Time used Three months/3000 miles
What’s good? It’s probably my age, but unless it’s tropical outside I can’t ride without something to keep my neck warm. For the past three years I’ve been wearing my trusty Cold Killers Mini Tube (£19.99), which has been brilliant, but after thousands of miles of filling it with slobber I thought it time to try something new. This Alpinestars tube is made of a fleece, rather than the thinner wind-cheating material that forms the Cold Killer, but it’s thick enough to keep out the chilly wind, and once on is lovely and warm. It’s long and well-fitted, so there’s no chance of any drafts getting up and under it, but not so bulky that it’s hard to wear under lots of layers or under your lid’s chin strap.
What’s not? It’s a bit too warm for summer and track riding, so I either dig out my Cold Killer or lightweight EDZ neck tube (£9.99).