CORE Balaclava

Regular price $ 80.00 $ 65.00 Sale

The CORE Balaclava combines a traditional balaclava hood with a moveable face mask providing full coverage as-needed. The face mask can be pulled up or worn down, but is fully connected at the sides of the head. The mask features a nose wire for customizable comfort and fogging prevention. 

The CORE Balaclava is made with Polartec® Wind Pro® fleece that is soft, stretchy and breathable. The tightly knit exterior is resistant to wind and snow. 

The innovative design of this balaclava is patent pending. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Zachary F.
10/10 recommend for skiing

Just got done using this today. It's great for skiing and doesn't fog goggles. VERY happy with purchase. Good quality product.

michael f.
A little disappointed

I have used the regular cold avenger facemasks for a long time, including in Antarctica, and this is a great company. However, I'm not a fan of the core balaclava. The fabric around the face/nose area is floppy, it doesn't really vent well, and the bendable material for tightening it on your nose is too thick. The material it's made from is plenty warm. It's not awful, but there's really nothing that separates this product from every other, cheaper balaclava ever made. It still ices up really badly, it still gets nasty, and I guess that I expected some sort of innovation/solution representative of the high price. Definitely not worth the money. Just buy the weird looking, regular cold avengers, they are way better.

Catherine T.
Love the Quality

Great! Purchased from Australia and arrived so quickly. Love the fit and quality. Thx team!

Blake B.
Best balaclava for working outside

I work on elevators in NYC and this mask is the best for working outside in the freezing cold

CORE Balaclava

The Core Balaclava integrates with cold weather goggles from the US Military Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) with minimal skin exposure, and the fabric does not bunch up under the goggles. It's designed to fit snugly on the head under the Army Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) without causing discomfort due to fabric bunching or bulky seams.

The portion covering the neck is long enough to be tucked into the collar of an Army issued cold weather jacket or parka. It will stay tucked during moderate physical activity (e.g., rucking, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing).  

The CORE Balaclava is Cold Operations Required Equipment. 


  • Provides thermal protection to the head, face, and neck between wet cold (20° F) and the lower end of intense cold (-25° F) environments.
  • Has a service life of at least 120 days under combat/field use.
  • Minimizes eyewear fogging when worn with cold weather goggles.
  • Has a total weight of 2.4 oz (S/M) and 2.7 oz (M/L). 
  • Be easily donned and doffed.
  • No irritation against the skin.
  • Berry Amendment compliant, 100% made in the USA. 

Item Numbers:

Core Balaclava Small/Medium Coyote USA: #CACOR-SM-COY-US

Core Balaclava Medium/Large Coyote USA: #CACOR-ML-COY-US