I would recommend having one in your pocket, just in case!
When it comes to what to wear around your neck when in the field there are a surprising number of choices out there – scrim scarf, scarf or headover etc.
Now for those who haven’t seen a headover before it’s basically a tube of material that you slip over your head and around your neck to keep you warm. Now one advantage of a headover is that its tube like design allows you wear it in a number of ways in addition to the ‘normal’ scarf like way.
You can also pull the headover up to cover your mouth & nose, again keeping you warm but also useful if it’s dusty or if you just fancy the ‘bandit’ look!
The tube design also means that you can wear it in a similar way to a traditional Balaclava, covering your neck, ears and top of your head – again keeping you warm.
Wearing it like this is also possible under a helmet which means you can keep a little warmer on a cold day with your ‘tin hat’ on! It’s also possible to wear it as a beanie style hat – with a little practice!
Now having worn this for a while now I can say that despite the thin material that this is made of it is surprising warm! It certainly keeps your neck covered when your combat jacket is zipped up.
Wearing it over your mouth & nose was also easy; it stayed in place well and didn’t interfere with speaking either.
All in all I would recommend having one in your pocket as it can be used & worn in a variety of ways and is an inexpensive, useful an unusual item!
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