Product Review: Macna Coolmax balaclava (£19.99)

What’s good about the Macna Coolmax balaclava?

I’ve never used a balaclava while riding before but this Macna Coolmax got me through last winter. After years of using neck tubes it was a bit of a shock to find out how good a balaclava was at keeping out drafts and cold. It’s comfortable and good value and has the added bonus of minimising the disastrous helmet hair I get from one particular crash helmet. There is an even cheaper Macna version that is made from thicker material, but this one is still great value.

And what’s not?

There is the hint of the armed robber/kidnapper about the look of it when you take your lid off – though the same could be said of any balaclava really.

Time tested

One year/3500 miles


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