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post #21 of 78 Old 10-30-2019, 05:10 PM
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https://www.weather.gov/safety/cold-wind-chill-chart

It is a given to consider wind chill, right?!?
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post #22 of 78 Old 10-30-2019, 05:40 PM
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I am considering purchase of this or something like it:

https://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-...-triangle.html

I wear a Mission Multi-Cool year-round, but it does not stop cold air. That can get uncomfortable in sub-freezing temps. Especially on the interstate.

I'm not confident that buffs/mufflers will stay up, or fit under my helmet. I've tried balaclavas, but found that even a relatively thin one was enough to make my helmet painful.

You know what seems like it would work really well? A balaclava made from at least 2 different thicknesses of material. A very thin piece to go under the helmet, attached to a thicker insulating piece, extending well down the neck and onto the shoulders. The thin piece would act to keep the thicker piece from falling down.

Haven't seen anything like that for sale though.
There are (were?) balaclava's that are thin in the helmet area and thicker in the neck area. I have one in my bike box (maybe two.)

I found that once I got my first Roadcrafter and first helmet with the draft blocker (whatever it's called) under the chin I had no need for the Balaclava or the Aerostich triangle I have.

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I have one of these, but below 40, forget it. i am too scared of ice.

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You know what seems like it would work really well? A balaclava made from at least 2 different thicknesses of material. A very thin piece to go under the helmet, attached to a thicker insulating piece, extending well down the neck and onto the shoulders. The thin piece would act to keep the thicker piece from falling down.

Haven't seen anything like that for sale though.
Hey Desert, This one is similar to the one I have which is no longer made. it has great reviews, and reasonably priced IMHO.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-klim-balaclava
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There are (were?) balaclava's that are thin in the helmet area and thicker in the neck area. I have one in my bike box (maybe two.)

I found that once I got my first Roadcrafter and first helmet with the draft blocker (whatever it's called) under the chin I had no need for the Balaclava or the Aerostich triangle I have.

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Chin curtain. Taller collar on the Roadcrafter, apparently. It's not all that high on my Motoport jacket, and I sometimes wish I had thought to order it higher.

Even if it were though I'd get some leakage on truly cold days that would be unpleasant. Gonna need something to fill in that helmet/neck/collar interface.

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I use two - a very thin Oxford balaclava that I use in all weather. Helps keep earphones in place and a cleaner helmet ...easy to rinse out and dries quick.

Then a heavier pull over that covers neck and down front and back somewhat for cold weather



can't see a single unit working well.
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Why don't we all just sign a petition forbidding winter and freezing temperatures in our respective countries and be done with it?
Spring and Fall seem to the most idyllic riding times so why bother with the cold?

I've got various sorts of head covers for under helmet but using them means being more uncomfortable and cautious. Dang!
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Hey Desert, This one is similar to the one I have which is no longer made. it has great reviews, and reasonably priced IMHO.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-klim-balaclava
Thanks, I might need one of those.

I have a Freez-out Warm'r balaclava from Cycle Gear (https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/freez...armr-balaclava), but it's no good. Material is same thickness all around, so it makes my helmet fit way too tightly. The "skirt" part is a little too short, so it tends to pull out of my jacket if I want to raise or lower my head much (also super annoying!).

Oh well, at least it was cheap. I use it at the range sometimes.

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bmwguy, is that Celsius of Fahrenheit?
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