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Freezer Zero™ Neck Gaiter


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Style# 1496001
Uses Water, Fishing


Like its cousin the Freezer Zero Bandana, this Omni-Freeze® ZERO neck gaiter is the ultimate cooling accessory—with sweat-activated cooling technology, which reacts with sweat to lower the temperature of the material. Built-in UPF 50 seals out UV rays for supreme protection from the sun.

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO fabrication lowers the material’s temperature
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides premium protection from the sun
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water, Fishing
  • Style# 1496001

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO, Omni-Shade 92% polyester/8% elastane
Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Sweat-Activated Cooling
Sun Protection

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Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Blue rings react with sweat to lower the temperature of the fabric, so you feel cooler.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Freezer Zero™ Neck Gaiter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omni freeze Another great accessory for summer in South Carolina, great for work, fishing , golf, backpacking, or where ever you may need to keep cool and help regulate your body temperature. Fits and works as says.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for it's purpose It's runs a little large, or my head and neck are super small. Great breathability if it is over your nose and mouth. Can see where it is good for warm weather but it did not do much for the Pacific Northwest winter.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met my expectations. The quality of the fabric feels great, the fit is perfect too. Can't really say it keeps me cool but it definitely protects from the sun.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Item Just as described, cuts wind dramatically!!! My son loves it.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice This neck gator is great. Keeps cool and feels nice.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Headband Greatness! Indeed this is an excellent headband. Works great for staying cool. Incredibly versatile for those of us with long hair!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweat buster Wore this in 100 degree heat prepping a duck impoundment, creating a "hole" in the corn. Worked great managing the sweat and keeping the bugs away. Also protected my neck from corn rash when carrying out the cut corn stalks. Help up well, and after washing looked good as new.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to work I purchased the neck gator to help keep me cooler during a 365 mile bicycle trip along the Oregon coast. It did help keep me cooler. There were areas with high concentrations of forest fire smoke and I was able to reduce the health hazard by covering my nose and mouth with the gator. It's a good product. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential to anyone outdoors! One of my favorite products! Much better quality then any other brand. Highly Recommended!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FREEZER ZERO™ NECK GAITER Keep the road dust out of my lungs while riding on the weekend. Keep you cool and protected from the sun.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very helpful I fish a lot on my boat and I used to always burn my neck and shoulders, so I decided to buy this product and was very pleased. It fits perfectly around my neck to cover the skin that that the shirt does not cover, and every time I have been out on my boat I have never been sunburned while wearing this. It is always feels comfortable for long days on the water, and keeps you cool. Great product!!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sun beater! Love this gator, the light weight fabric is very cool and comfortable. Purchased another.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband loves this and it fits better than the other brands. More true to size My husband has tried other brands and they don't fit as well as this one does and keep him cool at the same time.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit Fit great. Comfortable and looks cool
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than all others I have other neck gaiters by other manufacturers, but the Freezer Zero™ Neck Gaiter is better than all of them. I use this neck gaiter almost daily and it performs exactly as I expected. Keeps you cool and blocks the sun. Period!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from KEEPS THE SUN OFF I have only used once, but it did keep the sun off of my neck while golfing and the cooling fabric does work. I would recommend for anyone who spends a lot of time in the sun or for someone who works outside. I can't give five starts since I have only used once.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neck Protection Has definitely saved my neck and ears from sunburns.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Safer! This neck gator is a must have during the summer. I work outside frequently so sun and heat protection are a must for me. This gator does a great job at blocking harmful UV rays and it actually does keep you a bit cooler. It can be worn in different configurations depending on how much skin you want to cover. Don't leave home without one!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The fog I could not give this a five star because if you pull the product up to protect your nose from the sun, your sunglasses will fog up. I guess to make the product have several uses its necessary to not have nose holes like you see in winter masks.