1 Headband, 10 Ways

For travelers who have mastered the art of packing light, multi-purpose apparel is a lifesaver. There’s the versatile white shirt that can be used over and over again (just don’t forget to launder), the crumple-free infinite dress, and multi-purpose accessories.

Enter the seamless multi-functional headwear, also known as multi-use headband, depending on where you buy it. You can find them online or in travel and outdoor sports shops like Bratpack and The Travel Club. Me, I found this version at Divisoria for a sweet deal of P50 per piece—even cheaper if you’ll get them by the bulk.

The plastic label claims you can wear it 13 or more ways, but I decided to experiment on my own. Because some styles are too similar to each other, I narrowed it down to 10.

1. Neckerchief or scarf


2. Face mask


3. Headband or turban


4. Wristband


5. Bandana


6. Balaclava or helmet liner


7. Sweatband or hippie headband


8. Beanie


9. Emergency hanky


10. Scrunchie


What’s the most versatile apparel you always pack in your luggage?

February 16, 2016


  1. Emika wrote:

    Hi, where in divisoria please? Thank you!

  2. Great idea for travellers who don’t want to bring lots of stuffs! For me, my most versatile apparel would be my striped longsleeve which is perfect for any bottom ?

  3. So many uses! I used to use handkerchief as headband, especially when my hair was longer. I remember the big handkerchiefs being sold outside our school. 🙂 For me, my versatile apparel is a scarf. 🙂

  4. Jeremy Garcia wrote:

    Wow, nagkaroon ako ng collection nung highcshool na parang ganyan na mga scarf na I use as panyo:) That headband is the most functional indeed and fashionable too for travel. For the minimalist travelers! For me, my versatile apparel is my collared shirt/longsleeve na I can pair to anything and used as jacket too:)

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