Tundra Cold Weather Balaclava
DWR Softshell with Merino
Tundra Cold Weather Balaclava Details
- Next to Skin
- 37.5 Technology Soft Shell Outer
- Synthetic Shearling Wool Liner
- Merino wool panels maintain ability to hear
How It's Built
- Material: Shearling Wool
- Primary Uses:
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 5.7oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
Having gone through multiple cheaper pieces over the years, I have finally found the perfect balaclava. The design of the face portion that allows you to wear it on your neck or over your face works great. The warmth of the item is incredible also, used it to sleep in on a backpack hunt in CO this year and night temps fell into the teens and I was warm and cozy.
By far the warmest balaclava I’ve used. Thin around ears for hearing yet doesn’t sacrifice warmth. I put on a wind proof cap over this for extreme low temps. Will purchase again when this one wears out.
It fit my large head perfectly, the facemask with wool lining is comfortable and stays dry. During warmer days (above 40 degrees), I prefer a ball cap and the merino neck gaiter, but below that this is almost as comfortable and much, much warmer. Other balaclavas have been either too tight fitting, too bulky, or not warm enough. This is none of those. The fit and finish is outstanding as always with First Light. Cannot recommend this piece enough.
I normally hate wearing stuff on my face and neck. This was light weight, warm and thin. The design around the ears makes it where you can still hear everything. It does not hold moisture around your mouth and nose. This makes the difference when you are in blowing snow/sleet.
Since I wear glasses I can never wear a balcalva without my glasses fogging up. The material is more like a mesh around the nose on this one it doesn't fog up enough and is easy to wear pulled down around my nose. Wore is down to -10 in the late season this year and kept my ears and head warm.