Published on December 21st, 2017 | by The Iceman0
Review of the Seirus Polartec Winter Cold Weather Balaclava
Summary: This fleece balaclava is the best for ice fishing in the wide line of balaclavas produced by Seirus. It will really help keep you warm.
The Seirus Polartec Winter Cold Weather Balaclava is my go to head covering while ice fishing. The name is a little odd (would you wear a balaclava in summer’s warm weather?) but the product itself is fantastic.
The Seirus Polartec Winter Cold Weather Balaclava is a fleece balaclava. For those who don’t know, a balaclava is basically a head covering that can be worn in a bunch of different ways. You can wear it like a ski mask with only your eyes exposed. You can pull it over your head and wear it solely as a neck covering. You can also pull it down over your chin to cover your head and neck while leaving your full face exposed to talk or soak in the frosty air.
As I mentioned in my detailed post on staying warm while ice fishing, it is important to layer up. But all of that means nothing if you don’t cover your most vital heat loosing parts. It doesn’t mean anything if you leave a big gap around your neck either, because cold air will blow right down your back and under all of your layers to your bare skin!
So a balaclava really plays a vital role in bringing your ice fishing apparel all together. It keeps the cold air and snow out and away from your body. It also helps keep your body temperature normal by preventing the escape of heat from your core.
There are a lot of different balaclavas on the market. Even the Seirus company itself sells a wide linen of balaclavas including some that look like they belong on a villain in a dystonia Batman movie. In my view fleece is one of the best and most comfortable materials you can include in your layers and that extends to balaclavas too.
The Polartec Winter Cold Weather Balaclava is made almost entirely of black fleece. It is comfortable but at the same time useful and durable. It’s not itchy at all. It stretches in all the right places so you can use this headwear as it was actually meant to be used. Pulling it over your chain or over your entire head can easily be done with a single hand even in the heat of battling a fish or something less important.
At the same time, this balaclava stays put however you wear it. It doesn’t slide or roll around. You don’t have to keep checking it or fixing it on your head. And when you wear it over your entire face during extreme cold weather the great thing is that you can actually breathe! The air passes right through the fabric in front of your face while the rest of the garment continues to keep you warm.
I am not the only one who loves this balaclava. It often sells out at local stores and its a best seller on many online retailers. It also gets tons of great user reviews which you can see for yourself if you don’t take my word for it.
The Seirus Polartec Winter Cold Weather Balaclava is available at Amazon.