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Outdoor Research Ascendant Balaclava


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    • Black/Tahoe, S/M
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    4 Reviews


    Wind whips your face as you pick up speed, your bike racing down the trail. Good thing your delicate skin is well protected by the Outdoor Research Ascendant Balaclava. Insulation packed between layers of warm fabric keeps you safe form bitter temperatures and ripstop outer fabric helps keep the sting of the wind to a minimum.

    • Face protection for the fast-paced thrill seeker
    • Durable ripstop outer fabric holds up well to rough treatment
    • Polartec Fleece keeps your breathing holes safe and warm, but not smothered
    • Item #ODR00OG

    Tech Specs

    [face fabric] 100% nylon ripstop, [front panel] Polartec Powergrid (84% polyester, 16% spandex)
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, backpacking, commuting, flatwater paddling, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding, hiking, mountaineering, nordic classic, nordic skate, nordic touring, ocean paddling, park & freestyle skiing, park & freestyle snowboarding, river fishing, river paddling, road cycling, road running, saltwater fishing, ski mountaineering, stillwater fishing, telemark skiing, trail running
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    Favorite purchase yet this season

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm not a big hat person, but absolutely love this product. It's very well made. Very warm. Practical. Lightweight, great compression capacity. Warm! But my favorite feature is that you can pull it down over your head and wear it like a neck gator, and it isn't too bulky. Also, looks very cool. I gambled on the greater expense for the waffle iron insulation lining and am not disappointed. You need one of these, yes you do.

    Plowing my driveway like a boss

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

    I bought this for skiing but have been using it to snow plow my driveway b/c it keeps my face warm and protected when snow is blowing in your face. This is a great product for harsh windy conditions and I can't wait to take it on a blizzardy ski day.

    SUPER warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great balaclava and is super warm - probably too warm, at least for the conditions that I used it in. A little too thick to put under a helmet. Inner lining is very soft - very nice when it gets cold and you get some windburn - gentle on your chin.