Not as good as previous model

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Emm from Seattle on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
I love the Icebreaker Oasis Balaclava's of years past. This one is just okay. The design is flawed. Rather than being smooth over the ears, this one has a hinge created by a flap of fabric that supposedly frees up the chin-piece to move up and down, off the face or to cover up the face. This seam/hinge presses up against the sensitive parts of the ears and over time becomes irritating. This "hoodie" also runs a little small, and the wool is not as soft as usual. I will use it, but it will hurt my ears when layer up over it with a warmer hat when doing winter sports. Never had trouble with the previous designs when wanting to pull the chin flap off my face/mouth to leave entire face exposed.
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