Keep out the cold without minimizing your senses. The Castelli Windstopper Balaclava is perfect for navigating freezing temperatures without risking cold ears. The super stretchy face opening can rest over-nose, over-mouth, or under-chin for the most comfortable coverage options.
Low temperatures mean you need some serious protection to ride out in the elements. That's where the Gore-Tex Infinium™ Windstopper® X-Fast comes into play. This ultra-warm fabric has unbeatable wind protection while still thin enough to feel comfortable underneath your trustworthy helmet.
The Windstopper Balaclava has a water-repellent finish to protect against rain and snow. Its long length provides additional neck coverage that can tuck beneath the collar of a jacket or long sleeve jersey, while the moisture-wicking finish keeps you warm and ready for the ride ahead.
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Mfg PartNum: H11555010
Not all balaclavas are made alike. This Castelli model has windstopper that allows it to be thin but also protective. The fit is snug as it should be and very easy to move the face covering up and down even with lobster style gloves. I can't imagine a better solution to frigid riding conditions.
Does a great job keeping the head and face warm, but I find that the material over the nose and mouth to be a bit thick. Makes breathing more labored and forces exhaled air up to escape via the eye opening, fogging my glasses immediately. Usually had to pull the lower part down under my chin for most of the ride (kind of defeating the purpose) and only bringing it up for faster descents.