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    I can recommend what to wear down in SE but I have no idea what to use for cold weather gear. My #2 son is doing a musk ox hunt in February and I would like a recommendation on what kind of face mask to get him for Christmas to use on this trip. What say you?

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    Personally. I have been sporting a beard and mustache as long as I can remember and never had a cold face in the most extreme weather. The rest of my body gets cold way faster..lol
    Only downfall is the frozen boogers and ***** that don't wanna drip off in the cold...lol
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    Well, he's minus a full beard, but probably will do ok with the buggers.

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    I used one similar to this years ago on the slope;

    http://www.worldfms.com/503_headwear.htm

    I never got cold, but visibility was not that great. If this is something you like I just googled Down Facemask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northriver21 View Post
    I used one similar to this years ago on the slope;

    http://www.worldfms.com/503_headwear.htm

    I never got cold, but visibility was not that great. If this is something you like I just googled Down Facemask.
    Would that work good on a snogo?

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    I would think so especially with a pair of goggles. The problem I found was it was so thick that it was like looking through a tunnel.

    Goggles would get it closer to your face.

    I can tell you warmth is no issue with this mask. I have worn it the worst of the worst and stayed plenty warm. As a kid I remember Dad and Gramps having these....I think they used to be military issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Would that work good on a snogo?
    Seriously dude, god gave us men facial hairs for a reason and a few tuff woman I have met in the past I may add....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Would that work good on a snogo?
    How about a helmet?!? I've always used a helmet for warmth and safety! Any simple facemask and helmet works good
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    Fog Vader. They sell them in the Polaris shop in Anchorage. Swear by them. It, my seal hat, and a neck gator...oh and of course goggles. Best way to go.
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    Thanks guys for the info.

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    BTT........

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    I use this one, a seal hat and a neck gaiter.

    http://www.rei.com/product/725712/se...comfort-masque

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    FOG VADER!! They are the best and probably the only thing that trumps the military BCG's at running women off. They are as sexy as an elephant seal but flat out work! Keep it on when getting ready for the shot and it will also keep your breath from fouling your scope. I ran one at -30 running 40-50mph up the Rex and got the wife one when I got back. They are a must have item for snow machining up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    FOG VADER!! They are the best and probably the only thing that trumps the military BCG's at running women off. They are as sexy as an elephant seal but flat out work! Keep it on when getting ready for the shot and it will also keep your breath from fouling your scope. I ran one at -30 running 40-50mph up the Rex and got the wife one when I got back. They are a must have item for snow machining up here.
    Where can you buy one???
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Where can you buy one???
    Here in the Valley Fish Creek sales had them last time I was there for ~$50. For you FBX folks Amazon has em http://www.amazon.com/RU-Outside-Fog.../dp/B001GSE416 Oh, and I misspelled the name in the first post, they are fog eVader made by www.ruoutside.com There was another nearly identical product called "no fog" that has a crossed up history with the ruoutside version. From what I gather no-fog went out of business and ruoutside stepped up. Rumor has it that no-fog is back on the market so really either will work about the same.

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    Thanks Sir!!!
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    Several of them out there. Arctic Cat relabels them with their logo. NoFogs or Fog eVaders. We call them Snuffleupagus masks because that's what my kids called them when there were toddlers. Combined with a good fur hat and a set of goggles and you are good to go.

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    Thanks Jon & Steve. I've been looking at the FEV. This probably clinches the decision.

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    no-fog, or fog evader, make sure he has some goggles also or his eyelids will freeze off.... any of the OR balaclavas worked good for me, i usually look for something windproof...good luck

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    Thanks all. My daughter is in Anc for a couple of days and she just picked up the Fog-eVader for $39.95 at Arctic Cat. Son #2 will pick up a fur hat in Shish. And the guide will provide helmet and goggles for the snogo.

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