Report by Coy Starnes
November 30, 2009
Looking for that perfect gift for the cold weather bank robber on your list…Just kidding, but now that I have your attention, let me introduce you to a neat little item from Talus Outdoor Technologies
“Introducing the ColdAvenger® Hunter made with Predator® brown deception camouflage. With the same ventilation technology as the ColdAvenger Classic, the newly-designed ColdAvenger® Hunter features a soft yet heavyweight fleece camouflage material. The mask provides hunters and outdoors people with the ultimate cold-weather breathing protection, and its wind-resistant, water-shedding and insulating fabric characteristics make it an essential hunting accessory.”
The website (http://www.talusoutdoor.com/) lists many of the advantages of the ColdAvenger line of face mask but I’ll try and sum up what I see as most important on the one I am testing. First, my mask covers my neck, ears and most of my face from just below my eyes. The mask has a medical-grade plastic ventilator that fits over my mouth and nose which “mixes inhaled cold air with exhaled warm air to achieve dynamic balance of warmth and humidity.” It has an adjustable vent system that allows me to increase or decrease the flow of air.