I wanted to figure out a way to use my trekking hat, micro beanie, and light weight Mountain Hardwear balaclava in wet, windy, cold weather without carrying a lot of other gear for an afternoon or day walk.
So I started with a light weight garbage bag to use as a rain top and wind block. That fit into a small area of one pocket.
Keeping the head dry and protected better from the wind was the issue.
So, I took a light weight grocery store veggie baggie and put a hole in it to match the hole on my MH balaclava. Then I put it on my head, under my trekking hat.
It worked the other day in 28 - 34 F light wind, rain, sleet, snow. Although it won't last long in all probablility, it gives me the confidence I don't have to take other rain gear. (I took my windshirt with hood but between the rain, wind, and snow it was getting wet ... and it was more fun to experiment anyway.)
So here are pics of the Baggie Balaclava, the MH balaclava, and Baggie Balaclava over the MH balaclava: