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Old 03 January 2014, 19:28   #71
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From memory, on that day I had a gecko (seconds from ebay - although I couldn't find anything wrong with it) Nos had the full face and Trev had a rib racing helmet but didn't wear it as he was tucked behind the screen. That video was from 2011. As you can see we weren't hanging around and made it back just before dark.

My Gecko has been brilliant and I always use it when it's rough or bitter cold, as I say felt a bit silly back then but I don't think anything of it now.

I have just ordered 2 matt black ones

I would like to know what people use around their neck and face to cover the gap between the jacket and Gecko/helmet
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Old 04 January 2014, 03:57   #72
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I would like to know what people use around their neck and face to cover the gap between the jacket and Gecko/helmet
try one of those "Buff" scarves, does the trick for me keeping neck warm, or The North Face do a under helmet ( climbing I guess?? ) balaclava which is really warm, good stuff
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) I would like to know what people use around their neck and face to cover the gap between the jacket and Gecko/helmet
You don't have to worry about that if you wear a drysuit
If the weathers against you it's a Gecko every time for me, once you get use to them they are a great bit of kit,

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Me, bed, no way....

A bit shaky at the start (overcome by Nos's helmet)


Ha,Ha, I was expecting the Hells Angel military type helmet of the German variety... maybe Bismark
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From memory, on that day I had a gecko (seconds from ebay - although I couldn't find anything wrong with it) Nos had the full face and Trev had a rib racing helmet but didn't wear it as he was tucked behind the screen. That video was from 2011. As you can see we weren't hanging around and made it back just before dark.

My Gecko has been brilliant and I always use it when it's rough or bitter cold, as I say felt a bit silly back then but I don't think anything of it now.

I have just ordered 2 matt black ones

I would like to know what people use around their neck and face to cover the gap between the jacket and Gecko/helmet
North Face under Helmet Balaclava works a treat Alex
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Protection from wind & rain would be the decider for me, rather than general head impact protection. The consensus seems to be that they are good for "weather"
Just get your Money out you Tight Bugger!
(Great in Bad weather..)
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(Great in Bad weather..)
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You might have convinced me, it's the boss I need to work on. It took me 15 years to get her to wear a drysuit, she won't get on the boat without it now though
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You might have convinced me, it's the boss I need to work on. It took me 15 years to get her to wear a drysuit, she won't get on the boat without it now though
I'll lend her one if you're doing one of the Anglesey trips
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I would like to know what people use around their neck and face to cover the gap between the jacket and Gecko/helmet
With the dry suit, nothing. With the coat a buff or a work issue version of this - http://www.amazon.co.uk/BLACK-yellow.../dp/B0032OJUUM

Trago mills sell three of their own make buffs for 6.00 or there are these;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BLACK-yellow.../dp/B0032OJUUM
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i m wearing helmets, they have bee always used for comfort. But we never know during a very long trip, tired, swip on a wet floor you could hit the A frame, the console ...
If you re co pilote is talking too much could be usefull tooo ......
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