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Hood Balaclava Print
- Performance, comfort, and protection for your face
- Tri-blend stretchy fabric wicks sweat and fights odors
- UPF 50+ protection defends against harmful UV rays
- Dual-layer Exo-Hinge neck and face wards off wind
- Item #BSP0002
What do you think about this product?
November 20, 2019
Fits great under your helmet and it keeps you warm without being bulky, it breaths good, I've tried several balaclavas and this one is been the best so far.
May 16, 2019
I bought this for skiing. It fits perfect
April 1, 2019
Ski, pray, love
I use to use the thickest balaclava ever made. When wearing this one for the first time I immediately fell in love. It maintained a nice tight fit throughout the day. If it got too hot, you could easily pull the mouth section down to get a nice cooldown. Overall a good clava!
March 11, 2019
Great under a helmet
This was part of a gift and here are their remarks: Good fit while keeping my head warm on colder mountain days. Even enjoy the cool pattern!
March 9, 2019
I've used this on a couple hikes over the winter and it works really well at blocking wind and keeping heat in. It does tend to direct breath up and into your sunglasses which can cause them to fog up at times, but I've found that that happens with most balaclavas and face masks that I've used.
March 4, 2019
Only giving it 3 stars because it didn't work great for me. as someone who wears glasses these kinda just channels the air your expelling upwards and fogs up your glasses while snowboarding. Otherwise, I purchased another one for my nephew and he loves it.
February 16, 2019
The Blackstrap Balaclavas were highly recommended to me, so I bought the Hood Balaclava and the Expedition Balaclava. They both have a great fit and are comfortable to wear. Due to their material (mostly nylon), I did not find them to be particularly warm or offer much protection from the elements. As soon as the mouth guard gets wet from your breath or weather it makes your face cold. For me, I prefer my polar buff and other windstopper balaclavas I own.
February 12, 2019
worth every penny!!!
love the style and fit it has to my head whenever i go up and snowboard in the mtns!!! highly recommend this! also easy to wash!
Tanner Van Leeuwen
January 11, 2019
This thing is great for cold days. Ive used these for snowboarding and cold hunting days in the mountains and it never lets me down. Awesome color options too..
January 8, 2019
I'm now the envy of my friends. This balaclava fits amazingly and keeps me talky bits warm.
January 1, 2019
My favorite thing about it is that it fits a little looser across the face! I teach snowboarding and having to talk through a tight buff/balaclava is pretty hard, and having to pull one down is inconvenient and cold! Other bonuses: the colors are sick, the fit is great, and the material is comfy!
December 14, 2018
Warm and fog free
Usually I get fogged up goggles with some face masks, but this one actually keeps me cruising with clear goggles. Keeps my face nice and toasty during the cold and windy days. Would recommend to anyone looking for a new full face ski mask.
October 31, 2018
The hood is a game changer when it comes to winter face protection, it’s light weight and very breathable, doesn’t matter if it’s 10 degrees out or if it’s a spring day at 60 degrees you can wear this thing and keep protected from the emelments, all while having the largest range of styles to chose from and at an affordable price!
October 15, 2018
A good step up from a buff
I've always skied with buffs, including the standard version, and the winter version which is longer and has a fleece bottom. They worked alright, but I struggled to get them to stay over my face without fogging up the goggles. Also, on really cold days, the condensation from my breath would eventually freeze the buff solid. Enter the BlackStrap Hood Balaclava. I keep it around my neck like a buff when I just need a little protection from wind and sun, and then throw it up over my head when things get really bad. It works great under a ski helmet, even a mountain bike helmet. It also stays up! No worries about slipping down. The polyester/nylon construction seems to handle cold better - no issue with condensation, yet. Bonus - a plethora of colors and designs means you can dial in your style!
December 23, 2017
So far so sick
I've been on the market for a balaclava like this for a while, and it's pretty much everything I could hope for. The fabric is soft against the skin, and it is easy to pull the buff up over your nose once it gets super bitter on the mountain. Otherwise it sits comfortably just below your bottom lip, and protects most of the ski on your face from sun/wind burn. I wear a beanie on my head still, the mask itself isn't extremely insulated. However, I don't have much padding or insulation in my helmet to begin with, so if you have a warmer helmet, you probably don't need a beanie in addition.
November 17, 2017
I have been looking for a simple but effective face mask to prevent my nose from getting frostbitten; It's not cute to have a purple dot on the end of your nose, ask me how i know. This mask is a perfect all around item, not too thick, not too thin, nice n' stretchy, plus the unique design of the BS balaclava means its more comfortable then other brands when adjusting the coverage. The print is pretty spot on, the colors look like the ones pictured on the site and nothing looks out of place. For me the biggest problem is my nose, its huge, so i need something that's not too tight but also prevents total exposure to the elements. This balaclava is a little tight around the tip but as i wear it more it should conform to my face and prevent the pesky purple nose, I will update my reviews to include some big storm riding performance and how it preforms in the super cold temperatures so stay posted.
December 13, 2017
Thanks for your super helpful review Nicholas! I'll be checking back in for your updates :)
October 16, 2017
This Has Everything
I tried a few balaclava's before finding this one that I like. I can switch between cold to hot while skiing in an instant, and I like how this has the option to pull up over your face (and stay put), but can pull down under the chin when you need to suck air on tough runs. My only complaint is that it doesn't have any wool in it which would make it warmer and drier. But the design and prints supersede the lack of wool detail. Highly recommend. Great buy.
October 17, 2017
Brandi the Hood is more of your all-weather 95% of the season type of piece. If you are looking for a warmer BlackStrap option check out the Expedition series of the Hood. Same great functionality maximum warmth. Thanks for the great feedback.
January 31, 2017
Best one I've found
This is the best balaclava because: it stays in place - either covering my face or tucked below my chin it doesn't freeze its soft and thin but still warm (not as warm as a hardshell of course, you'll feel high winds) the designs are more stylish than standard black one size isn't too big for my small noggin
January 11, 2017
This is by all means a pretty standard balaclava with two really nice features that turn it from average to perfect. The first feature is that the liner inside the balaclava is smooth, slightly insulated, and never noticeable when riding. The second is the adjustable mouth/nose cover that you can pull down into a chin buff strap to talk to friends or breath without restriction. I pull this thing up and down all day depending on the situation. This one hinge is a lifesaver and makes this balaclava super worth it.
December 20, 2016
Look No More
I spent a lot of time shopping around for a good balaclava and stumbled across this one. Wore it out on the slopes in 5 to 60 degree F weather and it worked well the whole time. Thin material doesn't get hot but keeps the chill out even when its freezing cold outside. Perfect all temp balaclava. You won't be disappointed and they have some pretty dope colors to choose from. You can always add a warm hat over the balaclava and under your helmet too if needed since it is so low profile.