Revision Announces Improved Fit & Performance for SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle and Balaclava Systems

Essex Junction, Vermont (December 17, 2021) – Revision Military, world leader in ballistic and laser protective eyewear systems, announces improved fit and performance for SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle and Balaclava systems. Improvements include migrating from a single size balaclava to two sizes – better accommodating a wide range of end users while ensuring secure and comfortable fit – and also expanding the available balaclava line to include additional U.S. Berry compliant and Aclima® wool options.

“SnowHawk continues to be a unique product in the military and tactical market, and we’re excited to evolve the product line and it’s performance,” said Revision CEO Amy Coyne. “Revision recognizes the growing need for cold weather equipment designed not only to protect in extreme climates and conditions, but also optimize the performance of end-users. Revision is continuing to expand our capabilities for protective eyewear systems thoughtfully tailored to specific environments.”

Cold climate operations have become an essential tactical focus for militaries around the world, with many dedicating more resources and training to maneuvers in the Arctic and other cold weather regions. This shift has generated a growing demand for gear that can withstand harsh conditions and function in extreme environments. Extensive time, attention, and resources were dedicated to ensuring the breathability of this cold weather system: Mesh over the mouth and nose directs breath away from the goggle; the dual-pane thermal gasket lens creates an insulated barrier; built-in top and lateral forced-air vents provide constant airflow; and, Revision’s leading OcuMax© Plus coating is applied on the inside of the lens to prevent fogging, plus a hard-coat is applied to the outside of the lens to resist scratching. The SnowHawk system’s balaclava features Anon’s Magnetic Facemask Integration (MFI®) technology to seamlessly integrate the goggle and balaclava, ensuring stabilization and seal, with no skin exposed. The system achieves total face and head coverage, but is also intuitively designed for ease of use and swift removal when necessary.

Revision developed this goggle system in collaboration with Anon Optics, a leader in goggle design for snow sports and a brand owned by Burton Snowboards, one of the world’s premier snowsports companies. The SnowHawk Cold Weather System is the first-ever fully integrated ballistic goggle and balaclava system offering complete face coverage, superior anti-fog performance, and ballistic protection.

Select SnowHawk google kits are on the U.S. Army Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL), and multiple goggle and balaclava combinations have National Stock Numbers (NSNs). Visit for more information.

4 Responses to “Revision Announces Improved Fit & Performance for SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle and Balaclava Systems”

  1. jellydonut says:

    The wool hood is a massive upgrade.

  2. Iggy says:

    Gotta differ with you there – wool is almost the worst thing to have on your face in serious cold; soaks up your breath, doesn’t dry, freezes and becomes a frostbite risk. Plenty of climbers with bits of nose and lips gone from that.

    • jellydonut says:

      I have both of these hoods, have used both in serious cold, and can almost guarantee I live in a colder environment than you do.

    • chooch says:

      I think you’re generally incorrect, though usage and conditions/weather profile could justify your statement. Wool has no equal for long-term usage in maritime, high-altitude and polar cold…particularly if you need something with inherent FR traits. There are many different kinds of wool/wool blends so perhaps your experience is based on certain wool/specific conditions.Folks that love petroleum-based synthetics are generally the recreationalists, weekend warriors and “4hr mission profile” types who can afford to get in and out of the weather very quickly…to be clear, I’m not denigrating any of these folks as most people (myself included) who are out in the cold fit into these categories regularly. Wool has a place, especially when we’re tlaking sustained combat conditions in austere conditions against a trained and competent enemy who is as successful at cutting off our LOC’s/logistics as we are cutting off his. IOW, you might not be heading back to the FOB for fresh clothes a shower and a burger every day or two. I’d personally choose the right wool over synthetic for anything in cold/high altitude enviro where I was going to be living out of the ruck for >72hrs.