Reviewed by Navy George from South Carolina on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I bought this to use while riding a bicycle in the winter. It is not stretchy, making it a bit difficult to put on and take off. It has a mesh part around the nose for better breathing, plus it doesn't fog up the glasses. It covers the head, face, and neck well.
Reviewed by dippy from wisconsin on Friday, January 16, 2015
the balaclavas were as offered. the fit was rather snug for me because my head size (7 3/8) was at the maximum accommodation.
i think i would purchase a larger one next time.
however, i do wear them and they work well in our cold weather.
Reviewed by Court in the Canoe from the Ozarks on Thursday, January 1, 2015
It is okay. Pros it is thin and fits under my cycling helmet with ease. My ears were toasty warm and it did seem wind resistant. Cons It has a wide eye space and part of my forehead is exposed. Also it has a mesh square around the nose. So my nose feels no protection from the elements. I went on a relatively short bike ride (15 miles) and had to add a hat to protect my forehead and a gaiter to protect my nose.
I would think on a short walk or on a brisk day vs. the 20 degree day I went biking it would probably keep you warm enough.
Reviewed by ThriftyLuLu from NW Texas on Friday, December 19, 2014
I bought the Large hoping it would work for either me or my husband. It's too small for him, and while I do have to yank it onto my head it does work well under my bike helmet and is fairly warm. The material is pretty thin, so it doesn't provide much insulation, but it does block some wind and the mouth vent keeps my glasses from fogging up. Of course it warmed up here after my order arrived, so I've only used it twice, but am pretty happy with it, especially for the price.
Reviewed by snowboardrider from New York on Monday, December 15, 2014
This is a very versatile product--you can use it as a full balaclava, just to cover your lower face, or as a neck gaiter. The only issues I have with it are that it is very tight getting it over my head (7 1/4 inch hat size), and it also leaves about 2-3 inches of my forehead exposed. But it feels snug and warm.