Dispelling the Myths: Du Rags Vs Bandanas

Ironically enough, I was standing in line at Foot Locker over the weekend and overheard a conversation about bandanas and du rags. The questions ranged from who wears them, when to wear them, and why wear them. Seeing as how I’m a guru in the industry, I thought it appropriate to dispel the myth to anyone else out there that might be wondering.

A Du Rag in short is a form-fitting version of the bandana. The du rag fits very closely to the head and has a tie on the back for a nice tight fit. Du rags come in nylon, cloth, or stocking material and can be either solid or patterned. Both of these types of headwear are interchangeable. Most often bandanas are worn under helmets or other protective hats for comfort and protection. Bandanas are also used by bikers to wipe off the seats of the bike, with the dipstick when checking oil, clean the mirror, polish the chrome.. you get the point! Bandanas are extremely versatile.

Camoflauge Du Rag

Camo Green Biker Durag
Price: $2.99

flag bandana

12 Pack (1 dozen) – British Flag Bandannas (bandanas)
Price: $6.95

Would I pick one of the other?? Not really, in most cases, I’d keep a du rag on the head and a bandana in the pocket or around the neck for a fashion statement!

If you have thoughts or picks of you rocking a 3rd Power Bandana or Du Rag, send it in!