Is a balaclava a ski mask?
A balaclava, also known as a balaclava helmet or ski mask, is a form of cloth headgear designed to expose only part of the face, usually the eyes and mouth. Depending on style and how it is worn, only the eyes, mouth and nose, or just the front of the face are unprotected.
Why do ski masks have mouth holes?
Ski masks have extra material that fits snugly to help shield your face from fierce winds. A ski mask allows you to talk without having to pull your mask off entirely. The mouth hole also allows for taking a quick snack break more easily and breathing more comfortably.
Why do criminals wear ski masks?
Whether hiding behind a ski mask or a hood, criminals covering their faces while committing a crime is an attempt to conceal their identities.