Alpinestars Tech Neck Warmer
Purchased to keep my neck warm and block the air while riding in Germany. Does exactly that. Have used it in mid 30 degree weather and kept me warm and prevented my helmet from fogging up. Get this.
May 17, 2016
The only reason I made it through winter
I'm a commuter on the bike and winter was proving harder than I figured. This thing made a world of difference. It made riding MUCH more comfortable in the winter.
Of course it's not going to stop all air from coming in, but it stopped enough to keep me warm. The holes in the mouth area stopped any fogging pretty well too. When putting on my helmet the cover didn't slide around at all and it was easy to get comfortable with.
I'd say this is way worth at least trying.
April 15, 2016
The neck warmer is exactly something you want on a cold windy day. It offers great protection and serves its purpose.
March 29, 2016
I didnt get too much riding in this past season but the little i did with this it made it much more bearable.
March 21, 2016
Great product. Keeps the cold wind off my neck and throat while riding in lower temps. Did not feel a thing. Comfortable and did not interfere with my head turning.
March 15, 2016
Warm and Comfy
This is an inexpensive and effective solution for keeping your neck, mouth and nose warm. Simply put it on before your outermost layer so that it gets held down by that. Also put it on a little higher than where you want it because your helmet will push it down a little. It is very comfy and fits without being too tight or too lose.
February 9, 2016
This is great! Nice and thin but a good wind blocking stretchy material. I own a HEAVY fleece balaclava and it's great for the dead of winter, this is great for the rest of the year. It is very long but unlike some owners i will not be cutting mine down. its baggy and bunches at my neck but that is good. You do not want a skin tight cloth restricting your breathing. Also because this is baggy it is good neck protection for bugs and rocks and anything else that tries to attack that exposed piece of skin just under the helmet.
January 19, 2016
Simple and cost-effective!
High quality material and high quality stitching coupled with your average rider's price point is what makes this one a winner. I don't have previous balaclava experiences to gauge my opinion from, but when you see Alpine Stars, $20, and 5 star reviews, you tend to jump at it real quick. I commute daily, and have worn it in the low 30s already this year. Absolutely does its job, which is keeping the cold off my neck. Only real complaint is the way the entire thing slides down around your neck when putting on your helmet. The only way around that, and I'm being serious, is to put the thing on, get a grip on the mouthpiece in between your teeth, then put your helmet on. You can then fish the mouth piece from behind the wind curtain and manage to get it pulled back up over your mouth and nose. Forget about it staying up over your ears, it's not gonna happen. I'd imagine this is why full head cover balaclavas exist. But anyways, like I said, you can still manage to keep the mouthpiece functional and in place, and have your neck fully covered and kept warm, which is the main idea. Oh, and you'll have to play with your helmet vents to figure out how to keep your visor interior from fogging up when you're at red lights. Moving fast enough in the cold, it'll defog itself, but when you're just sitting there, that mouthpiece holds your hot breath in place and causes fogging. All in all I'm happy for only spending $20, and my neck doesn't get cold. Mission accomplished.
December 14, 2015