Patagonia Capilene Air Balaclava

Merino Wool Blend / Breathable, wicking / Moderate Insulation
Weighs 40g
Code: AW19176
  • £39.99
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  • RRP £49.99
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Offering amazing warmth and comfort, the Capilene Air Balaclava is made with an breathable blend of merino wool and recycled polyester airblasted to increase loft while reducing weight.

Patagonia says:

Ultralightweight yet extremely efficient, the Capilene® Air Balaclava provides unsurpassed face, ear and neck protection for alpine climbers and snow riders. Made from an breathable blend of 51% merino wool and 49% Capilene® recycled polyester, Capilene® Air feels light and soft on the skin, insulates even when wet and dries quickly. We create the soft 18.5-micron-gauge-yarns used in Capilene® Air with an innovative airblasting technology that dramatically increases the yarn’s loft while reducing weight compared to traditional wool yarn. Our seamless 3-D construction eliminates chafe points and nearly eliminates wasted material. The traditional balaclava styling lets you position the face opening over your mouth or under your chin, depending upon conditions.

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The Capilene Air Balaclava uses some of Patagonia's most advanced fabric yet. Constructed from both merino wool and recycled polyester, your basically getting the best qualities of wool and synthetic in just one fabric. It looks like knitted sweater fabric with it's 3-D knit structure, but it's not thick and is actually very lightweight for the amount of warmth that it provides.

The material feels light and soft on your skin and stretches with you as you move. It offers amazing warmth and comfort, even insulating when wet and will resist odours for multiple use. It has a lot of stretch to it as well which makes it comfortable to wear for extended periods and when on the move.

This balaclava is more suited to sitting under a decent mountain hood or as a layering insulation piece, the open weave of this knitted balaclava doesn't offer much protection from driving winds.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Fine merino wool from New Zealand blended with Capilene® recycled polyester, air-blasted to increase loft while reducing weight, provides enhanced warmth, wicking, durability and dry time 
  • 18.5-micron-gauge merino wool/recycled polyester yarn air-blasted to increase loft while reducing weight 
  • Seamless 3-D construction eliminates chafe points and wastes almost no material
  • Multi-use balaclava silhouette keeps head, neck and face warm
  • Weight: 40g
  • One size
  • Fabric: 5.6-oz 51% merino wool/ 49% recycled polyester seamless box-stitch knit comprised of 18.5-micron-gauge lofted wool
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