A balaclava, which is also known as a balaclava or balaclava helmet, is a helmet made of fabric that is designed to cover most of the face. The name balaclava is derived from the use of these balaclavas in the Battle of Balaclava. This is a city located near Sevastopol, Crimea. The battle was fought in the Crimean War.

There are a variety of styles available and depending on the way you wear it, you can expose just your eyes, or your nose and mouth as well. You can also use it to expose your entire face. If you go for the design that exposes your entire face, you can roll it up to make a hat that covers your head or it can be folded down to look like a necklace.

Balaclava are used outdoors, especially by people who do winter sports such as snowmobiling, snowboarding, and skiing. They are a protection for the face against the lash of cold winds and help to keep warm. Lately they have also become part of what motorcyclists wear as they too have to deal with the whip of the wind.

Interestingly, firefighters use them too, although theirs are fire resistant and made from a material known as nomex. The face opening on these modified balaclavas is then covered with an SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). Racing drivers also wear fire retardant balaclavas and must wear them under their helmets. In racing events, various rally stages, climbs and the like, it has become mandatory that these are worn in conjunction with other protective equipment such as gloves, socks, long underwear and special shoes. The electrical workers also have a modified balaclava. Yours is arc flash rated and is generally worn with a shield over your face, as well as other personal protective equipment to protect you while you work on your equipment.

Balaclava can be purchased at a retail store that sells winter or sporting goods. Anyone who owns such a store would have to buy the balaclava in bulk from a wholesaler. In fact, they can select the balaclava style to sell, including casual, active, classic, and formal. Since they come in a variety of colors and patterns, as a retailer, you can get the most attractive ones for your store. There are multicolored, plaid, patterned, striped and solid color too.

Of course, it is cheaper to order in bulk if you are a retailer than it is to buy in small quantities. You may need to go online and find wholesalers who offer you a good price before you can make a purchase. Saving money is always welcome. However, it is important to find a balance between quality and price. The cheap can end up being very expensive, but you can also find products at a good price and of good quality. Payment methods will vary depending on the company you buy from. However, if you must make a payment online, you will find that for most of them, even PayPal is a valid payment option.