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Fleece Balaclava Hood


These super warm balaclavas are handmade from recycled polar fleece.  The fleece hood keeps the entire head warm in the worst weather.  Common balaclavas cover the mouth which leads to icing up problems, fogged sunglasses and the inability to eat or drink.  My design eliminates these problems by leaving the eyes, nose and mouth free but covering from the lower lip down.  The stretchy material allows the face opening to be pulled down under the chin while eating.  If it gets warmer just fold up the bottom to make the balaclava into a warm hat or push it back to make a neck warmer.  When it gets extremely cold, add an ear band or another hat on top. They are great for skiing, snowboarding, bicycling, backpacking, camping, kayaking and other winter outdoor sports. My personal balaclava has traveled thousands of miles on long-distance excursions.  I and wear it almost 24 hours a day when winter camping in Maine.  

Fits most folks ages 5 to 99+

A Mouse Works balaclava at Camp Three on a Mt Everest Expedidtion

Order a Balaclava!
$ 25.00
Color Combination
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Color Combination: A.

Thin 100 weight single sided lycra fleece.   I sew thises so they are  fuzzy on the inside and smooth on the outside.  They are great under helmets or hoods.


Color Combination: B.

Dark greenish grey
200 weight fleece

Color Combination: C.

Forest Green
200 weight fleece

Color Combination: D.

Olive Green
200 weight fleece

Color Combination: E.

200 weight fleece

Color Combination: F.

Shadowgrass Camo
100 weight single sided fleece

fleecy side out and smooth side in

Color Combination: G.

Dusty Mauve


What customers have to say about The Mouse Works Fleece Balaclavas:

Nice balaclava! I've been using it a lot this season and it works great. I found your site while searching "blaze orange balaclava" and it showed up in images. I'm glad Cabela's was sold out of their overseas model and I ended up with yours. The 300 weight fleece is excellent. I'm spreading the word!

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About the fleece

Most of my fleece is made by Malden Mills here in the USA.  It is the best fleece available that does not pill or degrade like cheaper imported fabrics.  You can learn more by visiting PolartecĀ®

Technical Highlights

Provides warmth without the weight and bulk of traditional insulating fabrics

Highly breathable to provide comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor

Dries quickly to minimize heat loss

Durable; will outlast other imported fleece fabrics. It does not pill up like the cheep imitations.  Plus it is made in the USA!

Machine washable.  Please turn hats with eyes inside out to protect them.

Versatile; appropriate for a broad range of activities

Much of the fleece is made from recycled soda pop bottles!

I work with different thicknesses which provide different levels of insulation for outdoor activities. 

100 weight fabrics are the lightest and are excellent for a warm first layer, for heavy aerobic activity such as running or for  warmer climates.

200 weight is about twice as thick as 100wt.  It is the normal weight that jackets are made of.  It provides outstanding warmth and versatility.

300 weight is the thickest.  It provides the most warmth.  It normally is too thick for most hats

Berber  is a special fleece that is nubbly on the outside with a smooth face for the inside.   Many folks enjoy the texture of this fabric.  It is not as wind resistant as regular fleece.