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What do you wear around your neck

Being a Florida boy I try to avoid serious cold weather, but it doesn't always work out that way.
My wife and I both have the BMW electric vests but there's that bare spot between the jacket and helmet, you know the place where in the rain the water gets in and runs down your neck.
I've seen some of these things advertised although I can't remember what they are called.
Some are a combination headskin and neck scarf, some are wrapped and velcro'd around the neck.
What do you use, recommend or what works for you?


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I use a Balicava and it works well.
I use it from about 55 degrees down
It keep the rain and wind out.
I wear a ¾ face helmet

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I think what Tim wanted to type was "Balaclava". I carry two with me all of the time. One is made of a thicker soft material...this is more for the little lady. The other is more of a wind-breaker, thinner material...and it straps around under my arms and Velcros nicely in place. This is the one I use when the temps get crazy low (read: under 35°).
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I went to REI and bought one of those fleece like tubes that skiers wear. Works fantatsic.
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I have a spiderware hat and a fleece neck gaiter, works good

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My Joe Rocket Alter Ego Jacket has a collar that comes up pretty high. Plus my recently acquired Warm-n-Safe heated jacket also has an excellent collar, so I've never needed to add anything else.

We used to use some Aerostitch neck liners that work pretty well. If you do get something, you want it to be windproof and preferably waterproof. We tried a cloth version once that was very comfortable, but just soaked through in any sort of rain.

But with a decent jacket collar and helmet neck padding, we find that we don't need anything else.

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"Balaclava".... isn't that Greek pastry?? (after a few Ouzos that is)...

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Hans - If you have a friendly neighborhood firefighter you may be able to "acquire" a FF balaclava from him. I use one of these on my LT (when it's very cold) and like it because it will "scrunch up" small enough to put in a pocket.
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I use "Turtle Fur" It is a fleece Tube sock that fits around the neck.
Works great down to the teens.

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There are several manufacuters that have items just for that purpose, i.e. Schampa, Roadgear, and Aerostitch just to name a few.

If the Schampa gear interests you, then our own Tommy Gallo, tmgs, sells them here.

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Being a Florida boy I try to avoid serious cold weather, but it doesn't always work out that way.
My wife and I both have the BMW electric vests but there's that bare spot between the jacket and helmet, you know the place where in the rain the water gets in and runs down your neck.
I've seen some of these things advertised although I can't remember what they are called.
Some are a combination headskin and neck scarf, some are wrapped and velcro'd around the neck.
What do you use, recommend or what works for you?
Hey, howdy Hans -

This is what I use. Have several. Plus, they make great joy gifts. Washable; soft; feel great agin' the skin; and Helmut and party are great to deal with. They also sell a darn good visor strip that tones down the bright sun. HTH.
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I think what Tim wanted to type was "Balaclava". I carry two with me all of the time. One is made of a thicker soft material...this is more for the little lady. The other is more of a wind-breaker, thinner material...and it straps around under my arms and Velcros nicely in place. This is the one I use when the temps get crazy low (read: under 35°).
You are correct Joe
Dang I always ferget to hit that spell checker

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You are correct Joe
Dang I always ferget to hit that spell checker
Nope, Joe does not know what he is talking about.

You were right in the first place - you meant a Baklava, right?: a warm Turkish pastry made of layers of thin pastry, after the air temps warm up a bit and you are done wearing it - you can EAT it! Dual purpose.

I never have worn one under my arms though...


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I ues a Buff, you know, like the ones they use on the show Survivor.
You can get them from any sporting goods store.

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