A good travel scarf is your secret weapon on the road. It doesn’t take up much space, but it can serve countless purposes beyond simply keeping you warm—like dressing up an outfit, covering your shoulders or head in conservative destinations, serving as a cozy airplane blanket, and even hiding your valuables. Haven’t found your ideal travel scarf yet? Check out the options below.
Waypoint Goods Travel Scarf
If you want to leave your purse behind, consider buying an infinity scarf with a hidden pocket such as this one from Waypoint Goods. This soft, lightweight scarf has an eight-by-seven-inch pocket where you can hide small items like your passport, phone, keys, and credit cards. At 22 inches wide, the scarf is large enough to double as a shoulder covering and keep you warm on the plane, too.
HappyLuxe Travel Wrap and Blanket
Wrap, blanket, and scarf all in one, this versatile option from HappyLuxe also has a hidden pocket for an air-activated neck warmer that will keep you warm and cozy on long flights or in chilly destinations. The eco-friendly modal fabric is machine washable and extremely soft.
Gallery Seven Winter Scarf for Men
Men seeking a winter scarf that’s sleek and elegant rather than bulky should try this offering from Gallery Seven. With its classic herringbone pattern, this scarf looks equally home on your way to work and when you’re out exploring a new city, and the soft acrylic isn’t itchy or irritating.
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Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf Rulu
Lululemon lists a whopping seven different ways for you to wear its Vinyasa Scarf, including as a wrap, a shirt, an infinity scarf, and a cardigan. Snaps at both ends of the scarf facilitate multiple styling possibilities. The soft, stretchy fabric wicks away moisture, making it comfortable to wear even in warmer climates. Better yet, the scarf dries really fast, so it’s a great candidate for sink washing. The four neutral colors will complement most wardrobe options.
Tough Headwear Fleece Neck and Ear Warmer
Ideal for skiing, snowshoeing, or other winter activities, this unisex fleece neck warmer can be worn as a face mask or headband in addition to around your neck. The microfiber layer helps wick away sweat and other moisture. This neck warmer is reversible and comes in a variety of colors, including several with a different colored inner lining—which means you can turn it inside out and get two looks for the price of one.
If you’re looking for an ultra-soft travel scarf made of eco-friendly fabric, try The Scarf from Bleusalt. The fabric of this unisex scarf is made of 95 percent beechwood, a sustainable fiber that’s amazingly comfortable to wear. The scarf is a yard long, offering enough length to wear it in a variety of styles.
White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap
Want to splurge? White + Warren’s Cashmere Travel Wrap is the ultimate luxury accessory. Made of ultra-soft 100 percent cashmere, this generously sized pashmina can be worn as a scarf, wrap, or travel blanket. It comes in nearly two dozen colors.
NEOSAN Women’s Thick Ribbed Knit Winter Infinity Scarf
For travel in cold climates, you’ll want a winter scarf that keeps you warm and looks good. This chunky infinity scarf from NEOSAN comes in dozens of colors and is made of cozy acrylic that’s long enough to go around your neck twice for maximum warmth.
Pop Fashion Women’s Arrow Patterned Infinity Scarf with Zipper Pocket
This affordable, lightweight pocket scarf from Pop Fashion has a hidden zipper compartment for your phone, passport, or any other small valuables you want to hide. It comes in several colors and works equally well with casual or dressy outfits.
Dora Bridal Oversized Tartan Scarf
Attractive tartan designs and a variety of color combos make this Dora Bridal scarf a fun option to spice up your travel wardrobe. At 55 by 55 inches, this pashmina is large enough to serve as a blanket, wrap, or scarf, depending on how you wear it. Although the material is a lightweight acrylic, the scarf is big enough to wrap around your neck multiple times if you’re feeling chilly.
Explore Land Cotton Shemagh Tactical Desert Scarf
Shemagh-style scarves were originally worn in the Middle East as protection from desert sun and sand, but this versatile scarf is also warm enough to use on winter trips. Made of machine washable cotton, this unisex shemagh comes in a variety of colors and patterns to match any look.
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