Seems everyone is getting into making face masks these days. Here’s another review of yet another company doing something that might help you with snowboarding. Granted this looks like it might work better for surgery or protecting you from the Bird Flu than the elements.
Conditions/Location: 5 to 15 degrees, Breck.
Comfort: Pretty comfy despite the ear loops. I was worried they’d get annoying or even give me a headache wearing it all daym, but it didn’t happen. It stays in place too. The “minky” feels good against the face.
Dry Time: A little longer than average. There isn’t a breath hole in the “minky” so it does get damp with heavy breathing and it holds onto the moisture a bit longer than I’d like. It never froze, but it is cold.
Warmth: Very warm… on my face. I don’t understand this mask. Sure it keeps your face warm, but nothing else. I don’t see it being really that functional alone. I wore it with one of my other tubes another day and that felt much better. But wearing the extra tube I really didn’t need the mask. So if all you’re trying to keep warm is your face, this is great. If you’re looking for a mask for cold weather, not great.
Breathability: This is where it really fell apart for me. It was super warm on the face, but not really great for breathability. So if it’s doing its job and keeping your face warm it’s also going to get damp. The breathability issue also meant I couldn’t wear it over my nose without almost instant goggle fog.
Best for: Keeping just your face warm in light exercise. I really don’t see the point in this mask. It covers just your face and in heavy activity either gets cold or causes fog with goggles.