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Highlander Open Face Thinsulate Balaclava - Olive, One Size
Size: One SizeColour: OliveChange
Price:£4.99+Free shipping
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 8 March 2013
Got ripped after a few weeks of using...and I only use it at weekends because I have to work in the cold at weekends.
It also fits awkwardly...but maybe that is just due to the shape of my head.
You are better off going to one of those sports shops to get a balaclava to keep u really warm...seriously.
Awful product.....but that is what u get for paying that amount of money for a balaclava.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2012
Ordered the green version. Note that the picture is wrong (as at Sept 2012), look at the black one and think green. However good bit of kit and very warm/thick.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 December 2013
This product was nothing like the picture. I think the only similarity was the colour. The one I received had some strange beak looking thing by the nose to aid breathing but unless it fits your proportions perfectly then the product is rendered useless. Never used this product once.Very disappointed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 June 2014
The hole at the front comes right under your nose. It's difficult to know if you should keep your nose in or out. The aperture is just the right size to not be suitable for either configuration :-/
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on 20 January 2013
For the price this is amazing quality. It is quite thick and made of 2 layers with a fleece inner and ribbed wool outer. I took it to the Ice Hotel in north Sweden where the outside temperature was minus 30 and below and this worked brilliantly, kept me fabulously warm. Face hole is a little small and it sits most comfortably when covering the nose which was fine by me. Only problem with that is in extreme cold your breath will condense on the OUTSIDE of the balaclava and freeze. This isn't likely to be a problem in normal winter temperatures though. Amazing quality for the price.
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on 16 June 2015
I like Thinsulate products - gloves etc. which, needless to say, are designed for cold weather. I hesitated before buying this Balaclava because of the known use by terrorist groups but my cold weather needs overcame this reluctance. As I have a smallish head this was a little too big but that did not really matter as, oddly enough, that allowed an additional 'layer' of insulation - air. The neck fitting is good covers quite far down and when used with something like a Berghuse jacket (with hood) this offers excellent protection again the cold.
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on 27 December 2014
Bought it to wear under a motorcycle helmet, unfortunately it's a bit thick for that, no fault of the product though. It's made of thick wool, with thinsulate lining covering most of the inside - pretty warm and not too hard to breath though. Only reason this doesn't get a 5 is the eye slot is a bit narrow for my liking. It's around 10.5cm, can stretch to double that, and sits at around 12.5cm when I wear it, but still feels a bit too narrow. Not a real problem though, nothing a couple of safety pins won't fix if it gets too annoying..
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on 29 March 2015
I obviously have a large face, as I would have expected the balaclava to stretch enough to show my face from eyebrows to chin. However this product struggled to display eyebrows to nose and hence is useless for my purpose which is to keep my ears warm even in a strong wind.

I bought the product to replace a thinsulate hat which insisted on riding up to sit on top of my head and would not stay anywhere near my ears.

I am still looking for a solution
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on 2 January 2015
Item smells horrible, like old rubber tires or a car garage or something. I would say the product is unusable due to the petrochemical like smell of it. If it wasn't so cheap, I'd return it, but it's not worth the postage to send it back. I'll either give this to a charity shop since it's brand new, or throw it away. This is my first 1 star review of anything I've bought on Amazon.
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on 23 December 2014
Love it, love it, love it. Especially like the long neck. Its as if you've a polo neck on. I already have the Thinsulate gloves , with the fleece inner so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. The thing is ? The outer would maybe have to be a bit thinner, but I have this crazy idea that Thinsulate thermal shirts and long johns would be a fantastic addition to the range . I wonder ?
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