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Patagonia Sun Mask

Postby maverick » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:45 am

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/sun-mask?p=28736-0

Have see this mentioned here, would like to hear about peoples experiences with it. Is it really breathable, even for example when going uphill on a scree field with a pack on? Does it get to hot during the day? Can mosquitoes bite through it? Does it tend to fog up your sun glasses when you breathing heavily? Thanks
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Re: Patagonia Sun Mask

Postby markskor » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:32 pm

Material/price/dimensions...Looks a lot like a Buff knock-off.
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Re: Patagonia Sun Mask

Postby freestone » Sun May 01, 2016 8:08 am

I have the Sun Mask and the Merino Buff and the obvious differences are the Patagonia is more tailored with an up-down and front-back form fitting cut, which means you have to orient it correctly, the bottom being cut wider and longer in the back to drop down the back of the neck and tuck into the collar of the shirt with minimal bunching, so it's not as multifunctional as the Buff. I Can not comment on protecting from the mosquito, but it is comfortable to breath through and seems to fog the glasses less than the Merino Buff when in full facial coverage. Again, no breath through issues with it in the Sierra or the Los Padres. I've had it for several seasons now, and now to go to it first for head n neck protection, but the synthetic Buff is probably just as good. I really like the Merino Buff as a neck gator and face warmer on cold mornings, especially when combined with a stocking cap...much better than a hooded garment because of better peripheral vision and mobility.
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Re: Patagonia Sun Mask

Postby maverick » Sun May 01, 2016 10:27 am

Thanks for that information Freestone, maybe someone will chime in on the skeeter protection.
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