Wearing the Outdoor Technology Yowie has become a must when I ride the past couple of seasons. Taking out the ear pads in my helmet and replacing them with wearing the Yowie around my head has been more more comfortable and less hot. Also using the Yowie as a facemask is easier the keep stable than a bandana and much cooler than anything fleece made. While riding in the trees my Yowie is always up over my face as a safety device just in case I find myself upside in a tree well and need to keep my airway clear. The Yowie is a must.