Made with rayon and merino in Le Bent's signature fabric Le Balaclava is the winter coverup for people who want a natural fiber balaclava without the potential itch of a 100% wool headcover. Soft and luxurious, rayon has the same feel as cashmere and adds not only drape but a smooth softness to this balaclava you won't find in a synthetic or other blends. Naturally warm in the cold and wicking in heat this is also, surprisingly, UV 50+ protective, for a barrier between you and the cold, and the burning rays bouncing off the snow around you. Contoured face panels provide a full face fit while the hinged lower face can be raised up to cover the nose, or dropped down below the chin, without stretching and tugging at the fabric. A quick to pocket extra piece of protection and insulation designed to fit under a helmet and close to your skin for warmth around the cheeks and across the nose when the weather is too frosty for exposed skin. The quick to wick fabric minimizes damp, limiting odor causing bacteria for no-stink headwear. Want to refresh this between uses? Machine wash on a gentle cycle and line dry, or give it a quick sink rinse and hang it up so it's fresh for the morning runs. A light and cozy piece of protection for all your winter activities.