Neck gaiters or balaclavas come in handy in the summer months when you’re out riding or fishing since they protect you from sunburns, but they’ll also come in handy during fall and winter months. Whether you’re motorcycling, snowboarding, or hiking, you’ll want a cold weather face mask to keep you warm and protected from aggressive wind and cold temperatures.
These breathable face coverings will make riding your motorcycles or outdoor activities much more enjoyable. Cold air doesn’t feel good when it’s 20 degrees Fahrenheit out and it’s extremely windy. Plus, with the Coronavirus pandemic, you’ll want to keep those ears covered. You wouldn’t want to mistake a common cold or chills with COVID-19.
8 Best Cold Weather Face Covers
1. Tough Headwear Winter Face Mask & Neck Gaiter – Cold Weather Half Balaclava – Tactical Neck Warmer for Men & Women – Face Cover / Shield for Running, Skiing, Snowboarding, Motorcycle Riding & Other Sports
Best for: Budget-friendly
Tough Headwear’s neck gaiter offers the ultimate protection from extreme cold and sleet. This neck gaiter has slots for your ears to make sure they stay warm. The breathability is fantastic! It has mesh breathing panels to increase airflow.
This sure does beat using a beanie!
Best for: The slopes and no fogging
Here’s another mask priced under $12. This option has 2-in-1 detachable pieces. Wear it as a neck gaiter or skull cap.
This is a great mask for keeping your entire face warm. A customer gave it a five-star review and said, “This face mask performed excellently on the slopes. It kept my face warm despite high winds, blowing ice and snow.”
Best for: Joggers
This moisture-wicking mask will last much longer if you hand wash it.
Best for: Skiing and desert dust
This multi-functional mask can be worn in six different styles. It’s perfect for all outdoor activities.
A wearer gave it a perfect rating and said, “I’ve tried all kinds of scarves, snouts and hoods. This is the first one that I’ve found that does a satisfactory job of keeping desert dust out of my lungs. The hood keeps my head nice and warm and my helmet slides on much easier.”
Best for: Snow
Best for: Snowboarding
7. Men Hi Visibility Reflective Winter Thermal Fleece Balaclava Mask Ski Motorcycle Full Face Mask Neck Cover Windproof
Best for: Motorcycling & work
Best for: Trips to the grocery store during winter
These masks are stylish and warm! A customer said, “This is well made and very comfortable. Gets the job done without feeling smothered!!”
Keep in mind that these reusable face masks aren’t medical-grade. For more info on masks and Coronavirus, visit the cdc.
For more washable masks, filter pockets, and adjustable ear loops for DIY masks, visit Amazon.
This post was originally published on December 10, 2020.