Page Updated: Nov 2020
A large cotton scarf, bandana or neckerchief is very useful to wear for absorbing sweat around your neck and wiping your face. The insect repellent scarves are great for keeping mosquitoes away but do not repel tsetse flies.
A scarf also makes an emergency bandage or sling.
A warmer scarf or neck gaiter may be necessary for cold mornings.
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This lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable cotton bandana is a must-have for buggy forests and muggy climates. Permethrin-based repellent provides protection from mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and other bugs. It is odourless and the built-in treatment lasts up to 70 washes. Buy Now
More than a simple fashion accessory, a bandana can be worn as a head covering in lieu of a hat, used as a neck cooler when soaked in water, or converted to a sling in an emergency. Buy Now
Protect yourself from the sun's rays while minimizing moisture loss with a simple accessory. Made of high-tech Coolmax Extreme fabric, the UV Buff helps regulate your body's temperature, too, keeping you warm on chilly morning outings, and promoting cooling on hot days. Effectively blocks 95% of harmful UV radiation. Odour-resistant 'Polygiene' technology. This neck gaiter can be worn in a variety of configurations, including as a face mask, hood, beanie, neckerchief, headband, or balaclava. Buy Now
This Shemagh style scarf is made from soft and breathable 100% cotton and is perfect for protecting your head, face, eyes and neck from the sun, wind and dust. Buy Now