Cool Ways to Wear a Bandana on a Motorcycle

Updated April 17, 2017

Motorcycle enthusiasts wear bandannas for a number of reasons. Many times it is to protect them from the wind while riding. On the head, a bandanna keeps the hair down and out of the face. A skull cap bandanna will also help keep the warmth in during cold weather. The bandanna helps break the wind from the face while wearing a half helmet. The neck is also protected while riding if bikers wear a bandanna.

Skull Cap

The skull cap bandanna is worn on the top of the head. It holds the hair down and out of the face while displaying the desired designs. Bandannas can be custom-designed to match the motorcycle. The skull cap is made by folding a bandanna in half at the corners to create a triangle. Place the long edge of the bandanna on the forehead with the tip facing the back of the head and laying on the nape of your neck. Tie the ends over the tip at the back of the head into a knot.

Face Shield

The face shield is used by bikers who have a half helmet that does not cover the entire face. This type of bandanna will protect the face from the wind while riding. The face shield is created by folding the bandanna in half at the corners to create a triangle. You then place the long edge over either your nose or mouth -- dependent upon how you want it to be worn -- then tie the ends behind the neck. This is a popular look for motorcyclists, and it provides protection from the cold and wind.


A bandanna worn around the neck will protect the biker from the elements. The bandanna around the neck is an old-school biker look that remains popular today. This look is accomplished by folding the bandanna in half at the corners to create a triangle, then folding it from the long end in two inch increments to the end point. Wrap it around your neck and tie the end behind the neck.

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