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Keeping face warm (Read 81 times)

clintmorningwood


    I've been having trouble keeping my face (nose mostly) warm during colder and windier runs. I have tried wearing balaclavas and those make it hard to breathe. My last resort is to cover my face in vaseline, but that is tough to wash off and gets all over my gloves.

    Any suggestions to do this?

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      Airy enough to be both warm and breathe-through-able at the same time.


      Has Broken Parts

        I use a balaclava that I pull down below my mouth.

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          Don't use a windstopper balaclava. Wink  ACtually, I've had good luck with Serius' Quick Draw - like a balaclava, but heavier material through the head area, lighter in the neck, and still lighter in the face part. Much easier to breathe through than a balaclava. I will use a windstopper facemask with appropriate mouth and nose holes when it's windy (25+mph) and cold (subzero F).

           

          You might try putting the vaseline on your face before your mittens. I used vaseline for years and never had problems with it on my mittens. I'll still use it on the windiest days, but I mostly depend on insulation or windblocking from whatever I'm wearing. (ie. weather got such that vaseline alone wasn't enough)

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            My face cover froze today :-)

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              I typically can't stand anything over my nose, but can handle short periods of pulling a buff up (www.planetbuff.com).

              Nakedbabytoes


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                I use a ZanHeadwear facemask, it is neoprene and made for ATV users. Works wonders and is similar to the Serius one PP mentioned.

                RSX


                  I use a balaclava that I pull down below my mouth.

                   

                  +1 as I did today. I breathe through my mouth. On a colder day I have worn a hat over it.

                  Luke79


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                      Mostly, you're just going to have a cold face.  I don't like breathing through stuff either and unless it's bitterly cold, I have found that the cold is tolerable once I'm warmed up.

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                      Chasing the bus

                        I'm the opposite. I cannot have a cold face. Below 20F, I need a face warmer. I've found I can breath through the fleece on my storm buff, but I'm still doing low heart rate, so my respiratory rate is pretty low, like breathing through my nose every 4-6 steps low.

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                          Funny, I had a balaclava this whole time, but didn't realize that's what it was called.  I always refer to it as a hood.

                           

                          Typically, I'll raise it and lower it under my chin as I need it.

                          clintmorningwood


                             

                             

                            You might try putting the vaseline on your face before your mittens. I used vaseline for years and never had problems with it on my mittens. I'll still use it on the windiest days, but I mostly depend on insulation or windblocking from whatever I'm wearing. (ie. weather got such that vaseline alone wasn't enough)

                             

                             

                            I put it on before my mittens, but my nose gets itchy in the cold.

                            BruceD555


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