Rated 1 out of 5 by Crabapplesam Large doesn't fit
I ordered the largest size available which is the large and it's way too small.
I'm 6'2, 230# and it keeps coming undone and falls down my face.
I don't have a small nose, but there is way too much room around the nose, especially for a mask that is small on me.
There should be an XL with a better fitting nose.
Material seems like it would work if the size was better.
January 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5
by BurleyK Total lack of QC in fitting
I saw the poor scores on fit for this product. But there were good reviews too so I thought I would chance it because I have a real need running a open boat at speed in winter.
Most reports say the mask was way too big, mine is too, but only in one dimension... the nose area. It looks freaky, like Frosty was the model and he had an extra big carrot that year. The kind of carrot that would chip the tooth of a mule.
Check out the photo. Nuff said. I will not return because I MUST have some protection and I have access to people that know how to sew. Can't say I satisfied... just no choice.
December 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RLPinABQ Comfortable and warm
I like this product, but I'm not even really sure how to wear it. There was no picture on the website of a person wearing it, and there were no instructions included with the item.
January 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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