BlackStrap The Expedition Hood Balaclava Solid Steel Gray USA Made Facemask
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Expedition Hood Balaclava | Solid Steel

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Regular price$39.99
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Our Kids and Adult products fit a very wide range as our fabrics have so much stretch. Here is a size guide to help decide which is best for you! We have adults who fit our kids sizing and visa-versa.


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The Expedition Hood Balaclava Facemask sets the industry standard in warmth, performance, comfort, and protection from the elements. Skiers, snowboarders and snowmobile riders have made The Expedition Hood their go to balaclava when the weather is at its coldest. The Expedition hood has dual layer construction throughout the head, neck and face hinge. It is ergonomically designed and features BlackStrap’s patented Exo-Hinge construction, seamless helmet compatibility and the USA milled, 4-way stretch fabric that is antimicrobial and moisture wicking. The Expedition Hood is UPF 50+ (UV) rated for sun protection.

  • Made in the USA
  • Wind rated dual layer construction
  • One size fits most adults (Available in KIDS)
  • Patented Tri-Blend Fabric (Milled in the USA)
  • Ergonomic fit for helmet friendly fit
  • Synthetic, breathable moisture wicking & lens safe fabric
  • Antimicrobial, quick dry & machine washer/dryer friendly

BlackStrap Balaclava and Facemask Technical Specs

Since 2008, our commitment to developing and manufacturing products in the USA has involved working with various domestic textile manufacturers, employing 100's of domestic cut and sew employees as well as operating our product processing from our Bend OR HQ including the quality control, packaging, and distribution of all of our products.

Machine Wash in cold water, gentle cycle, and with similar colors. NO BLEACH. Tumble dry low or Hang dry.  

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BlackStrap warrants that this product, when it is purchased from an authorized BlackStrap dealer by a retail customer, will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase by the original retail customer.


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Amy S.
United States

Great purchase!

It was very windy when I last went skiing and my face and neck were completely warm! Highly recommend and looking forward to next season with the added comfort.

Gilbert R.
United States United States

Keeps your whole head warm.

I work in a refrigerated warehouse with 2 freezers (10*F n -10*F). This keeps my face n head warm in 10*F n with the help of a hoodie, warm in -10*F. The way the base is constructed, your neck is also warm, which is huge when dealing with cold temps.

Grace C.
United States United States

Perfect for winter work or sports!

It’s super cozy and temperature regulating for sun freezing to freezing temps. I use it a lot for work (I work on a pier and temps are colder than on land and considerably windier). Saves my face and ears and comfortable to wear all day. I love wearing it on the mountain when I’m out riding too. It’s a little tighter than the regular hood and so if you’re looking for a tighter fit/have a smaller head I highly recommend the expedition hood. I’m also super in love with the regular hood— for the days when it’s a little above freezing. 10/10 would highly recommend.

Jeffrey N.
United States United States

Expedition Hood Balaclava

Love the this balaclava. It's comfy and keeps my face and neck warm from the wind in the chairlifts. It's soft enough to breath through when I cover my entire face.

BlackStrap Industries Inc. The Expedition Hood Balaclava | Solid Steel Gray Review
John H.
United States United States

Best I have ever had…

This face covering was warm and fit great. I have worn it a few times now and happy that it does not seem to lose its shape and always fits perfectly.

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