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September 23, 2007

Headgator — Does Urban Meyer know about this?


No matter, down in the Swamp there's no need for it.

From the website:


    This one product started the company.

    The most versatile headgear ever.

    Stays extremely warm while blocking out the cold and wind.

    Headgator is a simple tube that changes quickly into 6 different syles of headwear.

    Made of ProMAX IV, this lightweight, breathable, compact garment folds to pocket size.

    Fits comfortably under any hat or helmet.



Black, Navy, Royal, Grey, White, Purple, Forest or Brown.


But don't take their word for it.

Here's Andrea Sachs's review as it appears in today's Washington Post "It Came In The Mail" column.

    The Headgator, a multi-tasking swatch of fabric.

    What? The Headgator, a multi-tasking swatch of fabric.

    Aimed at: Outdoorsy travelers with cold-sensitive noggins and necks.

    How much? $17.50

    But does it work? To the untrained eye, the Headgator is a large rectangle of stretchy cloth that could be a napkin with a secret compartment to stash extra desserts, or a tube skirt for an Olsen twin. However, those with origami and/or sarong skills know the truth: With a tuck here and a tug there, the above-the-shoulders accessory can transform into six wearable designs good for cool weather.

    To be honest, we felt like Goldilocks trying it on: The neck warmer was too loose, the hood too tight on our throat, the balaclava too creepy (black fabric covering all but beady eyes). We were getting warmer with the hat style — if only the drooping flap of fabric didn't resemble the foot of a giant clam. The most wearable configuration was the ear band, a wider version of the sweatband, which works only if you have an enormous forehead. The folded Lycra fit snugly over our ears and kept out outside elements — except for noises, including any laughter directed at our head wrap.

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Isn't it just a big bit of tubigauze? I'll bet if you're not careful you soon look like an extra from The Mummy.

Posted by: Skipweasel | Sep 24, 2007 5:34:29 PM

Looks very like a Buff, I've got a couple of these and they're great, very versatile.

Posted by: Graeme | Sep 23, 2007 11:55:42 PM

That's just a balaclava. They're hundreds of years old. I own two of them.

Posted by: Waldo Jaquith | Sep 23, 2007 3:55:49 PM

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