HooRag Seamless Bandana

14 Jan

Because I ride in just about any weather condition I have accumulated a large collection of cycling caps, bandanas, hoods and balaclavas. Most of these items are one-trick ponies, i.e., they are only designed for one specific weather condition. A few weeks ago the folks at HooRag sent me one of their products for review and it has turned out to be a very versatile piece of outdoor wear.

Hoo-Rag Seamless Bandana

The HooRag as a Balaclava and a Pirate Rag

The basic design of the HooRag is fairly simple: it is an 18″ long tube constructed of 100% polyester microfiber and it is open at both ends. You can pull the entire HooRag over your head and slide it down your neck and wear it as a neck gaiter—you can also pull it up halfway for a face mask or pull the top all the way over your head and use it as a balaclava. I need to point out that this material is fairly thin, so it is not a substitute for use as a deep winter balaclava. You can also quickly fold the HooRag and wear it as a pirate rag or beanie rag. If you just want to keep the sweat out of your eyes you can wear it as a head band, and if your hair is long enough you can use it to wrap your ponytail (sorry, but I couldn’t try this one myself).

Hoo-Rag Seamless Bandana

The HooRag as a Neck Gaiter and a Face Mask

The target audience for the HooRag is pretty broad, i.e., anyone who engages in outdoor activities. The polyester microfiber on this product wicks away moisture extremely well and it is small enough that you can stow it in your pocket when not in use. The HooRag is not just for athletes—fisherman or even fans sitting in a stadium for fall sports would enjoy it.

The HooRag retails for $15 or less and they are available from the HooRag Website. They offer free shipping for orders mailed to within the continental U.S. The HooRag I tested was Tactical Black, but they come about fifty different styles—from numerous camouflage patterns to bright colors and paisley designs.


Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Bicycle Clothing


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11 responses to “HooRag Seamless Bandana

  1. brendaintheboro

    January 14, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    This sounds very similar to a Buff. I use mine a lot. Do you think this is any better?

    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 14, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      Since I’ve not tried the Buff myself I don’t want to try to make a comparison. However, Buff does offer products in some of my favorite fabrics (Polartec, Coolmax, GORE Windstopper, and Merino Wool).

  2. Wild Juggler

    January 14, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    This looks like something I could use. It looks so versatile. Will look into this a little more.

  3. Ed

    January 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    I have been using a merino Buff for the winter and have really liked it.

    It is also very versatile and warm.

  4. Jessica Martinez

    January 14, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Hahaha I just got a hoorag for christmas, I totally love mine! My husband got us matching ones for when we go on rides on the weekends, very very cool product.

  5. rosemarybyde

    January 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Like the others, I was going to ask if you have the ubiquitous buffs?! Standard headgear here in the UK, printed with all sorts of designs and in various product variations. I have several to hand for the winter, ‘acquired’ from various places :-)

    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 14, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      I’ve not tried the Buff myself (yet) but they do look great. And as i mentioned in another post, I like their fabrics as well.

  6. isaac976

    January 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    I nearly bought myself one of those .. but never bought it cause its just not my style.. who knows one day

    • All Seasons Cyclist

      January 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      Yeah — they are not for everyone. However, if you like the concept of the HooRag you ought to be able to find a color/ pattern to suit your needs.


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