Are you considering a neck gaiter, sometimes called a neck warmer, to comply with various face-mask advisories due to COVID-19?
Ever since we introduced our printed neck gaiters, they've been our most popular item. One of the reasons for their popularity has been their versatility. They can be worn as a face mask, headband, hair-tie, bandana, or wrist-band. They are excellent for use on the dusty playa in Black Rock City or to help keep your face warm and reducing wind on the ski-slopes. They are not, however, suitable for use as protective personal equipment and are not intended to be sold for this purpose. Neck gaiters are used, primarily, as snivel-gear or a fashion accessory.
The reason why is simple. Our neck gaiters are a single layer of synthetic material (95% polyester, 5% elastane) which is great for vivid, colorful prints and designs, and in a pinch, it's better than nothing when it comes to reducing droplets that you expel. CDC guidelines, on the other hand, recommend at least two layers of tightly woven cotton fabric.
Obviously, there's nothing stopping you from doubling up on our neck gaiters, and I would definitely appreciate the extra sales, but I prefer to recommend that you visit my friend Katie over at Unalome Designs or Ivy at LunoSol Productions for purpose-made, protective, cloth masks. You'll not only be helping to protect your community, you'll also be helping to support independent artists, craftspeople, and small businesses trying their best to navigate the Trump Recession.
One final thought to keep in mind:
Someone willing to wear a face mask to help reduce community spread of SARS-CoV-2 is not a beta-cuck sheeple who lives in fear from #FakeNewsMedia driven fear-mongering over nothing more than a bad-flu MAGA FUCK YOUR FEELINGS HAHA TRUMP2020! If you think this way, you're obviously a moron.