A face mask can only do so much when it comes to keeping you warm. As fall and winter roll in, we're looking to supplement our PPE. What better way to do it than by inviting the face mask's mean older brother, the balaclava, into the mix.
While the balaclava won't provide any protection against the virus, finding one that works in tandem with your face mask can give your Covid-era fits new life.
We’ve rounded up some of the best balaclavas out there to give your PPE game a much-needed visual boost. From cute iterations by Raf Simons to sleeker options by Marine Serre and The Row, our selection stretches all bounds of the balaclava.
Shop the best balaclavas below.
Now that winter's on the way out, it could be an idea to look for something a little more lightweight for the foreseeable. This Marine Serre balaclava is made from recycled nylon so that you can keep sporting through spring and summer.
If you're still about your chunky knits, though, this Margiela version might suit better.
Woven from high-end stretch cashmere, it's hard to pick a problem with this understated grey iteration. Warm, light, and wildly comfortable, it's everything you need from your face cover.
We probably wouldn't climb Everest with a woolen balaclava nowadays, it'd get wet and heavy very quickly. We will definitely rep this one around our local park, though.
Ski season is in full swing so your balaclava is probably getting more use than usual right now. This Perfect Moment edition in bold red is designed for the slopes with a full face covering.
Just a tiny embroidered 'R' is needed on this Raf Simons balaclava. The aqua-blue tone of the piece is doing so much for us.
The bouclé wool knit of this Acne Studios edition has a great texture, almost like Terry toweling. Combine that with the tricolor decoration and you've got a piece with big retro sportswear energy.
There's a definite look going on at the moment that extends headwear items like balaclavas beyond their usual silhouette and into other areas of the neckline territory. This one from AMBUSH, with a bib attached, is perfect for adding to the ultimate modular wardrobe.
Part cap, part balaclava, Jacquemus provides an accessory with a sporty twist. Orange is far more welcome in fall, too.
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