winter is comming
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Bikes: Mikado kensington 2003, "commuterized" 8yr old Mongoose hilltopper SX, Baycrest Hurricane 10 speed
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Psolar HX helmet balaclava first impressions
I'm posting this mostly to get comments and insights from other users. -18C (-0.4F) this morning.
-The air you inhale DOES warm up a lot compared to the air outside. When I removed it before locking my bike down, I had to slow down my breathing because the air outside was so much colder then what I was used to.
-It helps keep the goggles fog free. At one point of my ride the breather moved a bit and as soon as it did my goggles got WAY foggier than they had been really fast.
-It claims that is helps keep your feet and hands warmer since you're not breathing in cold air. My hands DID stay warmer then I was used to. Not the feet though.
-The breather, the ski goggles and the bike helmet really makes you look like an alien, love it!
-The humidity from my breathing formed water droplets that froze on the screen in front of the breather. I wonder if a longer ride could've become an issue with ice clogging the breathing vents.
-The breather is a bit resctrictive to breathing, and it does take a little more effort to breathe. But I got used to it 5 minutes into the ride. I guess that's a tradeoff to breathing in warm air.