Best Headwraps and Bandanas for Sports and Exercise
Updated: Nov 16, 2021
Whether it’s to keep your hair off your face, or to prevent sweat from dripping, headscarves and bandanas are must-haves when exercising. Here are our favorite ones for all types of activities -- from running to yoga and everything in between.
The Basics: These warm bandanas are reversible, with 100% Polartec Fleece on one side, with a weatherproof and windproof fabric on the other. Available in navy or red.
Why We Love Them: Easy to throw in a backpack or pocket and perfect for wearing during any sport -- jogging, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, etc.
Best Headwrap for Running or Bicycling: BST POWER Sports Head Wrap (10 pieces)
The Basics: Made from chinlon and Lycra spandex, this sweat headband looks like a bandana but it slips on. Thanks to relatively thin fabric, it’s extra durable and long lasting. Sold in 10 piece sets.
Why We Love It: The stretchiness! It’s has enough elastic to stay put, without feeling the least restricting. Plus, it’s super breathable.
What People are Saying: People love how well this headscarf absorbs A LOT of sweat.
The Basics: Although they look like bandanas, they’re actually slip-over-the-head bands. Sold in packs of 6, 8 or 12, they’re super versatile, making them perfect for camping in any situation.
Why We Love Them: Classic paisley pattern is the perfect look for camping. Add some s’mores and you’re done!
What People are Saying: Besides the good price, people love these for a multitude of situations in addition to camping, from working out to a day on the lake.
The Basics: This durag is made from a cotton fabric that’s quick dry and wicks sweat away from the head. There are straps on the backside to tie however you like.
Why We Love It: It’s fabric lets the scalp breathe, and plus: It’s machine washable!
What People are Saying: People say it’s perfect as a helmet liner since it’s lightweight and doesn’t slip.
The Basics: Sold in packs of 1, 2, 3 or 6 pieces, they’re made from polyester and spandex, making them elastic and durable. They wick away moisture and dry quickly to keep cool and comfortable.
Why We Love It: The long ties are a perfect look when they’re flying behind you while running down the court or field.
What People are Saying: A lot of people wear these while playing soccer because they’re comfortable and affordable.
The Basics: Made from soft fabric, this headwrap gives optimal air-flow and has a grip strip on the inside to keep it securely in place.
Why We Love It: Not only is it functional, but the fluorescent color provides extra visibility when exercising outdoors at night.
What People are Saying: People love the reinforced stitching and he fact that the wide part can their ears if they need to.
Best Headwrap for Yoga: KOOSHOO Organic Headband
The Basics: Made from organic cotton with a little bit of stretch, these are breathable, sweat-wicking, and odor-resistant. It can be worn many ways: Open it all the way for a full bandana; scrunch the fabric for a breathable workout headband; fold it for a headband.
Why We Love It: Although they’re only avaialble in solid colors, they’re functional, ridiculously soft and they’ll go with anything.
What People are Saying: Both men and women rave about the craftsmanship, and how much sweat it absorbs.
Best Bandana for Baseball: Tough Headwear All American Athletic Hair Band
The Basics: Made from polyester with spandex, it has an ultra comfortable fit and comes in a variety of colors and patterns. It’s lightweight
Why We Love It: The American flag and baseball are a natural combination
What People are Saying: People love the breathability and that it fits everyone, even those with larger heads.
Best Quick Drying Headwrap: Self Pro Headband & Face Mask
The Basics: The fabric is stretchy, moisture wicking and quick drying. IT’s flexible enough to wear as a headscarf, headband or even face mask to protect against dust and elements.
Why We Love It: The wider design makes it more comfortable than the traditional sweat bands.
What People are Saying: That it fits well -- not too tight or too loose. It’s so soft and lightweight that some even use it to keep out the light while sleeping!
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