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Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava

Your collar is the most vulnerable incursion point for cold and wet weather to seep into your jacket. For those brave enough to ride in questionable conditions the Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava seals your head hole to keep you warm and dry. A moisture wicking breathable material covers your head and face while a wind and waterproof skirt covers your jacket collar.

Features:

  • Warm and breathable moisture wicking stretch fabric for comfort
  • Full face design with neck and shoulder covering for effective insulation against the elements
  • External waterproof and windproof neck skirt for wind and water protection
  • Flat lock seam for comfort under helmet
  • Open nose panel construction to aid breathing
4.6 / 5
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4.3 / 5
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4.3 / 5
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4.5 / 5
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4.6 / 5.0
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This should have been R&D tested.
Unfortunately, this is one of those products that was probably faxed over to the sweatshop factory with little or no testing time in the intended environment. It's a winter touring balaclava supposedly, but it's definitely not up to the job. At first it seems nice with the double layer collar thing and the water proof neck cover but there is a pretty unforgivable aspect to the product and that is the face material. The fit is nice but there is no thermal backing or windproofing on the chin. The thing should be waterproof and windproof from the upper lip down. What this means is basically your chin freezes if you ride in the cold. Seriously, I want to start my own riding gear company because no one ever gets it right. The Revit Amazon GTX did the face warmth aspect better but they didn't make it long enough. If any of these companies are listening, we need a long, waterproof (not just windproof), warm, securely fastening balaclava for under 80 bucks.
November 9, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Works great in cold conditions
I'll ride my bike year round so long as it's not too wet out, or chance of ice on the roads. The biggest chink in the armor, in terms of warmth, I've found is the neck area.

I have a neck gaiter (not motorcycle specific), and this. My neck gaiter is poly-pro fleece, and while warm and windproof, it's a bit bulky under the collar of my jacket and bunches around the chin strap of my helmet. This sometimes results in dreaded "air leaks" where you can feel cold air blowing in at specific points. Not too bad in mild weather, but if it's cold, it can be distracting to miserable.

When I got the A* balaclava, I was concerned because it is made of thin lycra material, and I wasn't sure how well it'd insulate. My first ride put my fears to rest. Even though it's thin, the balaclava blocks the wind so well that it kept me more than comfortably warm. Since it is so thin, and has the bib, there are no air leaks and makes a winter ride pleasant. I have ridden in the mid-30's, and did not feel the need for more insulation on my neck.

The one con I have for it is that you have anything more than a buzz cut, you will have ridiculous looking hair when you take the balaclava off. I've tried to put it on carefully to keep my hair in place, but to no avail. It ups the helmet hair by at least a factor of 2. I carry a comb in my tank bag because of it now. Besides that though, I'm extremely happy with this product.
September 7, 2012
Ride:
2002 Suzuki SV650S
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Really good performance and great price. Tested in 23 degrees fahrenheit @ 70mph
Bought this item so i could ride in the winter and it really is worth the price. I ride my bike 15 miles @ 70mph to work in the morning, this blocks the bone chilling wind. First time i put it to use the ambient temperature was 23 degrees. If you need protection against the cold wind, this is the item you need to buy. Very satisfied.
May 6, 2013
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great device in the cold weather
the fit is great is stretches to fit any body kind of like panty hose with a wet suit bottom
I bought it for my self and I ware a large and my wife use's it more then I do she is a small
the bottom tucks into your jacket so no wind goes down your jacket
December 24, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Effective and dependable
I live in California and commute to work on my naked bike 4 out of 5 days every week even in the winter... Rain or shine (more like: Fog). This is my second Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava in 3 years. I have three other Balaclavas: 2 from Smartwool and a thinner one from Alpinestars. This Touring Winter Balaclava mostly gets used for the wettest days (although we haven't had a lot of that lately) because of the multi-layered construction around the neck which effectively helps to shed moisture from running down my back. I usually ride with an Aerostich Tranist Suit (which really is 100% waterproof) and this Balaclava helps seal out moisture for me around my neck. It isn't really 100% waterproof and will absorb some moisture but because of the dual collar it's the best you are going to get. It isn't the warmest and doesn't layer well as my other Balaclavas b/c of the big collar... When it is <32F I attempt to double up and will wear a thin beanie over the thin cap. Overall it is a good product, but not the warmest as it isn't insulated. On its own I don't wear it if the temps are over 60F or under freezing but in the winter in CA that is most days.
March 2, 2015
Ride:
2008 Kawasaki Z1000
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Sceptic at first.
New I had some colder rides coming, so thought I may have goofed when I felt how thin the face piece is. Glad to say I was wrong. If you are open face and wearing glasses, you can fog yourself if you turn your head a bit. Found that to be the case more when I was stopped. 45F, hour ride, highway and town, speeds over 70mph, and as low as 35mph. Ears stayed warm, face stayed warm.
January 2, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Excellent!!
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
Ride:
2007 Ducati Sportclassic Sport 1000 Biposto
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Great product for winter riding
For the past 5 summers I've been trying to find the best solution to cover my neck while riding. I've tried multiple solutions and all of them had their quirks or problems. This is the only solution I've found that is easy to use with a full faced helmet. This product provides enough protection and keeps the wind off of you while riding. It is a little hard to get on and off because of the neck area, but it's understandable since they dont' want it to be flapping in the wind against your neck. Great product though, and highly recommend it!
September 16, 2013
Ride:
2007 Honda VTX1300C
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Functions well.
Good product. Not bulky and fits around neck and upper chest well
December 30, 2013
Ride:
2013 BMW F800GT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
3 / 5
What wind?
I just replaced a turtle neck thing with this and wow!

