Great for what it covers, but leaves the sides bare.
I really liked this balaclava, but unfortunately the sides are super short and so it is hard to get it to really protect your neck - as soon as you turn your head or relax your shoulders, the sides of the neck tend to be come bared.
I am thinking of augmenting it by adding more material, but that would be my one suggestion to make this better at blocking the wind.
December 15, 2014
Not for me.
I got this to keep me warm in cold weather. This is not nearly as good as my Dainese windstiopper with fleece or my fleece collar. Well, you can't win them all. Would probably be better in 50 degree plus range.
December 8, 2014
Porous in Back
For some inexplicable reason the back panel is made of the same Coolmax that the top is made of. It's very porous material and it's as if you are wearing nothing on the back of your neck, just where you need warmth.
I immediately went back to my neckwarmer and just tucked it under my helmet.
December 1, 2014
This balaclava works great.
This balaclava works great. Simple and perfect. Fits under helmet, stays in place, doesn't cover nose, so there is no discomfort and fogging. This is all you need, keeps cold air away from exposed areas.
November 10, 2014
Not perfect, but pretty dang good!
This is my first balaclava, so keep that in mind as you weigh my opinions.
- Install: Easy. Do agree with some of the other reviews about the sides being just a bit short. Not the end of the world.
- Performance: Stops wind just as advertised. Have only used in upper 30's & lower 40's, but keeps my neck/lower face feeling good!
- Washing: Item has been washed 1x...all still in one piece with no seam ripping, etc.
> Final: Recommended. ENJOY!
October 30, 2014
Headgear for colder days
Been riding with this in the morning since they are cold, leave it off on my way home. Fits comfortable and keeps me warm, also has neck protection. It had great reviews already and wasn't disappointed with this purchase.
October 21, 2014
Great Balaclava for under a helmet
I needed a balaclava to wear under my full face helmet that I wear during cold weather. The salesman at revzilla recommended this, its the one he uses. It works great. Had thinner sheer upper part so that you can get your helmet on, while still keeping your head warm. Has thick panel in front that stops wind, and the rest of the lower is nice and warm. Excellent unit for under a helmet. Love mine, its perfect.
October 7, 2014
does the job well
It does what it is supposed to do. The only drawback is probably same for all other similar items: when you pull it over your nose in cold weather, the air comes out above your nose and fogs the glasses if you wear any.
Other than that, great product.
April 15, 2014