Best Cooling Neck Wraps

Nothing’s worse than that sticky, overheated feeling you get when you work up a proper sweat. This can really change your mood drastically. You’ve probably heard of cooling gaiters or cooling wraps. No, those aren’t the names of an alligator-themed superhero or a new dish you can make using alligator. Cooling neck wraps are an accessory that you would most likely use on your neck, but are not limited to, to help cool you down when those heat waves hit. 

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Top 8 Cooling Neck Wraps Guide in 2020

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Cooling Neck Wraps

01

Happy Wraps Herbal Neck Wrap

Made from 100% cotton, this cooling neck wrap from Happy Wraps takes the heat away
from your body like no other product out there.

The unique thing about this neck wrap is that it uses a mix of aromatic herbs to provide
the cooling effect. If you think about it, it’s like applying Vicks Vaporub on your neck
every time you use this beck wrap. The secret 12 herb blend they use guarantees relief
from any form of pain, overheating, and discomfort in the neck area. They even beat the
colonel’s secret 11 herb and spice mix!

Another unique feature of this neck wrap is that it can be used either hot or cold. You
can microwave this cooling neck wrap for a quick minute to lock in some heat and use it
as a relaxing hot compress. You can also use it cold just by putting it in the freezer for a
few minutes. The insulated interior ensures that you lock in the cold and heat (depending
on whichever one you choose to use) and keeps it in there for up to 2 hours based on
our tests.

KEY FEATURES
  • Made in USA
  • Filled with Relaxing 12 Herb Blend & Flax Seed.
  • Fits Most Adults up to 250 lbs.
  • 100% reusable, lasts for years.
SPECIFICATION
  • Brand Happy Wraps
  • Material 100% Cotton
  • Weight 2.25 lbs.
PROS
  • Helps with neck pain
  • Very easy to use
  • Comfortable soft material
  • Very pleasant, relaxing smell
CONS
  • Not sewn properly
  • Scent doesn't last long
02

BOGI Cooling Towel for Instant Cooling

Make no mistake, the price of this towel is not indicative of its quality. Coming in at just
$8, the cooling neck wrap from BOGI punches way above its weight category.

This cooling neck wrap uses a pure 100% bamboo fiber weave offering unparalleled
softness and breathability. The instructions on how to use the towel are also fairly
straightforward:
● Soak
● Wring
● Snap
● Cool
This easy activation makes the neck wrap very user friendly. It also means that this
product is very reusable (and reusability is a big win in our books).

They claim that the neck wrap stays cool for at least 3 hours, but we found that the
average time that it takes for the towel to keep cool is closer to around one and a half
hours before needing a “refill” of cooling.

KEY FEATURES
  • Woven by 100% soft cool bamboo fiber,instant cooling, reusable
  • With the plastic bottle, easy to carry the cooling towel on a marathon, hiking, rock climbing and so on.
  • Top quality, great gift - Softcool Extreme material, dries soft and doesn't drip water., lint-free, ultra soft and comfortable.
  • Extra long, amazing soft, best choice for skin care
SPECIFICATION
  • Brand BOGI
  • Material Polyester
  • Size 30CM*100CM/ 40*12 Inches
PROS
  • The towels are extremely soft
  • It helped us keep cool with no AC
  • They don't feel rubbery or gross
  • Do not have any type of chemical smell
  • Kept you from a bad sunburn
CONS
  • Just like putting a wet washcloth
  • This has no cooling effect
03

Mission Cooling Hoodie Towel

If you ever wanted to look like one of those boxers in the movies where you have a hood
over your head when you workout, or are just out mowing the lawn, then this cooling
neck wrap is definitely for you.

This neck wrap includes a hood so not only can you look like a badass, you’ll also be
able to beat the harsh rays of the sun.

It’s made from a very soft fabric, almost a pure cotton blend, that has a very comfortable
and cool feel on the skin. It instantly cools the contacted area because of conduction.

This cooling neck wrap is perfect for people who like running, jobbing, trailblazing, and
other active hobbies. It’s also perfect for people who work in the sun such as
landscapers, gardeners, manual laborers, and lifeguards.

It’s also perfect for people who just love to chill outside: people who like to go strolling
along the beach or parks, people who love boardwalks and such (so long as you don’t
mind looking like the grim reaper while you’re at it).

KEY FEATURES
  • Chemical-free
  • Reusable and machine washable
  • Made from a proprietary performance fabric that’s powered by Cool core technology
  • Offers UPF 50 protection from the sun
SPECIFICATION
  • Brand Mission
  • Dimensions L 12.25’’ x W 33’’
  • Country of Origin Imported
PROS
  • It's very high quality
  • Perfect for preventing hyperthermia
  • Quickly lowers body temperature.
  • Great sun protection
  • Easy to wet with ice water
CONS
  • Cumbersome to wear
  • Too thin
04

Frogg Toggs Chilly Sport Cooling Neck & Head Band Towel

Frogg Toggs is a brand that specializes in rain gear and some fishing gear, so when we
heard that they dabbled into the cooling apparel niche, we were definitely intrigued.
Taking a second look at their new neck wrap and headband, the quality is there
especially for the price at just $10.

