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Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava

Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava

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Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - This mountaineering balaclava performs in the harshest weather. It has a soft fleece interior and a weather-resistant shell. The nose and mesh breathing port are removable, allowing you to tailor your coverage to meet conditions.


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Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - This mountaineering balaclava performs in the harshest weather. It has a soft fleece interior and a weather-resistant shell. The nose and mesh breathing port are removable, allowing you to tailor your coverage to meet conditions.

  • Fabric: Polartec® Windbloc® Fleece
  • DWR finish blocks harsh wind, providing maximum warmth
  • Contoured, wrap around design with Lycra finished trim for full face protection
  • Flat seam construction reduces chafing
  • Removable face mask with mesh breathaing port
  • Hook loop attachment
  • 2.5 oz weight

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Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (4)
  • Good protection (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great product

Great product, worth the money, the multiple ways to set it up and open it up, allow for ease in conversation, extra protection when you need it. Good for blocking wind and...Read complete review

Great product, worth the money, the multiple ways to set it up and open it up, allow for ease in conversation, extra protection when you need it. Good for blocking wind and protecting face well moving. Sometimes hard to line the face mask part up so it sits correctly (some practice taking off and putting on) Lacks insulation so can be used in shoulder seasons or when Temperatures are not too low. Wear another layer with it if temperatures are cold (-15*C or lower)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works great one adjusted

Hard to adjust outside in the cold. If you put it on in front of a mirror before going outside, no prob. Otherwise things can get a bit frustrating. I use it for...Read complete review

Hard to adjust outside in the cold. If you put it on in front of a mirror before going outside, no prob. Otherwise things can get a bit frustrating. I use it for ski and it works great.

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3.0

Works great one adjusted

By 

from Québec

Verified Buyer

Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

Hard to adjust outside in the cold. If you put it on in front of a mirror before going outside, no prob. Otherwise things can get a bit frustrating. I use it for ski and it works great.

 
5.0

Toasty

By 

from US

Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

I love this product. I wear skiing, snow shoeing, even under a helmet during the Alaskan winter. Provides good warmth and wind protection. The layers (removable face mask) can be a bit confusing at times to get the Velcro lined up while wearing, but after some adjusting its good to go.

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4.0

lots of velcro

By 

from CA

Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

I bought this online to resist fierce north shore weather and give me more adaptability than my Sonic balaclava. The Gorilla needs to evolve a bit before I stop looking for full protection and fog free sunglasses. This is not a pull on balaclava. It needs to be fastened and unfastened every time. Hard to fasten symmetrically and several velcro closures to manage. Don't wear wool or near all the hooks!

 
4.0

great product

By 

from Northern Ontario

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • multiple parts
  • Multiple uses
  • Valcro Openings
  • Windstopping Ability

Cons

  • Lacks Insulation
  • Lining Up Face Cover

Best Uses

  • Around camp
  • Turret Gunner
  • When Windstopping Needed

Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

Great product, worth the money, the multiple ways to set it up and open it up, allow for ease in conversation, extra protection when you need it. Good for blocking wind and protecting face well moving. Sometimes hard to line the face mask part up so it sits correctly (some practice taking off and putting on) Lacks insulation so can be used in shoulder seasons or when Temperatures are not too low. Wear another layer with it if temperatures are cold (-15*C or lower)

 
5.0

Awesome Protection

By 

from Virginia Beach, VA

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Good Protection
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Snowboarding

    Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

    This product held up very well under extreme weather conditions!

     
    5.0

    Best head cover

    By 

    from Quebec city

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Best service
    • Good Protection

    Cons

    • Make noize when i move

    Best Uses

    • Skiing and hiking

    Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

    I used this cover for almost two years, i am bald head so it is very warm. I used it for skiing at - 25 C and still confortable. I lost the nose cover and aks to buy a new one on the internet site of outdoor research THEY ANSWER BY SENDING ME A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. Want a nice way to take care of customer.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great Technical Piece

    By 

    from New Brunswick, Canada

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Warm

    Cons

    • Fear of loss

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry

    Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

    Love this Balaclava. I recently used it while leading an ice climbing/mountaineering trip into Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine. Warm and kept the wind off during one extremely windy cold day (couldn't summit so I set up some ice in the only, yet exposed spot). My only issue is I would be afraid of losing the handy removable face mask.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Very Durable and Versatile.

    By 

    from Anchorage, AK

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Dries Easily
    • Good Fit
    • Good Protection
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry
      • Cross Country
      • Windy Cold Weather

      Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

      I've used this balaclava for three years with no trouble. I wear it from November through March, five days a week, three hours per day. It dries quickly, washes easily, and retains it's shape. The removable nose cover and chin protector is what makes this my "go to" mask while the others stay in the drawer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Just Add Goggles

      By 

      from British Columbia, Canada

      Pros

      • Great Fit
      • Removable Breathing Port

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Altitude
        • Mountain Storms
        • Polar Travel

        Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

        When you need full frontal facial protection, this is the mask for you. Once you don your goggles there is no place for the elements to enter. I have tried many different types of breathing portals, and although they all frost up to some degree I find this system to be the best. The breathing port is removable, allowing you to thaw it out/ warm it up inside your jacket if it starts to get too frosty. I have used this product at altitude and in the Polar regions, and I wouldn't return without it.

         
        5.0

        Perfect protection in extreme conditions

        By 

        from Austin, TX

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Warm
        • Wind proof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountaineering

          Comments about Outdoor Research Men's Gorilla Balaclava - Black M:

          I wore my Gorilla on a recent climb (Nov 20)of a Colorado 14er and the winds at the top were insane. The temps were in the mid twenties with wind gusts in excess of 50 MPH the windchill was intense. But with the Gorilla on I was very comfortable. As I entered the wind shadow area of an adjoining peak it was easy to remove the face cover for comfort. I love the Gorilla and would not even consider a winter climb without it.

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