Reviewed by rogun from Arkansas on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
These are pretty much what you expect, but I'll suggest getting a darker color. I purchased several in different colors and the lighter ones make my neck look huge.
These were my first neck gaiters, so I don't really have anything to use for comparisons. I have a thin neck and they're quite wide, which is probably useful for pulling them over your head in various manners, but more difficult for keeping cold air out. I think it'll be great for when I'm active outdoors, but I'll stick with a scarf all other times.
They're a good price and I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
Reviewed by bigsilk from Jackson Heights, NY on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sure the Kenyon Fleece Gaiter is a great, lightweight alternative to a scarf, but it's got other uses, as well. It can be worn as added insulation under a hood, as a balaclava, wrap it around your hands or feet by the fire, or you can stuff a jacket into it to make a super-soft, plush pillow. Put it between your knees in your sleeping bag. Use it to keep your canisters and water warm in cold weather -- a lot better than feeling a cold metal can and a Nalgene bottle against your flesh. Heck, you could use it as a coozie or lap trivet -- just put it in a plastic bag. You'll likely come up with other uses. The 200 wt fleece is about 1/4" thick with a 1/4" elastic hem that helps maintain its shape, but makes it impossible for all but those most narrow-headed to get it on with eyewear. Immediately recognizing their versatility, I bought two of the red ones. I would describe the color as 'spaghetti sauce,' more than, say, 'fire truck,' or 'lipstick.' It squeezes down to the size of a baseball. At 1.3 oz each, I can find the space. I've worn it for several days in a cold, windy, snowy New York City under a Columbia Lezoosh jacket, (which I bought right here on STP, of course,) and it helps provide a break against strong gusts. Worn over the mouth, it's fine, but it gets a little claustrophobic for me over nose and mouth. If it's that cold out, I'll get over it. The final verdict? Get a bunch of them.