The 10 Best Bandanas For Men
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in July of 2020. Perfect for camping, traveling, and more, bandanas are a must-pack for their versatility. They can be used to prevent sunburns or dust inhalation, and protect your nose, mouth, and face from the elements. They'll also add a splash of color to your outfit and are easy top stow in a backpack or pocket. Their usefulness doesn't stop when day turns to night either, as they also make great sleep masks. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
September 14, 2020:
Bandanas are, arguably, one of the most versatile accessories you can add to your outfit. They offer both utility and style benefits, and some might even say health too, since they can be used to cover your mouth and nose in dusty conditions. Our goal was to include options that highlight just how useful they can be, which meant including bandanas in a range of styles, sizes, and materials.
If you are a bit of a traditionalist, you will probably want to get something with a paisley print, like the Mato & Hash Biker Rag, Levis Tri-Color Set, and Rothco Trainmen Extra Large, all of which are made of 100-percent cotton. That being said, some of the most iconic images of bandanas might be of cowboys on the range, and they most often wore silk ones. So, the solid colored Wyoming Traders Western Wild Rag could also be a good choice for those who prefer classic accessories over modern.
While all bandanas can be used for fashion purposes, the Elizabetta Neckerchief leads the pack in this area if you want something elegant enough to be worn with fine clothes and dress shoes. Made of a premium Italian silk twill, it is extremely soft against the skin and can certainly help you achieve a dapper look.
Though natural fibers like silk and cotton are great, synthetics do offer some advantages. For example, the polyester construction of the Funtopia Gaiters, Lunarable 22-Inch, and MNILV Gaiters does a great job of wicking sweat away from the skin, while remaining lightweight and breathable. The Coolibar Sun Bandana, which is made of a polyester-Spandex blend is nice and stretchy, making it easy to tie securely in place, without having to worry that it will hinder your ability to turn your head when worn as a face covering.
Columbia Freezer Zero Bandana Designed to offer sun protection and keep you cool on hot days, the Columbia Freezer Zero Bandana makes a great accessory for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. Its Omni-Shade fabric boasts a UPF50+ rating and features a moisture-activated technology that lowers the temperature of the material when exposed to sweat. columbia.com