Thursday, 4 November 2010


Whilst out on my damp run on Sunday I realised my head was feeling a bit on the cool side and so pulled out my bandana and put it on my head. I was amazed that after about 100 yards my head felt warm and even after about a mile, now wet from the rain and sweat, it still kept me warm.

So the question is, how can a bandana, effectively a thin piece of cloth keep my head feeling warm, even when wet?


  1. Evaporating water from your skin has a cooling effect - that's why we sweat. Bandana soaks the sweat up thus minimizing the cooling. There might be other factors at play but this is the first thing I can think of.

  2. I was thinking in a similar way as my hair was wet from the mist and rain. It was quite mild on Sunday so it probably cut back on the chill factor as well. Who knows, but it seems to work as my Buff does the same thing, warm in the cold and cool in the heat.