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Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava

The Touring Balaclava features a waterproof and windproof neck skirt to cover the collar of the jacket, eliminating penetration by the elements. This balaclava features flat lock seam construction, double sided Lycra panels, and micro fiber inner lining for added warmth and comfort under the helmet, vital for comfortable, safe riding


  • 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
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black 504982 475809-10/25030065 In Stock: Ships next business day


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Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava 4.5 5 27 27
Good product but can fog up your helmet Good product overall with some minor drawbacks: Stitching in my first one came apart after one week - Replaced under warranty.. Makes your helmet more prone to fogging up - the nose hole construction just doesn't work. Can shift a bit when putting your helmet on. Some good points: Keeps you warm and dry as advertised! Other than the stitching issue this is a well made bit of kit! As usual great Revzilla service! April 20, 2015
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
Extends the Riding Season I commute and I've tried multiple (non-motorcycle) gimmicks to keep the cold air out of my neck area and also to keep my face comfortable for those times when you have to crack the visor to keep the shield clear. This one does the trick. The neck area is fleece lined, but the head area is not, so you won't have to get a new helmet... February 16, 2015
perfect for cold days Blocks the cold wind from your upper chest neck and face area February 15, 2015
Great features, fits as it should Great balaclava, no seam in middle of forehead as my old one has, comfortable, stops wind and cold, fits under my new helmet with no issues and new helmet fits tight. highly recommend it product. January 20, 2015
fits good fits good not too tight, does not interfere with helmet fit, I have only tried it in 40 degree weather however it will be in the 20's in two days then I will give it a real good try and let you know how it goes January 5, 2015
Product delivers as promised Fits well and keeps you warm...maybe not toasty warm but makes for comfortable riding in cold temps. Road in 26 degree temps and was comfortable. December 22, 2014
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Derek M: Thinner material for the tighter fitting helmets but bulky neck protection for the coldest days. Nov 25, 2015
chad h: Self Explanatory. waterproof Nov 20, 2015
Jenifer H: I like Alpinestars and I like to stay warm. Oct 5, 2015
George M: I needed something better to keep me comfortable in the winter time. Jul 28, 2015
davide m: stay warm and protected from the wind, it doesn't work tho Jun 10, 2015
Jake D: Needed some better neck coverage during cold morning commutes. Jun 2, 2015
jeffery p: 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. Apr 6, 2015
Rich O: 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. Mar 12, 2015
Amakoe G: Helps a lot by blocking the wind! Feb 22, 2015
Aaron M: It's been too long not riding, the cold won't stop me! Jan 13, 2015
William L: Good gear lasts Jan 1, 2015
Stavros S: For winter riding Dec 19, 2014
James M: to keep warm when its cold and it was highly recommended by a friend. Nov 30, 2014
Sandro R: Advice from friend Nov 26, 2014
Todd M: Keep the wind off my neck. Oct 5, 2014
Daniel C: A little extra face warmth is much appreciated on a cold winter day. Sep 23, 2014
scott m: I like the extra long length as it does a better job of keeping the wind out. Sep 22, 2014
Wong H: Warm and great quality Sep 8, 2014
Sunbir W: 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 Jul 27, 2014
Ravi S: insulation for winter riding, good reviews Jun 23, 2014
David R: Can't go wrong with A star. Definitely got me through the winter without a problem. Very good product May 22, 2014
Tom M: Good reviews and price. Excellent fit and protection. May 3, 2014
Jerome M: Just in case Apr 27, 2014
Christopher P: Life saver when it's super cold. Apr 8, 2014
Donald S: Because it gets cold in Washington Feb 20, 2014
Christopher N: 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. Jan 16, 2014
M C: It is got good review and good help from Rev representative. Jan 6, 2014
David P: 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. Dec 23, 2013
Sonny V: good reviews, and az summer has completely nullified my cold tolerance Dec 22, 2013
Nicolas S: 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. Dec 10, 2013
paul k: It had solid reviews. Wanted a cold wind stopper Dec 9, 2013
Daine P: 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.............. Nov 28, 2013
Phillip A: Reviews on it are what I'm looking for Nov 12, 2013
Daniel M: Wanted to upgrade from my current flimsy neck gaiter and this had pretty decent reviews. Oct 18, 2013
Garnner s asked: 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. May 8, 2015
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Kevin L: 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. May 8, 2015
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Fausto Marcos S: Yes ! that is the idea !
The waterproof layer will cover your jacket !
I use this Balaclava into a trip to Atacama Desert here in South America and I got a lot of rain with this Balaclava with no problem !
Just one point is important to remember ! Its very , very hot ! Is almost impossible use it in sunnier day !

May 11, 2015
John C: Correct, there are two layers. I find it to be more comfortable with only the inner layer tucked in, as the outer layer can scrunch up and cause some slight discomfort about the collar of my jacket. The outer layer can be a bit tricky to fit just right, but once you do it generally does a pretty good job of keeping rain and wind out. May 8, 2015
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Felipe G: You are right there is a double layer, the balaclava is waterproof if used correctly. If both layers are tucked in there is no seal. May 8, 2015
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Joseph R asked: 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.
Sep 2, 2014
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Daine P: 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.
Sep 4, 2014
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Austin-Ace T: Hi Joseph,

Yes the balaclava works very well to insure that both your face and neck is protected from the wind. Keep in mind that I travel about 100 miles a day commuting on my bike, and it's gets pretty chilly at night. However, the balaclava works very well. No need for a neck sock.

Sep 3, 2014
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Rocky T: Yes this balaclava can be worn without the need of a neck sock. I even wore this balaclava to ski in Colorado last winter and my face and neck stayed nice and warm. Sep 8, 2014
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Jim V: I have done that, you just have to breathe carefully when stopped so it doesn't fog up your visor. This pretty much takes the edge off the frost bite. Sep 3, 2014
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Anita M asked: I wear an XS-S helmet, would this balaclava fit me comfortably and not slide or bunch? Sep 4, 2013
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Shawn W: 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.
Sep 25, 2013
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Philippe P: I used this bataclava all the last winter and I really enjoyed. My helmet is an S and no issue with it.
Sep 25, 2013
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Peter J I: Probably not it's pretty big Sep 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: I wear an XS-S helmet size, would this balaclava fit my head comfortably without sliding or bunching? Sep 4, 2013
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Peter C: 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.
Sep 28, 2013
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Jeremy J: I had no problem with sliding or bunching. Well made top of the line product. The material is like UA fabric. It stretches and is very snug without being uncomfortable. Sep 25, 2013
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Roman S: yes for sure, I am 6'tall 200 lbs and just love this balaclava, the other option is the white one, from Alpinestars, thats a smaller size/design, I goth both models Sep 25, 2013
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