REV'IT! Maximus WSP Balaclava
I needed something to keep me warm during the winter commute - 45 highway miles in one direction. This balaclava has a great slim and comfortable fit. No pressure points. Keeps you perfectly warm. Wind and cold can't touch you. All that said, it's hard to keep from stretching the front where it covers your nose when you slip on your helmet. Once that happens it just sits lose against your nose and fogs up your visor. At that point I would just pull it down off my nose and go.
I ended up buying an open face balaclava and using a breath box instead. Not as warm this way, but it's been my best option so far. I bet this would work much better with my open face helmet, but at the speed and distance I have to travel I prefer to use my full face helmet during the winter.
January 13, 2015
Awesome product well worth the money. Keeps me warm so far. I have used it in mid 30 degree weather. And expect to use it in lower temperatures. Also does a good job of keeping my visor clear from being foggy.
December 8, 2014
overpriced and poorly designed
This item fit poorly and did not provide adequate insulation from the elements. Per the videos recommendation I got the small, even though I wear a large helmet. The garment fit loosely which meant it shifted and did not cover nose. The nape of the neck was not long enough. Air came in through the back of my jacket. I would not recommend this item.
November 20, 2014
Perfect protection and comfort
Fits well, stops the wind, and keeps me warm but not hot. I ride year-round, rain, snow and sun.
November 6, 2014
Great for riding in the cold
This is not the first balaclava that I have used but is definitely the best. The front bib does its job and blocks all wind from the neck area with no leaks or drafts. It fits comfortably on the head and does not have any thick seems to create pressure points under your helmet.
Despite having a mesh area around the mouth and nose to exhale through, I do notice an increased tendency to fog my visor when stopped or travelling very slowly. Overall its a quality balaclava that does everything its supposed to.
April 30, 2014
A must have below 10C/50F
I have lived in many cold weather states and I ride as much as possible. This is bar none the best balaclava I have ever owned; it has been used it down to -15C/5F.I have used ones designed for skiing and motorcycle specific ones in the past as well. I also used the Rev’it Blaze it was terrible waaay too big and loose. The Maximus fits well for my enormous head (I wear a 7-3/4 hats XL Shoei Helmets) in the Large version. It is very easy on, easy off; the material is very soft and feels nice against the skin. It fits very well under a helmet, no pressure points. The material the covers your nose is the same material that covers the rest of you head and the back of your neck, a lightweight, breathable, stretchy material. Below that, right were your mouth would be is a large weave mesh panel approximately 1” by 2” that won’t build up moisture. The rest of front is Gore wind stopper material. The wind stopper material extends from your bottom lip to the hem and forward facing 180 degrees. The panels are anatomically correct to allow it fit well and not bunch up. Whether I wear the balaclava with my Rev’it Defender or my Dainese Speed Naked; It does an outstanding job keeping me warm and dry.
April 2, 2014
The REV'IT Maximus WSP Balaclava is fine quality product.
The Maximus is the best balaclava I've had. It will keep you warm with out making you sweat. It fits comfortably on me even with my full face helmet on. At times, I forget I have it on. It's not bulky at all. It also provides excellent upper torso coverage. I've ridden it in the low 40F/upper 30F weather and it keeps the chill out fine. Yeah, I highly recommend it!
February 10, 2014
great for my intended use
I have worn this item about five times in temps that dropped down into the low 20s. The wind stopper worked wonderfully. The only thing I don't like is that when I put my helmet on it bunches the neck up in turn causing the material to pull away from my face under my eyes. All in all I have no regrets in buying this item.
November 26, 2013