The cold-weather cycling season is upon us, which means that it's essential to develop a warm, comfortable clothing system for your face, head, and ears. A headband worn under your helmet is sufficient for most days. In case it's much colder, you might need to go for better protection with a balaclava that protects your head, ears, neck, chin, and mouth, yet still leaves your nose exposed. Even though it is thinner than a fleece hat, the wind resistance — plus the additional coverage — actually makes it a warmer garment.
During very cold temperatures you can replace the balaclava with a lightweight wind-resistant fleece hat and neoprene facemask.
Make sure the beanie you wear is thin enough to fit under your helmet.
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