Practical face masks for every situation
Head and neck are the body parts that are most exposed to the whims of nature in any outdoor activity. Depending on your own preferences and the requirements of your specific outdoor sport, there are enough alternatives to protect those vulnerable body parts against inclement weather. Below are some guidelines.
The most basic form of protection is the bandana. This indispensable item of clothing protects your mouth and nose from things like blowing dust, loose sand, drifting snow and insects. The latter in particular is a source of annoyance for bikers when they hit the road in the spring or summer.
A cleverly thought out variant of the bandana is the bandana scarf or tube bandana. The tubular shape of this handy piece of clothing allows you to wear it as a bandana or scarf, and that is a solution for winter sports enthusiasts, bikers and other outdoor sports practitioners. They are available in different versions for weather types that can vary from cool to pronounced inclement.
The balaclava has been in use for hundreds of years as a full proof head and neck protection during winter conditions. Especially for winter sports enthusiasts, this is a sought-after item of clothing, because it is excellent to combine with ski goggles and a ski mask. But a balaclava also provides excellent service on the motorcycle or during survival trips. In our collection you will even find a series of gaming balaclavas inspired by the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. This series of gaming balaclavas appeals to every practitioner of cosplay, gaming or airsoft activities!
Weather protection does not have to be boring. This is proven by our beard hats (also called octopus beanie) and knight’s hat. These hand-knitted hats made of quality wool with a wacky touch protect the entire head against inclement weather.
The ultimate protection on the slopes, on the road or during other outdoor sports is formed by our neoprene face masks. They are available in various designs, from basic to full frontal and are the most professional solution for all kinds of weather conditions and outdoor activities.
Neoprene face masks: similarities and differences
Neoprene insulates your face and protects against wind and snow. Neoprene is water-repellent , but also air-permeable , so that perspiration is kept to a minimum.
A basic face mask protects the lower part of the face with all those good features of neoprene. The full frontal face mask does that a little extra because this type of facemask is full shield your face. An additional feature of our face mask deluxe is the aluminum nose clip . The flexible neoprene and the nose clip itself make it possible to shape the nose clip in such a way that no exhaled air can escape to your motorcycle or ski goggles. That prevents fogged glasses.
Top of the bill is the face mask exclusive . In addition to the aluminum nose clip, this face mask has an built-in air filter . This is important for bikers who have to deal with exhaust gas and in large cities sometimes with smog .
Material types used
You need different types of material for optimum protection of your face. Below you will find a small overview of the most used basic materials from which our products are made.
|Type||Features and products|
|Wool||Natural material, ventilating, good protection against the cold, water-repellent, durable.|
|Cotton||Natural material, moisture-absorbing, good wear-resistance. Cotton fabrics wrinkle strongly, so a mix of cotton + synthetic material often occurs.|
|Polyester||Synthetically lightweight material. Hard-wearing, so a long service life. Shrinkage, moisture absorption and insulation are low. Is used i.c.m cotton for better insulation.|
|Neoprene||Synthetic material. Elastic, insulating, warm, water-repellent, but also permeable to air. The ideal face mask for both winter sports enthusiasts and bikers.|