Dainese Windstopper Windcollar
Best of it's kind!
My opinion is based on the experience that, it's not bulky to wear or store, it's light, smooth to touch and comfortable to wear.
Stretches as needed to go over your head (no problem for me with a L 59/60 Suomy) and will loosen up further with time.
The material breathes and I don't notice I'm wearing it, whilst riding.
Yes it stops the wind around the neck hence helping to keep you warm on the cold days, but it's also wearable on a warm sunny day in Australia, because the fabric breathes.
I did however decide to purchase this, to help in the battle against wind noise in my helmet.
I have found that there is only a slight reduction, in the noise level that I notice.
This I feel is not the fault of the wind collar, but more the fact that the wind noise in the helmet is originating from the impact of the airflow on the helmet shell, rather than from the airflow up under the neck line.
So to sum up, easy to stow when not in use, effective against cold airflow and comfortable to wear, not to mention well made and I expect it will be part of my kit for a long time.
You won't be sorry if you are willing to stump up the cash!
February 16, 2015
Perfect for 40-55 degree rides
I was looking for something to keep the wind off my neck for 1 hour rides on 40-55 degree days. I typically buy Dainese if they have a product in the category I like... so I looked at all brands leaning towards the Dainese.
I wear it on my chin below my lip... it is very comfortable... you can hardly tell it is there... and there is absolutely no chilly air in that temperature range.
Saw reviews that people couldn't get it over their heads... not sure what that is all about... I wear a medium Shoei and you do have to stretch it to get it over your head... but it isn't more than I would expect.
Tough to pull the trigger on a $40 neck wrap, but I am glad I did.
I see it as an extra $10 on an awesome neck wrap... over saving the $10 on one that isn't as comfortable or work as well.
October 24, 2014
Premium product at a premium price
I would not normally spend $40 on a scarf (or rather 'windcollar'), however I used $15 in Revzilla cash to subsidize my purchase. You do not feel even a hint of cold air if you tuck this windcollar under your jacket and pull it up over your chin or nose. As far as I can tell nothing gets through (wind or rain). I will probably wear this thing to snowboard as well now. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for here. I have only owned this product for a month, but it seems very durable and I suspect I will lose it long before it would ever need to be replaced.
August 9, 2013
Great wind blocker to keep neck warm
I got this to keep my neck from getting cold on those chilly rides in the winter. It does a great job of blocking the wind as well as keeping any air flow from going through the jacket at the neckline. I highly recommend this as the price is pretty low so it's not a huge parting of cash.
November 11, 2011