A balaclava, also known as a balaclava helmet or ski mask, is a cloth headgear designed to expose only part of the face. Depending on style and how it’s worn, only the eyes, mouth and nose, or just the front of the face are unprotected. Versions with a full face opening may be rolled into a hat to cover the crown of the head or folded down as a collar around the neck. The name comes from their use at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War, referring to the town near Sevastopol in the Crimea. British troops there wore knitted headgear, to keep warm. This Balaclava is best to protect your full face from dust and dirt's.