Half Shell helmets and the winter?

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  1. Emanon

    Emanon Active Member

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    Ok temps are starting to dip down at night and the morning when I'm heading to work and have tried to force myself into wearing my full face helmet but CAN'T STAND it.

    Anyone wear their half shell during the winter? What do you use to cover your face? Bandanna do anything at all?
     
  2. GCEX

    GCEX Drifting Along

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    Buy a headsock, it helps a lot. Headsock + bandana is even better. Or just buy a backlava(sp?).
     
  3. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    I wear a full-face all the time, no matter the weather. But if you gotta wear a half shell, maybe try a Buff Rag to wear over your face. I use one to cut the wind on my neck, and it's crazy how well it works. Rode to work this morning in he low 40's F, and my neck doesn't even feel the wind. Here's the one I have:

    http://www.cbxmanmotorcycles.com/productinfo.aspx?productid=04-620&affid=4

    It's basically just a Spandex-like Microfiber tube, pull it on over your head, let whatever you want sticking out stick out, and slap on the helmet. It's easily long enough to cover your entire neck, nose, and head while leaving your eyes free, or however. Here's some videos from the company that makes it, check out the biker demos, you'll see what I mean:

    http://www.buffwear.com/pages/technical/ways-to-wear.php
     
  4. Emanon

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    Reminds me of a neck gator. Might have to give that a try tomorrow. Should be able to find the one the Army issued me around the house somewhere.
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    bandana or balaclava.
     

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