Its compact design means it can be easily stored in a pocket or a backpack.
In addition to its warmth benefits, wearing a balaclava is more hygienic, particularly when renting or borrowing a helmet.
SHAPE OF THE BALACLAVA
The cut-out at the back of the neck is deliberately short to not be uncomfortable when the balaclava is worn with a skiing jacket. It avoids over-layering that can limit freedom of movement when skiing.