ColdAvenger Expedition Balaclava

Designed by a physician — and worn by high-altitude mountaineers as mighty as Ed Viesturs — the ColdAvenger Expedition Balaclava is in the running as the warmest head covering ever made. It protects you from cold, sun and wind.

The unique ventilator, a filter made of “medical-grade” plastic, fits over your mouth to mix inhaled cold air with exhaled warm air, keeping your body better regulated, the company says. $79.95,

—Stephen Regenold

This product is a part of a series from a “Winter Gear Roundup” article highlighted on Gear Junkie and an accompanying column on Outside magazine this week. See all the featured products below.


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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.