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SaulOhio
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Head gear for snow/ice

Postby SaulOhio » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:33 pm

I've been using a neoprene hood for winter kiting, but it doesn't breath. Any hood I find that breathes and fits under my helmet also lets the wind blow right through. What will keep the cold out, fit under my helmet, and won't turn into a wet, smelly mess?

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Re: Head gear for snow/ice

Postby eree » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:52 pm


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Re: Head gear for snow/ice

Postby edt » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:46 pm

How is your head cold, kiteboarding is a vigorous activity, a hood would make me overheat.

But if you're cold buy a balaclava.

SaulOhio
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Re: Head gear for snow/ice

Postby SaulOhio » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:38 am

In conditions where exposed skin is going to freeze and turn black and blue, yes, I need head protection, no matter how active I am.

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Re: Head gear for snow/ice

Postby rvrrat » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:05 pm

When it is that cold, I wear a super thin synthetic beanie hat or balaclava. Super thin to fit under my helmet that I wear all the time. I use a skate style helmet because ski helmets are too hot for me anyway. Super thin! JR


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