Lee E.wrote a review of Smartwool Balaclava on May 27, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I ordered a pair of balaclava's for my son and I for an upcoming section hike of the Appalachian Trail in TN. We hit some driving sleet for an hour an a half on top of a high mountain pass and the SmartWoold balaclava's did their part in keeping us warm and protected. After the balaclava's were delivered I wondered if I made the wrong decision - how can this superlight weight wool keep us warm. I was almost embarrassed to show my son when they arrived. That all changed once we put them to use. They also came in handy as head and neck wear when bunking down for the night in sub 30 degree weather. My only gripe is the material stretches a bit - once you wear the opening under your chin it's hard to keep above your nose. Including a shot of my son wearing his balaclava. Two thumbs up!