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

  • Mid-weight wool face protection


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Modern Merino

When the weather isn’t necessarily “friendly,” take matters into your own hands with the impervious Woolies 2 Balaclava. Made of durable (and breathable) 100% Merino, this hat/face shield combo will keep you protected in the most severe conditions.

Tech Specs +

 Semi-Fit Fit Guide
 Woolies 2
Fabric Gram Weight:
 230 g/m2
Garment Weight:
 2.1 oz
Fiber Content:
 100% Merino Wool
Fiber Source:
 New Zealand
Fabric Source:
Garment Source:

Wool Type +

Woolies 2:

Woolies 2 is an interlock knit and a step up in weight from the 150 g/m2 weight of the Woolies 1. The Woolies 2 tips the scales at 230 g/m2, a heft just right for in-bounds alpine skiing, slower moving days in the cold or as an option for someone who just wants more warmth in their long underwear.

It Starts With Free Range New Zealand Merino Sheep
It Starts With Free Range New Zealand Merino Sheep
Understanding the Micron
Understanding the Micron

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.

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Q&A and Reviews

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Why did you choose this?
Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
Stephen T on Aug 30, 2016
Just for fun and a cold winter
Ernst M on May 17, 2016
Stephen T on Aug 30, 2016
I ski and needed a lightweight but warm helmet liner
Donna H on Aug 12, 2016
Just for fun and a cold winter
Ernst M on May 17, 2016
I purchased from Ibex because the products are ALWAYS top notch, without exception. I purchased the balaclava because it's perfect for cycling in late fall and early spring and for cycling or hiking at elevation. And the wool is easy to care for and NEVER smells bad! : )
Donna C on May 9, 2016
100% merino wool
Idalia C on Feb 29, 2016
To run in severe cold.
Susan M on Feb 15, 2016
gift for my daughter who requested this
Sandy S on Jan 19, 2016
I've had this before and can't find it, and I need it for cold winter sports and biking.
Jean G on Jan 15, 2016
Same friend's recommendation.
Guest S on Jan 9, 2016
Have one, works well for cycling. Wanted backup in case one is in laundry.
Guest S on Jan 6, 2016
Hubby needs protection from wind on the sub 20 degree, super 20 mph windy morning runs. The high plains can be a frigid ^%#}. ð???
Jenn S on Jan 2, 2016
perfect weight for under helmet while skiing - warm but light.
mary m on Dec 29, 2015
Looked warm
Guest S on Dec 19, 2015
warm and thin
Richard O on Dec 13, 2015
It gets really cold in Minnesota in January.
Pete on Dec 11, 2015
I love this balaclava, and am a loyal Ibex fan. Sadly I lost my previous balaclava on a dark, stormy bike commute home in Seattle tonight.
Guest S on Dec 1, 2015
requested as a gift
Cynthia W on Nov 30, 2015
switching from a non-natural fabric one of these
IRENE S on Nov 26, 2015
I like this balaclava. my old one wore out
William B on Nov 25, 2015
Came in a little big, washed it and tried to shrink it down.. It's great under a helmet.
Jimmie the Skie on Oct 27, 2015
I wore it while cutting wood and it was perfect. I didn't get too sweaty but it kept the wind from chilling my sweaty neck.
Phyllis S on Oct 27, 2015
I live in northern Vermont. Nuff said!
Lee B on Oct 24, 2015
Recommended by my cyclist sister for keeping warm during cold weather rides.
MICHAEL R on Oct 19, 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
I ski and needed a lightweight but warm helmet liner
Donna H on Aug 12, 2016
I purchased from Ibex because the products are ALWAYS top notch, without exception. I purchased the balaclava because it's perfect for cycling in late fall and early spring and for cycling or hiking at elevation. And the wool is easy to care for and NEVER smells bad! : )
Donna C on May 9, 2016
Sizes for balaclava?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think it's just one size, pls check online. I'm a petite woman and mine fits great. I enjoy wearing it skiing.
4.5 / 5.0
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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
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
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
Warm, breathable, and it's a scarf!
I used my new balaclava on a cold morning on my commute into work. I was impressed with the breath-ability of the material, and as things warmed up, I was able to pull it down and use as a windbreak for my neck (aka scarf).
Who knew that Balaclava was more than just a tasty Greek treat!
May 1, 2012
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
Just what I was looking for!
I have a couple of balaclavas that I have worn in cold, wet conditions. I despaired of finding one that was really warm, but light and breathable. The ones I have are heavy and claustrophobic, and ill-fitting. This merino wool version is perfect. Lightweight but very warm, breathable, and offers great range of vision. No heavy, sweaty feel inside the front of the mask. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
April 9, 2016
Boerne, TX
Age: 65+
6 months ago
Great for when your nose and cheeks are getting frosty
Wore this on a very cold day that was ok till we turned into the wind. My nose and cheeks soon felt like they were nearing frostbite so donned this balaclava. Problem solved. It is also easy to adjust the lower face part up or down as needed.
February 18, 2016
6 months ago
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

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