Facemask Friday: Bula

19 Aug, 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.

About the Balaclava:
This is a micro stretch balaclava that features printed fabric, lightweight micro polyester with spandex core, 4-way stretch for superior comfort and fit, highly breathable; pulls moisture away from skin, brushed interior is soft, comfortable and warm, smooth exterior surface for high definition prints and rich colors, machine washable.

Steps to win the Bula Bandana:

1.  Answer this question in your comment (make sure to use your correct email address): Snowboarding is all about cold weather so lets hear your secret to staying warm on the mountain?

2.  You have till midnight tonight, August 19 to enter for this facemask.

3.  All the correct answer comments will be written down and a 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 Bula for being part of Facemask Friday!

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. Gnarjay
    August 19, 2011

    staying dry and layering is key! under armor, a good fleece and a nice shell jacket work just fine. beer helps too!

  2. Jeff
    August 19, 2011


  3. Jenario
    August 19, 2011

    Not standing/sitting still… Keep moving, keep shredding.

  4. Joe
    August 19, 2011

    Ninja suit… if its real cold a nice under armor layer underneath it some nice mitts and as always pinnacle whipped and hot coco- its fire!

  5. Michael
    August 19, 2011

    Ride the CA Sierras instead of East Coast ice. Wear layers and technical clothing (e.g. wicking, breathing, windblocking, moisture protecting, not cotton). Extra pairs of gloves/mittens instead of gloves. Cold-temperature helmet (no vents or blockable vents, ear coverings or extended hard shell). Hood that fits over helmet. Goggles instead of sunglasses. Movement, including compress/extend muscles while sitting on chair. Ride trees if windy.

  6. Britt
    August 19, 2011

    base layers!

  7. martin beran
    August 19, 2011

    Ditto on what Jeff and Jenario said!

    I’m also fond of layers. I usually have a long sleeve base layer, tee shirt and zippered hoodie under my jacket. Zippered hoodie is key because it can be zipped and unzipped depending on how warm or cold you are

  8. Velina
    August 19, 2011

    base layers, min 10 000 mm waterproof jacket and pants, good gloves and riding all the time!

  9. Anthony Bond
    August 19, 2011

    Just as Jenario said keep boarding plus have a coffee and hot food break.

  10. denni
    August 19, 2011

    many layer and beer!!!!!!

  11. Pete
    August 19, 2011

    I make sure I mix in the trees to really work your body to heat up.

  12. Yuka
    August 19, 2011

    Layers and always keep moving. I’m only cold on the lifts.

  13. howard
    August 19, 2011

    layer and move

  14. Stefan
    August 19, 2011

    My cheap cotton bandana works pretty well, until it freezes from the moisture from my breath . Hence the reason I’m trying and hoping for enough luck to win one of these facemasks. I also agree with everyone above me, gotta have the zipper hoodie. Listening to some tunes always helps to keep the mind off the cold and keep you pumped & stoked. Lovin’ the site and this contest btw shay!

  15. Regan
    August 19, 2011

    Layering. Base layer is so important! I use different thickness for different temps, plus my oakley jacket and pants (with venting) are insulated. Keep moving!

  16. Elias
    August 19, 2011

    Nothing…. just long tee, maybe a hoodie, then a thin waterproof layer. I am always like a human torch, I create heat from inside.I am fine even -20C.

  17. Zee
    August 19, 2011

    last year… 500 layers. this year i’m investing in some new clothes!

  18. August 20, 2011

    Congratulations to Zee! You are the winner!

    If you didn’t win, stay tuned for next Friday’s giveaway!