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Trail Summit™ Balaclava


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Style# 1530951
Uses Winter, Ski / Snowsports


A performance head and neck warmer for exploits in the deep cold, the Trail Summit Balaclava is great for layering under a helmet or beanie—featuring a stretchy, smooth-face fleece fabric with Omni-Wick™, and a heat-retaining thermal reflective lining. Stretch stitching delivers amazing comfort and fit.

  • Omni-Heat Thermal Reflective breathable material regulates your temperature with silver dots that reflect and retain body heat
  • Omni-Wick pulls moisture away from the body and enables perspiration to evaporate quickly, keeping you dry and comfortable
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  • Uses: Winter, Ski / Snowsports
  • Style# 1530951

  • Omni-Heat, Omni-Wick 91% polyester/9% elastane 180g smooth thermo fleece
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
High-Performance Wicking Fabric

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Pulls moisture away from the body so sweat can evaporate quickly.


Trail Summit™ Balaclava is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Balaclava Excellent feel comfortable keep you warm
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too tight I am a female and this product was too tight, did not let me breathe during activities, no flexibility. Took it on vacation to Colorado.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost good The fit is a little awkward. I'm female with a small head, and this squishes my nose flat. The air holes are nice; I wear this for running and it doesn't ice over like a fleece neck warmer does. The neck is awkwardly loose. Between the length and the loose cut, especially with it a little shorter in back, it won't stay tucked in my collar and it will flap up in the wind and my neck feels like it's going to freeze. But it is very warm, high quality, just a little awkward.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BALACLAVA Works great in the cold weather!
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Balaclava Good fit and thin with Omni-Heat. You can easily put a beanie over it.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mask Nice mask keeps me warm in 15 degrees temperature fits just right for me
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Balaclava you can buy! This is the best balaclava you can buy. I have to work outdoors during the winter in NY and I have used other balaclavas before but none compare to this one. I received mine just in time to use it on a day where I had to work in 15-10 degree weather for over 15 hours. I was able to tolerate the blistering cold because of this great balaclava. The Omni heat inner lining works brilliantly. It has a mesh hole where your nose/ mouth will be so it makes breathing easier, a feature other balaclavas don’t have. It also has earholes so you will be able to put headphone earbuds in your ears. It just a great and amazing product that is a must have for anyone that works outdoors in the cold. It fits a little snug at first but stretches after wearing it for a short while.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I bought this for when I was running my dog in cold weather. My dog will run for about 4 miles and at times she reach speeds up to 24 mph. My face stayed warm in 21 degree temperatures.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Love this product. I use it for my walks during the cold weather.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great if they made a bigger size Great if you have a small or medium sized head. Like the length, but the one size fits most is not applicable if you have a bigger head.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from small it is very small to fit in a mans, it was ok for my 8 years old daughter
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review One of the best ski mask I’ve ever encountered with, very flexible , very warm in cold conditions, I will be ordering plenty more for my kids .
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good balaclava It's a good item to put it inside your Jacket but if there is too windy it's not as effective. However I recommend it.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Balaclava This balaclava kept my head warm and what was really nice was the fact that it is not bulky. It is long enough to keep my neck warm too and tuck into my jacket. I like to wear it with my mouth and nose not covered and that makes the face opening a bit snug.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for outdoor sports or even for use in the military! My husband is in the military and I have bought these for our entire family and they are perfect for keeping the cold at bay. He loves keeping warm with them when out on deployments, or even when training out in the field. I always recommend them to other wives for their families because they are such a great item. Thank you for making a well made product that keeps us warm and cozy in all situations. I Love supporting local (and made in the USA) businesses.....You make it so easy to do when you continue to put out exceptional products that last!
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for working outside in PNW My husband's job requires him to be outside in the elements, lifting heavy materials. This item has allowed him to be properly protected and warm, without causing any sweating. It's also thin enough to place a beanie over the top for optimal warmth.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very warm This balaclava keeps your face protected and warm from the cold but it would be nice if could have a way to uncover your mouth when needed instead of have to take it all off. I work in a cold facility and have to go in and out to the freezers where temperature are up to -30 degrees F and keeps my face and head warm.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product I got this just in time for a rare south Texas cold snap. Temperatures dropped to 28 degrees with 25mph winds! It was as if it were 65 degrees out. Was in the cold and wind for an hour and never felt the effects of the wind and cold. Great product!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very thin, very small If you want a balaclava that doubles as a gaiter and is very thick for the harsh elements, this is not it. This is more protecting your face on mild days with some wind. It also runs very small. I have a normal size head and this was like a second set of skin on my head, crushed my ears down and my nose, very uncomfortable. Constructed well as it's still a Columbia product.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for windy condition It doesn't do anything in windy condition
