Rated 4 out of 5 by GigiK Versatile protection from the chill.
Haven't actually used it yet. Bought this for winter trave from the West to the East coast. No trouble putting through my head, but I'm a small 5 foot woman. A bit bulky to keep in your pocket but should fit the bill in cold, windy weather. I wouldn't use it as a tote bag because the bottom doesn't cinch up tightly enough and small items might slip out through the small 1" hole. Had a slight odor - after washing it twice, odor gone. It was on sale so I rate it as a good value.
December 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by loudnclear77 Win, Win!
Has not been cold enough to wear this yet... but I have tried it on. I think I like the scarf part of it, because it fits closely around the neck, so it will not dangle and get hung up on anything, keep the heat closer to the body. Have not worn it yet, but notice how warm it really was when taken off. And if needed for a hood, I have that handy too. I do think this item is a great item too have.
November 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lorelei2 Warm and snuggly
I love this item, but it a little too small for my head, it is cozy and warm but it feels a little cramped. Very warm and I will use it for outdoor walks.
November 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carolp495 Multi task hat
It is of course still way to hot to wear out, but I tried it on and it fit well and looks like it will be perfect for those cold days when you want to be outside and need that extra protection.
August 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Michbull1 Good, but a bit small
This product was nice, and looks like it's going to be very warm. The only objection is that the face opening and head scarf part is a little small. They have a picture with a man's face in it, but it definitely wouldn't fit many men. I take petite medium sized, my head isn't super small; I definitely could have used more room.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bulldog1945 Good pertection
This is a great product It has come in handy in recent month with all the cold weather . I am from the south and we have unusual cold weather this year..May not ever need it again but I will have it if I do.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JHusker Staying warm!
Love the diversity of this warm fleece hood which has served me well.
January 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Khelditia Great, with Tweaking
I have wanted this for years, and my SO bought one for me for the holidays (upon my behest--act surprised!).
I finally used it this evening when walking to the store, as I noticed it was sprinkling with a wintry breeze--perfect test run!
The fabric is soft and fairly wind resistant in the balaclava formation (I also tested the scarf and hood forms indoors), but I got a slight draft up the bottom, so I was not as warm as I had hoped, but I was by no means cold or cool. I only had about 20 drops to the face, both ways (1.5 miles totaled, in NW Oregon), so it has good coverage, and light rain does not soak through.
My only actual issue is that it takes quite a bit of tweaking to get it comfortably in position, especially when pulling it up over your head after pulling it into a sloppy scarf (so I didn't look like I was robbing the store with it in the balaclava, or even hood, forms). My hair was a bit messy after redoing the balaclava over my ponytail 3 times (I also walked to Wendy's).
This is warm and soft and quite user-friendly (practice a bit first, as it comes with an instruction card), but it takes a notable amount of tweaking to make it comfortable, so it is not the best for quick exits and entrances during errands, unless you're comfy letting it be, looking like a robber inside because it is cold, rainy, and windy outside. Also, the drawstrings need to be on the outside to manipulate them properly, so it looks a little sloppy, so black might be the best color, since it's all likelier to blend together in color.
December 16, 2014