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.
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||wt: 3 oz (85 g)