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.
Overall rating:
4.6 / 5
4.6
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5
(5 reviews) 5
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5 out of 5(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Review 1 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect

PostedNovember 22, 2014
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Emmanuel
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
True to Size
Quality
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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.
+2points
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Review 2 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Works well

PostedNovember 19, 2014
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Trunkmonkey1900
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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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.
+3points
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Review 3 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice but...

PostedNovember 13, 2014
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Psyduck
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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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.
+3points
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Review 4 for Trail Summit™ Balaclava
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome product

PostedSeptember 13, 2014
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jasrag
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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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

winter

PostedSeptember 8, 2014
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Scoo
Location: Unalakleet, AK, 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
True to Size
This balaclava keeps you warm during the cold Alaska months.
I would recommend this product.
+8points
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