Transpire Fleece Hood
A warm super stretchy, thermal hood - excellent heat retainer (preventing heat loss through the head) before, during & after activities.
- Double length neck tube can be tucked into a fleece collar or jersey for neck comfort
- Can be worn up over the chin and mouth in severe conditions
- Light enough to be worn under a crash helmet
- Easily pulled back over the head an used as a comfortable neck cowl
- One size fits all heads
Two-eyehole version is the perfect fleece hood. Deserves more publicity. 17/03/2016
The "Transpire Fleece" material is warm, close-fitting, warms up almost immediately and keeps the warmth in. Better yet, I found it moves with every movement of your head, just like a base layer / second skin should.
However, Reed's little secret is that they also make a full-coverage, two eyehole version of the Transpire fleece hood, at no extra cost. If you want to order it from them, use the product code FHSAS. My review is based on this one. It is in my view arguably the best off-the-shelf, two-eyehole balaclava I have ever worn. Although when it comes out of the packet it may look a little tight, it stretches to cover your whole head and neck and once you've got it on, really is a form-fitting, snug fit. Even though your nose and mouth are covered, it's still breathable and easy to breathe through. The double-length neck helps keep everything in place and does not ride-up or pull out of your collar. After a while, you almost forget you're wearing it - it is that good. I was so pleased with it, I bought two more.
Whilst £16 may be a lot to pay for a balaclava, this one really is worth it. Worth having more than one.