12 different ways to wear a military neck warmer

12 façons différentes de porter un cache-cou militaire - Phil Team

Neck warmers are designed to withstand harsh climates by protecting against sun, sand, wind, dust and more, while remaining breathable. Their versatility comes from the seemingly endless ways you can wear one depending on the situation. In this step-by-step guide, we've outlined twelve of our favorite ways to wear a neck warmer.


  • Collar size

    A stand-alone neck gaiter protects against sand, wind and bugs while promoting breathability. Simply wrap it around your neck!

  • Mask

    Place the gaiter around your neck and pull it over your mouth and nose.

  • Bandana

    Fold the gaiter into thirds and wrap it around the top of your head.

  • Bracelet

    Wrap the gaiter around your wrist.

  • Headband

    Once the gaiter is wrapped around your neck, pull it over your head and align it around your face.

  • Hood

    Start by wearing the gaiter the same way you would a balaclava, then pull the fabric under your chin and cover your nose.

  • Saharan

    Turn the gaiter over and lay it flat on your head. Make sure the openings face forwards and backwards. Place your hand over your head and inside the tube, then pull the top layer down with your other hand.

  • Do-rag

    Wrap a gaiter opening around your head.

  • Pirate

    Pass both arms through the gaiter and grab each end. Then pull the gaiter together and wrap one end over your head.

  • Cap

    Flip the gaiter over, twist it in the middle and fold it from side to side.

  • Headband

    Fold the gaiter into thirds and wrap it around your head, completely covering your ears.

  • Ponytail

    Scrunch the gaiter and wrap it around your hair, tying it in place.

There are certainly many more creative ways to wear a gaiter, but you can't go wrong with these fan favorites. Gaiters are perfect for everyday carry as they are so practical, lightweight and easy to store. Whether you need protection from the elements or just love the look, you can't go wrong with a neck warmer.


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