Wind River Balaclava
Wind River Balaclava Details
- Next to Skin
- Size: One Size Fits All
- Merino-X construction
- Merino is naturally odor resistant with no treatments or chemicals to wear out
- Retains heat when soaking wet for safety
- Unique two-piece design with ear holes to aid hearing
How It's Built
- Material: Merino-X
- Primary Uses:
- Tree Stand
- Material Weight: 250 Midweight
- Weight: 4.2oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
During my years in the hunting and ski industries I have owned dozens of face coverings. This Wind River balaclava is my all-time favorite! The seems are in the right spots for functionality, the ear hole is a fabulous value added upgrade, the material is premium bud! Soft as a baby's bottom as that old commercial said about their product. This item is warm yet breaths better than some lighter weight (less warm) products that I have used and I just tore my garage apart to find my Cipher patterned one on the floor in a pile of gear from elk season. Now that it is back on my head I am on the website to order a solid color(because some days I get a kick out of being the guy on the ski hill rep'n camo with pride and other days I just don't want the attention.
Perfect addition to my set up! Great for early to mid season but if you throw a beanie on top it’ll work for late season too! It’s a little loose but I expect that will change once it’s washed a couple times.
Perfect for early to midseason. Fits great.
This is much more comfortable against the skin than the polyester one I wore for years. Glad I bought it.
I hunt in NC and I have been searching for some top notch gear for my hunts. This thing is amazing! The feel is incredible and it fits perfectly! The holes in the ears help me out tremendously because I do have some hearing loss! It fits my gigantic head without making wrinkles. When I pull the face shield up it actually stays! I bought the Cypher pattern so I could really use it in the later seasons.
I absolutely love the Wind River Balaclava. It fits great. I can wear it over or under my orange FL Tag Cuff Merino Beanie. It is soft on the face, not to tight, but not to loose. It stays in place. This is my first merino balaclava and love it. I wore it in the mid 20's. I could tell that it was damp on the face from breathing, but yet it still kept my face warm. It dries quickly after taking it off in cold weather and does not stink. Perfection at its best!!
Not sure why others gave this a 3 star review unless they received a different product than I did. If you like the way the FL neck gaiters fit around your face and head then you'll be happy with this purchase. Go ahead and get this Wind River Balaclava along with a Kiln QZ and some Zip off Kiln bottoms. You'll be covered in the best merino money can buy and warm enough to go further and stay longer!
As someone with hearing loss. The ear holes helped a lot. Keep the bugs off me and I stay warm.
Really good coverage on face and neck, love the fact that there are ear holes! Very comfortable, but I did get red cheeks after a day of wear. Might be I'm allergic to wool, not sure. But I still would wear anyways!
I have recently discovered First Lite when I bought a base layer from Meat Eater. I am amazed at the quality and how “lite”(no pun intended) their stuff is. This Balaclava fits me perfectly and the ear holes actually align with my ears.
I am another happy customer. Can’t wait to use it turkey opening day Saturday!!!!