REV'IT! Tracker Balaclava
Completely as expected
This product is exactly what was expected. It is windproof, but not warm because it is thin. I have had others that were warmer, but not as windproof. I ride near freezing temps and need a bit more warmth.
The long front bib area is a real nice touch and the material is very comfortable. I can wear my stereo earbuds underneath very comfortably.
The order process and shipping was quick and easy. This is a wonderful product and I would buy it again.
March 12, 2012
great wind blockage
The neck piece really blocks the wind great, I wish the head cover was made of a different material, maybe a fleece material. It is a bit cool on a cold winter morning. Good fit, I like how long the front piece goes down on the chest.
March 5, 2012
Works as advertised
Works like the site says. Could be better under the chin strap of a full face helmet. But overall works very well.
February 22, 2012
Ninja? Revolutionary? Pastry? No!
Well, I guess one of the three would be correct. But did you know that balaclavas have more uses than being the fashion item of choice for political dissidents worldwide? That's right! In addition to being a stylish addition to any "revolting" wardrobe (RPG sold separately), scientists have discovered many practical uses for such facial devices, including (and not limited to):
-Keeping your head warm
-Keeping your head dry
-Scaring people on public transit
-Flipping the neck part upside-down to mimic religious officials' awesome hats
-And many, many more!
But this article is about the REV'IT Tracker Balaclava, isn't it? Well, you'll be in luck that this magnificent piece of textile fits the bill for virtually every feature listed above and much more. Since acquiring this wonderful head gear for my motorcycle, I've found my chilly 35-degree rides to my campus's bus completely tolerable, and by leaving it on (sans-helmet) upon entering the vehicle, I have had a significant drop in the amount of people who want to talk to me about deep, philosophical topics such as, "What you ride, bro?" and, "Aren't bikes dangerous?". Although if they insist past your intimidating Cobra Commander-esque presence, you can be assured that it will hide your smirk as you tell them about your "Charlston XD500 19SL Superduper" to which they (always) reply, "Sick," or, "Oh, my brother rides. I think he has one of those."
The only downside I can think of to wearing a REV'IT Tracker Balaclava is that upon wearing ear buds underneath (which works great at making sure your helmet doesn't pull them out as you're putting it over your head), you might find yourself in an uncontrollable state of "rocking out", which to passerby might look more like you are being attacked by a swarm of bees (true story) or possibly fighting electric current coursing through your body after improperly insulating the wires after the ballast for your "mad sick HID kit" (also true story).
Overall, I highly recommend this product to anyone. REV'IT consistently makes the most comfortable gear I've had the pleasure to try on, and this balaclava is no different. I would recommend this product to anyone as wind noise, chill, and required public interaction are cut down dramatically.
February 7, 2012
Great cold weather protection
Well made, functional product that provides great cold weather protection
November 28, 2011
Nice fit; keeps myself warm and enables breathing through the material.
November 14, 2011
Comfortable and right sizing
Delivers what promises (blocks the wind and keeps you warm). Because my size for ARAI helmet is Small (56 cmts around the head), I bought the Balaclava in size Small and fits very well.
In freezing temperatures (below 35F) I also use a fleece collar around my neck and below the balaclava.
I recomend this product specially for open face helmets. If you use other kind of helmets it would be fine to use just a windcollar.
August 26, 2011
Purchased this item along with Alpinestars Polar gortex gloves and T-Barcelona jacket.
Living in Perth, Western Australia, winter has arrived and there has been some cold mornings, e.g. 5-10 degrees celsius in the mornings.
The balaclava is fantastic. Keeps my head and more importantly, my neck warm during the early morning ride to work.
I put "poor" for airflow because that is what it's designed for, to keep the air out. Which it does an excellent job of.
One thing I will say, and this may only be applicable to me, is because it covers your nose, when you breathe it tends to fog up the visor. So for me at low speeds it fogs up the visor, but once you get into 2nd gear its fine.
The balaclava works as described and is a godsend if you ride in cold weather.
May 23, 2011