Balaclava exist for three reasons: keeping your helmet in pristine condition, protecting against heat in a fire, and keeping sweat from streaming into your eyes. So truth is, no matter the comfort level of that new M8, the balaclava you choose will ultimately determine the life of your helmet and your degree of comfort and visibility. It does a lot of nasty work for you, catching your filth and protecting your head and shiny helmet. Balaclava deserves a little more than a "just give me whatever's cheapest" attitude.
In this DiscoveryParts face-off - no pun intended - we are comparing our three most popular balaclavas: Alpinestars ZX Evo, OMP Nomex One, and Traqgear One Layer One Eye Black.
Now that we've established the importance of a good balaclava, let's do some research to find the best one on the market for your racing and tracking needs!