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#996454 - 09/09/17 03:04 PM Ideas To Keep Neck Dry  
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I'll be doing a trip soon and as most (if not all) trips go, weather is inevitable. I have a Klim Apex jacket and wear a Schuberth C3 Pro. The C3 has great neck seal, but the Apex has a relatively short-cut collar. There is a gap, that I believe would be exposed to rain. Now, I'm not adverse to getting a little wet, but I kind of anticipate that rain/water may have an easy access point here. Not very comfortable with water seeping down the neck. Any recommendations? Thanks.
Dave

#996455 - 09/09/17 03:09 PM Re: Ideas To Keep Neck Dry [Re: RT5HTP]  
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My Olympia jacket has the neatest hood that folds into the collar. Keeps rain and drafts out nicely.

Otherwise I keep one of those cooling towels with me. Wrap that around your neck and it seals up nicely. Might get damp, but in some really heavy rain I have not had any run down into my clothing.

#996461 - 09/09/17 05:54 PM Re: Ideas To Keep Neck Dry [Re: RT5HTP]  
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AeroSTich sells/makes a wind triangle that will keep rain and wind of your neck. It comes in different colors.
I use a microfiber tube with no seams, which is available from all kinds of places, MC dealers, Cycle Gear, REI etc. It helps in the heat and cold. It isn't rain resistant, but it makes everything a little bit more comfortable. And it is easier to use then a old fashioned bandana.


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#996497 - 09/10/17 01:52 AM Re: Ideas To Keep Neck Dry [Re: RT5HTP]  
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I rode the Canadian Rockies all day in a cold rain. With my Olympia jacket and a C3, rain down the back of my neck was not really an issue. I mostly credit my windscreen for this. Keep your speed up and don't stop smile Wet gloves were more of a problem. And my heated jacket liner was what made the ride bearable. Warm and wet is always better than cold and wet.


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#996521 - 09/10/17 01:22 PM Re: Ideas To Keep Neck Dry [Re: RT5HTP]  
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This issue is one of the reasons we also used rain gear, with our
waterproof jackets.
Use a rain jacket with a hood.
You can also add a neck gaiter (more for cold) and it will get wet/absorb but it is another barrier and you'll have the hood and rain jacket collar under it.
I have the Aerostitch triangle. It works, but selling mine.
Other tha a hood, in a real rain, the weak spot is the neck
and you will get wet.
Hoods good.
And, as a bonus, your riding gear isn't soaked meaning that you'll be able to hang it up withoput flooding the area. It will
be ready for the next part of the ride.
We kept rain rear separate, easy to access, and of course, use the garbage bag trick to slide rain pants over riding pants.
.02
Yes, agree gloves important.
We carried 4-5 pairs each with mutiple rain.rain covers.


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#996532 - 09/10/17 03:39 PM Re: Ideas To Keep Neck Dry [Re: tallman]  
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I have a BMW brand neck gator that flairs out at the bottom to go over your collar. Have not tried it yet.


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#996535 - 09/10/17 04:15 PM Re: Ideas To Keep Neck Dry [Re: BigTup]  
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They help/work, I have other brand/material for mixed conditions cold/wet, and a BMW Windstopper balaclave that is excellent.
But, for keeping neck dry nothing beats rain jacket with hood under helmet.
lurk

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#996558 - 09/10/17 08:25 PM Re: Ideas To Keep Neck Dry [Re: RT5HTP]  
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Get yourself a garden variety neck gaiter for skiing. Pull it down over your collar. you'll be fine.

most of them are fleece, which works. you can sometimes find them in Schoeller fabric, which is a little more windproof and water resistant. But you don't need goretex or anything fancy.


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#996589 - 09/11/17 09:36 AM Re: Ideas To Keep Neck Dry [Re: RT5HTP]  
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Thanks for the responses. Seems like the best fix is a rain jacket with a hood. I have a balaclava and neck gaiter that I'll try. I'll use my HD rain jacket (has a hood) as a back up.

#996625 - 09/11/17 04:28 PM Re: Ideas To Keep Neck Dry [Re: RT5HTP]  
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These solve that exact issue for me! Work perfectly!! https://schampa.com/collections/dickies

Or if you prefer these but never needed them

https://schampa.com/collections/balaclava

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