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Old 07-12-2018, 11:41 AM   #16
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I’ve had them get through the helmet vents and sting, and sting through jeans. We have a lot around here.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:25 PM   #17
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I use this one, great protections from insects, sun, dirt etc:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oxford-Chil...sAAOSwhqhaDxux
I use that one as well. Works well in the summer by soaking it and well in the cold (down to ~50).
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:32 PM   #18
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There's a barf'er that sells them - http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums...d.php?t=508477
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:20 PM   #19
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Do you soak only the part below the helmet?
Wouldn't that stretch you helmet liner causing you to then always need to wear something underneath.
Maybe if I had a cheaper helmet I'd try something like that but then that device would also absorb a lot of sweat and that would be a good thing.
I don't ever cover my head with it so I soak the entire thing. And I only use it on long rides where I worry about my neck getting cooked and overheating in general. It's comfortable enough for everyday use I just don't need it the same way the OP does. I got stung by a swarm of bees when I was 10. Looked like the elephant man for a nearly a day. I've built up antibodies to bee stings and the poison doesn't affect me now.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:50 PM   #20
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Iíve had them get through the helmet vents and sting, and sting through jeans. We have a lot around here.
Had a big yellow wasp crawl in my forehead vent once. It started stinging as soon as I put my helmet on. I whipped it off, thinking something was yanking on my hair and saw half the wasp fall out. I swore, put the helmet back on and about a half a block away, there was that awful stinging again. Pulled over, couldn't see anything inside until I pull the lining back and there was the back half of the wasp, madly thrusting with it's abdomen at anything within reach which just happened to be my forehead. Fuck! Ended up with an egg sized lump.

Also had a bee fly in my helmet once and just between my eyeglasses and check. Before I could get him out, he stung my just below my eye. I looked like some Quasimodo freak for about two weeks.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:26 AM   #22
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Great responses everybody. Thanks.

I've ordered the Wind Triangle from Aerostitch. I've bought the Buff "insect repellant" neck gaiter from REI and now I'm going to order some of the other ones you've mentioned. I figure one will emerge as a favorite.

Thanks.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:59 PM   #23
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:12 PM   #24
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Pretty brave of you to wear that in Salinas....
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:41 PM   #25
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This year I have had three wasp stings. None my entire 50+ years then BANG all within the past month in different cities.

One at my home, another near a workshop I wrench at, and the most recent Saturday while on Stage Road. I did a crazy dance while taking my helmet off. Never saw the culprit. Pain is now itchy irritation.

The way this season is going it'd be smart to start wearing one.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:42 PM   #26
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This year I have had three wasp stings. None my entire 50+ years then BANG! all within the past month in different locations.

One at my home, another near a workshop I wrench at, and the most recent Saturday while on Stage Road. I did a crazy dance while taking my helmet off. Never saw the culprit. Pain is now itchy irritation.

The way this season is going it'd be smart to start wearing one.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:17 PM   #27
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Pretty brave of you to wear that in Salinas....
I was told Iím the baddest white boy on the east side .
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