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Airhole Facemask vs Seirus Neofleece Mask

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I currently have an airhole facemask, but it feels pretty thin and I am unsure whether I should upgrade to a Seirus Neofleece Scarf/Mask Combo.  Does anyone have any experiences comparing the two?  Do you think that one renders the other superfluous?

 

I primarily plan on using it for snowshoeing in the Adirondacks. The winds near the summits tend to rip pretty good. They were averaging around 0F with windchill around -30 this winter. I may do some downhill skiing in them, but in all honesty, that won't be its primary purpose.  I figured I would post here because these are primarily used by skiers from what I understand.  Thanks.

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I haven't used the Airhole Facemask, but I can vouch for the Neofleece Mask. I skiing with mine in temperatures similar to what you described and it kept my face warm and protected. The area near your mouth is made of neopreene rather than fleece, so when it freezes from condensation of your breath the mask doesn't stick to your face. I think it would work perfectly for your purposes.

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as much as I dont "get" Under Armor, this balaclava is hands down best out there. I ski with this on for any skiing below 20*. The front face piece can be pulled up or down independently of the piece over the head. Plenty warm (yes, even for sub zero days), doesn't wet-out, Super thin so you can actually breath through it.  I have tried several brands and models. Nothing compares.  I think that other companies have copied the design now.  

 

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=22339036&camp=CSE:GooglePLA:22339036:16239826:ATHLETIC%20ACCESSORIES&CAGPSPN=pla&CAWELAID=120138600000149123&catargetid=120138600002758053&cadevice=c

 

 

Under Armour Men's ColdGear Infrared Hood - Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dunno what the airhole is made of, but the neoprene mask doesn't have adequate ventilation to use with goggles on a cold day. Water vapor would come up and enter goggles to form condensation. Mine's a different brand and I had to cut a lot more holes in mouth area to let more more air escape.
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just buy one of these ^^ 

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Dunno what the airhole is made of, but the neoprene mask doesn't have adequate ventilation to use with goggles on a cold day. Water vapor would come up and enter goggles to form condensation. Mine's a different brand and I had to cut a lot more holes in mouth area to let more more air escape.

Try pulling the mask down a little bit. What's probably happening is that the mask is going between your goggles and your face, so your breath goes directly into your goggles and causes them to fog.

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