Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava
That balaclava is fantastic!! I never used a balaclava for riding before, and used to use a neck warmer instead. That balaclava does a great job keeping my entire head warm, especially the neck/shoulders and upper chest area. It's easy to wear (as long as it's before wearing the jacket - or else, you would have to take the jacket off, put on the balaclava, then the jacket). I rode in 20'F temperature for hours, speed ranging from 30mph to 60mph, and it held on very well. It complements your winter jacket and keeps your neck and chin warm and comfy.
March 10, 2014
Protects againts biting cold
This makes a huge difference in biting cold weather. Definitely a must in the winter months.
February 26, 2014
good protection from the wind for my face and upper chest/shoulders area, I recommend. Keeps me warm
January 16, 2014
Must have for winter riders
Style - It's all black, looks good.
Comfort - Incredibly comfortable. It fits perfectly with my Alpinestars Drystar Lucerne jacket. I don't even realize I'm wearing it...which is a good thing!
Protection - I just wore this in 32 degree F weather to work on the highway 16 miles. My head or neck was never cold. Shows how good the protection from wind and cold it is. It is a winter balaclava afterall....
Air Flow - Excellent as in you get none in the winter time. From the title it is supposed to be for winter. You don't want air flow and you won't get it from this. Works perfectly for winter.
Features - Air and mouth holes. Sits around your neck and shoulders under jacket. Very light and extremely warm. You can also tighten it up if you have a small neck.
January 15, 2014
hardly know its there
They did a good job with the fit under a helmet, no pressure points and doesn't make the helmet fit excessively tight. At first didn't do a great job of keeping the wind and cold off my neck and face but then i tucked both layers into my jacket and it performed much better than with just the one. I just wish it had some kind of rigid nose piece to help keep the mask in place. Little pricey to leave features to be desired but still a decent enough product.
January 13, 2014
Good product. Not bulky and fits around neck and upper chest well
December 30, 2013
Best product I have ever bought for cold weather touring.
This is the best 40 dollars you can buy. You know how when it's so cold outside and you are bundled up but your chin/mouth/face catches that wind that is bone chilling cold? It's gone with this mask. It covers your entire face while having a completely wind proof layer that covers your neck and the majority of the area below. It's about 35 degrees here when I leave for class in the mornings and I am not affected by it at all since I bought this.
November 19, 2013
Best one yet
I have tried other balaclavas, both less and more expensive and the A Stars is by far the best. It fits properly around my face, not so thick that your helmet feels too small, the holes for your nose and mouth actually line up with your nose and mouth and it is actually wind and weatherproof as advertised! The bib is long enough so that it doesn't pull out of your jacket. I can't recommend this piece of gear enough.
November 7, 2013