I really needed a balaclava to use for those extra cold days on the mountain, so I was excited when I saw this one on sale. When I received the package, I liked the comfy fleece that acts as a neck gaiter. Unfortunately, it was a little too small even for my smaller head (I got a S/M size). I also didn't like that it didn't allow me to pull the mask down from my mouth and nose to under my chin for those days when it's cold, but not cold enough cover your mouth and nose. It was really one-dimensional. Luckily I was able to easily return it to an REI location so I could buy one that worked better for me.