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Old 28 February 2005, 15:06   #1
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Dumb and Personal Question

What do people where on their heads at this time of year? I have lost two very comfortable thermal hats so far this winter. I don't like the lack of visibility of having my oilskin hood up, and tend to wear a neck scrarf round my ears and a wooly hat - which only lasts up to about 35 knots.

What I really want is a thermal hat with some sort of tie which does not look like the one my Mother made for me when I was aged 6!!!
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Old 28 February 2005, 15:11   #2
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I think the real answer is to getan ordinary thermal hat and Nail it on....It works for me. You are right they do slide off at speed. So the answer has hgotta be a ski mask I guess'

I was out on Sunday and forgot my hat and gloves I thought my ears had fallen off !

A gecko might also work!

But if I had your money then I'd get one of these http://www.musto.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=514
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Old 28 February 2005, 15:11   #3
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What do people where on their heads at this time of year? I have lost two very comfortable thermal hats so far this winter. I don't like the lack of visibility of having my oilskin hood up, and tend to wear a neck scrarf round my ears and a wooly hat - which only lasts up to about 35 knots.

What I really want is a thermal hat with some sort of tie which does not look like the one my Mother made for me when I was aged 6!!!
Bruce , get yourself a balaclava , and a pair of ski goggles
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Old 28 February 2005, 15:18   #4
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I reckon I have tried some twenty different oufits and this is the best I have tried so far: http://www.sportsnett.no/products.shtml?LOW15
I use it when fishing (all year round). It should get really cold before you start to freeze. A tip: if you do not have a big head (like I do) you might consider buying a larger size and wear a fleece cap underneath. Then you will be ok, even if you go ribbing around the North pole.

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Ooops: should have been this one: http://www.sportsnett.no/products.shtml?LOW15

Combine it with a Balaclava (http://www.sportsnett.no/products.shtml?LOW15) a pair of ski googles and you are ready to go!

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Old 28 February 2005, 15:38   #5
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You could try a neoprene balaclava. You can get them in windsurfing shops like this:

http://www.roho.co.uk/acatalog/Robin...Hoods_664.html

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Old 28 February 2005, 15:48   #6
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Once you've tried Gecko ............!

A Gecko Helmet is your only man !!

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Old 28 February 2005, 16:29   #7
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Army surplus Russian soldiers hats (flaps tie down over yer earholes)
A fleecy snood (yes snood!) from a motorcycle shoppe.
A pair of oakleys/Ski goggles
A hanky to catch the drips off the end of your nose.

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Old 28 February 2005, 16:41   #8
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What about one of these babies-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW
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Old 28 February 2005, 16:45   #9
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Old 28 February 2005, 16:53   #10
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Hi bruce,

I loike the snoods also and the geko over it for the really cold days like last week.

Nice and snug.
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Old 28 February 2005, 17:17   #11
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RIBnet vs BIBOA

Having seen the photos of the award ceremony at the annual BIBOA gathering in the latest RIBlines, and comparing it to the satorial flair shown here, I think I know why there are two distinct organisations!!!

Seriously, thanks for the ideas. Has anyone ever been stopped by coastguard, harbour master, or RN in a case of mistaken identity
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Old 01 March 2005, 02:21   #12
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That helmet is my best friend on any day except the very warmest summer's day Bruce.
It's like having my own little cabin... a conservatory for the head

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Old 01 March 2005, 06:40   #13
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Hi Bruce,
Try a Lowe Alpine Moutain Hat (24)- It's fleecelined goretex, stays warm even when wet and has a peak and fold down ear flaps. Works well with goggles. Attach an elastic cord with toggle to the ear flaps (loops are provided) and the thing wont fall off now matter how windy it is.

I never go out without mine now - it folds up in the pocket and is so snug when you get ice cream head.

Gecko is good (if pricy), as is a Paramo Cap.

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Old 02 March 2005, 04:22   #14
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I just wear a Breton captains cap. It stays on up to fifty knots and Purrdy won`t go any faster. Oh if it`s snowing on the way out to the dive site up here in Fife (like last weekend, and currently) I wear a paintball fullface mask as well.

Tip.

If you wear neoprene glubs, wear a pair of those plastic glubs you get at diesel filling pumps underneath. It makes them a hell of a lot easier to put on even when wet and your hands are twice as warm. I have always suffered badly from cold hands as a diver and this tip has extended my diving season by six months in the UK.
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Old 02 March 2005, 04:29   #15
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If a Scandinavian or a Scotsman tells you what you need to wear to keep warm then you gotta listen!
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similar to Lowe, probably

http://www.rei.com/product/47817810....S_CLOTHING_TOC

Mine works fine. Add an ear band when colder. j
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Nice and warm, a little restrictive.

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