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  • BlackStrap - Hood Balaclava Solid - Black
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  • BlackStrap - Hood Balaclava Solid - Black
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BlackStrap Hood Balaclava Solid


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    24 Reviews


    Sign of experience.

    That iced-over beard may look burly, but it's a good way to wind up in bed with an even burlier head cold. Protect your mug from snow, sweat, and sun with the BlackStrap Hood Balaclava Solid. Its moisture-wicking fabric protects against UV rays, wicks moisture, and is odor-resistant so you won't have to worry about it picking up too much stank after a really cold powder day.

    • Protect your face from wind and snow with this balacalva
    • Moisture-wicking helps keep face dry from sweat and snow
    • UPF 55+ sun protection for add peace of mind
    • Anti-odor finish keeps fabric free of odor
    • Blackstrap face masks are proudly made in the USA
    • Item #BSP0001

    Tech Specs

    [face fabric] 80% nylon, 17% elastane, 3% other, [lining] 100% polyester
    UPF Rating
    Recommended Use
    snowboarding, skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year limited

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      What I was trying to write is that this is the best facewarmer I’ve used — I love the versatility of the front, face-covering piece. This solves so many issues I’ve had — no gaps, great control of goggle fogging. Great product.

      Great head warmer!

        I’m cold blooded and have no tolerance for those annoying freezing gaps around my helmet. I also detest fogged goggles, a frequent occurrence with certain others balaclavas.

        Best face mask on the market

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The design of this mask is brilliant. The dual layers make for a comfortable and flattering fit. With the moisture-wicking fabric, you stay warm and dry all day. Even after multiple uses it holds it mold and fit just like it did the first time I wore it. Do yourself a favor and snag one of these - you won't be disappointed.

        Super soft

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I love the design of this balaclava, and the fabric is breathable, soft, and warm. Unfortunately the velcro strip at the top of my jacket started to destroy the fabric almost immediately. After half a day the area that contacted the velcro was starting to fuzz-up.

        My favorite in face coverage

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I've been using this balaclava for the last three seasons, and I have no complaints. Solid design and stretchable to fit almost any face/head type, while keeping you warm and dry. Can't go wrong with the anti odor coating either, the thing stays feeling fresh for longer than most face masks.

        The best in baclava!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        The folks at Blackstrap designed a great facemask for any sort of ski day. Big fan of how this allows your head to still breath and get a little bit of air when you're skiing!

        Must have on a cold day!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I love this thing. Really keeps me warm on those freezing cold days on the mountain and great protection from the wind. I love how it covers the whole head including ears for full protection. Super comfortable material as well and not itchy at all. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who is spending a lot of time on the slopes!

        The balaclava you are looking for

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I've purchased two balaclavas before, and this one beats them by far, way warmer and covers more of the face. Not having a hole in the mouth area has not been a problem, no significant build up.
        It would have been 5 stars but a friend made me try one with a "hard" mouth area and it felt better than having the fleece directly hitting your face.

        Versatile head protection for the masses

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: one size
        • Height: 5'9"
        • Weight: 170lbs

        I tried this out on account of B-Rabs advice (thanks Ben). Having been frustrated finding a face mask that would maintain its mold and not stretch when cold and wet, this mask was hopefully the answer. What I like about the design is it is sleek and fits under a helmet without the bulk. The face portion is versatile in that you can pull it down when your hot and don't need the face protection, and then throw it back up when you need it. It covers the bridge of the nose and the upper cheeks quite well and even tucks under goggles without all the extra bulk that reduces ability for a great seal. The only minute complaint I have is when I am huffing and puffing the material around the mouth just doesn't allow for the oxygen/gas exchange I need to catch my breath. Now this isn't really BS fault at all, because I pretty much have this problem with all face masks and balaclavas. Unfortunately it is what it is. This design also keeps my neck toasty even when I am sweating my &*% off! Colors; well you have your pick of the litter. There are dozens of color options that range from dope to extremely eccentric. There is pretty much a color pattern for all people, but as BRab pointed out to me, there are way more options on Backstraps direct site if you don't see what you like on Lastly: Price point is on point. You can't complain about a face layer under 30. Like many of the other reviews would highly recommend this to you if in the market for some added face protection.

        Best mask I've owned

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Height: 6'0"
        • Weight: 145lbs

        I finally got one of these after an entire season of my old one freezing up, and my face staying cold all day. I decided to get this because my my brother has one and said his is very warm and doesn't freeze. It is very comfortable, and when I took it out to the slopes, it kept me warm all day. It was 10 degrees at the base of the hill, and 0 at the top. The wind was blowing at 15 mph, and it was snowing, but my face stayed warm all day. It didn't even freeze up, like my face masks have done in the past. Definitely going to keep this around for a while.

        Can't keep it on the shelves!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: O/S
        • Height: 5'4"
        • Weight: 115lbs

        There is a reason why we don't always have these around and it's because they are THAT AWESOME! Talk about the balacava that has it all! the face guard that can be folded down or up. the synthetic material that drys fast so it doesn't ice over AND full head coverage! Looking for an excellent stocking stuffer or something nice for yourself. TREAT YO SELF!


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Height: 6'0"
        • Weight: 165lbs

        Such a sweeeet mask. Love the sleek look and feel. Fits very tight to my head and takes up little space under my helmet. I would say that after a few times of buckling my helmet over the mask it rubbed pretty hard on the material and it got a little scratched up but other than that this mask will last a life time. Doesn't freeze!

        One of the Best Facemasks Out

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: One Size
        • Height: 5'11"
        • Weight: 175lbs

        Through and through a great product. I will pretty much consistently wear it throughout winter and almost feel "naked" without it until spring weather hits. And you could still wear it then to give some protection from the sun.

        - Fits the head and face well, that being the part covering the face is attached in a way that makes it non constrictive and easy to pull down or back up and over the face.
        -Breaths well and wicks moisture - with that it doesn't freeze over easily. Many other facemasks I've had that get wet quickly and either freeze or are gross and wet.
        -Doesn't hold snow onto the facemask.
        -Blackstrap is from the hometown of Bend, Oregon (more of a source of hometown pride)
        -The material doesn't chaff the chin or checks, its relatively smooth.

        -This particular model isn't the warmest. I'm slightly reluctant to put that in the con category as that isn't really a concern, but would say something to note that if that's a selling point for you, there are other warmer options out there.

        If you're needing a facemask for the season, look no further. It will stay up better than a tube, but still have the ability to move down and back up over the face while wicking moisture away so it doesn't freeze as easily.


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        I bought one for myself and my wife after we spent a day getting blasted by snow attacking our unprotected faces. Sometimes its cool to have icicles form on your beard, most of the time you'll probably want to wear something like this. As another reviewer mentioned it does feel silky smooth and it keeps your face and head nice and warm. I have a disproportionately huge head and my wife does not, the one size fit us both pretty well. We wore these in weather that alternated between snow and rain and didn't feel uncomfortable when the environment got warmer. Great product.

        Bought this to ride my bike/snowboard

          So far no complaint. I like the material much better than those wool-like balaclava, which makes my face itch. This kept my face warm but no hot to the point where I want to take it off.

          no complaints

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times
          • Fit: True to size

          BlackStrap has a great product here. Super versatile balaclava with a superior, silky finish. Thick enough to add a layer of protection/warmth but thin enough to fit cleanly under a helmet. Mouth area breathes surprisingly well. Would definitely purchase again.