What it is: Seirus Innovation Balaclava
Do I own it: Yes
What it does: Keeps your face and head warmer than you ever thought possible
Who would love it: Anyone biking through a Chicago winter
Where to buy it: Amazon, Sears, Kmart
What it costs: Around $20
Other comments: Last week I was sick, so when I went outside after being indoors for two days, I realized winter had arrived. It is officially balaclava time. Yes, you can buy some fleece and make a balaclava – it’s not that complicated of a design. However, I have a feeling it’s worth the investment in one of these guys. I’ve only had this one, so I don’t have much to compare it to. I wore it all through the winter here in Chicago and it made such a huge difference. Although it does make you look like you are going to rob a bank, and black isn’t exactly the safest color for night biking, it has been one of my most vital pieces of bike gear. I particularly like the elastic around the face hole, I can pull it back to be a neck-warmer if I get too hot, or it can leave just room for my eyes.
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