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Old 09-14-13, 06:29 AM
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Cold weather commuting idea.

I am considering adding a Jackson V90 shield to my winter commuting gear. It is actually a chemical/impact shield.

https://www.amazon.com/JACKSON-SAFETY...d_sim_sbs_hi_1
I am thinking that it would be a nice wind break over my balaclava.
The goggle part is supposed to be fog proof.
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Hmm.......

My first instinct would be to look for snowmobile gear.

But then, it doesn't get cold in Georgia.

The first time my wife (GA gal) saw a snowmobile it zipped across the road in front of us in Wisconsin.

Scared her good. When I told he what it was she asked "Snowmowhat??"
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Thank you for that tip. I did not know such things existed. I made myself a homemade full face shield from a chainsaw face shield from the hardware store. I attached it to a skateboard-style helmet with Velcro. It attached fine and was stable, but my breath in the winter totally fogged the inside so i couldn't see. With this model you found, one of the reviews says that the goggles form a seal around the eyes. That should mean that the goggle part won't fog up. I might try them. The end of the nose, in the winter, is one of my last vulnerable areas.
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Originally Posted by xtrajack View Post
I am considering adding a Jackson V90 shield to my winter commuting gear. It is actually a chemical/impact shield.

https://www.amazon.com/JACKSON-SAFETY...d_sim_sbs_hi_1
I am thinking that it would be a nice wind break over my balaclava.
The goggle part is supposed to be fog proof.

That's not a crazy idea at all. Please let us know what you think of it after using it.

Cheers,
Charles
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Old 09-14-13, 05:32 PM
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That could totally work - it's going to get cold quickly up in the new england perhaps I'll borrow that idea...
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I'd be interested to hear how you fair too.

I am considering the Respro Nitesight Mask, right now.
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Old 09-14-13, 08:03 PM
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I use a pair of ski goggles when the temp goes below 10 F, they don't seem to fog up and offer reasonable visibility.
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Guys how cold does it get in Maine? It can get pretty damn cold in Iowa in January. A balaclava and scarf work pretty well.
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