Facemask Friday: Airhole

29 Jul, 2011

When it comes to keeping your face warm on the mountain, facemasks do the job.  On the deep powder days, they keep you from breathing in the snow.  On the sunny days, they keep you from getting burnt.  On windy days, they keep your face from going numb.  Gone are the days that you have to wear a basic black mask and look like a bank robber, now plenty of companies offer bandanas, tubes, balaclava’s in an assortment of designs and colors.

Check back every Friday I’ll be giving away a facemask in a different brand/design/style.  To enter the contest, read the directions below and leave your comment by midnight tonight.  I’ll announce the winner in this post tomorrow morning.

This Airhole Facemask (seen on right) features Airhole’s signature design that eliminates condensation on the inside of your facemask and fogging of your goggles. The one large airhole at your mouth opening makes inhaling and exhaling easy as if you weren’t wearing a mask at all.  The airhole also acts as a hydration point, allowing you to drink through camel packs or water bottles.

Steps to win the Airhole Facemask:

1.  Answer this question in your comment (make sure to use your correct email address):   What product/brand are you most excited on for next winter?

2.  You have till midnight tonight, July 29th to enter for this facemask.

3.  All the correct answer comments will be written down and one winner will be randomly drawn from a bowl or kitchen pot ( you know like the lottery).

4.  A winner will be announced in this blog post after midnight.  I like to sleep so I will probably will pick a winner tomorrow morning.

Thanks to Airhole for being part of Facemask Friday!

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  1. Ewan Malone
    July 29, 2011

    No so much a single brand/product but I’m almost crapping myself with excitement about the release of the art of flight. its going to be epic

  2. July 29, 2011

    I’m stoked on AIRHOLE! Of course! I’d never heard of this company until today, and after checking out their stuff, I’ve GOT to get my hands on one! These seem amazing! Thank you for giving someone (hopefully me) 😉 the opportunity to try them out.

  3. Bart Tuszkiewicz
    July 29, 2011

    Signal’s new boards now featuring Carbon for snappier ollies with more pop

  4. Boon
    July 29, 2011

    What product/brand are you most excited on for next winter?
    Silly me, I guess I’d be most excited about using this facemask, if I win it. Currently I use a generic neck warmer that I just pull up and over my nose and mouth which can get super gross and wet cause there is no air hole! I wasn’t too wowed by the look of next years NS’s SL. That being said I think it was my most liked design for the SL so far. I also really like Union Bindings but since i just got new ones last season, I’m not letting myself look at next season’s bindings (they were so expensive).
    Aside from THAT, I’m only looking for new snowpants but nothing’s caught my eye yet.

    Also, thanks for your blog!
    It has helped me find and research gear for the last two years.

  5. Chrischi
    July 29, 2011

    Most excited to ride my new Arbor Board and one of my new Westbeach Upperlevels Pant.

  6. Jeff
    July 29, 2011

    I am super stoked on the new Monument Snowboards Black Black! The art is amazing and I loved riding last years. Also, the new 3CS outerwear looks pretty sweet too.

  7. July 29, 2011

    I’m stoked for my new NS Proto CTx, I was able to get a few days on it last season but can’t wait to really break it in this year! Hopefully my shattered elbow will be healed by then!

  8. July 29, 2011

    I have to say Lib Tech, I got to ride their this years products last winter and I have to say that it rocked my world. Amazing stuff.

  9. martin beran
    July 29, 2011

    I’m super excited about my new snowboard!! I haven’t gotten it yet and don’t have a clue what it is BUT IM REALLY EXCITED about it 😀

  10. Regan
    July 29, 2011

    I am stoked about the new Flow solitude board I will be rocking as soon as the snow gets on the ground.

  11. timmy
    July 29, 2011

    Never summers proto ct forsure, and its n.s’s 20th! Pretty cool!

  12. James
    July 29, 2011

    Well, the real truth is, whether any of want to admit it or not, brand has almost nothing to do with it, really. From just a sheer riding point of view, it’s whatever you happen to be using when you’re having the absolute most fun you’ve ever had on a snowboard & whatever the equipment happens to be at that moment, & that can vary from time to time with conditions, the terrain, & most of all what you have access to of course. Sure, we all have preferences & “styles” that work best for us, but the truth is, there are many, many brands that will make whatever equipment “works” best for you, it’s just whatever you happen to buy &/or wind up with. So the answer is, truly, whatever brand(s) my equipment happens to be when I’m riding & enjoying myself more than I ever have before, word! : )

  13. Tom
    July 29, 2011

    Really excited for Technine’s new product line. Stuff looks sick.

  14. Dave Smith
    July 29, 2011

    I’m excited to ride more days on my ’10 Rome Anthem. Only got out on it for 2 days (powder in April!) at the end of the season and it felt solid. Can’t wait to put it to the test and see how it handles the lovely east coast hardpack.

  15. Sarah
    July 29, 2011

    A new never summer evo on pre order

  16. Paul
    July 29, 2011

    2012 Stepchild Sexton! Sick graphics and should be a solid ride!

  17. erika
    July 29, 2011

    I’m excited for my new Burton gear!!! can’t wait to go shredding!

  18. Yuka
    July 29, 2011

    I’m excited for new volcom outerwear! I’m going to get new outerwear 🙂

  19. July 29, 2011

    SUPER STOKED for Oakley’s new lineup of snowboarding outerwear as well as the 2012 DC boards!!!!!

  20. Dennis_italy
    July 29, 2011

    For next winter i want the gloves of Level and jacket of Bonfire….

  21. Pete
    July 29, 2011

    Really excited about the Lib Tech TRS with a sintered base now.

  22. manahttanproj
    July 29, 2011

    really want to try NS/Lib/Gnu hybrid boards. couldn’t get my hands on one, but still excited to get back on my banana coming season.

  23. Elias
    July 30, 2011

    Probably Ride. I’ve seen the new DH2 and can’t wait to ride with it, as well as the New Port Jacket, I am sooooo gonna get them!!!

  24. Anthony Bond
    July 30, 2011

    I’m most looking forward to the Arbor Blacklist to such an extent that, despite equipping myself with both a jib and all mountain board this season, I’m definitely still going to buy one.

  25. July 30, 2011

    Congrats to Anthony Bond! You are the winner of the Airhole mask!

    Everyone else stay tuned for next week’s giveaway!