It’s made from 100% PVA  (Poly Vinyl Alcohol) which is the same thing that Chamois
towels are made of. This gives them a surprisingly cold skin-feel. If you run them into
some cool, running tap water and give it a few snaps, it feels close to something that you
pulled out of the freezer, it’s that cool.

The underlying principle to this cooling effect is the mechanism of evaporative cooling.
The material facilitates better evaporation, thus improving cooling.

The material is also something special. It holds water, yes, but it doesn’t feel wet, when
you wring it slightly, at all. This is something that really impressed us because it feels
very cold to the touch, yet it’s also dry to the touch which is great if you don’t want to feel
wet and sticky especially around the neck area.

KEY FEATURES
  • 100% Poly Vinyl Alcohol
  • Hands-free, nonslip and designed to be worn around neck or head
  • Wetting the towel in hot or cold water will allow it to activate quickly and cool up to 30 degrees
  • Imported
SPECIFICATION
  • Brand FROGG TOGGS
  • Size 7.5" x 33"
  • Color HiVis Green, Hot Pink and Varsity Blue
PROS
  • It doesn't have a smell or feel slimy
  • No refrigeration needed
  • Handy for heat relief
  • They stay cool for a few hours
  • comfortable soft
CONS
  • It's stiff and dries out quickly
  • Once they are dry they cannot be folded
05

Ergodyne Chill Its Cooling Bandana (Ergodyne 6700CT)

With a name like Ergodyne, how can we not take a look at this cooling neck wrap?

At first you’ll think this is a bandana. You’re mistaken, well partly. It can be used as a
bandana, but we prefer to use it as a neck wrap as the slim profile of this product makes
it fit snugly around your neck without you having to bunch it all up too much.

This cooling neck wrap uses an advanced PVA material to cool you down. You just run
in under regular tap water for one minute (one minute is too long, 10 seconds is plenty
enough) and wring it out to activate the cooling effects.

It comes in a variety of bright colors to let people know that you’re fun and energetic.

KEY FEATURES
  • Evaporative PVA material
  • Advanced Cooling Technology
  • Durable and Reusable
  • Easy to Use and Activate
SPECIFICATION
  • Brand Ergodyne
  • Trade Name Chill-Its 6700CT
  • Weight 1.12 ounces
  • Sizes One Size Fits All
PROS
  • The cooling material also absorbs sweat
  • Hyper-evaporative and absorbent
  • Cooling effect can last for 4 hours
  • It's nice and visible
  • it stays damp and cool for hours
CONS
  • They are just fabric
  • It feels like a wet rag
06

Alfamo Cooling Towel for Sports, Workout, Fitness, Gym, Yoga, Pilates, Travel, Camping & More

As the name suggests, the cooling neck wrap from Alfamo can be used for pretty much
everything you need. We believe that you can even use these towels to get to the moon.

Joking aside, this cooling towel’s focus is that it doesn’t make use of PVA, unlike many
of the products on this list. They claim that neck wraps that make use of PVA dry into a
cardboard-like consistency. This isn’t entirely true for all the cooling neck wraps found on
this list, however. Most of them do tend to harden a little when they’re dry, but nothing
too drastic as to call it “cardboard-like”.

These towels, however, deliver on that softness that they advertise. Because they don’t
use PVA, they tout that these neck wraps are as soft as can be. As a bonus, these
towels can fit into cases that PVA neck wraps can’t.

Another added bonus these cooling neck wraps have is that they come with a free
plastic carrying pouch and carabiner for all you carabiner-heads out there. This makes
these cooling towels very, and we mean very, portable.

KEY FEATURES
  • Sufficient size, 40" long by 13" wide
  • It also provides UPF 50 sunscreen protection
  • Chill Instantly
  • Pioneering &Unique
SPECIFICATION
  • Brand Alfamo
  • Weight 1.92 ounces
  • Size Small: 33*11 inch / 85*28 cm Medium: 40*13 inch / 100*33 cm Large: 47*14 inch / 120*36 cm Extra Large: 60*29 inch / 152*74 cm
  • Package Contains 1*Cooling Towel 1*Waterproof Carrying Case and 1*Carabiner
PROS
  • The material is absorbent
  • Helped with hot flashes
  • Feels great on skin
  • It is soft and pliable
  • This product does keep you cool on hot sunny days
CONS
  • Color comes off
  • Cheaply made
07

Hot Headz Cool Downz Cooling Bandana and Neck Wrap

Another bandana themed listing, this product offers a more American-Patriotic print on
their cooling neck wrap.

The innovative gel technology that they advertise is said to give relief of up to 4 hours.
We don’t know about the validity of their cooling gel technology, but we did notice that
their cooling neck wrap stays cooler for longer than most of the other competitors on this
list. It lasts an average of 3 to 3 and a half hours, beating most cooling neck wraps by an
average of an hours.

