Product review: Oxford ChillOut turtleneck

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Oxford ChillOut turtleneck, £15.99 (£12.99 in MCN shop)
Miles covered:
2000/one year

What’s good? I wouldn’t be without this when it’s really cold and I’m not sure what I did before I got it.

In February, I mistakenly left the house without it and my face nearly cracked. Through two of the harshest winters I can remember, it’s saved my nose and chin from turning black.

Its condition is as good as the day I got it, although it doesn’t smell as fresh. Less hassle to use and more effective at keeping out chills than a scarf.

What’s not: Despite Oxford’s boast that its ChillOut material “gentle on the skin”, this actually hurts my nose after a while.

The elastic edge, which is supposed to sit on the bridge of your nose, isn’t forgiving enough and leaves an impression in the skin.

I end up pulling it down so it’s under my nose instead, and then it gets in my mouth.

I’m forever forgetting it I have to put it on before my jacket. Don’t sneeze while using one.

Rating: 4/5

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Steve Farrell

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