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Smartwool
Merino 250 Balaclava

4.538461538461538 out of 5 stars
52 Reviews

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Merino 250 Balaclava

Visibility is bad enough on storm days. The SmartWool Merino 250 Balaclava defends your head and neck from blustery snow without decreasing your field of vision. Constructed with merino wool, this balaclava keeps you toasty while interlock knitting minimizes chaffing. The super-soft fabric feels wonderful on your face and slides easily under helmets and goggles, so you’ll forget it’s there while chasing fresh powder.


Details

  • Balaclava for riding on storm days
  • Merino wool is soft and warm
  • Constructed with peripheral vision in mind
  • Thin profile fits easily under your helmet
  • Item #SWL00VS
Material
100% Merino wool
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding, mountaineering, park & freestyle skiing, park & freestyle snowboarding, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 52 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 3 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 41 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2024

great under helmet

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] warm under my helmet

Anna
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 12, 2024

Buy it.

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I use this item at work. It is a perfect combination of lightweight and warmth.

Eugene
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com

4 out of 5 stars

February 11, 2024

Great fit and quality.

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Awesome. Just the right fit and weight material. Super comfortable.

David
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 19, 2024

I work the Northern Border and stay warm with my Smartwool g

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I work the Northern Border and stay warm with my Smartwool gear.

Daniel
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2024

Nice and form fitting!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I use this under a snowmobile helmet, and it is great because it is far more form fitting than others I've tried (which bunch up and/or slide down over my eyes).

Kelly
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com

5 out of 5 stars

January 7, 2024

Awesome and multipurpose

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought this as a gift for my son. He is stoked on it. Wore it hunting this winter

Eric
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com

5 out of 5 stars

December 16, 2023

I have several for winter.

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Great item. Valuable to me. very. Not too heavy or bulky. Helps moisture management during exertion. I hate cold from drying sweat, wind or cold; this item really solves cold. When really cold, I wear under a hat . useful when windy or if you are camping out; covers head and neck.When cycling, critical item for wearing under my too-breezy helmet. Small. easily folded into a pocket. Easily laundered. I hang mine to dry. dries fast too. Keeps carotid arteries covered (those two on your throat) You can also wear glasses, as garment does not interfere. Glad to see lighter color. Black color harsh against face. Covers cold sores on lip too. Keeps solar radiation off face. Only con is this item really makes short, female hair look weird or flat. But, who really cares? A warm head and neck to me more important than cosmetics.

naomi
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com

5 out of 5 stars

December 12, 2023

Bought to replace a Nike balaclava

I bought this to replace a Nike balaclava. There's not enough space to say how much I enjoy this over the Nike balaclava, but his balaclava fits a lot better.

Michael
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com

5 out of 5 stars

November 7, 2023

yep I like it a lot and bought a spare

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The "THERMAL MERINO BALACLAVA", works great for cold weather and winter bike riding along with the "ACTIVE FLEECE WIND HEADBAND", and...THERMAL MERINO REVERSIBLE CUFFED BEANIE" or "Creek Run Beanie" .I use all three when riding, and when it gets really cold and windy I put the "Seirus NeoFleece Combo Scarf" on too :-) That usually happens when the wind is over 12-15 mph and chill temp is around zero (with the temp/wind taken into account). I ride 10 miles almost daily in the winter so I've had lots of practice finding what works..Yes..I have studded snow tires on my bike. I also have on clear safety glasses or my "POC" ski goggles for the wind cold/wind too. It's almost always windy in the winter when I ride in Northern Idaho :-)

Charles
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 26, 2023

I would buy this again and again and I do!

I cannot ski or walk the dog without this under my helmet or hat because I live at 10,000 ft. It's the most perfect product smartwool ever mad and thrilled it came in baby blue this year!

Denise
smartwool.com

Originally reviewed on smartwool.com