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I know they aren't very stylish but where can I find a 'nice' balaclava?

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sammysam Tue 06-Jan-09 09:01:57

They are all black or blue!
Surely someone makes them in different colours?!
I'm sure I saw a childs one a while ago in patterned fabric.....
Need one for my mum and also maybe one for a child.
Please help me on my quest!

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Tue 06-Jan-09 09:22:29

Try googling for ski wear - there are loads of different colours available in ski stores, usually. Would look for you but am currently on hold for Toast.......am only 41 in the queue and apparently wont take too long!!

BonsoirAnna Tue 06-Jan-09 09:25:16

I am extremely sensitive to the cold and generally find that nice (upmarket) department stores are best for hats/gloves/scarves etc - they seem to get really nice things that chains never do.

<voice of experience>

sammysam Tue 06-Jan-09 09:57:00

blush my googling can't be up to scratch-i keep getting black and blue ones!
I'll have another go! Hope you get through to them quickly mrsjohnsimm!

BonsoirAnna-which ones? And do they sell online? I'm down in dorset so there aren't many of those around!!

sammysam Tue 06-Jan-09 10:20:14

Ok-i really am a rubbish googler-can stillonly find black/blue ones-what am I doing wrong?!

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Tue 06-Jan-09 21:30:09

So far this is the only coloured one I can find at ellis brigham

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Tue 06-Jan-09 21:32:26

and this one for kids

If its not a stupid question.......why do you need them? I only ask because if its for a ski trip, there are always loads on sale in resort.

fluffles Tue 06-Jan-09 21:33:07

You want a buff or polar buff available from all outdoors shops:
http://www.sportingtriangle.com/html/buffshop.html

drinkmoretea Tue 06-Jan-09 21:35:10

how about this...

www.trespass.co.uk/PageProducer.aspx?Template=ProductDetail&Category=Accessories&Type=BALACLAVA&Prod uct=UCHSHAD20001

drinkmoretea Tue 06-Jan-09 21:42:43

and ladies pink balaclava..

www.bargainboards.co.uk/ProductList.aspx?Cat=40&SubCat=165

drinkmoretea Tue 06-Jan-09 21:49:37

cashmere balaclava in choice of colours..

www.thenaturalstore.co.uk/products.php?category_id=807

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 06-Jan-09 21:49:38

try muddy puddles dot whatever (com or co.uk I'm not sure) for a kids one

sammysam Thu 08-Jan-09 12:48:44

No not a silly question-maybe a silly answer though! Dog walking! Mum has been saying she'd love one cos she gets so cold-most of where she walks is very windy as its in the open, through fields, and the kids one was a bit of an after thought as dd often goes with her so thought she should have one too!
Thank you so much-can't believe I couldn't find one blush

rempy Thu 08-Jan-09 12:51:48

get a Buff. just a sort of tube, can wrap it in a variety of ways over/round head/neck.

lots of patterns.

DH puts his on DD when he's taking her to nursery on the bike.

MrsSeanBean Thu 08-Jan-09 18:28:44

I had a thread on this the other day, some good links provided, more practical than stylish though. See here

curlygal Thu 08-Jan-09 19:20:46

There was a lovely fleecy snood (snigger) type thing in the fat face sale that I wanted to buy and my sister laughed at.

It was patterned fleece and could be worn as a hat or a neck warmer thing or as a balaclva. I still rue the day that I let my sister and her style police comments prevent me from buying it.

Not sure if you have a fat face near you but would be worth a look as fab

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