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Baffin Balaclava

Baffin Balaclava

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Baffin Balaclava

Manufacturer: Outdoor Research

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Page By: Alpinist

Created/Edited: Jul 25, 2007 / Jul 25, 2007

Object ID: 3573

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Product Description

This warm balaclava has a front closure that makes it quick to put on in constantly changing conditions. The fleece body is windproof and vapor permeable for performance in severe weather. A mesh breathing port allows unrestricted airflow.

Multifunctional Design
The greatest strength of a balaclava is that it can be worn in many different ways.


+ WindStopper® Technical Fleece
+ Mesh breathing port
+ Wrap-around design
+ Hook/loop front closure
+ Elastane trim

Avg. weight: 2.8 oz./78 g (size L)


US retail cost: $39



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AlpinistAwesome balaclava!

Voted 5/5

The OR Baffin Balaclava is an awesome balaclava. It's well designed and constructed, and it's very comfortable. I've used it in sub zero temperatures (F), and the wrap around design and Windstopper material really keep you warm.

The ventillation through the mesh nose vent is excellent. I've had far fewer problems with fogging goggles with this balaclava than I have with others that I've tried. The mesh screen helps to keep the vent open and positioned correctly in front of your nose.

If it starts to get warm, it's very easy to unfasten the velcro wrap and swing the face mask behind your head, as depicted in the illustration above. The next best thing would be to be able to remove the face wrap completely. That's available in the OR WS Gorilla Balaclava.

All in all, I'm very happy with the Baffin Balaclava.
Posted Jul 25, 2007 11:18 pm

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