Milwaukee is soon coming out with a new multi-functional neck gaiter, providing users with face, head, and neck protection.
The new Milwaukee Tool neck gaiter is made from a moisture-wicking and breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex. It’s designed to keep users dry and comfortable, and has UPF 50+ sun/UV protection. It’s said to feature odor-resistant technology.
The gaiter can be worn as a face covering, headband, neck guard, or worn in a combination of ways.
It will be available in 3 colors: gray, hi-vis, and red. Yes, it’s washer and dryer-safe.
Milwaukee Tool Neck Gaiter Colors
- Gray: 423G
- Hi-Vis: 423HV
- Red: 423R
ETA: September 2020
This type of product isn’t new, but neck gaiters are also increasing in popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and mandates for the public to wear face coverings.
Milwaukee-branded neck gaiters give you more options, and in jobsite-friendly and brand-loyal colors.
Prior to ordering reusable cloth face masks, I tried to wear my winter neck gaiter as a face covering, but it didn’t go over very well. You see, my gaiter is winter-weight and not very moisture-wicking, and it’s thick due to being multi-layered. Milwaukee’s new multi-functional gaiters look to be thin (and lightweight) and stretchy, and seem to be made of athletic-type synthetic materials, which should make them as cool and comfortable as a piece of fabric wrapped around your face could be.
Face masks also seem to shift around on my face a lot, and those are usually so tight that they hurt my ears. If you need to cover your mouth and nose, whether due to regional mandates or personal safety preferences, something like this is probably going to work a lot better for active individuals, which is usually the case for anyone working outside. Plus, you shouldn’t get that damp cloth-on-your-face feeling once you start sweating.
The price seems fair.
September seems a little late in the season to introduce a summertime-focused cooling workwear product, and so the question is whether the pandemic delayed the launch or sped it up. Given Milwaukee’s deeper foray into workwear products, this seems like something they were always going to come out with.