Alpinestars Touring Winter Balaclava
Saves me on cold mornings
This was recommended to me by George at RevZilla. Im still trying to decide exactly how to wear the outer gortex layer. I've just been tucking both layers into my jacket. I ranked air flow poor, because that's the idea...this keeps all the air off my neck. Coldest I've ridden is mid 40s at highway speeds.
Only drawback is that it causes fogging at stop lights.
Slightly more expensive than I cared for, but so far it's made cold rides doable.
October 6, 2014
Excellent for cold weather neck protection
Fit and finish are great. Keeps me warm on those cold Michigan mornings.
May 18, 2014
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