Bandanas for Running

Bandanas for Running: An urban loop in running’s most beloved city. High desert treks through the American Southwest. These are without a doubt the best runs on the planet.

Are you looking for a running bandana to keep your hair together, protect you from the Sun, keep the dirt off your face, or soak up a sweat?

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Bandanas for Running
Bandanas for Running

Running bandana

I have noticed that many runners wear bandanas around their necks when they are running. I guess tissues can be worn over the mouth to filter dust, to keep the sun off the neck.

  • Have any of you used a bandana for any of these reasons when running?
  • Do you wear a bandana for any other reason?
  • Is the dust bad enough on the road sometimes to justify wearing a tissue?
  • How many of you have had a problem with dust?
  • Does the bandana work for you, not to mention fashions here?

Most of the uses for runners wearing bandanas are obvious: cooling off by diving into streams, filtering airborne dust and pollen, etc.

I’ve used mine to wrap ice when available, head and neck sunburn protection, washing away dirt and caked salt, extra heat protection on my shorts on unexpectedly cold and windy days, etc.

There are many good reasons to wear a bandana, but if you really want to know the real reasons why I wear a bandana … it’s because it looks great and all newbies ask why do you wear that bandana?

Bandanas are a runner’s best friend. Here are some uses I have found for them:

They are bandages, tourniquets, washcloths, sweatbands, sunscreens, Kotex, face masks, dog leashes, bow ties, ear warmers, scuff guards, belts, swimwear tops, trail markers, bottle holders, tie-down outfit, suspenders, and even fashion statements.

Don’t leave home without one.

Running for beginners

With many of us working from home and with gyms closed for most of the year, 2020 has been a time where a lot of people have returned to or started running.

As simple as running may be, it certainly isn’t easy. Especially when you’re a beginner.

If you go further or faster than you’re ready for, your body can’t adapt quickly enough and you’ll get injured.

Bandanas for running

The bandana can be a stylish top layer to your affordable face mask when folded and tied at the back of your neck.

I love wearing bandanas that make me feel elite. Sporting accessories are great for style, absorbing sweat, and giving motivation.

For the past year, I have been running with a bandana. It has so many benefits from a runner’s perspective that I encourage the running community to invest in some if they haven’t already.

The trekking culture got me into wearing bandanas.

When you see someone running on a hot day, they’ll either wear a hat, bandana, or nothing on their head at all.

Hats are awesome, but they conserve a lot of heat in the summer.

Before I leave for a run, I get the honor of going through the sweet routine of putting on a bandana.

I lay it out on the table, fold it appropriately, and tie it behind my head like a hero out of a movie. It gives me the motivation that what I’m about to do is going to be extraordinary.

Once I finally hit the road and start my run and begin to feel the sweat running down my head, I don’t even worry.

I’ve got my bandana. The accessory that is there to catch my every drop of sweat from seeping into my eyes.

So many of my buddies see how much I love my bandana that a few of them ended up getting their own.

How much does a bandana cost?

How much does a bandana cost?

Fortunately, bandanas are not as pricey as sneakers. You can get a good one for less than $20. Otherwise, I would be in big trouble. I have one in just about every shade. But I prefer bright and funky ones.

Why do runners wear bandanas?

There are many reasons for uses for bandanas: sun mask, dust mask, carry ice, bandage, keeping sweat out of eyes, as a cloth, neck warmer, wrap wrists or other body parts, etc. Fortunately, bandanas are not as pricey as sneakers.

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