FR CORE Balaclava

Regular price $ 100.00 Sale

The FR 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 customizeable comfort and fogging prevention. 

The FR CORE Balaclava is made with Polartec® Wind Pro® FR fleece that is soft, stretchy and breathable. The tightly knit exterior is resistant the wind and snow. The FR fabric has been tested to ISO 11612/ISO 20471/NFPA 2112/NFPA 70E. Made in USA.

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FR 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).  


  • 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: #CAFR-SM-COY-US

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

The Science:

The ColdAvenger design and function is based on established science which documents the adverse effects of cold exposure on the face and airway, and the mitigation of those adverse effects. Our patented design offers multi-functional protection for cold operations and survival.

  • Allows Unrestricted Breathing
  • Warms & Humidifies Inhaled Air
  • Supports Core Body Temperature
  • Protects Face, Head & Neck
  • Manages Excess Moisture Away From Face Prevents Fogging

No Interior Valve:

We've decided to abandon the green interior valve. The vast majority of our customers told us they do not use the valve and many had problems losing the part. We've passed this savings off to you. We left the post in the ventilator to accept the green interior valve in case there is a need, so let us know. You can also purchase here