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Cypress color looks darker on the internet and its satin is not as evident as once you have the product in your hands. I have an overall big head and face (lol!), so the product is slightly tighter than expected, but that can actually work in your advantage, so the neck gaiter doesn't "slide down" as you wear it for some time. Also, as you wear the gaiter, it will sag with time, so it becomes looser if you prefer that looser fit. I think the gaiter is very good; though pricey.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good for warmer weather Cooling feature is good for sweaty warmer weather. I like that the material is thinner than competitive brands. Would have like more color choices.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Execellent Gaiter Light weight and breathable, actually keeps you cooler in the sun as long as there is a slight breeze. Doesn't smash your nose too much either.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super excited I bought this for summer. I need something that is cool and keeps the dirt out of my face while keeping me cool. I have aweful allergies, & still love to play outside . I can't wait to give it a try!!! It's durable material, but feels so light weight.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't stay on my face (over nose) Purchased to be used for sun protection while riding a mountain bike. The item would not stay in position when covering my nose and ears. It slips down - even when just walking and would not stay in place.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from neck gaiter The matieral is great, I used it for some off shore Tuna fishing and it kept me cool. with the all day fishing it never started to smell like the cotton ones are known to do.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neck Gaiter Bought this to protect my neck from sunburn, as I am a kiter standing on a beach many hours at a time. Works really well at that. I do have 1 suggestion - how about splitting it a couple inches up from the bottom on both sides? That way it lays flat, front and back, and will protect if you have a t-shirt on. The way it lays now, there is an area that is left uncovered, by most shirts. Not a huge issue for me, as I usually wear a 1/4 zip style shirt that can be fully zipped. But if I wear a regular shirt --??
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you cool and keeps the sun off This neck gaiter is just what I needed. I work outside for a good portion of the day. It keeps my neck and face cool. This is better than constantly having to put on sunblock. I use this gaiter in conjunction with other Columbia Omnishade and Omnifreeze clothing. This is also useful when I go hiking and outside during my free time.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Neck Great for keeping the sun off your neck and also keeping your hair off your face while in the gym, running or hiking.
Date published: 2016-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daily I typically wear 2 of these daily when outdoors in the sun (one on my face and one on my head). They wick sweat and protect me from the sun. Excellent product.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sun shade I race sail boats and am on the water all day and this product is awesome. highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I expected Does its job perfectly. Not uncomfortable either.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter Love this product. I am on the water a lot Bass Fishing and this thing is a life saver to keep to harmful UV rays off my face, neck and ears. Great product and everyone that is out in the sun a lot should wear these. It could just save you life..
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for wind protection and cooling you down Wore this down in Sedona hiking and it kept the sun off my neck and also kept me cool at the same time. Had a few hikers ask me about it and where to get one.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from extremely expensive WAY TOO EXPENSIVE! The UV protection chemicals and features may not last long enough to justify the high cost of this gaiter.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice little gaiter I work in southeast texas as a conservation professional. I'm out on the beach or in a boat with the sun beating down on me relentlessly. This gaiter has proved to be excellent protection from the sun, and I've even used it to cover up my face when walking around in a marsh somewhere with mosquitoes the size of my hand trying to kiss me on the cheek. Easier to use than the traditional bandana just put it around your neck and pull it up over your face/head when you need. It also helps keep the cold air off my face when doing work out on the bay in the winter months. Only downfall is wearing them with sunglasses, you can't cover your nose up or your glasses get foggy. A little bit of sunscreen is ok, I guess.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gaiter I dont notice any cooling effect but its a good quality gaiter, much better than a buff.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must when training hard outdoor Great line of products. This neck gaiter is great to protect against the sun and flexible to become a great head covering to cool your head during hot days or keep the sweat out of your eyes and can also keep my long hair tame. Let's not forget the cool down effect.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Keeps you shaded and cool. Not bulky
