Alpinestars Tech Neck Warmer
Big Heads, Beware.
It seems well made, and is definitely warm. That said, it tends to bunch up around the collar of whichever jacket I happen to wear. Perhaps it could be improved with shoulder slits to allow a smoother fit.
Also, It's not very stretchy. Admittedly, I have a ginormous head, and most things don't fit over it, but my concerns over the stitching giving way have proven fruitless.
It's still something I carry with me every time I ride in the winter months.
February 2, 2015
Fantastic for cold weather
I bought this because I don't like full balaclavas due to their nature of sometimes moving around and having to adjust around the eyes when you put a helmet on.
Here's the biggest ringing endorsement I can give it. 2 weeks ago it was 6 degrees out and I've had to depend on my bike because of car issues. This thing kept me feeling much warmer than I thought it would. It started to get chilly as I arrived at my destination but it held up entirely. I combine this with wearing a hoodie under my jacket so I have my hood up covering the rest of my head.
This product is fantastic and can't recommend it enough.
January 19, 2015
I chose this product for fall/winter riding and so far it has been great!
January 4, 2015
Difficult to fit under helmet but otherwise excellent
This neck warmer is extremely soft and keeps my neck super warm. I don't feel any cold get in and it definitely helps my cheeks. But due to the little mouth holes, it doesn't keep my mouth as warm, which is okay because it helps to not fog up my visor when I'm riding at night.
My only gripe is that I have to pull it up over my eyes before sticking my helmet on. It makes it tough for it to sit right, because if it doesn't the seam will dig into my cheeks and it's not the most comfortable thing ever.
January 3, 2015
Amazing for the prize, just a little loose
This product is very comfortable, warm, and allows good airflow. Above all it does an amazing job for a very reasonable prize. My only slight complain is that it is a little loose, but it's not a big deal.
November 26, 2014
Does the job
The work for which it was designed ago, kept warm neck and protects you from the weather, it is true that if you have a relatively tight helmet is a bit difficult to keep your mouth and your ears. It feels a little wind coming in, but it's no tragedy
November 13, 2014
Good but a tad big
It will keep you warm enough, but expect some wind to get through. It's also a little tough to keep over your face if you have a snugger helmet
November 6, 2014
keeps your neck nice and warm
I recently used the neck warmer during an extended ride in 38 degree weather - no sun and drizzling rain. I felt that this was a true test and it worked great! I used the neck warmer with a full-face helmet - I just placed the neck warmer over my face before putting on the helmet - then when the helmet is placed on your head it pulls the neck warmer down into the correct position.
November 4, 2014