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good mask This mask for me fits just fine. It fits like a wet suit. Helping you keep you warm. I've read a lot of reviews saying it was too tight. Everyone has a diff size head. Just keep that in mind. My hat size is a large. And I have. I problem with this. The weather had been -20 out. And this has helped keep me nice and warm. Fits nice and snug. And let's me breath with ease. I've had other masks in the past. And they let to much wind through because they weren't very fitting. This doesn't. Weather your out playing. Doing the driveway. Or hunting. This is the mask that will keep you nice and warm.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One Size fits small Looks to be a very nicely made item, but I am concerned about the size. I have a normal sized head and it is more snug than I prefer. My wife tried it and, with her hair, it was uncomfortably tight. She won't wear it. There is not much stretch. I'm not ready to return it, but I'd be a lot happier if it was a bit larger.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little small for my husband It's to small for my husband he ordered it and it was really tight so he gave it to me. I love it it's so warm.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Great product A + KEEPS YOU WARM IN THE WINTER
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For extreme Cold! I had to remove this on a ski day, as it was "too" warm. Wore it again on a much colder day and was awesome! Part of my "cold" weather gear.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I ski everyday, either as an instructor or for fun. I have worn this balacalva everyday for 8+ hours since I bought it (I actually bought 2). I think this is one of my favorite things I've purchased from Columbia. It is always warm, fits nicely inside my helmet, but I don't get as sweaty as I did with my old one.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tight fitting My head is on the smaller side of heads, and it is still a little small for me.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought this to put under my motorcycle helmet for the colder nights when I ride, I have used it in 40 degree whether going around 60-70 mph and it works awesome! Recommend it to anyone! Great job Columbia!!
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit and function is superb. This is a nice fitting head and face cover of all but the eyes. It breaks off some wind, keeps the face and had warm and is easy to breath through. You can get a cap or helmet over it. It is comfort plus fiction.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly Warm This is an amazing product worth every penny. I used it to bike all of last winter and would go down to 18 degrees with just the balaclava (no hood on my jacket) and it kept me plenty warm. If I got too hot I could just pull the top back and wear it as a neck gaiter (although I wouldn't do this all the time for stretching reasons). Wish I had this thing my whole life.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kind of very tight on my mouth I like it but it does run on the small side. I am a small frame guy with a small narrow head and this is pretty tight on me but I figure when it's freezing outdoors that will be a good thing. I am just not sure how comfortable I will be wearing this for extended periods. The area below the mouth, the neck and shoulders drapes down very nice, good coverage. This is the first O/S = One Size product I have purchased on this site that doesn't have a perfect fit.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This mask is everything. Has a nice comfortable fit, skin tight so that you can add additional layers (hats, scarfs, snoods, goggles) and if nothing else, gets the job done....
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well I've worn this balaclava on two hunting trips thus far, on two of the coldest days of the season... It has not failed me. I can't get over how thin it is for the amount of warmth that it puts off. Certainly you need to wear a hat over it because it is not wind proof by any stretch of the imagination. My only complaint, is that I wish the mouth opening allowed for a little more ventilation. After several hours the area around it becomes very moist which isn't a big issue as long as you keep breathing, the temperature of the moisture stays up there, but putting it back on after it's been sitting in the cold for a spell can be a little chilly. A camo color, or even an OD green, or dark tan would be a nice addition. I have to wear a camo mesh over it when up the tree to keep the solid black color from standing out while hunting. The pic shows how I wear it under my gear... Toasty warm after 3 hours of 30 degree sit! I would buy it again for sure.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but... It's really cool. Keeps my face warm and I can use it for costumes as a bonus! I would have rated it 5 stars, but the diamond breathing hole section on mine isn't exactly centered. Not a huge problem, but seeing the diamond off center from my nose is a little annoying.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product Great item. Fits perfectly to contour your face. Ideal for any cold weather conditions to keep your warm despite the elements. Would recommend this to anybody who is out in the cold.
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from winter This balaclava keeps you warm during the cold Alaska months.
Date published: 2014-09-08
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Hat Size S/M L/XL Adjustable One Size One Size
Adult Head Size (Inches) 21 - 22 22 - 24 1/4 21 1/4 - 24 1/2 21 - 23 1/2
Adult Hat Size 6 5/8 - 7 7 - 7 3/4 6 5/8 - 7 3/4 6 1/2 - 7 1/2
Youth Head Size (Inches) 19 - 21 21 - 22 3/4 19 3/4 - 22
Youth Hat Size 6 - 6 7/8 6 7/8 - 7 1/4 6 1/4 - 6 7/8
Toddler Head Size (Inches) 19 - 20 1/2
Toddler Hat Size 2T - 4T
Infant Head Size (Inches) 17 1/4 - 19
Infant Hat Size 0 - 18 Months
Hat Size Adjustable One Size One Size
Adult Head Size (Inches) 21 1/4 - 24 1/2 21 - 23 1/2
Adult Hat Size 6 5/8 - 7 3/4 6 1/2 - 7 1/2
Youth Head Size (Inches) 19 3/4 - 22
Youth Hat Size 6 1/4 - 6 7/8
Toddler Head Size (Inches) 19 - 20 1/2
Toddler Hat Size 2T - 4T
Infant Head Size (Inches) 17 1/4 - 19
Infant Hat Size 0 - 18 Months

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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