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Gore Wear
Universal Windstopper Balaclava

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Face the cold.

Pop quiz! It’s Saturday morning and your club ride starts in 25 minutes, but it’s cold and blustery outside, what do you do?

You can:

  1. Go out for the ride and suffer windburn on your face and ears.
  2. Cry, kick and scream your way out of riding.
  3. Put on the GORE® Windstopper® balaclava.

As you can see, if you’re serious about riding and you don’t want to have to unthaw your face when you hang up the bike, there’s only one option. GORE® has taken the classic balaclava and added their wind-proof Windstopper® softshell fabric where it matters most: your forehead and ears. A perforated panel over the mouth ensures you won’t be breathing in hot stale air all day.


  • Windstopper® softshell fabric over forehead and ears.
  • Flat-lock seams reduce chafing and discomfort.
  • Reflective logo on front and sides.
  • One size.

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A very nice accessory for those really cold days
by LastOstrogoth
Cycling Enthusiast
Bonney Lake, WA

I have used this one several days where the weather dipped into the 20s, a relatively rare circumstance in the Pacific Northwest. It made a very big difference in the early parts of the ride when I was desperately trying to stay warm. It was quite warm and comfortable. It doesn't restrict breathing at all. You still may want to wear a wool cap under your helmet, but this made a big difference in terms of comfort. I ride all winter in all conditions, and being well protected has become an obsession. This was a very nice addition to my winter kit. I would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed 1/26/2017
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by Chuck

Kept me nicely warm but hard to breathe through the mesh because the holes were too small. Also it wouldnt stretch enough to pull it down so I could drink.

Reviewed 4/6/2018
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Handy for cold weather
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

Nice design touches for dealing with the cold weather. Helps to keep head and face warmer and thin enough to fit under helmet with slight adjustment to helmet.

Reviewed 2/11/2018
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Not really for me - But it does work
by DaDenMan
Daily Commuter
Portland OR

I tend to breathe a bit more than this covering allows. Plus, if I move my mouth at all, the cloth slips off my nose and I spend most of the time trying to get it to sit properly. It does keep the wind off the face and ears. Just not sure it is worth the effort to manage while trying to ride in traffic.

Reviewed 12/8/2017
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