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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-14-2011, 10:20 PM
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go to a local snowboard shop and ask them for what kind of masks they have. i picked mine up for 15 and it covers everything even the nose.

its pretty thick and leaves room for the googles. it has a solid mold around it too. or just buy a thick ass neck warmer, and top it off with a bandana.
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I've had one for the last couple years, see my avatar. Mine is also the velcro closure on the back and it has some type of fuzzy fleece-type inner lining so it is very soft, comfortable, and warm. I've never had a problem with it causing fogging of my goggles and again you can see in the avatar pic the way I wear it with goggles, helmet, and Air Hole.

Personally I love mine for those cold/windy days and it has seen 2-3 winters so far and is still in great shape.
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I've had one for the last couple years, see my avatar. Mine is also the velcro closure on the back and it has some type of fuzzy fleece-type inner lining so it is very soft, comfortable, and warm. I've never had a problem with it causing fogging of my goggles and again you can see in the avatar pic the way I wear it with goggles, helmet, and Air Hole.

Personally I love mine for those cold/windy days and it has seen 2-3 winters so far and is still in great shape.
Ok another day with the airhole just incase anyone is interested. The one I have is just shit. It is curling at every edge and the flimsy material won't stay in place.

It does work to mostly avoid fogging, but like you have in your avatar, the neck bit needs to be out. I find it too cold. Maybe the velcro ones are heavier duty.

I tried one of those nose vented balaclavas as well, it squashes my nose too much and still fogs the goggs. Oh well.
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Ok another day with the airhole just incase anyone is interested. The one I have is just shit. It is curling at every edge and the flimsy material won't stay in place.

It does work to mostly avoid fogging, but like you have in your avatar, the neck bit needs to be out. I find it too cold. Maybe the velcro ones are heavier duty.

I tried one of those nose vented balaclavas as well, it squashes my nose too much and still fogs the goggs. Oh well.
So with just a quick review of their website I have to chime in here. It looks like you bought a tie-up mask. Those are either cotton or dry-tech mesh. If you look at their other product offerings like the Standard, they are made of heavier weight materials and brushed poly lining (soft and warm). I have a Standard from the SKULL series. Mine is a few years old now but I was glad to see they brought the same design back.

As for my avatar, keep in mind this was a blustery cold day in Breck and I had my helmet strap under my chin but over the Airhole mask and my jacket zipped all the way up. The chin strap alone forced the mask in tight around my face/neck. If I just put on my Airhole without the chin strip, it somewhat drapes down. Not like a tie-on or a old school large bandana but that was not what I wanted anyway.

I have to think the model you have and the materials it is made of is a part of your problem with the Airhole. Too cold? I only wear mine on the worst days, otherwise it is simply too hot to wear. Flimsy and won't stay in place? Never have that problem, I find mine fits comfortably and has enough structure to stay in place.

Standard | AIRHOLE
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Ah crap, just looked at the larger photo and I have to rescind part of my comments - I did not have the chin-strap on the outside this time. So... the pic is from a video-capture and as such was taken with my HD camera while I was riding. I've attached a larger version here, you can see the bottom of the mask is out and draping but because I'm in motion on a windy/snowy day it looks like the mask is tight below the chin. Notice below the skull's chin, the black section with all the white writing - that is the rest of the mask out.


Anyway, not trying to be argumentative or drag this out. When I dig a product I tend to evangelize a little bit. If you like the idea of the Airhole product, check out some of the other models like the Standard or Standard 2. They might better match what you are looking for. Obviously I love mine and think they're a great product and company.
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Go to the fabric store, buy some fleece and sew it together. I've got three different ones like this and they work perfect. You could even cut a little hole in it if you wanted.
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