ViralOff Neck Tube
£9.95 inc VAT
The Neck Tube is an essential addition to your kit bag – and this version includes ViralOff Treatment.
Highly versatile, it can be worn in an array of different ways to give additional protection where you need it; and the microfibre material manages moisture and protects from the outside elements.
The added ViralOff treatment reduces viruses present on the treated fabric by 99% after 2 hours, and it also has an anti-bacterial component to reduce sweat smells keeping you fresher for longer – this makes it ideal for use while travelling, or just while you’re out and about.
ViralOff is not intended to prevent disease, it is for the protection of the treated product.
- Thermal neck covering
- Soft material for comfort against skin
- Can be worn in a variety of ways – scarf, head band, cap, mask, hat, hairband, hood, wrist band
Neck tubes are a fantastically handy and versatile piece of kit to keep the chill off your face, neck or head during any outdoor activity. Over the years I have accumulated many different types, as for such a simple design they can be very different.
This offering from Keela manages moisture effectively and the ViralOff treatment reduces viruses present on the fabric by 99% after two hours. I found the elasticity to be perfect, not too clingy, yet didn't fall out of place easily and the thickness gave good protection without being stifling when wearing it over my neck and lower face on a snowy walk.
Keela ViralOff Neck Tube ~ I really do not have to emphasise the need for a face covering in these times we now find ourselves in globally.
We have, perhaps I need to say at last, and maybe somewhat reluctantly, now got used to having our faces covered when out and about away from home and our particular base, or ‘bubble’ as it has become known. To begin with it was quite common to see people out with a simple scarf or neck tube or similar before the ’face mask’ became both the norm and more readily available. Many still do wear an alternative to a face mask, for practically and/or comfort. Industry has also now caught up with demand on face masks, as did the DIY brigade, and we are now into the period of evolution to upgrade and improve these items to get them to be more efficient, better to wear and, importantly, more effective.
It is this last area that Keela have entered with a timely product. Winter is on its way in the northern hemisphere, so a neck tube is a very good item to have anyway but, importantly, this new one from Keela is treated with ViralOff. This treatment is not a quick fix to protect the wearer from COVID-19, sadly. However, ViralOff will, it is claimed, over a period of two hours reduce 99% of viruses on the covering – so not only keeping the garment generally better and safer to wear, but also reducing the risk to both the wearer or others of passing on CV19 should it get contaminated with this dreaded virus. For many it is not always possible to change one’s face covering all that often and have it washed. So, if your face covering is working to kill off the virus as you wear it, this can only be a good thing.
For me, a neck tube is just a handy item to have on you. It keeps your neck warm and stops the draught, damp, snow, dust etc. getting in. It can also work as a face covering which can easily be pulled up over mouth and nose when required – i.e. it is a quick and easy, as well as comfortable, solution. If on top of this it is suitably treated to deal with any viruses and bacteria it just must be a good thing.
The Keela Neck Tube can be used single thickness, or doubled for added protection, and personally I think these garments stay in place better than most face masks I have used; that said, there are definitely good and not so good examples of masks. The Neck Tube is highly versatile and so can be used in many other ways if you like. Keela have gone further with the ViralOff protection treatment and have also added it to a number of other garments in their collection.
All in all, I think these Keela Neck Tubes are a very good and practical solution to a very real need that is not going away any time soon.
"The Neck Tube is an essential addition to your kit bag. Highly versatile, it can be worn in an array of different ways to give additional protection where you need it; and the microfibre material managed moisture and protects from the outside elements."
Keela’s neck gaiter can be worn in all sorts of ways as well as providing warmth at the neck.
The Neck Tube can be formed into a cap, head band, a hair scunchie, wrist band and, importantly in current times, a mask.
The one-size gaiter has a contour-pattern design and the two-way stretch enables a good snug fit around the neck. We’ve been wearing the Neck Tube on all our outings since the temperature dropped and found it handy for giving a little extra warmth to the face and ears, particularly when the wind picks up.
The Keela gaiter wicked moisture well and it’s light enough to keep in your pack for whenever those cold northerlies batter you. The fabric is thin enough not to hamper breathing when working hard up the hill.
The Neck Tube is a one-size-fits-all product in a choice of three colours – Red, Covert Green or Black. As well as the properties above, it also offers great protection from extreme weather and can be worn around the neck or even on your head. Plus it will fit the bill if you forget your face mask when shopping!