Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Airshield MCZ Balaclava

Mountain Hardwear Airshield MCZ Balaclava

Airshield MCZ Balaclava
Overall rating:
4.5 / 5
4.5
 / 
5
(2 reviews) 2
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Rating breakdown 2 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 out of 2(100%) recommend this product
Customer reviews for Airshield MCZ Balaclava
Review 1 for Airshield MCZ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing in Arctic Winds

PostedJanuary 27, 2013
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NateS
Location: Nome, AK
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I live in Nome, Ak and we have bitter wind and cold. I bought the air shield as a base layer under my snow machine helmet and it preforms flawlessly. In -20 degree temps and 40mph winds this thing kept the cold off my skin and kept me warm. I use it daily and couldn't be happier. The only thing that drives me nuts, is that it doesn't vent great so the condensation from your breath builds up. But thats expected.
I would recommend this product.
+6points
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Review 2 for Airshield MCZ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

An almost-great balaclava

PostedJanuary 2, 2013
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Fred52
Location: Natick, MA
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
Fits Slightly Small
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
How would you grade this itemʼs materials, construction and workmanship?
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I love how the material is light in weight yet dense and warm. And the "window" is small enough to be covered by my goggles leaving no patches at the cheekbone to come uncovered and get frostbitten, as compared to my prior combination of flexible semi-open-face balaclava and face mask.
But the slots providing an airway are too small for adequate breathing during a climb. I want protection from a biting wind, but I still need unimpeded breathing. So I cut off the strip of material covering the mouth to make a bigger airway, and sewed it back onto the nosepiece, providing a larger deflector to help keep breath from rising up into my goggles. Much better now.
I would recommend this product.
+8points
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