There’s a zillion uses for this superhero face mask – and look cool at the same time!
These realistic screen-printed superhero face masks are stretchy, and as a balaclava, can be worn in a variety of ways including as a hood, scarf, face mask, neck warmer, sun guard, head band, hair band, head scarf, hair tie, bandanna, hat liner, helmet liner, beanie, sahariane, bobbie hat, do rag, and yes, even as a wristband.
Ways to Wear a Balaclava/Gaiter
- Scarf – simply pull the balaclava over your neck for an effortlessly cool look, which will also keep you warm.
- Hood – This covers most of your head and is excellent for staying warm. Keep the front of the balaclava under your chin, and pull the back up to cover your head.
- Balaclava – start off with the hood. Then take the material from just under your chin, double it up and pull up to cover your nose for added warmth or sun protection.
- Face Mask – Start with the superhero face mask balaclava on your neck, then pull it up to just below your eyes. This style is ideal to protect against dirt, dust, rain or cold.
- Neck Warmer – keep it around your neck but pull it up over your chin and the back of your neck. A great way to protect against wind burn when cycling.
- Sun Guard – put it around your neck and pull the back up and over the back of your head. This works particularly well when worn under a hat or helmet.
- Headband – Wear the neck gaiter around your forehead to keep pesky hair at bay or absorb sweat when you’re on a long hike. Scrunch it up for a more casual look or fold it to look like a pro.
- Hair Band – begin with a balaclava around your neck, then pull it up at the front to push back your hair. Works well with either long or short hair.
- Head Scarf – start off with the hair band look, then pull the balaclava – perfect for bad hair days!
- Hair Tie – Like a simple scrunchie, wrap the neck gaiter around your ponytail to hold your hair back.
- Bandanna – Take your neck warmer and turn it inside out. Put both of your arms through the garment and cross the grab the ends of opposite sides of the tube. Pull both ends to form a knot at 1/3 from the end of the tube. Shape it a bit so the opening is large enough to fit your head. Place on your head and adjust the knot until the fit is perfect. This can be worn under your helmet without having to adjust the helmet size.
- Wristband – just wrap this superhero face mask around your wrist enough times till the fit is snug, a great way to absorb sweat on runs.
- Hat Liner – a balaclava is thin and lightweight enough to be worn under a hat for extra warmth and protection against sunburn. Lay it over your head and simply pop your hat on top.
- Helmet Liner – just like the hat liner, use a balaclava to add an extra layer underneath your helmet.
- Beanie/Cap – First grab your neck tube and turn it inside out. Place one end of the tube on the top of your head and twist it in the center at least twice. Then take the opening above the twist and pull it down over your head.
- Sahariane– One of the most classic ways to wear a neck gaiter. Turn it inside out, lay it flat over your head with the openings at the front and the back. Open the top layer of the tube and hold inside with a hand over your forehead. With the other hand pull the top layer down over your head to form a cap shape.
- Bobble hat – Give your balaclava a bit of a flair with the single layered bobble hat style. Start off with the balaclava, but tie the loose end of the neck warmer into a big knot.
- Do Rag – A simple do rag pulled over your head and left open at the back means you can protect your neck from the sun.
- Foulard – Start with the balaclava, but open up the back of the neck gaiter slightly. Create some fabulous hairdos with this style!