[Do they actually go over the nose now? The new color pictures look like they do?[/quote]
The picture shows the masks in their relaxed form. They do still fit under the nose. When used properly this is one of the greatest benefits.
When we began developing the mask they were bigger on the face and fit over the nose. We found this method to have many drawbacks.
!. When goggles are placed over the nose piece they would pinch your
nose shut and make it hard to breathe though your nose.
2. When placed over the nose they would cause discomfort to the bridge
of your nose.
3. When placed over the nose they would cause your goggles to fit tilted
up and sit funny.
4. When a mask is placed over the nose it will cause an air gap preventing
goggles from sealing correctly letting dust get in your eyes.
5 When placed over the nose they will cause goggle fog.
6. Since your mouth and nose aren't confined in the same compartment it
provides a much less claustrophobic feeling.
This opinion was shared by 22 different riders we used for testing.
There were two different types of neoprene masks on the market when we developed Wolfsnout five years ago. Several of us tried both brands and found them to cause all of these drawbacks not to mention they were way to hot to use in the southern summers. One of the two restricted breathing way to much for fast pace breathing. There are a few other brands out over the last couple of years that say they are the best and you can compare them all to one another, but our mask stands alone from all of them. A totally different concept that's not a modification of another product.
It was granted a US patent separating it from any other.
Nothing can beat the free breathing feeling of the Wolfsnout...Nothing