| Owner Comments (Below)
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld.com
The clocks have been set back one hour;
the sun is setting earlier; the leaves have golden halos
and a misty frost covered the grass on a recent morning.
What's it all mean? For motorcyclists in the northern
hemisphere, it's time to start thinking about strategies for keeping warm rather than cool.
It also means zipping in the jacket liner and breaking out
the winter gloves. It may also mean re-reading the webBikeWorld
review of windproof motorcycle
Each year around this time we try and find another product
that can help riders keep warm. Our latest find is from EDZ Technical Performance Wear
in the U.K. EDZ is not a household name in
the U.S.A., but they should be. They probably offer more
motorcycle-related cold-weather clothing and accessories than anyone else on
It seems like only yesterday when it was scorching hot and
we were in the midst of
evaluating the EDZ
motorcycle wicking underwear, which is designed to be worn under
leathers or other motorcycle clothing to wick away moisture.
purchased that outfit I added one of the EDZ "MultiTube" neck warmers
to the shopping cart, and all of a sudden the cold weather is here and it's
time to try it out.
I've found that I can arm myself with just about every piece
of high-tech winter motorcycle apparel available, but if my neck and chin
get cold, I'm miserable. I'll even wear a bandanna wrapped around my
neck during the summer if the weather turns just the least bit cool. I
don't like cold air blowing on my neck!
I own a couple of wind-blocking neck protectors and a
Balaclava or two, and we recently reviewed the
NOJ Quiet Rider helmet noise and
wind blocker. But this EDZ MultiTube neck warmer is cool-looking, easy to use and, best of all, it serves multiple functions, which is
always a plus with motorcycle gear.
The EDZ neck warmer is made from some type of lightweight and
stretchy "sports base layer fabric" (a term that EDZ uses quite frequently)
that blocks most of the wind and acts as a lightweight insulating layer for
the rider's neck. The MultiTube is about 20" long (~ 51 cm) and 8" (20.5 cm) in diameter.
It's easy to put on; I can quickly pop it over my head before I put on my helmet,
and it's designed to either stay bunched up around the neck or pulled up
over the chin if the weather starts to get really nasty.
I haven't tried it in warm weather, but EDZ claims that it
will "cool when it's hot" and that the fabric will wick away
suppose it could also be moistened with water to keep the rider's neck cool
in hot weather as the water evaporates. I'll have to remember this come next summer...
The MultiTube is perfect for those crisp, cool fall days.
It's available in the black and white Arab print shown here; all black; or
red or blue with white dots. It only comes in one universal size that
will fit the vast majority of neck sizes.
We've had excellent results ordering from EDZ and the
products have arrived in the U.S.A. faster than many orders I've placed with
retailers only a few hundred miles away.
Now I just need to find some good silk glove liners
Cheers, and keep up the good work - your site is an
excellent, interesting and informative resource, which
has done a great deal to help, entertain and educate me.