Spirit Windproof Balaclava
The test winner that keeps the warmth in – and the cold and noise out
The Spirit Windproof Balaclava helps keep you warm inside and gives improved protection against both cold and noise.
The Spirit Windproof Balaclava has a number of unique advantages:
- Two-layer double weave on top
- Extra insulating properties in the neck
- Test winner - The single weave around the ears gives the best noise insulation when worn with hearing protection
- Stops ice from forming around the mouth
- Greater comfort
The Spirit Windproof Balaclava stops heat loss
Heat loss from the head is a significant hypothermia risk. Studies also show a clear connection between working in cold environments and back and neck problems.
The Spirit Windproof Balaclava from Devold is therefore made with a two-layer double weave on top – with 50% Merino wool and 50% Lenzing – for better insulation under the helmet. The neck is also insulated to stop draughts between the helmet and jacket.
A mesh around the mouth area also prevents moist air from freezing into ice, while the single weave around the ears allows earmuffs to fit better. It all adds up to greater comfort.
The Spirit Windproof Balaclava – best in a noise test
When you wear a balaclava, there is a risk that earmuffs do not sit tightly enough around the ears, allowing in noise and the risk of damaged hearing.
Research shows that the locations of seams, zippers, buttons, and folds on the balaclava also affect noise leakage. With the Spirit Windproof Balaclava, we have taken this very seriously.
In studies performed by SINTEF, the Spirit Windproof Balaclava is clearly the best of the four balaclava models that were all tested with Peltor Optime III earmuffs. The worst-performing balaclava gave 10 dB suppression in the frequency range of 0.5 to 8 kHz, while the Spirit Windproof Balaclava gave 30 dB suppression in the same frequency range, which is a considerably better result.
The Spirit Windproof Balaclava is part of the Spacer intermediate layer series, which complements the Pyrad collection from Wenaas.