When will I receive my bandana? Our bandanas are custom made to order, so they typically take 3-5 business days to be printed and sewn before shipping out to your door. Large orders take a little longer. You'll get a shipping timeline estimate at checkout and then a shipping tracking number once you've purchased.
Can I wash my bandana? Yes, your bandana comes with a tear-away care label with washing instructions. Machine-washed cold with like colours, without bleach. Recommended to hang to dry rather than using a drying machine. You can iron on a low setting if needed.
Where are your bandanas made? Our bandanas are designed in British Columbia, Canada by our founder Abby Wilson, and then printed in sewn in either the USA, Mexico, or Latvia - as close to you as possible to reduce shipping costs and delays. Note that customs fees made be applied to larger orders when your bandanas are imported.
I live in the West Kootenay, can I pick up locally to save shipping? Yes, we have a few limited designs in size Large at Abby's home studio in Nelson, BC. When you add a bandana to your cart, our website will notify you if local pick-up is available.
I prefer natural fabrics like cotton or bamboo, why are all your bandanas polyester? We prefer polyester as a sporty material for adventurous bandana wearers. It's quick to dry, breathable, and offers good sun protection. We also like the soft microfibre we use bandanas for cleaning our sunglasses and ski goggles. Cotton is the classic bandana fabric, so a quick search will send you to other fabulous bandana shops. Check out Hemlock Goods or Bandana of the Month Club for some beautiful cotton options.
How can I use my Backcountry Bandana on my next adventure? Oh, we're so glad you asked!
- Headwear: Keep hair out of your face with style!
- Neck Cooler: Dip in water and wear around your neck for instant cooling.
- Sweatband: Wipe away sweat during intense activities.
- Dust Mask: Shield your face from dust and debris on windy trails.
- Sun Protection: Wrap around your face and neck to prevent sunburn.
- First Aid Sling: Create an improvised sling for minor injuries.
- First Aid Bandage: In emergency situations, use your bandana as an extra bandage to apply secure sterile dressing from your first aid kit.
- Pot Holder: Safely handle hot cookware or utensils.
- Signal Flag: Attract attention by waving a brightly coloured bandana.
- Coarse Water Filtration: Filter debris from water before purification.
- Trail Marker: Tie onto branches to mark your path in unfamiliar territory.
- Strainer: Use it to strain water when camp cooking pasta and veggies.
- Emergency Cord or Lashing: Tear into strips for makeshift cordage in emergencies.
- Carry Sack: Bundle small items or gather wild edibles.
- Prevent Blisters or Chaffing: Wrap around your feet or backpack straps to prevent friction and blisters.
- Eye Mask: Cover your eyes for better sleep during bright mornings in the tent.
- Warming hands and ears: Tie into a headband to cover your ears and keep them warm, or wrap around your hand if it's a little chilly to grab your hiking pole in the mornings.
- Towel: Dry off after swimming or wipe down gear.
- Heating/Cooling Cloth: Wrap around a hot water bottle or fill with snow to provide some comfort on the trail.
- Bug Protection: Drape over your head and neck to keep insects away or give those buggers a bandana whip!
- Cleaning Glasses: Our soft polyester microfibre is perfect for keeping glasses and goggles clean in the outdoors.
- Napkin or Bib: Keep camp cooking classy by using your bandana as a napkin, or wrap it around your toddler as a makeshift bib.
- Privacy: A large bandana works well for a nursing cover if you prefer a little privacy on the trail. Two large bandanas can be tied together make a skirt for changing.
- Washcloth: Use your bandana for washing and bathing with a touch of biodegradable soap.
- Meditation Cloth: Create a peaceful spot by spreading your bandana out for sitting.
A lot of possibilities from one beautiful square of fabric!