The BX BALACAVA
brings invention and technology to solve
the age old problem mountaineers and expedtion
climbers face by constantly breathing cold,
dry air - which can affect the throat, upper
respiratory tract and lungs. The balacava
body is made from stretchy Polartec Powerstretch
with a windproof Aqua Shell Panel in front.
Mounted in this panel is the patented QXTec
core-warming module which can be easily
removed for cleaning. The QXTec Module works
on a heat exchange principle (much like
some scuba regulators). Air permeable "fins"
condense exhaled moisure and collect heat
as you breathe out. This heat and moisture
is retained and recycled - warming and humidifying
your next incoming breath. PSolars simple
concept is approximately 80% efficient -
so you can breath room temperature at sub-freezing
conditions. A side benefit is that you should
become less thirsty and dehydrated, retaining
liquid that is usually lost through respiration.
This promotes better sleep at night (ever
wake up with "cotton mouth"?)
and reduces rehydration efforts and even
fuel consumption. Do your best to avoid
the Khumbu Cough - use for all cold weather,
high altitude climbs and expeditions. Can
also be adapted for use with O2 systems.
||wt: 3 oz (85