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Moment of truth - Begins Cowl


Ok guys...

My UnderArmour HeatGear hood has finally arrived. I have my CoolFunkCurly Begins Cowl in one hand and the hood in the other.
Is there anything I need to know or do before I attempt this?

- Hold my breath to not succumb to the smother effect while I get it past the point of dread...
- particular points to hold onto while pulling down?
- best method to take it off afterwards?
- Where to pull from etc

Thanks for all your Bat-tastic help in advance!!

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If you wear it a bit and start sweating (won't take long) it will come off much easier than it goes on.

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Re: Moment of truth


Ok, I got past the easy part (Putting it on) and survived emoticon

I found that while the eyes lined up very well, the jaw area had a bit of extra room that I didn't expect.

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How would you go about padding this beasty to compensate for the open muzzle spaces?

Any and all suggestions are most welcomed!

Regards,

Phillip
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Get some padding of any kind (I use some foam cushioning) and stuff it in the back of the cowl.It should pull the cowl back tighter on your face.
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Re: Moment of truth - Begins Cowl


Ok...
I am using 6mm (1/4") fatigue mat and I tried temporarily placing small ovals approx 6" W x 2.5" H. 1 oval created a bit closer of an effect, 2 stacked ovals seemed to push it pretty close to the happiness zone...
Would you place the foam spacers around the base of the skull area, or lower behind the neck/parallel to the jaw area?

having placed them at the base of the skull, as an counter result, it pushed the brow into my eye area. I think maybe 1 thin foam bar across the brow should even it all out?

I am worried about increasing the spacers too much more and possibly risk not being able to get it on and off easily.

Open to any and all suggestions.

I'll post an adjusted image tomorrow to see what you guys think.

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Forgive me - but is wearing under armor heat gear a requirement with the cowl?

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Quote:

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Forgive me - but is wearing under armor heat gear a requirement with the cowl?



Its not necessary, but it helps it go on easier and your hair wont get pulled by the rubber.
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This sounds gross, but it works, and I picked it up from here: use the thin women's panty liners for padding. They have built in adhesive that's easy to remove. You can add where needed as needed, plus they will absorb sweat. From the looks of it, you'll want to add to the top and back of the cowl
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batman205 wrote:

This sounds gross, but it works, and I picked it up from here: use the thin women's panty liners for padding. They have built in adhesive that's easy to remove. You can add where needed as needed, plus they will absorb sweat. From the looks of it, you'll want to add to the top and back of the cowl



And you'll have that just showered feeling all day! :wink :lol
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OK... I just snorted out loud :rollin

@ Batfoo: yea I opted for the UnderArmour when my first attempt almost succeeded in deforestation of my scalp, as well as jamming over my mouth area where I experienced the dreaded cowl smothering syndrome :doh
The UA garment resolves both issues very nicely.

Keep the ideas flowing, I'll try them and see which works the best for me, while still maintaining the ability to don and remove the cowl.

I have till Mid-August to get all of this together, as I have a charity event to attend as the special "Bat Guest" for photo-ops post donation.

So thanks for all of your help!

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