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    WTB a helmet liner with a neck cover

    Looking for a under helmet head cover with a protuding neck cover.

    Doing a long ride in the heat and want to have something I can get wet to keep head and neck cool and covered from the sun.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    I ride in Southeastern Louisiana and decided that none of the store bought items that sound like what you are looking for was worth spending money on. YMMV.

    So, I made my own from a simple bandana and stretchy skull cap. I think it took me about 15 minutes of handsewing. Total ocst - free. I already had both the bandana and the strethy skull cap.

    For a variation, for when I don't want the "skull cap" part, I used some double-sided sticky tape to attach a velcro strip to the back of my helmet ---- stuck a similar velcro strip on another cut-down bandana and voila, neck protection. Total cost, under $3 as I already had the velcro and got the bandana from a thrift store.

    Use either/both with a neckwrap iced/wet bandana and I'm much much more comfortable than I was.
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    This is a recent photo of my helmet. While it isn't exactly what you are looking for, I think this technique would work.

    I went to a store that sells fabric and sewing supplies and bought a piece of Felt. Felt is highly absorbent, I replaced the stock sweat-band with a homemade Felt one. The piece of Felt only cost 35 cents, and this is cut down, only one third the piece.

    A bandana would work, but I have a feeling that Felt is more absorbent. The stock pads that come with the helmet are Felt.

    I use a MC helmet liner in the winter, but cut down* and the neck-protector taped to the back and sides of my helmet.

    *I must have a big head, I have the largest helmet I could find, but I can't fit the MC helmet liner under it.

    In the winter, I cover all the vents with clear packing tape.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    My girlfriend's 18 yr old son and I just rode PTNY's Cycling the Erie Canal, 400 miles in 8 days - lots of exposure to sun and heat. He wore a Headweats Protech cap:

    http://www.headsweats.com/products/Protech.html

    and I wore a visor buff:

    http://www.buffwear.com/buff-headwear/visor-buff

    I have a large head - 7 5/8 hat size or 61 cm or 24 inch circumference. The Headsweats Protech was just too small. I don't know that the visor does much - probably a regular UV Buff would work just fine. There are lots of ways to wear it, it wicks the sweat away very nicely, and you can dump water on your head for extra cooling.


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    where i can obtain the visor buff

    hii!!! i am from south america (i speack spanish)... i live here Radiación solar en la ciudad de Arequipa será infernal en noviembre | LaRepublica.pe in arequipa, where radiation index is 16 to 20...that is a lot of sun and.. i love cycling ,i ever finish with red skin.
    well my uncle live in usa in north carolina , he told me that he can buy a visor buff for me if i said him the address of the store (he is an elderly person and dont have idea of types of stores or looking for that type of stores). i would like is you can told me where or how he can get these product (visor buff) , if you know a store in noth carolina or what store he can contact in usa that could send her that product to north carolina,....

    i (and my skin) would be very grateful to you answer

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    ACA/Bikecentennial used to carry a sun cover for helmets .. with a caped back

    but old school just put your cotton cycle cap on over a bandana and have it keep the bandana flap over your neck .

    then the helmet over both..

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    Adventure cyclist sell some kinds of sunshades, designed to fit over the helmet for an extra shade brim.

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    DSCF1101 by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
    You can stitch a fabric cover to the plastic band, like this^
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    Get a cycling cap. Wear it backwards.
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