I wear a thin wool neck gaiter a lot, but now that it's well below freezing here it gets saturated with the moisture from my breath then re-freezes into a stiff icy mask. I''ll have to pull out my bank robber Buff again, the one I cut a hole in for my nose and mouth a few years ago. I can keep that one up to my eyes all the time to protect the skin on my cheeks. When it's this cold I wear a thin wool open-face balaclava underneath, a thin wool skull cap, and a neck gaiter that I pull up or down as needed/or the "bank robber Buff". Preferably a layer of cold cream under my eyes and around my nose and mouth as well.
BikeShopGirl, how do you keep the face warmer in position? I had one of those and had high hopes for it, but it kept sliding down unless I fastened it uncomfortably tight, so I never got the hang of it and one day it just disappeared.
Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin
1995 Kona Cinder Cone commuterFrankenbike/SI SLR Lady Gel Flow
2008 white Nakamura Summit Custom mtb/Falcon X
2000 Schwinn Fastback Comp road bike/Jett
1998 Trek 6000 loaner mtb/Falcon X