Warmers and Coolers
Being cold when you ride is uncomfortable. It might not be safe either, depending on how preoccupied you get with your temperature. Several products could eliminate the chilling distraction.
Neck tubes are one option to help you stay toasty. Although some can be bulky, designs using soft fleece are lighter in weight. They provide the warmth you need and create a perfect seal between your helmet and jacket.
A neck gaiter can protect you from the cold and the heat. You can wear the versatile fleece accessory around your neck, over your face or as a hat. An elastic drawstring allows you to adjust it for comfort and fit.
You might also try donning a wind-resistant, fleece ear warmer alone or under a helmet. If you have longer hair, look for one with a ponytail cutout.
You don't want to be too hot, either. A neck cooler will help you keep your cold in the heat. Made from 100 percent cotton, the coolers are filled with nontoxic, absorbing polymer water crystals. Just soak the reusable cooler in water for 10 to 20 minutes, pat it dry and wrap it around your neck. You'll stay comfortable for hours.