About The Weatherneck: a breathable balaclava
Innovation through frustration continues in the 3rd stall.
After creating Fix It Sticks & The BackBottle I introduced The Weatherneck System.
A few years ago I saw a photo of a pro cyclist in spring training wearing a neck warmer. I made one myself and found that a little fabric around the neck goes a very long way to stay warm.
Since then, I've always had one thought: "balaclavas are great, right up until they aren't". I like being protected from the wind, breathing warm air and getting heated up, but once warm I sometimes overheat, then the ONLY thing I wanted to do was get those things off my neck!
- I needed to be able to take the facemask off quickly without stopping my activity.
- I needed a balaclava to fit loose or tight depending on the conditions.
- I needed a balaclava that would reduce the moisture build-up against my face, so I needed a "breathable balaclava".
- I wanted an all black balaclava to keep things simple and making in the USA would be cool too.
I had a PROBLEM and I created a SOLUTION.
The Weatherneck System is the world's most thoughtful 3-in-1 balaclava for skiing, snowboarding, cycling, fatbiking, xc ski, motorcycle, etc.
Having successfully completed 5 Kickstarter campaigns for @fixitsticks, @backbottle and now, @theweatherneck I am grateful for the support of my backers and customers.
Three years ago I quit my day job to focus on working in the industry and sport I love, which is cycling. I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. I would NOT be here without you!
Check out my other products!
www.fixitsticks.com (an incredibly unique and useful multi-tool)
www.backbottle.com (a strange yet purpose driven water bottle)
Check out the YouTube channel too where we discuss all sorts of bike racing topics
Ideas are easy, execution is where it gets tricky. I excel at execution.
Got questions? Shoot me an email. I respond very quickly!
Have a great ride,