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The collar of the Amazon GTX balaclava is designed to be worn over the collar of your jacket, to prevent water from entering via the neck. It incorporates a GORE-TEX® membrane that guarantees you 100% waterproofing. The head piece is made of moisture management materials that quickly wick away sweat from your skin, to keep you cool when it's hot and comfortably warm when it's cold.
Keeps your warm at 40 degree rides at 60+MPH rides
Easy to put on and take off and the top material is thin to avoid causing fitment issues with your helmet. Plenty of material to tuck into your jacket which is windproof. I rode over an hour at 40 degree weather at 60-100mph speeds and never felt any wind getting through or feeling chilly/cold.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who commutes or has those late Fall and early Spring rides and don't want to come back to the house with a frozen face.
April 3, 2013
Just what I was looking for
I wear a size 7 3/4 hat and was afraid that the size large would not be a big enough balaclava ... but it fits fine. Appears to be very well made.
January 17, 2012
Does what I need
This does exactly what I need. It blocks the cold air from getting to me between my jacket and helmet. Adds that layer of warmth to ride in colder temperatures. I gave Air Flow an "Excellent" as it performs as designed and blocks all of it .
I read one reviewer that pulled it under his nose to prevent fogging of his helmet. I found that the holes under the nose are adequate and there is minimum fogging. Of course my helmet leaks air everywhere and that may have a lot to do with it. Since my helmet has always open vents at the top this balaclava helps keep me warm. In colder weather I may plug those openings.
Easy on and off, no lines on face, have not ridden with it in a down pour to date. I wear it outside the collar of the jacket.
Definitely would recommend this product.
November 28, 2011
No more water leaking through your collar!
I've had this for about 2 months now, and i've had several chances to try this out in torrential rain. It does it's job really well in keeping water out of your jacket collar. Whats the point in having the best waterproof jacket if it leaks from the top?
Well this is a great solution for riders with that problem. It's comfy, doesn't have any sew seams so you won't have marks on your face when you take the helmet off.
The gore-tex only really starts from your chin downwards but it starts higher at the back of your head. That's good because the top part is comfy and not crunchy like the gore-tex. It fits over any collar and can be tightened from inside. What you don't see from the pictures is a really nice big patch of reflective material behind. The striped type one on all of rev'its gore-tex line. The ears have a nice mesh kinda fabric which is thinner for your helmet speakers! how thoughful, but honestly i don't think there's any difference.
My only problem with this is that it covers your nose so it kinda creates fog inside your helmet. I push it under my nose and after expanding the fabric over extended use it isn't uncomfortable anymore. There's a mesh panel where you breathe through your nostrils supposedly to let air out easier, it doesn't really do the job and it's slightly uncomfortable on my lip when i lower it under my nose because it's stitched onto the rest of the fabric.
All in all, it's relatively comfortable and it does its job. But kinda expensive for a balaclava.
May 10, 2011
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