ARTB Critical item as of October 2019 is the Army Issue Balaclava in black. Be sure to check in with the correct balaclava or risk being dropped on day zero. There are three good ways to determine if the balaclava you have is the authorized version. 1) look for the NSN on the white tab inside 2) look for the shoulder cutouts 3) it’s 85% wool and it’s heavier and of higher quality than microfleece or acrylic. This item typically retails for around $30.
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