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Extreme Masque
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Extreme Masque

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Extreme Masque

Manufacturer: Seirus

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Page By: John

Created/Edited: Jan 4, 2002 / Jan 4, 2002

Object ID: 113

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The Extreme Masque™ is windproof and waterproof protection for your ears, neck and lower face. The insulated Neofleece™ design is contoured for a better fit than other face masks, plus it's shaped to provide coverage around your cheeks without fogging your ski goggles. The small size means it's easy to store anywhere, in your jacket or pack.
  • Windproof and waterproof neoprene outer face
  • Insulating Neofleece® liner
  • Reliable quick-drying and moisture-wicking performance
  • Designed for extensive coverage--including neck and ears
  • Doesn't fog goggles
  • Contoured for better fit; soft and comfortable; non-itchy and non-bulky
  • Compact and fully Velcro adjustable
  • Machine washable for easy care
Size Medium fits faces (measure circumference of head just below your nose) 20'' - 24''; size Large fits 22'' - 26''.

Reviews

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JohnUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I, and many others, grew up using this for cold, windy ski conditions in New England. It really works and keeps your face warm against the chilling wind. The nice thing about this face mask is that it folds small and flat for storage, which for me means an inside pocket in my jacket. These days I just leave it inside the jacket for emergencies and never even notice it's there. If you do a lot of winter hiking in the NH Whites, you will see many climbers wearing this as well as ski goggles above treeline. There's a reason for that ;-)

I've chosen to give this 5 stars because: (1) it works as advertised when needed and (2) is unobtrusive when it's not being used. Seirus also makes the "Neofleece Combo Scarf" combo face mask and neck warmer. Since I primarily carry this for emergencies now, I'm not sure I would want to carry the extra neck warmer fleece since it would take up more space in my jacket.
Posted Jan 4, 2002 12:07 am

GuitarWIzardUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I must agree with John.....this has served me very well on Mt. Washington. You can breathe fairly well in it, and you can easily pull it down around your neck (and then back up again) to get a drink. I think I paid $6 for mine (on sale :) ). It weighs next to nothing, packs very small, and is very warm. This is always in my pack in the winter...
Posted Apr 2, 2002 7:27 am

UncleBobUntitled Review

Voted 3/5

This looked like a cool idea when I bought it, however after a few snowshoe sessions below -20C it displayed a few defects.



1) Fogs up glasses. Design of the cover pushes warm air from your mouth out partially up accross your nose and right into your galsses making them fog instantly.



2) Insifficient ventilation. The air holes over the mouth were too small to let me breathe without feeling restricted. Heavy breathing also made the fogging issue worse as more air would go up into my glasses. I was most confortable pulling it halfway down and breathing through the hole for my nostrils with my mouth. I thought this looked stupid and defeated the purpose. I later saw the OR gorilla nose balaclave that was designed this was from day one, and i find it far superior.
Posted Nov 23, 2003 12:44 pm

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