We think this is why they instruct you to keep this neck wrap soaked for up to 15
minutes. We suspect that this gives the gel inside to hydrate and fill up with water. This
gel is what holds more water for longer giving this neck wrap the longest cooling time out
of all the wraps on here.

It’s made of 100% cotton so you’re sure to feel the comfort and softness that only pure
cotton offers.

KEY FEATURES
  • Perfect for sports, working, camping, sunbathing and anywhere you need to stay cool
  • Help beat the heat, fight exhaustion and avoid dehydration
  • Safe and Reusable
  • 100 percent cotton
SPECIFICATION
  • Brand Hot Headz
  • Color Assorted
  • Size 36 x 2 inches
  • Number in Package: 1 pk
  • Weight 0.8 ounces
PROS
  • Helps decrease your body temperature
  • Helps relieve tension headaches
  • Keeps you very cool
  • Well made and durable
  • The bandanas stay water-logged for days
CONS
  • Very thin material
  • Too flimsy
08

Chill Pal Multi Style Cooling Band

In terms of shape and possible applications, the cooling band from Chill Pal is the king.

The unique construction and shape makes this neck cooling wrap the most versatile
product on this list. You can wrap it around your neck without the fear of it falling off
when you’re moving, you can cover your face using this neck wrap (a GREAT feature in
this modern world), and you can wrap it around your extremities if they feel like they’re
getting a little too hot.

It’s got enough slack that it’s not restrictive in any way, it’s got so many cool designs and
prints available, and you can soak in to improve its cooling effect even further. This neck
wrap can also be put over your head if you want to avoid the harmful rays of the sun.

KEY FEATURES
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Thick-band design
  • 12 ways to wear
  • Versatile
SPECIFICATION
  • Brand Chill Pal
  • Weight 2.4 ounces
PROS
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Perfect climate for evaporative cooling
  • The fabric is soft
  • Quickly reuse with a snap or rewet
  • This is very comfortable
CONS
  • Elastic is really tight
  • Way too small
09

Best Cooling Neck Wraps

Nothing’s worse than that sticky, overheated feeling you get when you work up a proper sweat. This can really change your mood drastically. You’ve probably heard of cooling gaiters or cooling wraps. No, those aren’t the names of an alligator-themed superhero or a new dish you can make using alligator. Cooling neck wraps are an accessory that you would most likely use on your neck, but are not limited to, to help cool you down when those heat waves hit. 

If you want to learn more about another cool piece of cooling tech, you can click here to look at the top cooling towels that you can get right now.

 

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          Buying Guide & FAQs

          What are Cooling Neck Wraps?

          Cooling neck wraps (sometimes referred to as neck gaiters or cooling scarfs) are thin, often elongated shaped, pieces of fabric that you wrap around your neck to help you cool down using some simple science.

          You just soak them in some cool tap water for a few seconds, wring and give ‘em a good snap. This is how you use virtually every cooling neck wrap out there.

          Listed below are a few benefits to using cooling neck wraps:

          • Lower chance of overheating

          Cooling your neck can have a massive impact on your overall body temperature. If you experience hot flashes often then using a cooling neck wrap can decrease your body temperature significantly.

          • Sweat absorption and wicking

          This is something that isn’t readily apparent from advertising, but sweat absorption is a very important use of neck wraps. Excess sweat can end up making you feel hotter than actually making you feel cool and neck wraps can absorb and wick this excess sweat away thus making you feel cool and refreshed.

          • Stylish as well

          Many manufacturers design their cooling neck wraps in such a way that they look sleek and stylish. It can become a sort of fashion statement where you say “Hey, I’m conscious about my health and I also like to look my best”. Feeling better about yourself because you look good can actually reduce your body temperature because you’re calmer. Slower heart rates because of lower stress can significantly decrease your heat output subconsciously.

          Frequently Asked Questions

          *Click on one of the questions below to show the answers.
          Why is there a particular wrap for my neck?

          Your neck is a vulnerable part of your body especially when it comes to heat. The brain is the organ that produces the most amount of heat in your body. Most of this heat radiates through your scalp and face, but some of this heat spills over to your neck as it’s got nowhere else to go. This is why your neck can feel uncomfortably hot if you move around too much.

          Is there a minimum size for a neck wrap?

          There isn’t really a defined standard when it comes to a cooling neck wrap. Some products can measure up to 3 feet long (enough to envelop your neck more than twice), some can only wrap around your neck barely once.

          The main thing you want to ask yourself is what you’re going to be doing while you’re wearing the cooling neck wrap. If you’re active and plan to move around a lot during the tie you cool your neck wrap, such as if you’re playing sports or working out, then you want to invest in a neck wrap that can wrap around your neck at least once to make sure that it doesn’t move around.

          If you’re not planning to move that much while wearing your neck wrap, then it might be okay if you just buy a smaller one.

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