The Weatherneck system is a great way to keep your head warm and face covered on cold-weather bike rides. It does everything it’s supposed to do, does it well, and packs down small enough to disappear into a jersey pocket when things warm up.
Weatherneck comes in two pieces – a skull camp and a mask. The skull cap features closed side panels, a center mesh strip for ventilation, and a long tail to keep your neck covered. There’s even a secret pocket in the tail. The mask has similar construction – mesh center and closed sides – and attaches to the skull camp via strong magnets that allow for size adjustment. You can have any color you want, as long as it’s black.
We took the Weatherneck out on some chilly rides to test it out. The skull cap fits under a helmet without any issues. You just have to loosen your adjustment dial a bit. We really appreciate the mesh center strip; even as the sun came out, there was enough venting to avoid overheating. Attaching the mask is a one-handed operation that you can perform without stopping your ride. Again, the mesh center strip provides ventilation, avoiding some of the sogginess that would happen with a solid mask.
Weatherneck is on Kickstarter right now; the funding closes November 30th. A pledge of $35 gets you both pieces, or you can grab a mask for $20 or cap for $25. Retail for the Weatherneck system will be $40, so you save $5. The project is already funded and Brian Davis, the creator, has already successfully created two other products via the platform, so risk is low. Plus, ship date is set for December 15, so you can gift the Weatherneck for the holidays! Find the campaign here.