Brian Bergendahlwrote a review of BlackStrap Hood Balaclava Solid on March 3, 2017
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.