K-Wind Tour De France review

A tubular garment, very similar to a Buff

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Made from stitch-free micro fibre polyester, this tubular garment is designed to offer thermal protection from wind, sun and humidity - so very similar to that old cycling favourite from Buff.

With no ends, the length can be moulded into any design that you choose - from bandana through to balaclava, scarf and all variations in between - making it ideal for long haul tourists or just for stuffing in the jersey pocket on early season rides. Worn under a helmet it is both warm and very comfortable and makes a better choice than thicker skull caps during the early season - not least because you can cover your ears and still hear.

Worn beneath an extremely well ventilated helmet on some bright but bitterly cold rides, I was impressed by the warmth and wicking qualities, and the soft unobtrusive comfort. In fact, with some experimentation it feels just as comfortable however you wear it. Washing is easy and it dries in a flash. I liked the Tour de France design but it is available in three other colours/designs: TDF (black) Giro d'Italia (blue) and Hans Rey camo'.

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