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Old 01-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd suggest that for not much more than the price of a good balaclava that will do what you want it to do, you could pick up a cheap full face helmet and be a lot more comfortable in the cold months. Check Ebay.
This gets my vote. Get a Turtle neck warmer and a full-face helmet. You will be much warmer! I rode a winter season with an open face helmet and a multitude of difference balaclavas. Never could find a combination that would keep me warm and not fog up even at low speed. Bought a full-face helmet and never had a problem again. If your shield fogs up, just crack it a bit and it goes right away.
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I see that name and always think of my favorite Greek pastry.


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I didn't know the name for those. I've always used a fullface ski mask. I might order that FREEZE-OUT one mentioned above.

When reading, was I the only one thinking of the delicious Greek dessert, Baklava?

Oh good! I'm not the only one who read it that way. And I do like some of the suggestions here. I have trouble with my full face helmet and my glasses fogging up. I ended up drilling some vent holes in my mask to help keep the fog out.
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I gave up trying to keep warm with a Baby Bucket helmet and got a FF Bell Revolver for 99 Bucks for the winter riding.I have a leather Facemask also but havent needed it since the move to the FF
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I didn't know the name for those. I've always used a fullface ski mask. I might order that FREEZE-OUT one mentioned above.

When reading, was I the only one thinking of the delicious Greek dessert, Baklava?

Me too.

My pancreas just cramped up looking at that
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I were a nice wool balaclava under a full face.. I had one of my neighbors that knits make me up a nice wool balaclava and I stay toasty warm.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:57 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I always use silk balaclavas. Very thin, return to shape after washing and used a lot during skiing as they don't hold the moisture and freeze.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I have this. Works perfectly for me.
For $13.00 this one is a good deal. It's wind proof and pulls way down around your collar to keep wind off your neck, front and back.

I have a 1/2 helmet and ride when it's 40 and my face and head stay warm.

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I thought it was a musical instrument. I always just called those hoody face things that you wear when it's cold, "those hoody face things that you wear when it's cold". No wonder my Amazon searches didn't have any hits.
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I didn't know the name for those. I've always used a fullface ski mask. I might order that FREEZE-OUT one mentioned above.

When reading, was I the only one thinking of the delicious Greek dessert, Baklava?



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Me too.

My pancreas just cramped up looking at that
LOL... I wasn't the only one who was thinking of Baklava. I have a nextdoor neighbor who is from Bosnia (cool guy, BTW...) and his family makes Baklava every year. They gave me a slice last week at New Years, and it was so good, but so lethally sweet, I almost went into diabetic shock - and I'm not even a diabetic!

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