Best Bandanas TechnoBuffalo 2020

Bandanas are a must-have accessory. You can use one as a fashion statement, to wipe the sweat off your face during a long hike, block the sun, or to keep dust out of your mouth while working outdoors. Bandanas are handy, affordable, and look great. These are our favourites this year.

Oversized and tough: Army Universe Trainmen Jumbo 6-pack

Staff Pick

Army Universe bandanas are built tough for those who work hard and play hard. The generous 27"x27" size lends itself well to working, camping, biking, hunting, hiking, and more. All four corners of these bandanas are sewn and reinforced, so the material never frays, unravels, or rips. The all-cotton bandanas are available in numerous colour and design choices, including these classic-looking paisley prints. I love these for their heavy-duty construction, jumbo size, bold colours, and usefulness.

£22 at Amazon

Make a statement: Faybox Bridal 6-pack

Faybox Bridal gets the prize for the coolest looking bandanas, but looks aren't everything here, of course. These colourful polyester bandanas are stretchable and sweat-wicking. They're the perfect choice for motorcycle riders, hikers, those who exercise outside, fisherpeople, and campers. The cloth measures out at a length of 50 cm, and width of 25 cm, so they're big enough to use as a neck gaiter, mask, or balaclava.

£9 at Amazon

A classic that still works: Levi's Cotton Bandana

Levi's cotton bandanas have been a staple in closets and with workers everywhere since the 1800s. The cotton material is soft, never needing to be broken in or washed a bazillion times to loosen up, and they're sized just right. This classic is useable as a handkerchief, headband, headwrap, wristband, tied around your neck, hair tie, or even wrapped around your dog. This pack of three comes with one red, one white, and one black bandana, but there are numerous colour and pattern choices available.

£22 at Amazon

Wide and wicking: Vancrown Headwear 12-pack

If you're active, this pack of microfiber bandanas from Vancrown is just the ticket to wick sweat away from your skin and keep you dry and comfortable. Designed as a headwrap Vancrown bandanas can be styled in different ways, including wrapped around your head or neck, used as a mask or hair tie, and even as a stylin' scarf. All bandanas are lightweight, tuck nicely in a pocket, purse, or backpack, and made to last. There are a vast number of colour options to choose from, and they measure 48x24 cm.

£22 at Amazon

Multipurpose: ACBungji Magic Skull Mask 9-pack

I adore everything about ACBungji bandanas. The one-of-a-kind styling catches eyes, the colour choices are bold and bright, and these are endlessly purposeful. Great for keeping out of the sun, wind, or cold, these bandanas are light as can be, made of sweat-wicking microfiber, and they fold down small enough to slip in a pocket. Wear these as a mask, scarf, balaclava, or any way you like. There are also tons of different patterns and colours to choose from if a skull pattern isn't your jam.

£13 at Amazon

Our two cents

It's not hard to locate bandanas these days, but it is a challenge to find high-quality clothes that do everything well. Those bandanas for me are from Army Universe. The big size, sewn edges, and durable build work make these the most useful bandanas I've ever carried. They're fantastic for hiking, working, and tying hair back.

Faybox Bridal bandanas also get high marks for original styling and practicality. Bold colour choices are a highlight, naturally, but so is the build. The polyester material wicks away sweat and stretches enough to use these as a traditional bandana, hair tie, or face mask.

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