I Am Obsessed With This Sold-Out Balaclava…For Dogs

Morgan Baila
·3 min read

I never thought I’d be so obsessed with a piece of pet clothing until I saw a balaclava made for dogs. Also known as a bally or a ski mask, balaclavas for humans are typically worn by winter-sport athletes or anyone who resides in ice-cold-verging-on-Siberian climates. As a New Yorker who works in media, I don't fall into either of those buckets — but, I do own a small puppy and it is winter. So, the aforementioned dog balaclava I spotted on Instagram made the cold-weather accessory suddenly applicable. Thanks to an incredibly chic collaboration between KULE and Maxbone, I am now obsessed with the image of my pup’s big brown eyes peering back at me from behind a balaclava's warm embrace.

As soon as KULE X Maxbone's knit face masks debuted this past fall of 2020, they subsequently sold out and I was left completely balaclava-less. I spoke to a rep for KULE who informed me that, although I've already imagined in great detail the chilly strolls my pup and I would take whilst wearing the matching cream-and-red-striped cozy hoods, I have to wait until fall 2021 for the site to restock. In the meantime, the brand's human balaclavas will be restocked at the end of January (a restock I plan to shop). And, to further curb my infatuation, I also tracked down all the currently available dog balaclavas worth buying — along with another winter-style favorite: the dog turtleneck. At a time when face masks are everyday essentials, there’s never been a better reason to invest in this off-beat-accessory obsession for your dog, yourself, and all of us who want to see pictures of it.

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<strong><h2><a href="https://www.maxbone.com/products/kule-balaclava" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KULE X Maxbone Balaclava" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">KULE X Maxbone Balaclava</a><br></h2></strong><br>The holy grail of balaclavas is near perfection and it also fits cats, so consider it added to your pet's 2021 Christmas list.<br><br><strong>Kule, maxbone</strong> KULE x Maxbone Balaclava, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.maxbone.com%2Fproducts%2Fkule-balaclava" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kule, maxbone" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kule, maxbone</a>

KULE X Maxbone Balaclava


The holy grail of balaclavas is near perfection and it also fits cats, so consider it added to your pet's 2021 Christmas list.

Kule, maxbone KULE x Maxbone Balaclava, $, available at Kule, maxbone
<h2><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/502781419/winter-dog-snood-with-ears-fleece-dog" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy Winter Dog Snood" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy Winter Dog Snood</a><br></h2><br>This fleece dog snood — a snood is basically a fancy <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/scarves" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:scarf" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">scarf</a> — is made-to-order and comes in a variety of colors. <br><br><strong>Etsy, Etsy Seller</strong> Winter Dog Snood, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F502781419%2Fwinter-dog-snood-with-ears-fleece-dog" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Etsy Winter Dog Snood


This fleece dog snood — a snood is basically a fancy scarf — is made-to-order and comes in a variety of colors.

Etsy, Etsy Seller Winter Dog Snood, $, available at Etsy
<h2><a href="https://www.wish.com/product/5dd33e7b2c942a5bb402d820" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wish Dog Hoodie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wish Dog Hoodie</a><br></h2><br>At only three bucks, this is the cheapest option to even see if your dog tolerates the adorable accessory before you invest in a more elaborate balaclava. <br><br><strong>Wish</strong> Dog Hoodie, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wish.com%2Fproduct%2F5dd33e7b2c942a5bb402d820" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:wish" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">wish</a>

Wish Dog Hoodie


At only three bucks, this is the cheapest option to even see if your dog tolerates the adorable accessory before you invest in a more elaborate balaclava.

Wish Dog Hoodie, $, available at wish
<h2><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/687388614/knitting-pattern-bundle-balaclava-hat" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lucky Fox Knits Knitting Pattern" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lucky Fox Knits Knitting Pattern</a><br></h2><br>The reviews on this Etsy pattern for knitting your own balaclava make it sound <em>so </em>easy. Why spend almost $150, when you can make your own matching cozy caps? <em>That pom-pom.</em><br><br><strong>Etsy, Etsy Seller</strong> Balaclava Knitting Pattern, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F687388614%2Fknitting-pattern-bundle-balaclava-hat" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Lucky Fox Knits Knitting Pattern


The reviews on this Etsy pattern for knitting your own balaclava make it sound so easy. Why spend almost $150, when you can make your own matching cozy caps? That pom-pom.

Etsy, Etsy Seller Balaclava Knitting Pattern, $, available at Etsy
<h2><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Fitwarm-Turtleneck-Thermal-Clothes-Jumpsuits" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon Thermal Dog Pajamas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon Thermal Dog Pajamas</a></h2><br>Like those of us still working from home, dogs can also wear their pajamas all day. This thermal outfit has me dreaming of a <em>matching</em> thermal balaclava now. Too much?<br><br><strong>Amazon, Fitwarm</strong> Thermal Turtleneck for Dogs, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Fitwarm-Turtleneck-Thermal-Clothes-Jumpsuits" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Amazon Thermal Dog Pajamas


Like those of us still working from home, dogs can also wear their pajamas all day. This thermal outfit has me dreaming of a matching thermal balaclava now. Too much?

Amazon, Fitwarm Thermal Turtleneck for Dogs, $, available at Amazon
<h2><a href="https://littlebeast.co/products/cloud-nine-fleece-onesie" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cloud Nine Fleece Onesie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cloud Nine Fleece Onesie<br></a></h2><br>About one degree away from a balaclava, this onesie from Little Beast will swaddle your dog in a fuzzy cloud-like embrace. <br><br><strong>Little Beast</strong> Cloud Nine Fleece Onesie, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Flittlebeast.co%2Fproducts%2Fcloud-nine-fleece-onesie" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Little Beast" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Little Beast</a>

Cloud Nine Fleece Onesie


About one degree away from a balaclava, this onesie from Little Beast will swaddle your dog in a fuzzy cloud-like embrace.

Little Beast Cloud Nine Fleece Onesie, $, available at Little Beast
<h2><strong><a href="https://www.kule.com/products/the-new-moritz-cream" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KULE The Moritz Balaclava" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">KULE The Moritz Balaclava</a></strong></h2><br>And, of course, you have to ensure your own ears and neck are toasty and warm. On the site, KULE promises this will be my new favorite winter hat, and I don't think they're wrong. (Don't forget to throw on another mask under the knit balaclava if you'll be around other people.)<br><br><br><strong>Kule</strong> KULE Mortiz Balaclava in Cream, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kule.com%2Fcollections%2Fmaxbone%2Fproducts%2Fthe-new-moritz-navy" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kule" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kule</a>

KULE The Moritz Balaclava


And, of course, you have to ensure your own ears and neck are toasty and warm. On the site, KULE promises this will be my new favorite winter hat, and I don't think they're wrong. (Don't forget to throw on another mask under the knit balaclava if you'll be around other people.)


Kule KULE Mortiz Balaclava in Cream, $, available at Kule

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