Kodiak Fleece Brushed Balaclava - Expedition Weight
Kodiak Fleece Brushed Balaclava - Expedition Weight
Kodiak Fleece Brushed Balaclava - Expedition Weight
Kodiak Fleece Brushed Balaclava - Expedition Weight
Kodiak Fleece Brushed Balaclava - Expedition Weight
Kodiak Fleece Brushed Balaclava - Expedition Weight
Expedition - Brushed Balaclava Kodiak Fleece - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing
Expedition - Brushed Balaclava Kodiak Fleece - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing
Expedition - Brushed Balaclava Kodiak Fleece - Minus33 Merino Wool Clothing

Expedition Brushed Balaclava Kodiak Fleece

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On the coldest, darkest nights, you will discover yourself seeking the warmth of Minus33 Merino Wool. Our Expedition products are suitable for the coldest climates and true expeditions.


400 g/m2

Brushed Interlock Knit

20.5 Micron

95% Merino Wool, 5% Spandex
UPF Rating 50+



Activities: Hiking, Camping, Lifestyle, Snowsports, Hunting, Ice Fishing.

Seasons: Fall, Winter

High Activity Temperatures: 0°F and below

Low Activity Temperatures: 30°F to 0°F


Why Merino Wool?

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Moisture Wicking

Minus33 Merino Wool regulates the amount of moisture on your skin by absorbing any moisture or sweat on your body. Then, the absorbed moisture evaporates out of the fabric into the atmosphere.

merino wool tshirt drying in the sun


Merino Wool fibers naturally reject any bacteria in moisture or sweat as it is wicked away, so foot fungus and smelly odor will not be a problem while wearing our products.

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Insulates When Wet

Wool will absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet or clammy. If you do get wet, wool will insulate you better than cotton or polyester materials.

Fire Resistant

Merino Wool insulates against high temperatures and does not readily catch fire. If it does, it self-extinguishes. When Merino burns, it doesn’t melt and stick to the skin like synthetic fabrics do.

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UV Protection

Don’t worry about sunburn on a sunny day summiting a peak. Lightweight layers have a UPF rating of 25. Midweight and Expedition have a UPF rating of 50+.

Australian merino wool sheep


Merino Wool has a low environmental footprint and naturally returns to the elements. Shear a merino sheep in the morning, and in the afternoon they’re happily nibbling their way towards renewing next season’s clip. 



Total Easy Care (TEC) Merino apparel is designed for today's busy lifestyle. Total Easy Care Merino garments are all machine-washable, and are suitable for tumble drying.

Even after frequent laundering they retain an 'as new' appearance. They won't shrink, lose their shape, fade or color-bleed. They remain soft and comfortable for the life of the garment.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
jason bosman
Brushed Balaclava

What a beast of a balaclava, if you need warm this has you covered. I personally have a hard time wearing it if the temps are over 20 degrees F it is so warm. The thicker wool and inner fleecing of the fabric make it so warm and comfortable, literally the day after I received it the temp dropped to 4 degrees F and I am very happy I had this to keep me protected. Though I am pleased and giving it a 5 star review here are some things that need to be addressed in design. First, The size of this item seems good but the face covering is loose and only get looser throughout the day pulling away from your face allowing the cold to get in, IMO this is mainly due to the multi piece design. Second, the way the face covering attaches to the side and front of the balaclava is a bit of an odd construction, the bottom is not solid with a hinged top like most, it is a chin length balaclava that has a face covering sewn on. Its sewn on either side behind the ears then in front at the bottom by the chin. The bottom edge of this face cover is open and as it transitions by the dimples in your cheeks to the sewn in areas it creates an opening in the fabric due to not having enough overlap which causes small openings to let cold air in and freeze your cheeks. This tends to only happen when you have the face cover pulled up near the bridge of your nose.


Thank you for the review. We will let the Product Development Team know of your thoughts on our Minus33 Balaclava.

-Melinda W.

Nick T
The Heavyweight

This is the balaclava to reach for when the temps drop below 0°F. I really like the construction of this 'clava, but unless it's extremely cold, or if you're very static (think ice fishing), it can be too warm. I was hoping to use it for skiing, but honestly it's just too thick for all but the most brutally cold days!

NM hiker
just the thing for winter!

I have had the midweight balaclava for a few years but needed something more substantial for cold weather, and this is it. I love how adjustable it is with the two layers (over nose or under chin depending on wind direction - ears well covered both ways) and that I can still hear my surroundings while wearing it. If I'm moving at a good pace, I do sweat in it, but still don't get cold. I do still use my Minus 33 headband over top of it if it's real windy because my ears really hate wind, but it is great being able to hike without my ears or neck being cold at this time of year. My only (small) nit is that the neck part is quite long for being - well, neck-sized in diameter - so it's a bit bunched up on me at the bottom - but better too long than too short, and I just love how comfortable it keeps me and haven't missed my much-needed daily hikes due to weather since I got it. :)

Thank you for the great review! We are pleased to hear that you are staying warm in your Minus33 Balaclava while hiking in the cold. We will let our Product Development Team know about the issue with the neck being a bit too long. Keep hiking!

-Melinda W.

Thomas Barbera

With out wind block material in it, I don't care how thick the wool is the wind blows through it.

John Gagliardi
Wonderful Balaclava but..

Overall a well made piece of gear, however, it fits to large on my head. Other wool balaclavas I own don’t have this issue. I do like that is has enough material to tuck in my sweater, which is great because it doesn’t come out when I look up or move my head around. Craftsmanship and quality of the material is good, which is very important to me. If you have a huge head and neck you will love this balaclava.


Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our Kodiak Fleece Brushed Balaclava.

Stay Warm!

-Jeannie T.

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