A Somewhat Neglected Piece of Gear

I’m a pretty big fan of protective motorcycle gear. I’m pretty close to ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) and I have handed this philosophy to my friend and brother who both started riding in the last couple of years. While they pretty much picked up all of their gear themselves (or borrowed a bit of mine for a while), there was one piece that I ended up buying both of them. It isn’t protective, but huge for comfort.

The humble Neck Gaiter is possibly the most under appreciated piece of gear.

It’s so important in keeping me comfortable in the mornings that I can’t imagine surviving the cold with out it. In addition a light weight one is worn at all times to prevent any chaffing from my helmet strap and also is good a keeping my long hair (I’m one of those guys) from getting lose and horribly tangled in the wind.

They aren’t great for making fashion statements, I look like an idiot ninja when getting ready to put my helmet on. However, the utility of them is well worth the damage I do to my normally very fashionable look.

I’m too vain anyway…

Uncool Morning



About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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6 Responses to A Somewhat Neglected Piece of Gear

  1. We’re on the same page here; it’s most certainly NOT neglected on my end. The neck gaiter comes out religiously when the mercury dips below 55 F.

  2. bikermissus says:

    I never ride without my neck gaiter…even when it’s hot out. I hate having my neck exposed, especially after a friend told me about his experience having a wasp get into the neck of his jacket. I wore my merino wool neck gaiter this morning, it really helps keep the heat in on a chilly 6 degree C (that would be about 43 F) morning commute 🙂

  3. Due to bee allergies, i always wear mine. Its so hard to find a comfortable one tho!

  4. motoventures says:

    Right on – I love my neck gaiter! Here in Colorado I bust it out anytime we are around 40-50 or below. They are well worth their inexpensive price!

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