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post #1 of 26 Old 10-26-2013, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone using a neck warmer?

Anyone have any experience with these or can you recommend another one?

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post #2 of 26 Old 10-26-2013, 09:53 PM
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uhh.handkerchief? sorry i'm too low tech for that new fangled stuff

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Originally Posted by KS KLR Rider View Post
Anyone have any experience with these or can you recommend another one?
I had an old fleece and an old windbreaker, both of which had broken zippers. I chopped them up and sewed them together into a mini-scarf. I wrap that around the back of my neck, and tuck it into my jacket. Works great, tested down to low 30s. Wind still gets in the front, though.

For the front I have a thin windproof kerchief guard thingy I picked up for skiing somewhere along the line. Gave up skiing, and now I use it for the bike.

I like having that protection up over the chin, so the taller one you posted looked better for that... but I couldn't tell from the description if the whole thing was windproof or not. I believe the whole thing has to be windproof, or it's going to be marginally useful.
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I have a leather style that has a zipper in it. Nothing as fancy as what you show in the links, or as expensive, but it seems to work for me. I have rode at freezing temps using it.

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post #5 of 26 Old 10-27-2013, 09:30 AM
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I use one of those fleece balaclava things. It's supposed to go over your head, but I just put the whole thing around my neck with the face hole in the back. There's enough material it goes down into the collar of my jacket. It works quite well.

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post #6 of 26 Old 10-27-2013, 04:10 PM
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I've used a thin, windproof, fleece neck warmer for several years. I'm always surprised how much protection and warmth is provided by such a thin piece of material.
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post #7 of 26 Old 10-27-2013, 07:08 PM
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Same as the Buff I use, except it's not fleece, just the regular lightweight one. Makes an amazing difference just having your neck covered. Never tried it below freezing though, I think the fleece would be better then.

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post #8 of 26 Old 10-27-2013, 07:46 PM
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+1 on the Buff. I usually use a Merino wool version in the winter. As 650Stew said,even though it's thin it helps a LOT. It was 30 deg. yesterday when I left camp, my neck and chin never got cold.
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post #9 of 26 Old 10-27-2013, 08:08 PM
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I have a fleece one that is double layered. Very functional!
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