Arctiva Windbloc Balaclava
It does what it is supposed to do. Had to reorder due to a seam tearing. Not good with glasses.
April 26, 2016
Works as advertised
Keeps the cold off of your neck and face.
The only downside is that the back seems short and the mask sometimes rides up past the collar on some of my jackets. This was not a huge deal for me, I have several jackets so I just make sure that I wear one with a higher collar while wearing this mask.
The shortness on the back of the mask is not a deal breaker but something to be aware of. It will definitely be a factor if you only had one or two jackets.
February 9, 2016
This balaclava does an excellent job of keeping me warm. So far I've ridden at temps in the 40s at highway speeds (my motorcycle has a windshield so that helps) for a couple of hours and not gotten cold. I highly recommend this product.
February 9, 2015
Works like a champ!
First time ever wearing the Arctiva Windbloc Balaclava
! The fix is perfect and material is soft on the inside so it's not scratchy. Been wearing it in 40 deg weather and below 80mph down I-95 30 mins to work keep me very warm and blocks the wind with no problem. I highly recommend this product.
January 28, 2015
Product fits and protects well
This product covers a lot of the face so it keeps me dry and warm. I have not ridden in driving rain yet but I figure it will do a good job. Definitely worth the money
August 18, 2014
Has kept my face warm during these cold days of winter/spring here in Norfolk, VA. Price is good and shipping was fast. I'd recommend this product to any rider looking for protection against the elements.
April 16, 2014
good not great
This product is warm and breathable, but the shape is a bit odd. It feels like the part under the chin does not go back to your neck sufficiently and this forces the material to gather making it hard to buckle your chin strap. I guess it just really isn't form fitted to a human head like a neoprene piece would be. It also tends to crush your nose and it is hard to breath in it if you keep you nose covered.
April 9, 2014
Keeps you warm WHEN tucked in
This is my first balaclava and it is very warm when it is tucked into my jacket's collar. Its flaw is that no matter how much I tight my jacket's collar, after about half an hour of riding the neck part of the balaclava comes out of my jacket allowing wind to hit my neck(this is due to me turning my head to look back when switching lanes, etc.)
Instead of this product, i would recommend the Klim Neck Warmer or something of similar nature. It doesn't slip out of your jacket, you can wear it over your nose or just neck, you don't look like a terrorist when taking your helmet off and you can keep it on when off the bike. I would also recommend wearing a winter beanie underneath your helmet with this neck warmer to extra warmth.
December 7, 2013