your face.
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ya i was looking at the long gaitors too that i could pull up over my face. i can get one of these under armour ones for about $12 though and if you get too hot you can pull it down below you chin. It seems pretty useful for me but what kind of problems/limitations would they bring?
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I use this and it works great.

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I have a Turtle Fur neck gaiter that pulls up over the face as well, but I only use it when it's either frigidly cold, or stupid deep. Otherwise, I just go uncovered.
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