Why do such few people wear masks?
I could talk about this thing all day, really. It's amazing how it saved my face last winter! I've used it every week morning for my 30 minutes of running and then 15 minutes on the way to and finally from the busstop. Oh, and for teaching snowboarding on cold Quebec winter days.
First off, I loved the desing of the mask. It's quite nicely designed and modern looking, and best of all, it makes you look serious about your sport, like you're gonna keep doing it no matter what conditions you're up against. And that's exactly what it allowed me to do. It's a system that simply works. The neoprene keeps the wind and melted snow from being felt at all. The fleece inside the face mask piece and on the neck scarf is super soft and cushy, plus, it fits my face really well, so it pretty much feels like a second skin, while the neck ups and balaclavas are just plain annoying. It also love the plentiful ventilation areas, which by the way don't alter the warmth.
One last note: people don't look at you the wrong way when you wear a Seirus mask. They're just surprised because few people wear masks. I mean, any senseful person would likely understand that when it's below zero outside, you ain't throwing on a mask in a street to commit a withdrawal.
Just what I needed
I bought this product in Dec. 2010 to use specifically for a ski trip I was headed on out west in Colorado. My ulterior motive was for winter cycling.
This product did wonders for my traveling via bicycle during a really harsh winter in the midwest. I don't own a car and commuted to class and around town on the bike. The mask was the best filter of cold air to my face and lungs. The venting holes are great to make it easy to breathe. This product was great everyday, and all day, while I was skiing.
A few times as I was cycling and breathing heavy, my glasses tended to get a little bit fogged, but repositioning the glasses alleviated the problem. Sometimes condensation from your breath would occur and make the venting hole area a little damp but I never found that too be too problematic, as the material dries quickly once inside.
Overall, wonderful product!
small but effective
I'm using this for winter riding on my motorcycle and it does the job well.
The fleece neck scarf works very well to stop cold wind.
If you are using it for a similarly windy activity, make SURE you get a SNUG fit in the mouth area. If the neoprene is against your face it prevents cold air from passing over your skin and you'll get great insulation, but looseness in that area will cause your mouth to get cold fast if there is a lot of wind chill.
Highly recommended, so far I've used it into the mid 30's with good results.
Soft and Very Warm
Used this at Breckenridge this winter during 17 degree days with 30 mile per hour winds and it kept my face, ears and neck warm. It is very soft, drys quickly and most importantly keeps you warm. It didn't impede my breathing at all and was a valued accessory especially on the ski lift where it was very windy. You can't go wrong with this accessory whether it be skiing or for other cold weather activities.
The best face mask out there
Works great for temperatures less than 20F, else it will be a bit warm. I really liked the outer layer it's water resistant and doesn't get wet. nose vents helps comfortable breathing. It covers the neck too, so you don't really feel the cold. Snap is easily wearable, unlike the other masks.
I wish the neck portion is detachable so i can use it for frigid temeratures. The snap in the back gets loose sometimes.
Used this product for two years. Usage stopped when the item I possessed went missing. Durable, totable, and above all, effective. However, due to frequency of use, the velcro started to wear out towards the end of the second winter.
all the mask that cover your nose and mouth cause
mist on your google or glasses this mask protect you from cold, very easy to breath and still keep your visibility clear.
p.s. forgive me for my spoiled english
I originally got this for work, but have been wearing it every time I walk outside. Easy to breathe and keeps you warm. Covers my ears well. Buying another one for my son.