Arctiva Thermolite Liner Balaclava
Does what it is intended for
It's very nice for windy winters. Keeps warm, does not irritate the skin. Overall I liked it. It is not for warmer seasons though. I have used it for one season so far and it is still serves me fine.
March 29, 2014
Does what it's supposed to
Very good product. I typically wear it in 30 to 40 deg temperatures, and it does keep me comfortable. Fits very well too, so I can't even feel I'm wearing it.
December 23, 2013
Good Balaclava for the money
Does a great job of keeping head and neck warm on those colder days. Once fall arrives, I never leave home without it. Unobtrusive and comfortable under a full-face helmet
August 12, 2013
works in a pinch
Top fits easily under my Signet-Q without much skull crush
The front/neck is a bit thicker and works to about the middle 30'sF
Scrunches down enough to fit into my jacket pockets
Not so good:
Neck is rather short and fiddly to tuck into my jacket collar
The vision opening is more round and has almost no perepheral view.
If I needed to wear it more often, I'd get something with a wider oval opening, but this onel works in a pinch.
March 4, 2013
Good Product for a Good Price
I bought this item back in November at the beginning of the winter season. It protects your neck very well and keeps your head warm under the helmet. I would recommend this.
February 18, 2013
I used this last night here in Clarksville, TN with a Shoei RF1100 when it was about 15 degrees out. I had it pulled up over my nose. Obviously, you'll have fogging issues when stopped. It's too easy to flip open the face shield. It kept my face warm to a "slight chill". The fleece liner is great. It's where it stops is the issue. I'd recommend this product for about the mid 30's and and warmer. I'd suggest the $35 option, although I haven't tried that one.
February 2, 2013
Very Restricted Vision
The balaclava seems very well made and does the job of keeping my face and neck warm in sub-zero windchill. The problem is that the opening in the front is so narrow it completely cuts off any peripheral vision. I can't just glance over my shoulder - I've got to physically turn my whole body to look behind me. It's gotten to the point where I'm actually nervous in traffic when wearing it and splitting lanes is out of the question. But then maybe I've just got ridiculously wide-set eyes.
January 24, 2013
Great Product & Value
A very reasonable price for a well conceived and manufactured balaclava. At this price I'm honestly surprised by it's fit, comfort, and wind stopping ability. The use and placement of the two (effective) materials is ideal while not adversely effecting helmet fit. When not wearing it'll always be in my bag.
December 25, 2012