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Product Highlights:

  • Windstopper technical fleece
  • Flat Seam construction
  • Mesh breathing port

About Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava

Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava
The Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava is the ideal solution for those cold winter days spent in the outdoors. This balaclava protects your face from adverse weather. It's equipped with the Windstopper technical fleece, which is a blend of polyester, nylon and ePTFE, making it vapor permeable. Its flat seam construction adds to your comfort by ensuring that the seams don't unravel easily and it does not chafe your skin. A mesh breathing port allows you to breathe easily when comfortably ensconced in the balaclava. Its wrap around design allows you to secure it easily. The Polartec WindPro ear panels do not hinder your hearing ability and make sure protection from the extreme climate outside. Its contoured shape allows for a better fit, allowing you to move freely. The Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava is great for when you're camping out in the cold.

Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava Features

  • Water Resistant
  • Breathable
  • Wicking
  • Wrap-Around Design
  • Mesh Breathing Port
  • Windstopper
  • 58% Polyester
  • 34% Nylon
  • 6% ePTFE, 2% Spandex
  • Polartec
  • Windproof
  • 84% Polyester
  • 16% Spandex

Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava Specifications

Weight
2.5 oz. (for size large)
WINDSTOPPER Technical Fleece
Yes
Polartec Wind Pro ear panels
Yes
Flat-seam construction
Yes
Contoured shape
Yes
Mesh breathing port
Yes
Elastane trim
Yes
Outdoor Research Headware Size Chart
  Small Medium Large X-Large
US Hat Size 6⅞ 7⅛ 7⅜ 7⅝
Inches 21⅝ 22½ 23¼ 24
Centimeters 55 57 59 61

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Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Freezing conditions (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Awesome balaclava with a hitch

    By Rick

    from Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Windproof

    Cons

    • Not Versatile

    Best Uses

    • Freezing Conditions

    Comments about Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava:

    This is the almost perfect balaclava for me. I need wind protection or my face freezes up. and this provides amazing protection and lets you breathe comfortably and hear your buddies on the trail. However, do not believe OR that this can been worn as a hat.The bottom opening is very small considering the advertised size of the item. If you fold as a hat it squeezes your head unmericifully. But the biggest problem is that I could just barely get it over my head--even though I ordered a size up from what the sizing chart indicates. Even so, the stitching on the bottom hem ripped (this happened on two different ones. My wife stitched it up so I can wear it, because otherwise I love it. I tried a MHW, but it didn't come close to keeping my head warm. The told me I needed to wear a hat with it. No thanks.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Works great!

    By Jeff

    from Adirondacks

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Durable
    • Good Fit
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Freezing Conditions

      Comments about Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava:

      This balaclava fits me just right. I am 5'11" 172lbs. I bought it in a medium so I could wear a hat over it or helmet if needed. It is very warm and blocks the wind as stated. I would recommend a small to the woman who asked the question of what size she should get. It also stretches a little when you wear it and fits snug to your head so you have a little play room.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Just what I needed!

      By Andee D

      from Anchorage, AK

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Durable
      • Good Fit
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Freezing Conditions

        Comments about Outdoor Research Sonic Balaclava:

        Unlike countless balaclavas, fits snugly & vents at nostrils & mouth. Meant for below degree conditions. I bought a SMALL because I'm female & fit BOYS YOUTH/YOUNG MENS hats.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        Lori s  Hello I was wondering if I should order a small or medium? I am a female, 5.5 ft weigh 133 lbs and my head tends to be close to a size 6.5 - not big at all. Not sure how snug a small would be. Any suggestions? I read the one review which was from a female and she ordered a small.
        DAVID K  I would err more to the smaller side as i want mine tight . It has been forever since I ordered mine and I really dont remember how it fit. Dave
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