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Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava - Mountain Steals
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Sonic Balaclava

Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 25.
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Product Description
Item No.   10447816
 

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava

  • Windproof
  • Wicking
  • Breathable
  • Hybrid Mapped Construction
  • Laminated Construction
  • Mesh Breathing Port
  • Embroidered OR Logo
  • Flat-Seam Construction

Fabric Details:

  • GORE WINDSTOPPER 3L 100% polyester microfleece crownPolartec® Wind Pro® 90% polyester10% spandex hard finish face with soft fleece backer earports

Product Specifications
Primary Fabric: Polyester
Features: Moisture Wicking, Windproof, GORE WINDSTOPPER, Polartec
Weight: 2.4 oz
Windproof: Yes
Product Technology: Polartec Wind Pro, GORE-TEX INFINIUM, GORE Windstopper
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Unisex
Best Use: Casual, Snowsports
Polartec Wind Pro

Polartec Wind Pro
The lightweight warmth of Polartec Wind Pro allows it to function as both a high performance outer layer, or a comfy insulating layer. Its resistance to wind and water further increases the versatility. All of that in a durable package.

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GORE WINDSTOPPER

GORE WINDSTOPPER
GORE WINDSTOPPER fabrics utilize an ultra-light, ultra-thin membrane to block wind while allowing interior moisture vapor to escape. This will keep your body and your inner layers dry and comfortable.

Product Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polar gear necessity! I work as a polar expedition guide and had previously purchased a cheap fleece balaclava online. In the field I discovered that was a waste the few dollars I spent on it! The following season paid the big bucks and bought the OR Sonic Balaclava...Man, I wished I had done this sooner! Worth every dollar I paid for it. I fit comfortably snug and provided excellent protection when I was driving a Zodiac through wind and rough seas! Now this is the piece of gear I don't travel to the Arctic or Antarctic without! My wife is working with me in Antarctica this season so I made sure to buy her one...so she wouldn't be taking mine!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arctic Gear I am a Polar Expedition Guide. I had purchased a cheap Balaclava online for my Arctic expedition last year. it loose, bulky, was not wind resistant and did little to keep me warm. This year I went for the OR Sonic Balaclava and it was money well spent. I just wish I had it last year, too! It was not loose or bulky and kept me warm and toasty! For the ultimate in head warmth and protection on extra cold days I wore it with the OR Frostline Hat. With the face flap on the hat across my face, in addition to the balaclava I was happy, warm and dry in spite of the Arctic blasts!
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bomber wind and cold protection Outdoor Researchメs Sonic Balaclava is a must have for winter adventures that are riddled with harsh wind, and severe cold. I have used this balaclava while winter fat-tire biking in temps that were in the low teens. I wore it under a helmet, and there were actual icicles coming off this thing around the nose and mouth area by the time I was done riding. The top features of this balaclava are: the Gore Windstopper fabric, the non-inhibiting breathing mesh cover over the mouth, and just the right amount of coverage and protection over the nose.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need Another Color Option This is my regular go-to balaclava. It's warm, comfortable, and completely prevents the wind from hitting your face. Flat seams prevent chaffing and the mesh at the mouth is perfectly suited for heavy or light breathing. I only gave 4 stars because as much as I enjoy dressing up like a ninja, I do like to switch it up and not look like a guy every once in a while. Green, blue, purple, orange, ANY color besides just the "standard" black would be AMAZING! Thanks OR for always producing great products!
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stops wind, mesh doesn't work I bought a Sonic balaclava to replace a merino wool thinner balaclava that wasn't protecting me from wind. The Sonic makes my head feel as though I'm indoors, no matter how much wind there is. The mesh over the mouth becomes soaked almost immediately, so I've had to cut a hole in it. I wear glasses, and if my breath doesn't dissipate immediately, I can't see in cold weather. This is one of my main "must haves", and is the only reason this product doesn't get 5 stars.
Date published: 2012-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WARM AND COMFORTABLE AS HELL !! I used to have another balaclava pasamontanas, as we call them made of power-stretch nice material for legs and torso interiors, but not for your head. It was a nice one, but I always felt a little discomfort in the nose-mouth area don&8217t get me wrong, ha, ha, so I decided to go for the OR Sonic which seemed to be anatomically shaped instead of being &8220flat&8221. Great decision! This not only provides great comfort but also reduces the fog effect on your goggles despite they are anti-fog they usually got partially foggy. What is more, the mesh in the mouth area enhances the breathing!
Date published: 2008-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My "go to" armour When the elements turn really nasty I depend on my Sonic. If it is extremely cold and windy I add a Peruvian hat over-top. For times when I am breathing hard and sunglasses fog up I switch to ski goggles and all is clear. I love the feeling of being driven to my limits travelling into the unexpected storm within my own self-contained warm dry envelope of safety and confidence. The Sonic is essential. It pulls on or off fast and fits right. The breathing port is a small but welcome advance in reducing condensation.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sloppy fit Very little stretch so the fit is rather sloppy. Mine only covered the top 1/3 of my forehead, so I had to wear a beanie, too. As I moved, the fabric around the nose and eyes would ride up, brushing my eyelashes and poking me in the eye. I was constantly pulling it down. Also very loose around the neck, like a turkey wattle. It's warm, though. That's about the only positive thing I can say.
Date published: 2018-04-05
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Size Guide

Outdoor Research Men's Hats

Size S M L XL
US Hat Size 6 3/4 - 7 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 7 5/8 - 7 7/8
Circumference 21 1/2 - 22 22 1/4 - 22 7/8 23 - 23 5/8 23 7/8 - 24
Size One Size S/M L/XL
US Hat Size 6 3/4 - 7 5/8 6 3/4 - 7 1/4 7 3/8 - 7 5/8
Circumference 21 1/2 - 24 21 1/2 - 22 7/8 23 - 24

HOW to MEASURE
Head Circumference: Wrap measuring tape around your head, just above eyebrows. Note your size at the point of overlap