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Old 12-17-17, 10:16 PM   #26
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I finally got to test and both the balaclava and goggles are great. I rode over an hour with my fatbike over construction sites (meaning slow and lot of exhaustion up earth hills etc.) at a around 29F.

Originally I wanted to crosstest all my old and new goggles with old and new balaclava. Well, with the old balaclava it fogged already in the house, so I gave up on that. So just the new balaclava and old ski goggles, a set of safety goggles and these new ones. the old ski goggles fogged a bit and the fog stayed even after riding. the safety goggles were better, but occasionally fogged. these new ski goggles literally didn't fog at all.
Oh, I might have to get a pair of these. They claim to fit over glasses. When it gets cold and I heat up and sweat and then stop at a light for a minute or two, my glasses sometimes fog up. I hate that. Then again, winter here is kind of an oxymoron all by itself. I have yet to bike under 40F, though, and have only had fog once or twice. Probably when it was not one of those bone dry days, but had some humidity.

But I now have warm feet with my new Shimano MW7 shoes! I'm so happy to have warm feet! Why was I so doggone cheap all these years? Nothing I tried is as good as a pair of winter shoes.
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The majority of winter commuter cyclists I know use a mask similar to this when the weather gets really cold:
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/4003-2...ce-Combo-Scarf

Neoprene is very warm and it stops the wind from penetrating. It also won't soak through with moisture. You may have to cut open the mouth hole a bit, however.
I have this.

It irritates the bottom of my nose...scratches it raw, and can't be easily modified. The upper doesn't integrate as well with goggles as they claim, so it pinches down on the nose and constricts airflow.

Overall, not happy with this one, and am searching for something else.
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Did you know the name came from a Battle location during the Crimean War?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Balaclava
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Old 12-30-17, 10:42 PM   #29
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For a $60 Balaclava I wanted to see more positive reviews regarding fogging. i agree reviews are not everything, but i can take a risk with $15.I ordered this one and will see. i also got some clear ski goggles tha thad good fogging reviews.

I got them just in time for what I think is bitter (20F). they did not fog up on my 12 mile commute! Thank you for the link.

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A few years back I got a good balaclava on eBay. They had a great selection and most had free shipping.
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