Dainese Total WS EVO Balaclava
A very good thing to have in cold weather!
I have been struggling in the low forties temperatures here in November and December. I don't ride much in the 30's because I have a car for that. However, turtlenecks and such were just not getting the job done below 50. I bought this just to see if it would work better. When I got it (with some thermolite glove liners) I was a bit skeptical when I opened the box. It is lightweight, so I was not sure how much protection I would be afforded.
I was lucky enough to have a forty degree night the night that I got it. All I can say is this: The Dainese Total WS EVO Balaclava greatly exceeded my expectations. It stretches over your shoulders, neck and upper chest and back very nicely. When I zip and close the velcro top to my leather jacket, I am sealed up. I rode for about an hour and a half just because I didn't get the least bit cold. My hands with gloves and liners got a bit chilly, but my head and neck were toasty warm. I know this is an expensive product, but it is comfy, light, really blocks the wind, and does exactly what it is supposed to do. I rated it "excellent" for air flow because it blocks it, which is exactly what the product is supposed to do!
Additionally, I decided to purchase some delray super clean for my chain about an hour after I made this order, so I called Revzilla's customer service to add it to my order. Amazingly, my order had already shipped! The Revzilla guys took care of my shipping costs and thanked me for my business. I received my order for both items THE NEXT DAY! Way to go, RevZilla!
Outstanding customer service.
December 19, 2014
Great for winter commuting
Got this to protect my neck and face while I commute to work. I ridden in low 30's /upper 20's and it works great.
I had a little problem with fogging even though I have a pin lock visor, but I was able to position it differently and that helped.
December 15, 2014
Good fit, great windblocking
This is my second balaclava. While it was backordered, I had bought a Seirus balaclava at REI but found it was really too thick to be comfortable for long under my helmet. When the Dianese EVO balaclava became available again, I bought one, and it's a big improvement in comfort. The upper section is thin, and fits well with minimal bunching, and the neck section is thicker, with solid wind-block fabric, which works well. The bib section is large enough to stay tucked into your jacket well. Good product all around.
December 4, 2014
It does what is written on description.
I bought one size smaller to create a snug fit and let only my eyes exposed.
The first time I used I thought about people with claustrophobia. If you have it, I wouldn't recommend.
Very good and comfortable material.
December 2, 2014
I purchased this product maybe a size to big but the protection it has provided me along with the comfort cannot be beat.
I rode in 20 degree weather and didn't notice a thing.
Great comfort and it looks stylish as only Dianese can make you look.
November 17, 2014
Had it for the whole winter and couldn't be any happier. It's warm and block winds as they advertise. I usually wear it when riding at <45 degrees and head and neck fell warm and cozy.
It does not slide on your face when putting the helmet.
Feel like a ninja never gets old too :)
Pretty Happy with it.
February 14, 2014
Lets more cold air in than I think it should
As long as the roads are good, I ride in Chicagoland all winter. This mask let's in more air than I was hoping it would. Would love to find something better.
January 20, 2014
Awesome windstopper fabric and...
and the only complaint I have is my glasses fogged up a lot. I had to cut a hold around my nostrils to let hot air escape but now it is 100% working. Windstopper fabric is the bomb! I wear this thing when I walk my dog in the cold weather, ride in the cold weather, and just go outside in the cold weather. And i mean COLD weather! No issues with fit and finish at all. A well designed and executed balaclava. I highly HIGHLY recommend one to everyone and at least two people I know have already bought them for cold weather riding and even for warm weather mowing to keep the dust and stuff out of their faces. This is an all year all around balaclava. Don't buy cheap imitations. Buy the real deal and get this Dainese balaclava. I swear by Dainese for their leathers and now by their balaclava. I have even purchased their MAP WS Windstopper shirt to compliment this awesome balaclava and that shirt is the bomb! Well worth the $150 you'll spend. Cheers and happy warm riding!!
January 4, 2014