I'm in San Diego, so my opinion on warmth won't carry much weight, this morning it was all the way down to 45º :)

What I can talk about with a lot of authority though is the windproofness. My 25 minute commute is mostly riding down the 163 freeway at 85mph and because I'm only new to motorcycling I don't have any winter gear, so I'm riding in fully vented gear and no chin thing on my helmet.

This thing is very windproof - as in, I didn't feel any wind at all anywhere that's covered by this. I could easily feel the line on my chest where the bib came down to inside my jacket, above that line was warm, below that line was getting blasted.

I would highly recommend this product for windproofness.
January 10, 2013
Ride:
2013 BMW S1000RR
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
I wanted something warm to wear under my helemt on the road to work&gym.
Jason L on Oct 13, 2016
talked with Revzilla rep. about what I had and issues with it , glad I got this, works great when temp is in the 30s.
GotNoWhere1 on May 26, 2016
I wanted something warm to wear under my helemt on the road to work&gym.
Jason L on Oct 13, 2016
bought it for the name, but honestly disappointed and not really a fan of this model
steven on Jun 19, 2016
talked with Revzilla rep. about what I had and issues with it , glad I got this, works great when temp is in the 30s.
GotNoWhere1 on May 26, 2016
Excellent quality. Even on a race suit for those cold days.
Alex V on May 9, 2016
Full coverage. Really good for keeping all of the neck warm.
Marvin C on Apr 18, 2016
Totally stops the wind and keeps my head warm.
Patrick M on Apr 14, 2016
Need to stay warm through the harsh MN winter, but my helmet is also kinda small. The thin material should fit well and it's nice that the neck fabric is thicker
Logan P on Feb 29, 2016
Great cold protection, I ride in any cold weather in nyc, works great
Jason V on Feb 18, 2016
Colder weather riding.
DailyDriver on Dec 30, 2015
I wanted a full balaclava and I like the quality of Alpinestars.
Kathy G on Dec 7, 2015
Thinner material for the tighter fitting helmets but bulky neck protection for the coldest days.
dernemax on Nov 25, 2015
Self Explanatory. waterproof
Chad H on Nov 20, 2015
I like Alpinestars and I like to stay warm.
Rfriedline on Oct 5, 2015
I needed something better to keep me comfortable in the winter time.
George M on Jul 28, 2015
stay warm and protected from the wind, it doesn't work tho
davide m on Jun 10, 2015
Needed some better neck coverage during cold morning commutes.
Jake D on Jun 2, 2015
Helps with helmet and some of the cold air that still circulates through. Major annoyance with this and my helmet is that it put my breath right onto the visor and pretty much fogs it instantly. Only way I can get away from that is by not covering my nose or mouth. I do like it for those cold days when just a stocking cap wont do.
jeffery p on Apr 6, 2015
I have a good set of gear that keeps me pretty warm into the 20's. This balaclava is key to that because even with the high collar on my jacket, air can still filter in. This stops the wind with it's double layer.
Rich O on Mar 12, 2015
Helps a lot by blocking the wind!
Amakoe G on Feb 22, 2015
It's been too long not riding, the cold won't stop me!
Aaron M on Jan 13, 2015
Good gear lasts
William L on Jan 1, 2015
For winter riding
Stavros S on Dec 19, 2014
to keep warm when its cold and it was highly recommended by a friend.
James M on Nov 30, 2014
Advice from friend
Sandro R on Nov 26, 2014
Keep the wind off my neck.
Todd M on Oct 5, 2014
A little extra face warmth is much appreciated on a cold winter day.
Daniel C on Sep 23, 2014
I like the extra long length as it does a better job of keeping the wind out.
scott m on Sep 22, 2014
Warm and great quality
Wong H on Sep 8, 2014
I have used generic balaclavas and wanted to upgrade to a better product for a more comfortable and warmer rides. Simply followed the reviews for this one
Sunbir W on Jul 27, 2014
insulation for winter riding, good reviews
Ravi S on Jun 23, 2014
Can't go wrong with A star. Definitely got me through the winter without a problem. Very good product
David R on May 22, 2014
Good reviews and price. Excellent fit and protection.
Tom M on May 3, 2014
Just in case
Jerome M on Apr 27, 2014
Life saver when it's super cold.
Christopher P on Apr 8, 2014
Because it gets cold in Washington
Donald S on Feb 20, 2014
