Dainese Total WS EVO Balaclava
Well built, and will keep you alive this winter.
This is one of the parts of my winter gear that is allowing me to continue riding into the winter. If it wasn't for this, my head and neck would be completely frozen. NO real complaints here, it's a great Balaclava.
December 2, 2013
Product works great keeping the cold out. Doesn't impede my vision in any way.
November 18, 2013
Very well made product.
I bought this particular balaclava because this one had optimal coverage down to my collar bone. I was able to tuck this balaclava into my jacket to keep my neck as well as my head warm. I ran a little large however so I could've went with a medium. All in all, great product.
November 18, 2013
Purchased a Dainese Total Windstopper Balaclava and have tried it out for approximately a month. Constructed from very durable fabric with outstanding attention to detail on the stitching. I chose LARGE because I wanted to make sure it fit (currently wear a Size XL in Aria helmet). The fit is perfect and it blocks 100% of the drafts I would get on my neck when riding in weather below 40 degrees.
Its amazing how quality riding gear can make all the difference when the temperature drops.
I'm usually a bargain shopper trying to purchase as much on clearance or sale. Therefore, I was a little hesitant to purchase, because the price was a little higher than I initially wanted to spend. But after that first 40 degree ride, I'm not sure how I managed all these years without.
I highly recommend.
November 5, 2013
Comfertable but loose
The top of the head fits good and its very comfortable on the skin, the only down fall is that its loose around the jaw and neck, would have prefered a small if they had one available.
November 4, 2013
Great quality and materials
I looked at a bunch of balaclavas before deciding on this one, mostly based on the reviews of the Dianese quality and materials used, and I'm happy to say that the reviews were correct.
This balaclava has a great combination of materials on the cheek, nose, and chest area to maximize warmth and comfort. And the seams are well done.
Have already used this on rides with a 3/4 helmet in the high 40's weather we are starting to see in the mornings and I was totally comfortable. I do have to fold down a little section of the nose to avoid fogging up my glasses and my helmets visor, but anything which keeps warm breath near your eyes will do that.
This balaclava will also make a great piece of snowboarding base layer gear as well!
Overall happy I went with a Dianese piece over some of the cheaper options.
October 20, 2013
If you get cold when you ride, you need this...
I work a graveyard shift and was cold every night on my way home in 30-40F temperatures. The wind hitting my neck and going down into my jacket just chilled me so much I almost considered not riding into work anymore until it got warmer. I also thought maybe I needed a different jacket, etc. I am so glad I bought this. I rode home tonight and I didn't get cold at all thanks to Dianese's well designed and super comfy balaclava. It does make you look like a ninja! If you don't want to look like a ninja you can just pull the head part down and wear it as a neck warmer. Well made. Blocks the wind. Keeps you warm. Fits under a helmet nicely. What more can I say? It's great.
October 15, 2013
The materials are fantastic. It seems to be made of wind stopper fleece. I wear a Stinger XXL helmet and a small in every other hat and the medium size fits perfectly. I also shave my head. It fits like a glove. The coverage in the front doesn't impede my vision at all. It gos down far enough to protect my chest and upper back. The build quality is incredible. I will by another one I wear this one out.
September 2, 2013