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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.
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
Benefits of Wool
Wool garments offer substantially more protection from UV exposure than traditional summer fabrics, like cotton.
Wool draws moisture away from the skin and evaporates moisture, regulating body temperature in all conditions.
Ibex wool products naturally include antimicrobial properties, keeping your garment odor-free.
Wool fights off weather and dirt and prevents stains, making Ibex easy to wash and easy to keep clean.
Because Ibex is made from very small micron diameter fibers, our garments are extremely soft and comfortable.
The craftspeople who are involved in every step of the process–from the sheep, to the spinners, to the sewers–are carefully hand-selected.
Because we use wool–a natural and renewable fiber– Ibex is good for you and good for the Earth.
Ibex wool garments resist heat. They don’t hold a flame and won’t melt like synthetic fabrics and fibers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for specific garment measurements.
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.
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
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! ;-)
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
This is a pretty straightforward product: an Ibex wool balaclava. It's a single layer of wool, thinner than say, the Shak Glove Liners. I am a year-round cyclist, mostly commuting in the winter and road added in warmer months, and I wear this every time I get on a bike and it's cold out.
First, don this balaclava. Second, put the Ibex Neck Gaiter on. (The balaclava alone isn't really up to blocki
I used this about a week or so ago for our first blizzard here in Boston - worked great! This item really protects your head, neck and most of your face. That said, I felt it was too big - multiple sizes would be a great addition to this item. But the size was/is not a deterrent in using it. I'm glad I purchased it.