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Neck warmer 'review' - November 13, 2013, 08:05 AM

One of the key things to get right for winter riding is keeping your neck warm. I found a solution for this that I like about 15 years ago, the long Turtle Fur neck warmers. I tried bunches of different balaclavas, neck wraps, scarves, etc and these neck warmers were the best of the bunch for me. Not so thick as to keep my helmet from fitting, full coverage from my face down to my neck with enough length to fit inside my jacket and very warm even below 0dF.

Here are some really lousy phone pics of how I wear it:


I just bought a couple new ones and they sent me a 15% off code with the order, 39HC2YOC. The one below is the one I ordered this time. They have a whole bunch of variations now but the extra long length, to me, is the key thing.
Turtle Fur - 'Turtle Tube' Neck Warmer, Micro Chelonia Fleece : Turtle Fur Fleece
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November 13, 2013, 09:43 AM

Thanks for the info. How do you keep it in place as you put on your helmet? It doesn't slide down?

And yeah, we're putting you on the terrorist watch list.... LOL


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November 13, 2013, 09:53 AM

I got this on Saturday gave it a try this morning on the way to work worked really well.

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November 13, 2013, 10:32 AM

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Thanks for the info. How do you keep it in place as you put on your helmet? It doesn't slide down?
That's a good question. I've been using Nolan flip-ups for the last bunch of years so it's not an issue for me. With a full face I put the base of the helmet against the neck warmer at the base of my skull and rotated the helmet forward. The last full face I had was a Shoei RF700 so that was a long time ago...

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Dang it, how many strikes before they come knocking on your door?
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November 13, 2013, 11:07 AM

I've been rocking one of these for the last few winters. Pretty easy to keep in place when putting helmet on and you get some really strange looks from people.

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November 13, 2013, 11:22 AM

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I've been rocking one of these for the last few winters. Pretty easy to keep in place when putting helmet on and you get some really strange looks from people.

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I use this, have the same one from 7 years ago when Boomboom gave it to me.

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Sometimes the cheap options work pretty well too.


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November 13, 2013, 03:31 PM

I bought one of these 20+ years ago and still use it. I have bought others and keep coming back to this one. I don't see the need for the balaclava types that cover your entire head. If your helmet fits properly, there should not be enough room in there for it. Besides, your helmet has almost 2 inches of styrofoam insulation. 1/8" of fleece will not make much difference for warmth.


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November 13, 2013, 04:29 PM

I have this and wore it a lot when it started to get colder out. The material on the head is thin and slides into a helmet without a problem. The material on the neck blocks the wind and cold air. My neck never got cold. It was a great investment.

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November 13, 2013, 04:58 PM

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Sometimes the cheap options work pretty well too.
Yep, I've never paid more than $15 for one of these things. I don't buy them because they're cheap but because they work. I've tried some of the fancier ones (after losing the turtle fur ones, I am bad about misplacing stuff) and just brought them back and bought another turtle fur one. The fancier ones I've tried just cost more and usually didn't work as well and never worked any better.

Now I'm giving some consideration to getting electrics for my feet. I've already got the electric jacket and gloves. As I get older (and I'm not old) I find my feet getting colder and colder.
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