Keep dry and warm, seal the deal with Neck & Head gear

Keeping dry and warm is, of course, your number one priority when looking for skiing and snowboarding gear.

Good snow jackets and pants are maybe the first things you look at.

But some gear is easily forgotten, but most important to ensure that all of your other gear perform at their peak.

Neck and headgear.

Your neck and chin are very exposed to wind and weather. To solve this, there are some great products that seal the space between your neck and jacket, ensuring a much more satisfying day on the slopes.

There are some different types of gear that will do this for you. And here we will cover and explain the most common ones.

Top Headgear



This is maybe the most common and a very easy going piece of equipment. You just pull them over your head and down to cover your neck up to the chin.

Some have breathing holes for your nose and mouth, whilst some are one solid piece.

I personally do not like to have my mouth or nose covered. So I always put my facemask up to the chin, leaving my mouth and nose to breath freely. Usually, having the mask against your face will create a bit of moist.

But many people like to have full coverage and if you are one of them, choosing a facemask with breathing holes can be a good idea.



Hoods are a great way to get full coverage, from your neck and around your head. All in one product.

If you are shredding with a helmet (stay safe peeps), you will be able to have it over your helmet, while still enjoying the full coverage. If you do not use a helmet, make sure to have a beanie or so under the hood. It does not fit tight around your head, so without any extra protection. You will get cold.



Balaclava is a piece that covers most of your face, throat and neck all in one. Unlike the hood, a balaclava fits tightly against your skin.
Offering full coverage, but you should wear headgear like a helmet or beanie over your balaclava.

Not to be mixed up with the baklava, which is better in your mouth then your face.

More Reading

How about learning some more about snow gear? Maybe what is the best to wear for spring skiing or how to take care of your goggles? 

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