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Merino 250 Balaclava

Visibility is bad enough on storm days. The SmartWool Merino 250 Balaclava defends your head and neck from blustery snow without decreasing your field of vision. Constructed with merino wool, this balaclava keeps you toasty while interlock knitting minimizes chaffing. The super-soft fabric feels wonderful on your face and slides easily under helmets and goggles, so you’ll forget it’s there while chasing fresh powder.

  • Balaclava for riding on storm days
  • Merino wool is soft and warm
  • Constructed with peripheral vision in mind
  • Thin profile fits easily under your helmet
  • Item #SWL00VS

100% Merino wool
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding, mountaineering, park & freestyle skiing, park & freestyle snowboarding, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 1

Stupidly designed

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

Very uncomfortable seam runs down the middle of the clava. SHAME ON BACKCOUNTRY FOR NOT PICTURING IT. Horrible design. Sending back. Have other Smartwool products that are great. This isn’t.

>Rating: 3

Bought as a gift, feedback to share

I've used it several times

I got this Balaclava for my sister for sleeping at night while backpacking. She had this to say: I always end up feeling a draft on my face and it particularly bugs me. I have a long, narrow face so this doesn’t fit as tight as I would have hoped - the face opening is a little loose and floppy. If they did have two different sizes I would have definitely got the smaller one. But, true to Smart Wool this little baby is warm, soft, and delivers on cold nights in the backcountry.

>Rating: 5

Light and Practical

I've used it several times

This thin wool facemask protects the face from frostbite without fogging your goggles.