A balaclava is a useful accessory to have on hand when temperatures drop, but kids still want to go out and play. By covering the head, neck and most of the face, they provide a generous amount of warmth and protection from cold air and wind. To help you find the right balaclava for your little one, we did some research and rounded up a few of our favorite options on the market for young children. Each of our picks has an adjustable design and is made with soft, warm and lightweight fleece, which is also breathable and durable, delivering maximum comfort.
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1. Your Choice Balaclava
This style features two layers of thick polyester fleece that’s windproof and soft to the touch.
Pros: Elastic drawstrings can adjust the forehead to prevent cold air from getting in. These are offered in six colors to choose from including two shades of pink.
Cons: Runs slightly large.
2. Tough Headwear Balaclava
This double-layer fleece balaclava also has adjustable drawstrings on both sides that allow you to get the perfect fit.
Pros: It’s soft, stretchy and quick-drying for optimal comfort.
Cons: It may not fit under a helmet.
3. N'Ice Caps Balaclava
This dual-layer fleece balaclava features an extra-cozy sherpa lining kids will enjoy.
Pros: These are offered in plain black, bright pink and royal blue. They come in three different sizes. Adjustable drawcords on both sides of the face provide a secure fit.
Cons: It may run small.