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Super Hero

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Super Hero

Manufacturer: Marmot

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Page By: Erik Beeler

Created/Edited: Nov 23, 2003 / Nov 23, 2003

Object ID: 871

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This Marmot balaclava features a plethora of high-tech stretch and soft-shell fabrics to fend off arctic wind and cold when skiing, ice climbing and mountaineering.

Features:

Stretch construction features Schoeller® Extreme to provide wind resistant protection, and Polartec® Thermal Pro for additional insulation and warmth

Polartec Power Stretch® panels allow a snug yet non-restrictive fit for optimum warmth that fits easily under your climbing helmet

Full face coverage exposes only your eyes for maximum protection

Reviews

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Erik BeelerUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I like this balaclava so far. It fits my head well and is just a bit loose around the eyes. The eye opening is loose enough to pull the balaclava down around my neck w/o getting choked. Despite being a bit loose I can still get my goggles to seal well over the opening. The material blocks wind well but I have not really had it tested. Fits well under my Petzel helmet. Four stars until I get to test it in really cold weather.

Update: I used this in sub zero temps and you need to add another hat on top. Also even though it is a wind resistant fabric it does let wind in to your ears and they can get cold in windy colder temps.

It dries really fast and does not seem to hold moisture much at all. I wore it all night long on a -15 degree F night and it did not frost up or hold moisture. It is very comfortable but if you have a bigger head stay away from this one size fits all balaclava. Like this balaclava alot but it wont be the last one I buy.
Posted Dec 7, 2003 12:56 pm

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