here it is pretty cold already.
I make balaclavas (yes I manufacture them) in cotton spandex plain and printed helmet liners, and tech poly carbon silver for the summer moisture wicking and anit odour. and in thermal cotton and poly cotton for the winter. all with flat seams so no iritation on the head.
I wear a helmet liner/ balaclava all year round, keeps my helmet from getting gunky and funky.
even in summer it is sometimes pretty cold here
I find it is really the cold wind that gets you.
so I wear long underwear, woolsocks, balaclava as first layer
then windstopper jacket, windstopper pants, my regular leather jacket with padding/protection , and another windstopper jacket on top, and textile pants with padding/ protection, and sometimes if it is really cold a pair of rhyno rhisa (like gortex) over pants, that I use for the rain also.
windstopper neck topper
alpine star ridge waterproof boots,
belstar gauntlet gloves. I bought another pair of gloves tourmaster cold front carbon , I hope they work.
then I have to go piss, so I have to take everything off again, go piss and put it all on again.
reminds me alot of going out in the winter when I was a kid in a snowsuit same swish swish sound and everything.
I need some advice about how to handle the fogging in my helmet, I have a shoei helmet so I have the "open a fraction click" so I am usually ok at higher speeds ( even if it is cold in the helmet ) but in the city I get alot of fogging, any suggestions?
I read above about a foggy mask, thank you for the suggestion, I am going to try and find a dealer here.
(yes I take the cold seriously) I have a place in the mountains about 80k north of montreal, it is always 4-5 degrees colder than in montreal.
Wow this forum is great so much excellent information thank you semi grey