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Offline marc11

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Cold neck
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:55:11 AM »
My bike has an odd windshield that is great for keeping the cold wind off your body and directing air over your helmet but the air flows back and right on the back of my neck.

I have an old bacalava but its thin and while great for cooler temps doest block wind.

Anyone know of a good one that really blocks wind?

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 07:27:47 AM »
I just use a neck gaiter like this, but I also wear one of those thin skull caps year round to keep the inside of hy helmet clean.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 07:31:56 AM »
I supplement my bacalava with a neck buff. 

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 07:48:02 AM »
Would think a Buff as Rincewind suggested would work OK.  I don't think they make a windPROOF one though.

I have no neck so a mock neck and installing the helmet chin curtain works for me.


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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 07:54:34 AM »
Would think a Buff as Rincewind suggested would work OK.  I don't think they make a windPROOF one though.

I have no neck so a mock neck and installing the helmet chin curtain works for me.

I used a buff today but it didn't work as well as I hoped.  It helped some, but after awhile the cold got in.  That is why I think a wind proof bacalava would be ideal.
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 08:29:27 AM »
I have a balaclava from Dainese that stops the wind damn near entirely . . .. it was spendy (list price), but nicely affordable on teh remainders table in July.
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 08:39:26 AM »
A Euclidean face-fairing from Aerostitch worn backwards? Other than that you need to get a tactileneck sweater.
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 08:46:51 AM »
Okay let me get searching.  I bet the Brits have something, they have all the real riders gear compared to the fluff and crap we get.
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 10:07:39 AM »
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 10:12:28 AM »
I have a Klim Balaclava for cold days and really superb.  It is gore-windstopper fabric in the neck area and several different thicknesses of panelling so that it slides under the helmet well.

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I also have an Aerostich wind-triangle - another good piece of kit to work with for days when it's not quite cold enough for the Balaclava.
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 10:16:32 AM »
I have a balaclava from Dainese that stops the wind damn near entirely . . .. it was spendy (list price), but nicely affordable on teh remainders table in July.

It appears that Dainese has the "Dainese Total WS EVO Balaclava" for $45 that is made from Winstopper fabric.

I use a homemade thick fleece neck gaiter but I'm looking for a balaclava to help my head & face stay warm.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 10:21:24 AM »
Great, I will look into both options.  Thanks!
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 11:09:31 AM »
Does anyone have experience with the Scorpion balaclava?

There is one negative review at Revzilla but Motorcycle Gear.com has a favorable review in the "Our Two Cents" section.

I wear a Scorpion helmet and have some credits at Motorcycle Gear.com to use.  I plan on using both a neck gaiter and a balaclava.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013, 05:30:29 PM »
This is da bomb...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005345DZU/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Only $28 bucks from amazon, LONG unlike most and pretty wind proof..plus the mesh at the nose keeps fogging down.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013, 08:13:21 PM »
LDcomfort has a similar thing and they are having a sale!
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 06:01:57 AM »
I use a Polar Buff or, for when I want to look old, a white silk scarf.
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 06:26:14 AM »
I ordered something from amazon what had a ton of motorcycle rider reviews as being warm and wind proof. called Chaos CTR Howler. It was $25. Comes tomorrow so I'll see how it works best week.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 07:00:42 AM »
With a name like that, how can it be anything BUT awesome.   :smiley_thumb:

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2013, 03:14:03 PM »
With a name like that, how can it be anything BUT awesome.   :smiley_thumb:

Sounds like one of the lessor apes, it does!
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2013, 03:31:07 PM »
I supplement my bacalava with a neck buff.

This is my exact method.  Works great down to mid teens.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2013, 03:38:29 PM »
turtle fur neck warmers work for me, use the same ones skiing too ;)
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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2013, 03:47:02 PM »
The heated collar of my Warn-n-Safe liner also keeps the neck toasty.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2013, 08:30:00 PM »
The heated collar of my Warn-n-Safe liner also keeps the neck toasty.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2013, 06:09:15 AM »
The heated collar of my Warn-n-Safe liner also keeps the neck toasty.

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Doesn't work for me. Wind still gets behind it. I got the Choas bavlava from Amazon. Quality and comfort seem nice. Haven't had a chance to use it yet thanks to biz travel.  Hopefully this weekend.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2013, 09:32:02 AM »
turtle fur neck warmers work for me, use the same ones skiing too ;)

I use the turtle fur for everything. Bike, work, skiing, just walking around in the cold. For  :thumbsup:$10, you cant go wrong.

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2013, 10:13:17 AM »
I have a Klim Balaclava for cold days and really superb.  It is gore-windstopper fabric in the neck area and several different thicknesses of panelling so that it slides under the helmet well.

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I also have an Aerostich wind-triangle - another good piece of kit to work with for days when it's not quite cold enough for the Balaclava.

This is the shit.  You can find a cheaper version in the $12 range, it won't be Gortex though.  I have one like this and another that doesn't cover the mouth. 

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Re: Cold neck
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2013, 06:47:51 AM »
So I got the Chaos bacalava from Amazon. The usps delayed the delivery so as a prime member they refunded me $5 total cost was $20.

The good?  It is well made with a thick windproof material that fits snuggly. Has a thinner material over the nose and mouth area for breathing and a big enough eye opening to allow for good vision. It also doesn't shift and half blind you when you put your helmet on.

On the road zero cold neck at any speed. I cannot feel any wind on my neck. It is very warm.

Great right?  Well not really. Since it is thicker than most other bscakavas it makes the helmet very tight. Almost a pita to put on. For short rides like my commute its okay but longer rides I think the pressure would become painful and uncomfortable.

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