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…