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Face Protection

There's snow again in Vancouver, and the weather has been really cold the last few days. For those of you who are routinely exposed to these weather conditions, you already know the harsh effects the cold can have on you're face. Well I set out to find some suitable alternatives to exposing you're face to the cold and here are some of the more interesting items I've found.

The Beardo, is a local creation (Whistler), which retails for $39.99(CDN) +s/h and converts from a beanie/toque to full face attire. Available in Blondie, Grey, and Black, you can see more pictures of them at the end of this article.

The ColdAvenger and the Cold Avenger Expedition Balaclava (shown above) are made by Talus Outdoor Technology and take cold weather breathing to the next level. Providing thermal comfort and warmth, ease of breathing, moisture control (to keep your face dry), humidification of exhaled cold air, not really sure what all that means, but their site has got all the scientific facts, so definitely check it out if you're spending long periods of time out in the cold. While the Expedition Balaclava ($79.99 US+s/h) provides complete head coverage and warmth it's only available in black, while the regular ColdAvenger ($49.95 - $59.95US+s/h) protects only you're face, it's available in gray, pro gray, black, pro black, and hunter (camouflage).

Now for those of you who can't wait for shipping, and live near a Mountain Equipment Co-op, you can get winter headgear (including balaclava's) for men here, for woman here, and for children here

Click more for the Beardo pictures.


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