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.
Here’s our pick of the top-5 best auto racing gloves currently on the market – who reigns supreme: Alpinestars, Sparco, or OMP?
Here are our picks for the best auto racing shoes under $250, with a wildcard winner!
Racing can be very expensive, so it got us thinking; what are the best auto racing suits under $1,000? There are plenty of high-end professional…
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.
All-in-all, we really enjoyed using and reviewing the Garmin Catalyst Driving Performance Optimizer for HPDE/track day purposes.