Beautiful,but a little hard to get it all adjusted straight,but after that it is the best piece of equipment I own.If your head or feet get cold while in the high country you are in trouble ,this balaclava will not let that happen,the best ,I would recommend to anyone heading to the Mountains in cold weather,and great to sleep in,thanks ,Maddog
Gorilla stays warm in winter
I have used OR hats and balaclavas for winter activity and snow removal in North Dakota for some time. I like the Gorilla design as the face/nose cover is adjustable with the Velcro, and I can get the mouth port exactly where I want it (I have a long face and this is a problem with other balaclavas). You need to get used to putting the Gorilla on, or look in a mirror to get the wrap around part exactly where you want it, so that is a downside. I'm usually dressing inside and then going into the cold, so that isn't an issue for me. I like the protection from wind that the Gorilla offers, and it is quite warm until the temp falls below zero. It works fine for bitterly cold days when I need to be active but need my face covered, such as snowblowing on a cold windy day. The removable face mask is also a nice option if you get too warm and want more air.
Good To Go
I used this balaclava with a UA coldgear balaclava under it in subzero conditions and it worked fantastic, It stood up to a 40 MPH rotor wash with a chill factor of minus 20 degrees, This item was used under severe conditons and on Helo insertions in the mountains at about 8.000 feet, Very glad i had this item with me!!