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NxN Merino Wool Hooded Neck Gaiter

photo: NxN Merino Wool Hooded Neck Gaiter neck gaiter

NXN's Merino Wool Hooded Neck Gaiter offers a clever, multi-functional hat option for anyone who spends a lot of time in the backcountry.


  • Merino design
  • Versatility
  • Hand-sewn in the USA
  • Odor resistant
  • Regulates temperature


  • The hooded option is a little tight for comfort

If you're in the market for a versatile hat, you should check out NXN's Merino Wool Hooded Neck Gaiter. This clever tool can be worn in 12 different ways. Use it as a traditional headband, or a neck gaiter. And its merino wool construction gives you benefits like temperature regulation and odor resistance. 


  • MSRP: $30
  • Weight: 2 ounces

Weighing just 2 ounces, and costing $30, the Merino Wool Hooded Neck Gaiter offers a great addition to your backcountry gear. It could offer the extra layer of warmth you need to get through a chilly night. Or it might even protect you from the sun while you're backpacking through exposed areas. 


  • 100% Merino Wool
  • Sustainably dyed
  • 8 Color options


Merino Wool: Sometimes, I worry about purchasing merino products because they can itch. It's a terrific tool for any outdoors person, but not all products are created equal. In the Merino Wool Hooded Neck Gaiter's case, there was no itching. Plus you get all the benefits of the fabric: It's sustainable, quick-drying, odor-resistant, and lightweight. 


Backcountry Testing: I was fortunate enough to take this neck gaiter out for a number of different hikes in Colorado's backcountry. I tended to use this product as a headband, more than a gaiter or a hat. And it did a good job as a headband. There's enough fabric to keep your ears warm when the temperatures dip. But it's also comforting to know that you can turn it into a hat whenever you choose. Having a reliable merino hat or gaiter can make a tremendous difference in your outdoor experience. 

Final Thoughts: I'm usually a simpleton—opt for the cheapest option and get outside. But I enjoyed using the Merino Wool Hooded Neck Gaiter. And any time that merino doesn't itch, I think it's a great addition to your lifestyle. 


I've had the chance to test this neck gaiter for a few months in Colorado's backcountry. Temperatures ranged from 30-60. There was some rain and some sun.

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (Kept it)

The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

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Price MSRP: $30.00
Weight 2.0 oz / 57 g
Material 100% merino wool (160-165 gsm/18.5 micron)
Dimensions 26 x 10 in / 66 x 25 cm
UPF Rating 45+

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