Reviewed by: Road.cc, 24 May 2018.
Merino Neck Warmer for Winter
You can’t have too many neck warmers, given the UK weather. The Betty from FINDRA is available in 20 colourways and is made from soft merino wool and knitted in the UK.
Pros: Warm and long.
Cons: Bit expensive.
The Betty is 50cm long, which either gives a full ruched neckwarmer, or, if you hate cold ears, decent neck coverage and enough material to mimic a balaclava if needed. Being wool, the Betty doesn't get too damp if you do pull it up over your mouth.
The diameter is 46cm which I found to be snug enough to keep the chills out without being too tight. The ends are a little elasticated to ensure a good fit. The weave is thin enough to make putting a helmet over the top a realistic option.
The seamless construction is comfortable to wear, and the merino sportswool is soft and great for regulating temperature and wicking away moisture.
It does come at a price, though – about 50% more than other merino snood-type garments. It is made in the UK, though, so perhaps not that outrageous.
The Betty neckwarmer is cosy and, treated well, should last you through a few winters. I tested the grey and yellow striped combo shown (called 'Charcoal and pollen'), and there are both striped and plain options to choose from, so you're bound to find one that suits your style.
Snazzy and soft, the Betty neckwarmer is a great, if a little expensive, winter staple.