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#11983329 - 12/14/16 04:44 AM Helmet or face mask?
Monsterfishin' Offline

Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 162
Loc: Rowlett, Tx USA
Trying to decide whats the best and most practical to wear while running a lake especially these winter months.
I have looked at the helmets and the save phase face masks.

What do yall think?

Edited by Monsterfishin' (12/14/16 04:45 AM)

#11983416 - 12/14/16 06:54 AM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
Gamblinman Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2303
Loc: Yantis, TX
Save Phace for those really cold mornings, other wise, some goggles and a balaclava. I can stand the cold, but my eyes watering almost blinds me. Under Armor makes a really good balaclava... warm and almost windproof.

#11983455 - 12/14/16 07:22 AM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
Joey J. Offline
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Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 1014
Loc: Flower Mound, Texas, USA
I use a Save Phace, but when I took it out of my bag last weekend the foam has desintigrated. Anyone know anywhere to purchase replacement foam?

Sorry to hijack your post, but while on the subject.
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#11984249 - 12/14/16 02:10 PM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
IIIMag Offline
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Registered: 08/24/09
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Helmet. Hands down.

#11984278 - 12/14/16 02:25 PM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: IIIMag]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16935
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: IIIMag
Helmet. Hands down.
How do you steer?

#11984343 - 12/14/16 03:16 PM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
Dayne Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 2923
I don't use either. I use a hood like the NFL players use and wear my costas when running in the cold. But I'm kind of a sissy and won't go fishing unless it is in upper 20s heading for upper 30s or warmer.

Edited by Dayne (12/14/16 03:17 PM)

#11995955 - 12/20/16 09:25 PM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
Fisher421 Online   content

Registered: 05/14/16
Posts: 71
I use a Save Phace with a beanie. Works great in cold weather. The Save Phace has a really good fit and keeps all of the cold air out of your face.

#11997600 - 12/21/16 07:49 PM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
kking Offline

Registered: 06/10/08
Posts: 39
I changed to save phace from helmet after coming across Rayburn during a bass champs tourn last year as a passenger. I felt like a bobble doll with my head going every which way from the waves. After the third time I felt it pop I took it off and almost threw it over board. Had problems with Neva pain for months after that.

#12029641 - 01/09/17 11:42 AM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
Bulletman99 Offline

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 379
Loc: South Texas

A helmet is really nice when it's cold but when running on a crowded lake you really need to at least hear whats going on around you. You can barely if at all hear your partner if he sees anything. I switched over to a Save-Phace a few years ago and love it. I first started using it in a much colder climate then and it worked great.
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#12030698 - 01/09/17 08:02 PM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: IIIMag]
RCarter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 1068
Loc: Universal City, Texas
Originally Posted By: IIIMag
Helmet. Hands down.


#12039189 - 01/14/17 12:03 PM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
Hog Jaw Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1590
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Save Phace but not running wide open , most time a good set of goggles and tight hoodie does it for me .

#12039202 - 01/14/17 12:11 PM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
kevin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 872
Loc: Fort Worth ,Texas,USA
When its cold and wet it is hard to beat a helmet, but they do consume a lot of room.
I feel they both have there place.

#12042778 - 01/16/17 07:43 AM Re: Helmet or face mask? [Re: Monsterfishin']
MikeW07 Offline

Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 272
Loc: Keller Texas
I keep both - helmet for when its really really cold and raining use the save phace when its not so cold but raining - those rain drops hurt at 60+ mph


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