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Smartwool Merino 250 Balaclava

Smartwool Merino 250 Balaclava

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$40.00
Availability: In Offsite Warehouse
 

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Smartwool Merino 250 Balaclava

For cold and windy days, don't forget to cover the bits of your face left exposed by a hat and gaiter. Made from Merino 250 Next-to-Skin fabric, the Balaclava keeps you dry and warm while still enabling good peripheral vision.

Features:

- Single layer Interlock knit construction
- Comfortable face protection with good peripheral vision
- Knit in Vietnam: 100% Merino Wool
- Style: SW0SC96

Features and Information

 
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    Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number Store SKU
    605284298510 SW0SC967001-1FM QBP-CL4450 SMA23836388K
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 5 reviews)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good size/fit 
    • Stylish 

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear 

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for Warmth

    By Steve

    from Peoria, Il

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Fit
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments:

      Originally bought this for my son to wear during marching band at the Santa Parade in Peoria Illinois. 12 below windchill. It was great. So I bought one for myself to wear when walking in to work from the parking lot

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great balaclava!

      By kathy27

      from Denver, CO, USA

      About Me

      Comments:

      This is a great balaclava- it fits comfortably under my helmet and keeps me extra warm on cold days. The seams lay fat and are comfortable.

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      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent head-and-neck baselayer!

      By STP 123

      from New Hampshire

      About Me

      Comments:

      Love this balaclava! I bought it a couple years ago, and don't know how I lived without it. I live in USDA zone 4, where it gets down to -25F in winter. Mainly use it for trail-hiking and snowblowing on cold winter days when a single hat and scarf layer isn't warm enough. I wear it as a base-layer, underneath a wool hat and neck gaiter. This balaclava is high quality, in design and construction. Generous in size, even fits my husband's big head, and the neck length is excellent. Good quality merino fabric, a smooth durable knit. Note that it's not wind-proof. As another reviewer mentioned, the material is too thin to wear on its own in cold weather. I prefer the thin material, as it dries fast, fits underneath a hat, and is easy to breathe through without creating a thick breath-vapor-ice-block (if you hike in the cold you know what I'm talking about). It's comfortable to wear, and seams are in non-irritating locations. Has held up fine through a few washings (machine wash and line dry), with no shrinkage. The style can be described with one word: Ninja. The reason I'm writing a review is, my husband stole my balaclava. I let him wear it "just once" on his walk to work, and now he won't give it back. So I ordered another one directly from the Smartwool website. It arrived fast, in perfect condition, and is the same exact excellent balaclava as my old one. Woohoo!

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      (3 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      issues

      By conifir

      from Undisclosed

      About Me

      Comments:

      I am a rural meter reader in Minnesota.... Last year I bought the Balaclava you create.... I wished the item was a Heavier Net.... The wind chills here can be a tad nasty....

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      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lightweight, but warm. Fits well

      By northern steel outfitters

      from Upper Peninsula, Michigan

      About Me

      Comments:

      This is a standard part of my winter fishing gear. It allows me to either wear a baseball style cap over it to help keep the sun out of my eyes, or on those very cold days a knit hat on top. It fits well and I like it enough to have bought 3 of them. 1 for work, 1 for home, and one in case I loose one.

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