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Nov 18, 2008, 09:54 PM
Will a beard help during colder conditions? I imagine not, soaked beard in 30-40F degree air
Nov 18, 2008, 10:24 PM
Originally Posted by nickzilla720
I think it would be warmer than a freshly shaved face. My guess would be yes.
Nov 18, 2008, 10:29 PM
just want to make sure you dont get icicles hanging from your beard:
Nov 18, 2008, 10:37 PM
Certainly, anything can serve as insulation, especially in windy conditions. But it is no substitute for good ol' neoprene.
Nov 18, 2008, 10:39 PM
I had a beard last year, and it didn't keep me warmer in the water. In fact its works against you. Your hood doesn't seal as good and beard ices up. Going clean shaven this year.
Nov 18, 2008, 10:40 PM
I have a goatee, and it doesn't do diddly when it's winter time. Maybe a trip to Rincon might help
Nov 18, 2008, 10:44 PM
glad we dont get this cold down here in nc
Originally Posted by Swellinfo
i'm growing some sick sideburns for winter time, also no more haircuts.
Nov 18, 2008, 10:51 PM
i stick with no beard/ shaven head/ no hood. pretty warm....
Nov 20, 2008, 12:44 AM
i shave my head every thanksgiving... i'm definatly warmer without a head of wet hair.
Nov 20, 2008, 01:17 AM
it def helps to have a lil scruff to cut down on that bitter winter against your face.