The humble balaclava is a simple device, kind of like a fire-resistant sock for your head that doubles as a protector of your helmet lining. And yet, when we talk to our pro drivers, we find they have stronger than expected feelings about balaclavas. Of course, anything on your head can affect sight, breathing and helmet fit, so you can see their point of view. The balaclava that comes up most often as “the best” is the aptly named OMP One Nomex Balaclava. Here’s why they like it:
The price premium for having the best is pretty small in this case. As always, we recommend getting at least two — that way you never have to put on a damp balaclava.
The Bell Racing RS7C LTWT Carbon is a pretty compelling helmet. It offers best in class ventilation and airflow, in addition to being one of the lightest helmets in its category.
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Stand21’s Club Series 3 Head and Neck Restraint is now available at Winding Road Racing! Coming in at $379, it’s a bargain for racers looking for an FIA 8858-2010 certified head and neck restraint.
At Winding Road Racing we’re often asked by folks to recommend an inexpensive, comfortable, and forced air-ready helmet. These customers often have fresh air systems in their enduro cars, or they do a lot of off-road racing, or just want forced air capability as an option for future upgrades.