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SmartWool Balaclava

Extremely cold days call for the best in protection! The soft and snuggly SmartWool balaclava uses pure merino wool to keep you warm while also managing moisture.
  • $40.00

Item # 784560

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  • Soft merino wool insulates, wicks away moisture and breathes—naturally!
  • Fine merino fibers are soft and flexible and, therefore, don't itch like other wool
  • 3-panel design with flatlock seams creates a comfortable, functional fit
  • Long length offers excellent coverage
  • SmartWool logo on back

SmartWool Balaclava

Specification Description
Best use Snowsports
Hat style Balaclava
Fabric Merino wool
Moisture wicking Yes
Quick drying Yes
Gender Unisex

SmartWool Balaclava

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Rated 4.65/5 based on 20 reviews
Rated 3out of5
by fromtoo thin for [$] you would think this would be warm enough for all but the coldest temperatures but its too thin to keep ears and cheeks warm in cold weather, you're better off going with an under armour or OR balaclava. good for more mild weather or to wear under a hat, if only it were a little thicker
Date published: 2009-12-29
Rated 4out of5
by fromNice but slightly too large Used for skiing in cold temperatures this season. Comfortable and warm. Fit was a big large but is thin enough to fit under my helmet.
Date published: 2013-02-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromWarm and Thin Easily fits under a helmet. Very good weight to warmth ratio.
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 4out of5
by fromJust right I needed a lightweight layer under my helmet and around my face and neck for those chilly fall rides. I've used and trusted the SmartWool brand for years and decided on this balaclava for its lightweight, protective warmth. So far so good.
Date published: 2013-10-19
Rated 4out of5
by fromNice - large fit A nice, and very comfortable balaclava (much more comfortable than others I've tried). It is pretty large - is swallows my 5' 2" wife. And I do wish it was just a little thicker.
Date published: 2010-12-11
Rated 5out of5
by fromPerfect Balaclava In all fairness, I love Smartwool products, and this is no exception. I have other balaclavas, but I like the feel of the soft wool against my skin and the opening is the perfect size for me. I am a runner and I wear it on the few occasions it gets below freezing in the Willamette Valley.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5out of5
by fromVery Good Product I needed something to cover my face in cold weather while commuting all the time on a bicycle. This item kept me warm and at the same time it didn't over heat my head and retain the warmth and sweat that I produce. I've used it on long rides (50 miles plus) and it was great! Another benefit of it was that it's not bulky and fits perfectly under my helmet!
Date published: 2012-12-18
Rated 5out of5
by fromgood on chilly days on the MC better than any other balaclava I have owned
Date published: 2013-10-23

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