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    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 antimicrobial, so you won't have to worry about it picking up too much stank after a really cold powder day.
    • Nylon, polyester blend
    • Moisture-wicking
    • UPF 55+ sun protection
    • Antimicrobial finish
    • Made in 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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    • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Best of the Best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Adult -One Size

    These are the best Balaclava's on the market. I have three of them, all the same but different colors. They are very stretchy and do NOT restrict movement one bit. They keep you warm and cover the back of your neck but you never over heat with it. It allows you to breathe and you can pull it over your nose on cold days or below your chin on warm days. I usually hate wearing things on my face but I am more than happy to wear this Balaclava. Don't think twice, BUY IT!

    @Kasra Khalilifar I had the UA goldgear for years before Blackstrap and can say they have a similar fit but quality wise, the Blackstrap is a step up. My UA didnt hold up to velcro jacket tabs and has some pilling. It is also substantially thinner and not as warm or silky feeling as the Blackstrap. Have to remember that Blackstraps focus is on made in USA facegear while UA targets lots of different markets.

    Awesome, just awesome.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I have a few colors in this balaclava and it is the bees knees. I don't usually like anything covering my mouth when I ride so its awesome that I can wear it down and pull it up when I really need it. I also Like the material and have noticed that it won't freeze up on me like all of my previous masks. 5 stars, for sure.

    Great Quality Product!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Adult

    Very soft against the face. The hinged mouthpiece is extremely comfortable for pulling the mask up and down on the chairlift. Blocks the wind well and doesn't get too hot in warm weather.

    Helps keep my face protected from the sun with UV 55+ rated fabric and is 100% USA made. Doesn't get much better than this!

    Overall, great product and would highly suggest trying one out this winter!