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Greenleaf

Greenleaf

Age : 37
Location : Dallas, Texas
Registration date : 2010-04-05

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PostSubject: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyWed Oct 13, 2010 4:48 am

It's getting windy this time of year, and I often smoke outside. This can be problematic while walking, my smoke on the way to work at night tastes sorry after a while. I carry one of those cheap little generic wind caps and cover with my fingers, but I'm thinking there must be a better cap out there.

If anyone can tell me where to find a good wind cap, I'd appreciate it.
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bruins

bruins

Age : 50
Location : the heartland
Registration date : 2010-08-25

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyWed Oct 13, 2010 7:03 am

am having the same problem. will be watching this thread.
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Natch

Natch

Age : 69
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyWed Oct 13, 2010 10:25 am

I use the wind caps you're referring to (size of a quarter, full of holes, two, spring-loaded flanges that hold them in the bowl?) and as you stated, often they're not enough and I cup my hand over the top. Other than a few dedicated woods/canoe pipes that nave built in wind caps on hinges, I don't know a better solution.

An "alternative" use for those caps is they work great to pre-load your pipe, put the cap on, and slip it into a little zip-lock baggie. It's ready to go when you want it later in the day, and the cap keeps the tobacco from spilling out.

Natch
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Mr_Jeff

Mr_Jeff

Location : Durand, Mi
Registration date : 2009-05-08

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyWed Oct 13, 2010 10:33 am

Unless you buy a pipe with one built in, there arent too many other options on the market.
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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyThu Oct 21, 2010 5:59 am

Just been smoking up in the mountains where it is real windy. I light up inside (illigally) then pop on the cap and move outside! they work well.
I am always worried that the wind skimming over the bowl causes the baccy to smoke to hot, that can lead to burning the pipe!
Wind is relative tho' on my patio I am not worried at all but up inthe mountains this week it was really shunting, over 40km per hour!!!
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pipedirector

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Age : 42
Location : Kansas
Registration date : 2010-10-21

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptySat Oct 23, 2010 12:53 am

in my experience, they are better than nothing. I always keep one in my pipe travel bag -- they seem to work ok. Just my few cents.

Matt
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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptySat Oct 23, 2010 12:57 am

pipedirector wrote:
in my experience, they are better than nothing. I always keep one in my pipe travel bag -- they seem to work ok. Just my few cents.

Matt
You said it bro!!
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Greenleaf

Greenleaf

Age : 37
Location : Dallas, Texas
Registration date : 2010-04-05

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptySat Oct 23, 2010 12:41 pm

Thanks, y'all, and yeah they certainly are better than nothing ... I thought to myself in the wind last night, cap forgotten at home.

After some recent Internet searches, I did find something the retailer is calling a "heavy guage" wind cap. The noteable difference is that the holes are fewer and larger, but who knows what the real difference is, if any. And at the price of $7 plus $7.50 for shipping, it's likely that few smokers have cared to find out. The website is vegassmokes.com if anybody wants to check it out. I just might break down to the point of feeling rich and especially credulous and order a "heavy guage" myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptySat Oct 23, 2010 3:03 pm

Go for it and Enjoy your outdoor smokes!!
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pipedirector

pipedirector

Age : 42
Location : Kansas
Registration date : 2010-10-21

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptySat Oct 23, 2010 6:30 pm

I always have a few of them. They're easy to lose and underside can get covered in gunk fairly quick.

Matt
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Greenleaf

Greenleaf

Age : 37
Location : Dallas, Texas
Registration date : 2010-04-05

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptySun Oct 24, 2010 8:13 am

Good point, pipedirector, I'll forget mine in my work pants or yesterday's blazer. I'm certain that keeping it in my pipe/tobacco pouch along with my cleaners would only tear a hole in the lining. Hmm, a couple more $2 caps or another $27 pouch?

