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on December 14, 2012
Based on the picture I really thought this thing would be long enough to fully cover my neck in all types of situations. Turns out it barely covers my neck at all. And I have a shaved head, so if anything, my lack of hair up there should allow it to sit even lower on me than it would on someone else, right? But no, even with a mock-turtleneck on, if I bend my head to look down, an inch-wide strip of skin on the back of my neck becomes visible, while at the same time the material seems to bunch up excessively around my throat. I'm 6'1" and 225, and I wear a 7.5 hat, and this is a snug fit on me. So snug that you can almost make out the outline of my lips.
It is a very nice material though, and there are no uncomfortable or awkwardly-placed seams. And it is very soft and breathable. But it will push your breath right up out the eye hole, so when I went to put on my glasses to see how I looked, the very first breath I took fogged them up completely. If you plan on wearing goggles with these, make sure they are EXTREMELY anti-fog, or else skydiving goggles or something airtight, otherwise you're just gonna have a steady supply of lung-steam pouring over and through them.
Another thing I didn't notice in the picture was the huge Minus 33 logo on the back left side. If you look closely, you can just barely see it in the picture. I'm not a fan of companies putting large, bright, easily visible logos on something that must have been designed at least partially with stealthiness in mind, but maybe that's just me.