# 842 | Unisex's
Mid-weight wool face protection

  • Mid-weight wool face protection


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Full face warmth in Ibex wool fabric is great for the coldest activities in the winter. Keep windburn at bay, stay comfy under your ski helmet or just keep warm while remaining incognito, the Ibex Balaclava has you covered.

Tech Specs +

 Form Fit Fit Guide
Wool Gauge:
 18.5 micron
Fabric Gram Weight:
 230 g/m2
Garment Weight:
 2.1 oz
Fiber Content:
 100% Merino Wool
Fiber Source:
 New Zealand
Fabric Source:
 New Zealand
Garment Source:

Wool Type +


The workhorse of Ibex fabrics, Zepher is made with an interlock knit that is durable, stretches naturally, and enhances the easy softness of 100% Merino wool. We use this 18.5 micron fabric for mid-weight layers designed for maximal versatility. 100% Merino Wool

Size & Fit Guide Expand +

How Do I Determine My Size?

We recommend a general body measurement guide to determine your size in Ibex clothing. This sizing chart is not garment specific, but in fact a body measurement chart. Here are some helpful hints when measuring:

Bust/Chest: relax arms at sides, keeping the tape parallel to the floor, measure the fullest part of your bust/chest
Waist: keeping the measuring tape comfortably loose, measure around your natural waistline
Hips: standing with heels together, keep the tape straight and parallel to the floor, measure around the fullest part of hips
Sleeve Length: a 3-point measurement, standing with arms relaxed and slightly bent at sides, measure from the base of the neck to the shoulder and then from the shoulder to the wrist bone, add together measurements
Form-fit: garment designed to fit snug to the body throughout
Semi-fit: garment will be contoured to the body
Regular-fit: garment will not be slim, but also not oversized
Relaxed-fit: garment drapes loosely on body

Still need help determining your size? Call 800.773.9647 or email us at for specific garment measurements.

Q&A and Reviews

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Why did you choose this?
Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
Needed cover for my head, neck and face.
Julia H on Aug 18, 2015
painfully cold skiing
Aubrey T on Jul 28, 2015
Needed cover for my head, neck and face.
Julia H on Aug 18, 2015
works great for skiing, much better than synthetics.
Cody on Aug 15, 2015
painfully cold skiing
Aubrey T on Jul 28, 2015
great for winter road riding
John S on Jun 9, 2015
I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this summer and I wanted to have something to keep my head warm at night that is breathable. I also plan on using it on cold days.
Brett S on May 4, 2015
very warm complete face protection from the bitter cold very nice
vadim s on Apr 13, 2015
My elderly mother protected her face from the freezing air with this item. The fabric is warm and delicate, and she wore to a formal event in NYC.
elizabeth g on Apr 13, 2015
works great for skiing, much better than synthetics.
Cody on Aug 15, 2015
great for winter road riding
John S on Jun 9, 2015
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I tend to prefer a beard but this is definitely the next best thing. Warm, functional and comfortable. If you don't have a beard and like cold, winter sports, get one of these.
April 6, 2014
Better than a beard
Balaclava by Bellwether offers a little extra protection to your face in cold weather, It breathes well and does not fog up your glasses or goggles like other balaclavas or neck gators. If you don't have a wooly beard you should invest in one of these.
June 3, 2012
Lightweight, compact
Packs down. Can really save your hide if you under dressed on your legs or torso. Wash and dry in minutes.
December 21, 2010
You can't find a better balaclava
I use this under my helmet when I go snowboarding. I live in the Pacific Northwest where it's cold and wet and often cold, windy, and precipitation falling. When it's overcast, super cold, and windy this keeps my face warm on the chairlift, on the run, and everywhere in between. When it's clear and sunny this keeps me warm, but it also breathes and keeps me comfortable. I invested in all new gear
January 17, 2013
keeps you warm in the wind and cold
December 26, 2010
Ibex is the best
I just got my ibex Balaclava. On huge Pow days in Aspen i need something to protect myself from the "face shots" i get on every turn. today was one of those days and i broke out the ibex. It was warm, comfortable against my face and helped deflect the massive pow shots away from my face. With the ibex balaclava, i was able to leave my snorkle at home.
December 15, 2008
Warm for sure!
I use this on my daily winter bicycle commute. Tucks in nicely at the neck under my jacket and has big enough eye opening for my glasses.

Also fits under my helmet without an issue.
December 6, 2012
My balaclava is my new best friend
I got my balaclava on a day where it was windy and 10 degrees out. So basically the perfect conditions to test out my new ibex and my balaclava rocked! Normally in these condidtions my face would be red and raw but with my balaclava I didn't even notice the elements. Typically I don't really go for things that cover my face because they get all wet from breathing through it all the time and bef
February 4, 2009
comfortable, not quite warm enough
I find the balaclava to be thinner than I expected-- great for fitting under a bike helmet, but not comforting, and not quite as warm as I would have liked. It is a good compromise for a not-too-cold day, but for the coldest days it is not enough.
April 29, 2015
8 months ago
Nice and Warm
Use to ride my bike on cold days - keeps my face warm, without being hot. Much warmer and far more breathable than similar products make of synthetic material...
December 26, 2010