The coldest cycling weather cycling requires extreme protection, and yet versatility is also crucial, as conditions change. The Castelli Viso Face Mask protects the skin of your face from the cold and wet when one either chooses to ride in the extreme weather or is forced to by circumstances. Truly dedicated cyclists and commuters come to mind. The lightweight, yet thermal Gore® ® X-Fast 2 fabric has a soft internal surface that also eases perspiration from the skin and passed it out through the Gore membrane to release it through the outer layer. Wind blocking is superior to any other product and the water repellency is excellent. Castelli adds their Warmer fleece fabric on the inside at the ears for extra insulation.
Constructed with shaped panels, and featuring excellent stretch for a form fit, the Viso Face Mask has an angled opening for the nose, so you can still take in the air that you need to keep your lungs supplied. To be sure, any face mask is bound to be less than truly comfortable, but not anywhere near as unpleasant as frost bite. Then comfort takes a backseat to protection and insulation. And yet, as face masks go, the Viso is actually reasonably comfortable, and stays in place with the way it wraps around the head. Perfect with a warm winter hat, the Viso Face Mask is a piece for the those truly expect to encounter such nasty conditions. This is the nicest such face mask we have seen, and if you need one, we highly recommend it.