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Hoods

The Fortress Hood or "Balaclava" is the Holy Grail of warmth!  We do not propagate the myth that 40%+ of your heat loss is through your head.  However, because our heads are typically uncovered, using a hood significantly improves comfort in the cold. 

HOW TO WEAR: The Fortress Hood is designed to be worn in 3 position:
  A- Under the chin - for cold temperatures,
  B- Across the face - for extreme cold environments
  C- Open/connected behind the neck, when there's a break in the cold or you've been working and need to 'air out' without removing the balaclava. Velcro together behind the neck

STYLES:
  Fortress offers two styles, regular polyester outer layer or the Carbon X® Fire Retardant covered model.

APPLICATIONS include: 
 WORK:
    Construction – Agriculture – Mining – Refrigerated Warehouse – Utilities - Military
 PLAY: 
     Hunting – Fishing – Snowmobiling – Skiing – Snowboarding – Equestrian – ATV Riding 

CARE:   Machine Wash - cold water;  Dry - low heat

History of the Balaclava:
Traditional balaclavas were knitted from wool. Modern versions are also made from silk, cotton, polypropylene, neoprene, acrylic or polar fleece. This type of headgear was known in the 19th century as an Uhlan cap or a Templar cap.
During the Crimean War in 1854 handmade balaclavas were sent over to the British troops to help protect them from the bitter cold weather. British troops required this aid, as their own supplies (warm clothing, weatherproof quarters, and food) never arrived in time. According to Richard Rutt in his History of Handknitting, the name "balaclava helmet" was not used during the war but appears much later, in 1881.[2] Today the military version is known simply as a "helmet liner".
 

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Balaclava w/CarbonX FR layer

Balaclava w/CarbonX FR layer

Fortress Balaclava (Hood) is clad inside & out with Carbon X®, The premium FR Industrial fabric....
$139.00