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Old 12-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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what do you prefer to protect your neck. My thighs get real friggin cold too. I've seen the freeze out gear how's that? Any opinions
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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Freeze out neck for me. Works beautifully.
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My commutes consist of ATGATT. I had textile overpants and they did a great job with blocking the wind and provided decent rash protection. As for shielding the neck, A simple bandana works wonders or you can use a neck gaiter of any kind like the Freeze-out stuff or whatever they have at Academy and such.

You could also wear cheap rain gear over your pants and jacket as well to block the wind.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #6
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twice i have been super jealous of these guys on the cruises that have those neck/mouth/chin protectors.

i'm sure they feel real comfortable as opposed to riding without one and numbing your face before you even get to the meet spot.

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I use to just wear layers and then I remember that I had my snowboarding pants but those became too big and got in the way. I should seriously look for some thermals or cold under apparel
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Turtleneck zip up plus bandana tucked in.
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Balaclava down to 45f.. below add a scarf

helmets with chin curtains are great. I can't ride without it
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helmets with chin curtains are great. I can't ride without it
I imagine you could just use some tape and make yourself a chin curtain.
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Rode in with neck warmer and overpants. Take less than a min to get them on or off. They will address your problems for less than $100. You still have to have adequate protection for your upper body. Covering your extremeties won't do a darn thing if you cannot keep your core warm.

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balaclava covers also top of your head, since the helmet gets cold up top. it covers your nose along with your breath fogging up your visor in so that I think it's better than a neck warmer.
the scarf covers your neck from air filtration (if it's a thick scarf) and your helmet around your neck so that you won't feel air filtering up through the bottom of your helmet
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:27 PM   #16
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i have never riden in really cold weather...17 degrees is about the coldest i have riden any distance in...i have riden in colder but only short distances, like to work and back...that said you know that i have lived a few years outside of texas...
i found that getting rid of the cutting wind was a huge factor in keeping warm... yes i used thermal underwear and back in those days there was no such thing as gear like freeze out... so i did what someone on here has already mentioned.. i got some cheap rain suits... they really cut the wind out... and once you did that the thermals and winter clothes kept your body heat in...another trick i used if caught out in cold weather unexpectedly was to stop and get a newspaper...wrap the newspaper around your legs and chest under your clothes... it really helped cut the wind too...to this day on my road king, i keep a cheap two piece rain suit in the saddle bags in case i get caught by surprise....
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Cold legs are helped by silk ski long johns...they really help.
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