Friday, January 16, 2015
I/O Merino Limitless Bandana - Review
Today we are reviewing the I/O Merino Limitless Bandana.
Materical: Enigma fabric. (96% Australian Merino wool with 4% elastin.) 18.5 micron soft and lightweight MicroMerino
Comes in two sizes: S to M and M to L.
Features: Tag free, flat lock seems
This is a hybrid face mask and neck tube and it can also be warn as a head cover.
When used as a mask or neck tube, you can tuck it inside of your jacket to prevent your neck from getting cold.
Pros: Very light weight, very compact. Can easily fit in your pocket without taking up much space. Does a good a job blocking wind and keeping you warm. I have worn this down to 2 degrees F with 40mph winds and it certainly works well.
Con. Price. Sadly $30 for a merino wool mask is a little expensive even though for the product, this is right around the average going rate for a merino wool bandana. Example: Icebreaker has a very similar bandana for $24.99 and a thicker model for #29. For much less one could pick up a wool scarf and do everything that this mask does with a little know how.
So you’re probably wondering, would Luke buy one. I have to say that I really like this Bandana but for $30 I think the price is high even though it is Australian merino wool. When it comes to a winter bandana I would feel comfortable spending $10 - $15. At the most $20.
I do thank I/O Merino for sending this to me to test out and review.