because of the long bib, i drive on 35-40 degree weather, so it's nice to be able to tuck it inside the jacket.
Christopher N on Jan 16, 2014
It is got good review and good help from Rev representative.
M C on Jan 6, 2014
There are lots of choices in this category of gear. The Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava has good neck coverage; lite weight head cover to fit under helmet; positive reviews; cost versus competition.
David P on Dec 23, 2013
good reviews, and az summer has completely nullified my cold tolerance
Sonny V on Dec 22, 2013
Seattle, WA commuting and use of scarf did not work well... Decided on a Baclava that would be thin enough to fit the colar of my jacket without struggling me.
Nicolas S on Dec 10, 2013
It had solid reviews. Wanted a cold wind stopper
paking on Dec 9, 2013
Best thing since sliced bread!! Through the Aussie winter i wore this item every night on the way home from work when it was hell cold, nose running kinda stuff..... it was bloody awesome! so glad i purchase this and when it dies i will buy another. Another great Alpine star product well worth the couple of bucks i spent! If your thinking about buying one! don't think any further just buy it..............
Daine P on Nov 28, 2013
Reviews on it are what I'm looking for
Phillip A on Nov 12, 2013
Wanted to upgrade from my current flimsy neck gaiter and this had pretty decent reviews.
Daniel M on Oct 18, 2013
bought it for the name, but honestly disappointed and not really a fan of this model
steven on Jun 19, 2016
Excellent quality. Even on a race suit for those cold days.
Alex V on May 9, 2016
It looks like there is an inner layer to tuck into your collar and an outer waterproof layer that goes over the collar. It this correct? I saw one review video online where they tucked the whole thing into the collar and I can't image the seal would be waterproof. I use an alpinestars drystar jacket that has a pretty hugh collar. Thanks.
Garnner s on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It has two layers, a fleece and a nylon like layer on top. I believe it's ment to be a wind breaker more then a waterproof layer. I use mine tucked in and has been great.
So instead of buying this AND a neck sock, could one simply purchase this balaclava and wear it about the neck when it's chilly and all the way up when it's -really- cold?

I wear a large Gunner WP jacket and a medium Icon Variant just so you all are aware.
Joseph R on Sep 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hey there Joseph.

The A-star balaclava i found is great for all winter sitcho's. I may also add that the clava actually surprisingly keeps your face warm to the point of it working to well and foging up your lids visior,
as well as keeping the cold wind of your face.
Yes you can just pull the top half down and use as a neck sock and i have before.
Since buying my one I have found one little problem with the A-star clava, it tends to slide off the nose no matter how you wear it and i have since bought a dainese one which just has that better nose shape and cut so for me the dainese one wins but equally they are very close winners.
If you want to wear a neck warmer as well it can be added as an extra however I don't know what conditions and where in the world your ridding but i think it maybe overkill however clothing your self with layers is always good cause if you get to hot you can rip it off.
Hope I have answered your question. Best of luck.
I wear an XS-S helmet, would this balaclava fit me comfortably and not slide or bunch?
Anita M on Sep 4, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Mine is rather snug, but I wear a large helmet. It's the BEST balaclava I found yet and I've gone through quite a few (I also ride throughout most of the winter as long as the roads are safe).

I would order it - if it doesn't fit RevZilla is really good about returns, or you could take it to a alterations shop and have them fit it for you.
I wear an XS-S helmet size, would this balaclava fit my head comfortably without sliding or bunching?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I wear a medium helmet and this balaclava fits well. I have to adjust the fit once my helmet is on and tug it back above my nose, but other than that there is no sliding or bunching to mention.

Overall its a pretty snug fit around my head. My helmet slides right over the top without a problem.