One of the best features we've seen on these Swedish Military Neck Scarves is the ability to wear them to protect your head as well.
|Manufacturer||Swedish Army Surplus|
Really nice to have in cold weather. I brought it skiing once and it was great for the cold wind. Mine was a little scratchy at times, but it gets better after being washed. Good value for 5 bucks.
The Swedes got it right when they designed this quality made wool neck gaiter. It's the perfect alternative to a regular scarf and warmer than the Swiss army wool neck roll.
I get tired of continually have to re-wrap a scarf around my neck whilst wearing layers that only complicate the matter. My coats with thicker collars also don't always fit the bill completely for keeping my neck warm when the winter wind bites. This is the perfect solution to that problem for me, its an excellently made product for dirt cheap!
Super warm, comfortable fit and keeps the wind off of my neck and chin. I ride a motorcycle and when I'm going 70+ in the cold, I'm thankful I was able to get such great riding gear from KS. I always get extra items and keep in my bags for emergencies, and at these prices it is very easy to do.
The 12/16/2016 review by a different "James" pretty much makes all of my points for me. This is a lot more convenient than a scarf, as long as you don't mind mussing your hair when you pull it over your head, ha ha. I also have the Swiss army neck roll, which I find too tight when pulled up over my nose. Interestingly, it seems to function like a "Breathe Right" strip in the way it keeps my nostrils open.... This Swedish one doesn't feel as tight, though I think it actually IS as tight - it's just that the material is MUCH stretchier and more comfortable. And it's long enough that you can actually pull it up, fold it, and have a double layer of material covering your nose and mouth.
The other "James" mentioned the product video, which I also watched before buying - it's worth checking out for the demonstrations of the versatility of this excellent product and for Pete's sake it's only $5, just buy it. Buy two.
Warm, big, versatile, fits all sizes, comfortable... did I say warm? This is one of my all time favorites on this site, just because it does its job so well for such a small price. I'm done with dangling scarves and tying knots, or having a cold, unprotected neck in the winter wind... this little Swedish military neck scarf has done better than any traditional scarf I've had.
In a video review I watched before buying, (because god forbid I waste $5 right?,) the guy showed how you can switch it up to cover different parts of your face, use it as a hat, use it as coif, and it's true- you can wear this in so many ways I think everyone should have one for the winter.
I took a chance on this one but for the price I had to see. It turns out I really like this scarf. Alot thicker then I thought from the pictures and I like the feel. Got it to go with my wool cap I ordered from KS and together no worries this winter.
I purchased this scarf in addition to the swiss wool neck roll, which is a similar product. I liked the other one plenty, but I have to say that I preferred this one. The knit is ribbed, and is much more stretchy than the other tightly woven one. It allows it to slip over easily, and is very long for covering the face/ears if needed. I also like that the bottom is flared out; it makes it easy to tuck under a collar for gap-less coverage. I bought another one just in case I felt like giving one out or if the first one wore out. To be fair, it hasn't gotten cold enough to see how well it protects in real use, but I can tell it'll be a winner.
Have a thinsulate neck gaiter from years ago. Also US green wool scarf. This surplus item takes care of both. Ride bike for transport in beach environment, weather always changing, this gonna get a lot of use, good gear from Sweden you bet at a price you can't beat, tapered neck makes on/off easy just like the video says! Well made and warm.
The image given made the item look a little thicker than what I received. That being said, it surpassed my expectations. You can wear the scarf in a variety of ways, it was almost made me too warm and would be great in the snow.
After wearing these I am done with traditional scarves. Hands free and an easy capability to slip up over the lips and nose. Great option. Can't wait until they restock.
Had the old surplus smell, but fits well. Has enough length to tuck into a jacket collar.
For a great price you get this neck scarf. since its mainly made out of wool, its a little scratchy but you'll get used to it. But for a price like that i couldn't pass it up.
Purchased it just in time for the Mid Atlantic "Snow Megadon" snowstorm of February, 2014. Very well made, and very fashionable. I do not understand why men prefer a traditional scarf over a neck scarf. Protected my neck and lower face very well. Very warm. I did not feel those wind gust. Keepshooting hit a grand slam home run with this product.
I'm pretty sure this is actually French. 55% Laine Peignee (boiled wool) and 45% Chlorofibers.
Chlorofibre fabrics wick perspiration, are non absorbent and have the highest thermal efficiency of any fiber (natural or man-made).
Both mine look brand new and are dated 1975. They're long and flare out at the bottom for excellent coverage. A bit of a mothball smell, but nothing a good airing out won't cure.