I am in search of the best winter balaclava for cycling and skiing. Currently, I use a Dakota branded fleece type balaclava with the mouth mesh cut away and it crushes my nose. This could be an improvement on that but if falls short. I fit the large in the sizing chart and head parts feels okay, maybe a little tight. I have an average sized, maybe a fit small featured face for a man of 6'3" 190 lbs. The face of this hovers in front and all my breath travels up my face and the moisture freezes to it and fogs my goggles making it basically non-goggle compatible. Second issue is the eye opening is way to big. Its so wide from side to side that I have exposed skin in either side. It could come further down the brow also. The third issue it the neck is too short in the back as this tapers aggressively. It would be okay with a hood up on a big parka though, but that is not my primary use. The shaped and open at the bottom nose piece is the best part of this, but it doesn't work if it's not tight to your face. The mesh doesn't breath for aerobic activity. It would need a cut out. I actually think the mesh should be shaped and open at the bottom like the nose piece to let breath escape. Overall, this balaclava is not as good as my current one because of these many drawback and I will have to give it away or something because I won't use it.
Deep Winter Cyclist