Guest Review – Winter Gear: Balaclavas and Neck Gaiters (plus DIY instructions!)

This is a review written by a dear friend and runner. Thanks Bern for writing this guest blog!

A balaclava is a winter hat with face protection. It can be worn three ways: over your head and lower face, over your head and under your chin, or just around your neck.

My balaclava is from Brooks Running. It’s made of a polyester/spandex fabric that is ultra-light but very warm, and it does a great job of wicking the moisture away from my skin.  The manufacturer’s specs rate it for 40-60 degrees (Fahrenheit), but I find it’s too warm to wear under those conditions. However, it’s perfect for cold, blustery days and it’s quickly become my go-to winter accessory. Continue reading