Face Mask

Face Mask

Harley-Davidson® Men’s Bar & Shield Logo Face Mask Part Number #98205-04V

Over the years I have tried many different options to find a face mask to wear with my half-helm style helmet.  I have tried neoprene, vinyl, metal and various other materials.  Hands down this mask design and materials work the best.  It’s important to have a face mask that works great in Rain and Cold and that is comfortable.

Performance

The design keeps your neck warm and limits your breath fogging up your glasses in cold temperatures.  It’s does not eliminate the fog but it does reduce it.  The water-proof fleece used is excellent but not impervious. If you spend several hours in the pouring rain, it will soak through but seems to still remain warm.  It will dry in about 20min if you need it to.  The neck length keeps you warm and if you are riding in the rain, put it on the outside of your jacket and no water will run down inside your jacket.  It’s very easy to put on and remove, and you can easily slide it down if you need to as weather changes; it Velcro’s on the back. Once equipped, it does not shift position or move around during your ride.  It has kept my face warm in 25 degree weather for several hours at a time.

Appearance

It actually has an intimidating look when worn.  I like the black color and the small logo on the cheek for effect. The logo is only on the one side.

Durability

I have never had one wear out before I lost it.  I usually get 2 years out of a mask before I lose it somewhere, or lend it out and never get it back.   My wife uses the same mask as well when she rides.  So I keep 4 of them on hand and generally travel with two, just in case, since they are so small when not in use.  I machine wash them often and after about a year the Velcro starts to get stiff.  The mask still functions fine, but the Velcro is no longer flexible like it was when new.

-Half Tank

 

Face Mask

8.3

Performance

8.0/10

Appearnace

9.0/10

Durability

8.0/10

Pros

  • Comfort
  • Appearnce

Cons

  • Velcro after washing