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Published on July 15th, 2020 | by Boris

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HELD FOR YOUR HEAD – GERMAN WARMTH IS SERIOUS

It’s a wonderful Plague-filled winter we’re having, isn’t it?

And while our winters can be bitter, they’re not a patch on the crazy ice-and-snow bullshit the Germans, and indeed many Europeans, must deal with every year. So it stands to reason, if you’re after riding gear that will keep you genuinely warm, that’s where you’d be shopping. And because I like my gear superbly well-made so it lasts more than one season, I’m gonna pick Held gear, as I have been doing for years now.

Here are three trick little items I have been using of late, and intend to keep using until we all go up in flames again in a few months.

THE NECKWARMER – $25.00

This is so much more than your standard cotton face-and-neck sock. It’s full of Gore Windstopper, which makes it impervious to wind and the breath of Hell frozen over. It’s also totally breathable, so it beats tying a plastic shopping bag around your neck by heaps. Soft, non-chafing, and made with quality and durability in mind, it even comes in four different sizes, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Donuts. My perfectly-proportioned and manly neck suits the Large size.

THE SUPER NECKWARMER – $60

Wanna go up a level? This is the jobbie for you. It’s waterproof and lined with fully breathable TACTIL, with the outside being Windstopper Gore. It also extends a fair way down your chest and has a zipper on the side, which is good, because you wouldn’t be able to pull it over your head otherwise. This totally ends the issue of wind and water running down the collar of your jacket – and if you’ve done those cold, wet miles, you know what a pain that can be. Love this thing.

BALACLAVA – $50

I love German materials sorcery. And until this came along, hated balaclavas because of the seam that runs along the top of your head and grinds into your skull under a helmet. This has a flat seam. So no grinding, right? It also keeps your face dry, and hence at a constant temperature because its outer layer is something called DRYARN. It also has a mesh section on your mouth and ears, which will assist in not fogging your visor up all that much. It’s also antibacterial and deodourising, so it will only stink if you throw up in it. Otherwise, it stays pretty fresh even after a few days on the road. And yes, you can be Spiderman for your lady on those special nights.

YOU WINTER RIDING EXPERIENCE CAN BE ENHANCED A GREAT DEAL IF YOU DECIDE ONE OR ALL OF THESE ARE MUST-HAVES.

Call Held on 1300 916 916

Email them on [email protected]

Or check out their catalogue HERE

 

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About the Author

is a writer who has contributed to many magazines and websites over the years, edited a couple of those things as well, and written a few books. But his most important contribution is pissing people off. He feels this is his calling in life and something he takes seriously. He also enjoys whiskey, whisky and the way girls dance on tables. And riding motorcycles. He's pretty keen on that, too.



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