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Never used balaclava. Will a balaclava keep my face shield clear in cold weather? Don't need for warmth, just to keep my concept shield clear. Which one is best?

I must add son and I will be heading to NC and VA 2nd week of Nov for a week...
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I never use mine except when it is 30F or lower. I wouldn't think you would need one in FL no matter what. It will help reduce the fog up inside your faceshield.
 

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popeyebedford said:
Don't need for warmth, just to keep my concept shield clear.
Check out this product, the Respro Foggy Mask. I don't have one, but several people have told me that they work. Click the pic.

 

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Try a "Dickie"

No, this is not a bad joke. I live in Savannah, GA and commute to work. Some mornings get pretty cold so I have a dickie that I use from Patagonia. It's fleece and is essentially just a loose turtleneck type collar. When I close the vents on the helmet, I find my head stays plenty warm. The dickie gives the right amount of cold protection without becoming an annoyance. I usually have enough of a space below the chin bar of the helmet to keep it from fogging - as long as I don't cough. Then I'm in a white-out for a few seconds.
 

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Uses

I've used a silkie, woolie, and polypro version of the head covering and chest reaching balaclava's.

None contribute to nor prevent shield fogging issues in any way. If I breathe through my nose, the shield tends to remain clear. When I exhale through my mouth, the shield fogs.

All head covers keep the noggin warmer and some keep the hair nicer.
 

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fog city

I installed the fog city inserts on my schu and arai and they are the greatest, I could not ride far in the cold without fogging or frost forming on the shields now its virtually non-existent. I went with the photo reactive while it does not really darken enough for summer sun its fine for winter and clears enough for nightime without any problems, have a scarf I wear to keep the neck warm and slow updrafts, tried balaclava felt like a mummy.
 

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Fog City

Am interested in your fog city inserts. Can you tell me where you purchased them and what they are. Am assuming it is a film you place on the shied?? Thanks.
 

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fog city shields

I bought them from the manufacture here http://www.modernworld.com/ they gave me a deal n the two sets I bought, shipped one free or some such nonsense. You can get them cheaper if you look but not much. that link has all the info also. Don
 
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