Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Airshield MCZ Half Balaclava

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Mountain Hardwear Airshield MCZ Half Balaclava

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

Warm faced mouth breather

PostedJanuary 29, 2014
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Discoian
Location: Anywhere and Everywhere
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
MHW definitely does a great job with this balaclava. I love all of their gear but unfortunately this only gets 4 stars. The first couple times I wore it I could never line the nose holes or mouth holes up correctly. This made it difficult to breath and required frequent adjusting resulting in a cold face and hands (taking gloves off...).
After I realized the issue I started to focus a bit more and pay attention when I pulled it over my head. Since then mouth breathing has been easy, nose breathing somewhat difficult (kinda smashes your nose too), but the biggest and best thing: MY FACE WAS WARM despite sub zero temps and winds.
I'll definitely keep coming back for more!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Airshield MCZ Half Balaclava
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Balaclava!

PostedJanuary 16, 2013
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Dean
Location: Yakima, WA
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I used this on my first snowmobile trip last weekend and I did not have any issues with it, it is the best balaclava I have used! This thing is not too big or small, stays on my head perfectly and is comfortable! Another quality product from Mountain Hardwear!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Airshield MCZ Half Balaclava
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Typical flaw...

PostedDecember 20, 2012
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warhoop
Location: Bend, OR
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Great materials and workmanship. The breathing port is great if your mouth breathing, but through the nose is a little more difficult. The typical flaw that I allude to is that with normal head movement, the bottom begins to bunch and creep up your neck. Your face is well protected, but wind and snow can now blow in between the top of your jacket and the bottom of your shield. And the truth is that is just a flaw of the tube shape in general. I will usually sew material onto the bottom of my balaclavas so they drape a over the top of my chest, shoulders, and back and that does the trick. So as I said great quality, but the function is no better than most.
I would recommend this product.
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