This is a pretty useful item. I wear it while biking in the cold and I can pull it up over my head, with just my face showing and turn it into a balacava type thing. It is very light material, but it is enough for your neck and ears and lets you breath. I find when I am exercising, I just need a little something and this fits the bill. The construction leaves something to be desired. The ends of the material are left just unfinished with no hemming. I can imagine they will frey with time and this is just being too pennypinching by the manufacturer. But the designs are so cool!