November 29, 2010(Durham, NC)
Works to keep the wind off my neck and face. I like that it is not too bulky. I also like the velcro closure so you don't have to pull it over your head and mess up your hair even more than your helmet has. :)
November 20, 2009(Tallahassee, FL)
Great price and does what it should. I've ridden in 30 degree weather with this thing and it cuts down the wind and keeps your face warm no problem. It also keeps your neck warm, protects your face, and it's easy to remove and put on. The elastic band also makes it easy to slip down below your nose when you come to a stop (so you don't fog your glasses), and then pull right back up once you're moving again. The only complaint I have is as the others mentioned, that it's a little short. If you don't strap it just right, it will continuously come out of your jacket while you ride and flap in the wind. But for the price, definitely worth it.
James Taylor -
March 31, 2009(Ramona, CA)
I bought this and several other gaitors to evaluate. I wanted something to keep the chill off in the morning. My 17 year old son (GSXR 600) took it to "try it out" a month ago and I haven’t seen it since. His review is very positive. This has the length to tuck inside the jacket and velcro closure so you can take it off without totally removing your helmet, but I can't see how you get it off without unstrapping. It works well just above freezing up to the point when you don't need a gaiter. This one is a little more expensive than the ones from Schampa but seem to be of better quality and heavier material.
cuts the wind off of your neck, could be a bit longer
January 26, 2009(Manassas, VA)
I bought this to keep the wind off of my neck during cold weather. It does this very well, and is a pretty good price. My only complaint is that if you have it all the way up over your nose like is shown in the picture, there's not enough material to keep it tucked into your jacket. Each jacket is different, so if some have a higher neckline it might not be an issue, but mine has a mandarin collar, and is fairly tight at the neck, so even if I have it down so that it's just covering my chin, I sometimes have troubles with it coming out of my jacket when I do a head check in traffic. Even if it has come out of my jacket, it's still pretty effective at cutting the wind on my neck, and I'd recommend it. However, all of that said, I still find a lot of air gets into my helmet off of my jacket, and makes my head cold, so if you're trying to decide between this and a full balaclava, I'd recommend a balaclava instead.
Sam Williams -
December 24, 2008(Ridgecrest, CA)
Road home from work last night at 25 deg. kept my face and neck warm and wind free!
Pretty good value.
December 11, 2008(Arvada, CO)
This product works great, the only thing is, it could be longer in the front and back. When you go to tighten your chin strap on your helmet it either pulls it down from your face or out of your jacket. It keeps out the cold air great though. I ride at night in Denver, CO and it's been getting down to the teens with the temp. I also like how thin the material is, because before this I was just wearing a neck gator that was super thick. If I had to buy another road bandit wind stopper I would.
Not too bad...
S. Peterson -
December 11, 2008(South Dakota, SD)
Material is great at blocking the wind and keeping out the cold. However, it is not cylindrical as it appears in the picture. It needs to be longer/lower in back to cover your neck. It works great in the front but leaves the back of your neck exposed and cold.