Weatherneck makes winter riding less painful

Modular system includes mullet hat and face mask

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The two-part Weatherneck system was designed for cyclists, but plays well with any outdoor hobbies.

The two-part Weatherneck system was designed for cyclists, but plays well with any outdoor hobbies, too.

To enjoy yourself outside during the winter, you need to layer. By now, most of us have our base layer/jersey/outer game down. But often our faces still suffer. Enter the Weatherneck system.

The back of the mullet hat features a secret hidden pocket that’s large enough for a hand warmer, credit card, or cash.

The back of the mullet hat features a secret hidden pocket that’s large enough for a hand warmer, credit card, or cash.

Created by Brian Davis, the mind behind Fix it Sticks, this modular Balaclava consists of two pieces. The first part is a mullet hat that keeps the top of your head and back of your neck warm. The second is a ventilated face mask that’s held in place via magnets. As you warm up, the mask can be removed and stashed in a pocket.

The original Weatherneck is backward compatible with the mullet hat, but it might be worth upgrading to the new system considering all of the improvements.

The original Weatherneck is backwards compatible with the mullet hat, but it might be worth upgrading to the new system considering the improvements.

This design is a improvement over the original Weatherneck, which launched last winter. While this design is backwards compatible, consider upgrading because of the new magnetic attachment, steel tabs to simplify hat re-sizing, hat that covers the neck and ears, higher airflow mesh that reduces fogging, and the mask itself, which is now 2” longer.

The entire Weatherneck system is currently available on Kickstarter for $35. The project is fully backed and Davis expects orders to ship before Christmas. If you want to order just the face mask or mullet hat, expect to pledge $20 and $25 respectively. Sound expensive? Remember, these products are manufactured in the United States.

To learn more, visit Kickstarter.

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  • Bokchoi Cowboy says:

    If this was made out of merino instead of yoga pant material I might be interested.

  • peper says:

    After buying a nice cycling face thingy in the past. I realized that the really cool wind block fabric about suffocates you once you get moving. I’ve had the best luck with cheap fleece $3-5 baklava.

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