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Blackstrap Hood

Blackstrap Hood

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The Curated Take

The Blackstrap Hood is warm, comfortable, and easy to wear. It fits easily under a helmet and comes in a variety of sweet designs. Prior to wearing the Blackstrap Hood I used a fleece neck gaiter which would be uncomfortable to wear after a few runs on the mountain because of the moisture buildup. However, the Blackstrap Hood prevents moisture buildup and is all around smooth and comfortable! With a hinged design, the mouth piece can also be pulled down when inside the lodge or eating a snack on the chair lift!

Apparel Expert Katie Young
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Overall ratings
(4.0/5) 2 Expert reviews
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Warm
  • Prevents moisture buildup
Cons
  • Difficult with lots of hair
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Product details

The Hood Balaclava Facemask sets the industry standard in performance, comfort, and protection from the elements. Skiers, snowboarders and snowmobile riders have made The Hood their go to balaclava since 2008 thanks to its ergonomic design, patented Exo-Hinge construction, seamless helmet compatibility and the USA milled, 4-way stretch fabric that is antimicrobial and moisture wicking. The Hood Balaclava is UPF 50+ (UV) rated for sun protection. The head and neck are a single layer of fabric to maximize heat & moisture management while the Exo-Hinge is a dual layer construction that is breathable and provides and extra barrier of wind protection.

  • Made in the USA
  • Patented Tri-Blend Fabric (Milled in the USA)
  • One size fits most adults (Available in KIDS)
  • Wind rated dual layer Exo-Hinge neck and face
  • Single layer head & neck for a helmet friendly ergonomic fit
  • Synthetic, breathable moisture wicking & lens safe fabric
  • Antimicrobial, quick dry & machine washer/dryer friendly
Gender
Unisex
Features
Breathable, Hood, Sun protection, Moisture wicking, Quick-drying
Best use
Snowsports
Material
Synthetic
Fabric
80% nylon/17% elastane/3% other fibers
Accessory type
Balaclava, Face mask
Country of origin
USA
Responsibility
Responsibly sourced
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Katie Young
Katie Young
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Katie Young tested this product

I took this hood out on different weather days to see how it stood up. Pretty great on a mild, sunny weather day. Wasn't too hot and helped keep the hair out of my face while riding. The material was perfect for under my helmet as it wasnt too heavy/ thick and didnt make me sweat.

Also took it out on a colder, windy day of riding. The face mask was great for keeping my face from freezing and was easy to pull up and down. Did not ice up super quickly like many face covers seem to. I did need a beanie along with the hood as the hood itself is not very warm, especially with the wind.

The material is super soft and feels good against your face. Doesn't chafe like some hoods do. Fits really well under a helmet.

Pros
  • Great for keeping face covered from biting winds. Easy to pull up and down.
  • The moisture from breathing doesnt instantly freeze solid like other hoods
  • Soft material, doesn't chafe
Cons
  • Not meant to be a super warm hood. Would recommend a beanie with hood if its really cold.
  • Hood by hairline could be a bit longer to help cover the forehead more
BlackStrap hood with the face covering pulled up
BlackStrap hood with the face covering pulled down
Blackstrap Hood
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