The North Face Underballa Balaclava
The North FaceUnderballa Balaclava

The balaclava you want when coldsmoke is on the horizon.

Don't miss out on blower powder because it's face-stingingly cold outside. The Underballa Balaclava from The North Face is the headwear you want when the mercury is threatening to drop out the bottom of the thermometer. The polyester and elastane is plenty warm and won't freeze up as you sweat during the day. It's thin enough to fit comfortably under most helmets, and the hinged style can be pulled down to facilitate cracking a frosty cold one on the lift.

  • Polyester and elastane
  • Thermal stretch fleece
  • Hinged balaclava
  • Helmet compatible
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Warm, Comfortable, Practical

    Very warm balaclava. Smaller sizes can restrict your head after awhile causing a headache(got a M first time, then got a L/XL instead). lOve the funtionality of it, easy to pull down and up and keep the back from sliding down. A+

    Very Versatile

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Great product. Versatile and multiple ways to use it. As a simple neck gaiter, it does the job and doesn't bunch up. When using the full balaclava the skull cap fits well under my ski helmet with no hot spots and provides another layer of warmth on cold days. The face cover is good but not suited to single-digit temperature days (you'd want a thicker, cold weather face mask).


      Very comfortable. Not too tight

      Not too bad

        I've never used this style of balaclava. I've only had a one-piece fleece prior to this, but the thin cap is pretty comfy and doesn't interfere with your helmet/beanie. Not a bad buy

        Good Option for Frigid Days

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This balaclava is thin enough to wear under a helmet, but it's fleece lined making it great for really cold days. If you like to wear a mask most days, might want a more breathable option. I got a S/M and it's a little bit snug.

        5 Stars

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Really love this balaclava. Color isn't really a concern for me and I could see how some people might not like the color but the fit is spot on - not constricting and light enough to wear a hat on top if it.

        Very Satisfied, Exactly what I need!

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        One of my favorite times of the year is here. I love going with my husband hunting. We take at least one trip a year out of state and travel West to Colorado or Idaho. We went hunting this past Sunday and it was windy and I was telling my husband I needed something over my ears. I work in the facility in Christiansburg VA. On Monday I was putting away the The North Face Underballa Balaclava, it was just the right color green and said to myself, "Oh that would AWESOME to have!' It's blend good with my camo and keep my ears and face warm. I purchased it as soon as I got home. Today when I got home from work I decided to give it a try and went hunting. What a difference it made! I absolutely love it! I will be purchasing another one or 2 soon.

        Does the job

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        Great any day use balaclava(cold winter to sunny spring ski days). Favorite function of this is the hinged lower section allowing for easy adjustment while still being comfortable when lowered.

        Nice and Warm

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
        • Fit: True to size

        This keeps my boyfriend nice and warm on cold days when he has to work outside in the snow.

        North Face Underballa Balaclava

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
        • Fit: True to size

        I bought this balaclava for both my nephews who just started to ski. They love the fit and feel of it. and it keeps them super warm in the cold east coast temps. The hinged construction allows them to pull the bottom portion off their face easily if they want to expose their mouths or talk, which they love.