Shred in Comfort & Style: the BlackStrap Balaclava

BlackStrap makes facemasks/balaclavas, dual layer tubes and a lot more, in numerous head-turning artist-exclusive designs as well as solid colors. Their now-famous Expedition Hood Balaclava comes in a whopping 37 adult colorways and sets the industry standard in performance,  comfort, and protection from the elements.

Expedition Hood Balaclava reviewed by Mountain Life Media


Skiers, snowboarders and anyone outside in winter have made this their go-to balaclava for more than 10 years thanks to its ergonomic design, patented Exo-Hinge construction, seamless helmet compatibility and the USA-milled, 4-way stretch fabric that is antimicrobial and moisture-wicking. The Hood Balaclava is UPF 50+ (UV) rated for sun protection.  The head and neck are a single layer of fabric to maximize heat & moisture management while the Exo-Hinge is a dual-layer construction that is breathable and provides and extra barrier of wind protection. One size fits most adults (also available in a huge array of kids’ designs).

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We checked out the Dual Layer Tube neck gaiter and found it super-soft, warm and functional for long-haul missions.  Like the balaclava it features 360 degrees of dual-layer protection and 4-way stretch fabric for added mobility. And it comes in a head-spinning array of designs and colorways.
It’s also good to know that BlackStrap’s Waste-Zero initiative focuses on the environmental impacts associated with textile milling of fabric and the physical manufacturing of products.  Through mindful product development they have been able to dramatically minimize the waste fabric that would otherwise wind up on the cutting room floor.
THE IMPACT: Fabric remnants remaining from the manufacturing of BlackStrap Facegear & Baselayers.
THE SOLUTION: Develop products that utilize 90%+ of these remnants into innovative products.