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you cool Freezer says it all! Definitely keeps you cooler and protects me from harmful uv when im out on the water.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for added sun protection! Great addition to wearing a cap for ultimate sun protection!
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a difference I've used a lot of different gaiters over the years; but going forward, Columbia Zero Gaiters are the only brand I will wear on the water. These gaiters are comfortable, extremely cool, and keeps me protected. Keep up the good work Columbia!
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freezer Zero Neck Gaitor Much more comfortable than other buffs I have used in the Texas Coastal heat and humidity
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. Very versatile. This neck gaiter keeps the sun off the front and back of my neck in places where my sun hat just can't cover. I actually feel cooler wearing it, thanks to the Freezer Zero technology. And if I need to, I can cover and protect most of my face while just wearing a golf hat. Great product!
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for hot, humid travel This was a last minute purchase for a two-week European land/cruise vacation. I had planned on taking a cap for shade, but many bloggers recommended a buff or neck gaiter, I found this one and liked the cooling effect design and the price so I decided to order it. I am glad I did! I found that the multiple ways to wear this were a major convenience and the cooling effect was awesome. I would literally wet this with tap water in the morning before leaving the room and would re-wet a few time during the day. I found that simply readjusting it on my head during wear would seem to reactivate the cooling effect as long as it was still damp. When I didn't want to wear it, I would double it up on my wrist and it was good for wiping the sweat from my brow. Definitely one of the better comfort purchases I made for my trip. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This thing is amazing! I used it today in Florida fishing on the Intra Coastal in 100+° temperatures and it kept my neck cool. It actually made it half way bearable being outside in this Florida heat. Once I wet it, I rang a little water out and left it pretty wet. The water temperature is in the upper 80s.... once I put it on the seabreeze kept it cool on my neck. It was amazing how cool it felt. It lasted for about an hour until I had to dunk it again. It is pretty awesome how it works! Highly recommend this! You won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from they've changed this product. I had previously bought this product and it was the only comfortable neck gaiter I'd found. So I bought two more. But they have changed it. It is narrower and the fabric isn't as soft. It is still a good product, but they have taken a step backward.
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from did not meet expectations Main Complaint #1 - it has seams. this is NOT a solid tube of fabric. The seam that makes it a tube is flat, but it's still there. The ends are folded under and have flat seams also. this added to the discomfort. I have a habit of cutting my tube headbands in half. I am pretty sure I'll ruin this one if I attempt to half it, so it'll stay whole. Which results in too much fabric around my neck/head. Main Complaint #2 - too small - I am female and do not have a large head; this gave me a headache when worn as a headband. The fabric does not have adequate give - may be too large on some, was too small on me. This is sold as a gaiter, and would probably be ok for that use.
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs smaller than the last one So I like this particular product a lot, having purchased one in the past. I thought, great, cool color scheme (red white and blue). However, it fits far more snugly than the last one I purchased 6 months ago. Not sure if they switched manufacturers or if they made them smaller by accident and hence why it was on sale. Regardless, it works fine and isn't as tight as some other ones I have purchased from other companies so that's good. Just bear in mind, if you already have an older one, this may annoy you that it's tighter. Overall, it stretches fine over my hat when we're running ocean, and stretches fine when wet, so it is what it is. Enjoy!
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gait or keeps sun off of face and neck The product keeps the sun off of your face and neck. It kept me cooler.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great neck gaitor! I'am out in the sun every day and this neck gaitor is just great. I find if I keep the sun off my neck I feel much better.
Date published: 2015-08-07
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Hat Size S/M L/XL Adjustable One Size One Size
Adult Head Size (Inches) 21 - 22 22 - 24 1/4 21 1/4 - 24 1/2 21 - 23 1/2
Adult Hat Size 6 5/8 - 7 7 - 7 3/4 6 5/8 - 7 3/4 6 1/2 - 7 1/2
Youth Head Size (Inches) 19 - 21 21 - 22 3/4 19 3/4 - 22
Youth Hat Size 6 - 6 7/8 6 7/8 - 7 1/4 6 1/4 - 6 7/8
Toddler Head Size (Inches) 19 - 20 1/2
Toddler Hat Size 2T - 4T
Infant Head Size (Inches) 17 1/4 - 19
Infant Hat Size 0 - 18 Months
Hat Size Adjustable One Size One Size
Adult Head Size (Inches) 21 1/4 - 24 1/2 21 - 23 1/2
Adult Hat Size 6 5/8 - 7 3/4 6 1/2 - 7 1/2
Youth Head Size (Inches) 19 3/4 - 22
Youth Hat Size 6 1/4 - 6 7/8
Toddler Head Size (Inches) 19 - 20 1/2
Toddler Hat Size 2T - 4T
Infant Head Size (Inches) 17 1/4 - 19
Infant Hat Size 0 - 18 Months

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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