Customer reviews for Columbia Trail Summit™ Balaclava

Columbia Trail Summit™ Balaclava

A performance head and neck warmer for exploits in the deep cold, the Trail Summit Balaclava is great for layering under a helmet or beanie—featuring a stretchy, smooth-face fleece fabric with Omni-Wick™, and a heat-retaining thermal reflective lining. Stretch stitching delivers amazing comfort and fit.
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4.7
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14 out of 14(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Review 1 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

winter

PostedSeptember 8, 2014
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Location: Unalakleet, AK, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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This balaclava keeps you warm during the cold Alaska months.
I would recommend this product.
+9points
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Review 2 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice but...

PostedNovember 13, 2014
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
It's really cool. Keeps my face warm and I can use it for costumes as a bonus! I would have rated it 5 stars, but the diamond breathing hole section on mine isn't exactly centered. Not a huge problem, but seeing the diamond off center from my nose is a little annoying.
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 3 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect

PostedNovember 22, 2014
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Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This mask is everything. Has a nice comfortable fit, skin tight so that you can add additional layers (hats, scarfs, snoods, goggles) and if nothing else, gets the job done....
I would recommend this product.
+5points
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Review 4 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome product

PostedSeptember 13, 2014
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Location: New York.
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great item. Fits perfectly to contour your face. Ideal for any cold weather conditions to keep your warm despite the elements. Would recommend this to anybody who is out in the cold.
I would recommend this product.
+11points
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Review 5 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfectly Warm

PostedNovember 14, 2015
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Location: Baltimore
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is an amazing product worth every penny. I used it to bike all of last winter and would go down to 18 degrees with just the balaclava (no hood on my jacket) and it kept me plenty warm. If I got too hot I could just pull the top back and wear it as a neck gaiter (although I wouldn't do this all the time for stretching reasons). Wish I had this thing my whole life.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 6 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Tight fitting

PostedDecember 15, 2015
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Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
My head is on the smaller side of heads, and it is still a little small for me.
+1point
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Review 7 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fit and function is superb.

PostedDecember 10, 2015
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Location: Martinsburg WV
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a nice fitting head and face cover of all but the eyes. It breaks off some wind, keeps the face and had warm and is easy to breath through. You can get a cap or helmet over it. It is comfort plus fiction.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Product

PostedDecember 12, 2015
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Location: NC
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this to put under my motorcycle helmet for the colder nights when I ride, I have used it in 40 degree whether going around 60-70 mph and it works awesome! Recommend it to anyone! Great job Columbia!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome

PostedDecember 30, 2015
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Location: Utah, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I ski everyday, either as an instructor or for fun. I have worn this balacalva everyday for 8+ hours since I bought it (I actually bought 2).
I think this is one of my favorite things I've purchased from Columbia.
It is always warm, fits nicely inside my helmet, but I don't get as sweaty as I did with my old one.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

For extreme Cold!

PostedDecember 30, 2015
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Location: Denver
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I had to remove this on a ski day, as it was "too" warm. Wore it again on a much colder day and was awesome! Part of my "cold" weather gear.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome

PostedJanuary 22, 2016
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Location: Goodlettsville
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great product A + KEEPS YOU WARM IN THE WINTER
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
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5 / 5
5 / 5

A little small for my husband

PostedJanuary 24, 2016
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Location: New mexico
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It's to small for my husband he ordered it and it was really tight so he gave it to me. I love it it's so warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Works well

PostedNovember 19, 2014
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Location: North Carolina
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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I've worn this balaclava on two hunting trips thus far, on two of the coldest days of the season... It has not failed me. I can't get over how thin it is for the amount of warmth that it puts off. Certainly you need to wear a hat over it because it is not wind proof by any stretch of the imagination.
My only complaint, is that I wish the mouth opening allowed for a little more ventilation. After several hours the area around it becomes very moist which isn't a big issue as long as you keep breathing, the temperature of the moisture stays up there, but putting it back on after it's been sitting in the cold for a spell can be a little chilly.
A camo color, or even an OD green, or dark tan would be a nice addition. I have to wear a camo mesh over it when up the tree to keep the solid black color from standing out while hunting. The pic shows how I wear it under my gear... Toasty warm after 3 hours of 30 degree sit!
I would buy it again for sure.
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 14 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Kind of very tight on my mouth

PostedSeptember 2, 2015
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Location: New York, NY, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I like it but it does run on the small side. I am a small frame guy with a small narrow head and this is pretty tight on me but I figure when it's freezing outdoors that will be a good thing. I am just not sure how comfortable I will be wearing this for extended periods. The area below the mouth, the neck and shoulders drapes down very nice, good coverage. This is the first O/S = One Size product I have purchased on this site that doesn't have a perfect fit.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Ratings-only reviews for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Based on 1 ratings-only review
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5 / 5
5 / 5
1 out of 1 recommend this product