My final observation on this subject goes to my original question: how can there be no better cap and readily available? Such a common issue, one would think, as pipe smoking issues go, and such a variety of other smokers' trinkets. Whatever.
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Zeno Marx

Zeno Marx

Registration date : 2010-06-26

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyTue May 30, 2017 2:57 pm

can anyone attest to which of these caps works better, or if at all in the case of maybe wanting to not stay on the pipe etc? and if applicable, which is better made/more durable?

http://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-albu-g4-M01-82-FF-rBVaEFdL0-OAagk5AAFWgKbzRZ0946.jpg/muxiang-5-pcs-adjustable-metal-tobacco-pipe.jpg

https://sep.yimg.com/ay/careysmokeshop/snap-on-tobacco-pipe-bowl-wind-screen-cap-cover-lid-6.gif

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Fight'n Hampsters

Fight'n Hampsters

Age : 42
Location : Kentucky
Registration date : 2011-07-28

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyTue May 30, 2017 4:42 pm

Zeno Marx wrote:
can anyone attest to which of these caps works better, or if at all in the case of maybe wanting to not stay on the pipe etc?  and if applicable, which is better made/more durable?

http://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-albu-g4-M01-82-FF-rBVaEFdL0-OAagk5AAFWgKbzRZ0946.jpg/muxiang-5-pcs-adjustable-metal-tobacco-pipe.jpg

https://sep.yimg.com/ay/careysmokeshop/snap-on-tobacco-pipe-bowl-wind-screen-cap-cover-lid-6.gif


I have the second one pictured.  Keep in mind that if you have big bowl it wont fit. Other than that, I liked it. Its spring loaded.
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Zeno Marx

Zeno Marx

Registration date : 2010-06-26

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyTue May 30, 2017 8:04 pm

Fight'n Hampsters wrote:
Zeno Marx wrote:
can anyone attest to which of these caps works better, or if at all in the case of maybe wanting to not stay on the pipe etc?  and if applicable, which is better made/more durable?

http://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-albu-g4-M01-82-FF-rBVaEFdL0-OAagk5AAFWgKbzRZ0946.jpg/muxiang-5-pcs-adjustable-metal-tobacco-pipe.jpg

https://sep.yimg.com/ay/careysmokeshop/snap-on-tobacco-pipe-bowl-wind-screen-cap-cover-lid-6.gif


I have the second one pictured.  Keep in mind that if you have big bowl it wont fit.  Other than that, I liked it.  Its spring loaded.
The top one is said to fit 1.5-2.5cm. My biggest pipe is 2.2mm, and it is a pretty big pipe. Not the biggest, but I'll never buy another giant pipe >2.5cm again, unless tobacco prices drop to 1992 prices.
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loneredtree

loneredtree

Age : 78
Location : Nevada City, CA.
Registration date : 2011-05-28

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyTue May 30, 2017 11:02 pm

I had the first one pictured: gave it away since it did not fit my bowls, even the small ones, and the tabs that hold in in the bowl bent easily.

The second one pictured works fine on all my pipes. It is not as heavy as the other one but who cares? It works!
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SpeedyPete



Age : 75
Location : Cape Town
Registration date : 2011-01-28

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyWed May 31, 2017 3:43 am

Had both of them........they ended up in the garbage bin lol!
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Blackhorse

Age : 72
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
Registration date : 2010-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyWed May 31, 2017 9:28 am

I've had and used wind guards like the second one (with the numerous small holes) for many years. Not only do they guard your pipe from being stoked up by winds and burning too hot, they protect against embers being blown from your pipe and burning clothing or even starting fires. Adjusting the side tabs by bending them up or down allows the screen to fits most all pipes. They work easily, afford excellent protection and I think they look good too. I always have a couple around.

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Idlefellow

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Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyWed May 31, 2017 9:39 am

I have the second one somewhere in my smoking stand; haven't used it in years. Thanks for the reminder; gonna dig it out!
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 56
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyWed May 31, 2017 7:51 pm

I've thought of getting one, at one time or another, but haven't sprung yet. I have fingers that seem to shield the bowl well enough, and I try not to smoke in high winds.......
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KevinM



Age : 77
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Wind caps   Wind caps EmptyWed May 31, 2017 8:28 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
I've thought of getting one, at one time or another, but haven't sprung yet. I have fingers that seem to shield the bowl well enough, and I try not to smoke in high winds.......

I don't like to smoke as much when it's really windy, either. But I've known pipers who used a wind cap. They used them while driving in case they dropped the pipe in their laps. When I think conditions prompt some sort of defense I opt for an inexpensive stack and don't load it all the way. Also, I'm not a clencher and have gotten pretty darn dexterous at keeping a finger or two over the bowl.
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