Rated 2 out of 5áby djsbizz Poor fit & poorly designed
Most items from OR are well thought out, fit well and functional. I usually wear a L to XL in hats & headwear and don't have an unusually large chin or neck - so I bought the large face mask - the largest size availible from Bean & I believe its the largest OR makes in this model. It was an extremely tight fit. Not a chance of working as it smashed my nose & face. Because of its fit the design of the nose & mouth were very uncomfortable & awkward at best. Either way if you wear a mens L, XL or XXL in headwear - with this facemask - I think your out of luck.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby YalithKBK Definitely windproof
I walk everywhere in every type of weather and when windchills dip into the single digits, my face is not happy. This face mask was exactly what I needed. It is completely windproof. My cheeks never felt a thing as I walked through blowing air. The vent in the front allows for breathing quite well (even heavy panting from a hard walk/run). Note: This item does not really insulate your face from the cold like a scarf does. My cheeks still get cold from being outside, but they were protected from bitter, blowing winds, which is the idea.
I bought a large size because that was all that was available and it is pretty big for a female face. I stuff my scarf in the back (where the mask wraps around my head) to keep it in place. Once there is enough bulk, the mask stays in place and fits well. I will most likely buy a smaller size next year.
Great product. A real life saver this winter! Would definitely recommend!
March 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby JohnSnowblower Face Mask
Not an acceptable product. I ordered a Large my head is about a 6 7/8 and the mask is too small. For $28 this product is very overpriced. I am returning it.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Gettinout Wind proof
I was looking for something to block the wind on my neck and face under my helmet while out snowmobiling. I was pleased with the performance of this product, I only wish it was a bit longer to cover more of my neck. All in all I was satisfied with this product.
February 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby nvprit too small
My husband purchased this item to wear while snow-blowing, but the mask was too small. It also did not provide the coverage he wanted, so we have returned it.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby StarsSand Effective and Practical
Regarding fit, I have a smaller head and a thin face with small facial features, my neck measures about 13 inches (I am female). That being said I ordered a size small and have found it to fit perfectly. The bottom part of the mask Velcro's at the back of the neck and measures approximately 19 inches laying flat, keep in mind this fabric stretches. It stays in place, does not get all soggy nor does it freeze near the tightly woven mesh mouth area and it does a terrific job keeping the wind off the face.
Unless your nose is the exact size as the nose on the mask you should expect a little bagging where the fabric will cover the top part of your nose (up near your eyes) it may not be tight or flush against your skin thus letting in a little bit of air up top.
It's warm and toasty for bone chilling New England winter winds. I would recommend!.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BikersWindstopper Windstopper that really works
I had a problem with my bike during the winter days. I couldn't stop the wind going inside my face, nose, eyes etc and that made me have a cold every year. Then, i decided and kept the bike in the garage till the next summer. I couldn't use it. I had to use my car.
Now, using this amazing L.L.Bean Outdoor Research Windstopper Face Mask I am not afraid of the wind, I haven't had any cold since I start using it. It feels great, very soft, repells the wind, really changed my winter behaviour with my bike. Now, I use the bike with no fear of getting cold. An Amazing product that really does what it says!
Nick from Crete, Greece.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby ColdStopper Windstopper face mask
This is an awesome tool for keeping face warm in cold weather. I walk in 15 - 30 degree weather to get to work and this face mask made the difference in my comfort level--I could actually breathe instead of gasp cold air! Thank you LL Bean!
January 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby Jazzbuff Windstopper face mask
Actually I am about to return this item. The nose part comes up too high on my face and gets in the way of my glasses. I wanted it to keep my face warm while walking my dog.
February 23, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5áby NewEnglandSkier Pretty Good
1. Easy to breath through - minimal icing.
2. Doesn't fog goggles
3. Warm and wind proof
1. A little small - 17" neck with XL and the Velcro barely overlaps in the back. Turn your head, and sometimes it comes loose. I lost my first OR face mask that way, this was a replacement.
2. Sometimes a little hard to put on a ski helmet without pushing the face mask down.
January 26, 2011