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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 4.6 out of 5 by 116.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works Cools when wet as advertised
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have sun protection I use this beck gaiter primarily for sun protection. This is a wonderful alternative to reapplying sunscreen regularly. It is versatile, offering protection beyond the neck to include face, ear, and back of head (when worn beneath a mesh cap/hat). The material is extremely comfortable with a good stretch and elasticity for staying power. The quick evaporative material keeps you dry and cool. The material is unlike other gaiters I’ve tried and I think makes this product a must have. Highly recommended for outdoor enthusiasts.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What cooling? This neck gaiter does not do anything it is designed for. I got no cooling effect from the magic blue rings, even when I was in a full sweat. The fabric used for this is so flaccid and thin that the thing just puddles around the bottom of the neck, so it provides no sun protection. I suppose you could pull it up over your nose and mouth to protect your bottom face while cycling or something like that, but I didn’t buy it for that use (and because it is shaped wider at one end to allow for this, it means the fit on the neck is very poor). I returned it.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This is my first gaiter and I love it. I’m new to fishing and quickly realized why all my buddies had one. This does a great job of keeping the sun off my neck.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Difference Upon opening the package there was a strong rubber/chemical smell. Rinsed and that seemed to diminish the odor. Fit was OK....but there was no cooling effect noticed while using this product. Seems useless to me.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item I was very impressed with this item! It kept me cool on a long hike in 100° it also kept my neck from getting sunburnt. I bought a second one for a gift. Well worth it!
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protect the neck Bought this to protect my neck when I'm out in the yard or whatnot for longer than an hour. I've had skin cancer, so I am pretty careful about the sun. This thing does a nice job and mops up the sweat and makes you cool down while doing so. Good investment!
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I never go fishing on a hot day without this neck gator. It’s great for sun protection and my favorite thing to do on really hot days is dip it in the cooler water to really cool myself off. I forgot to take it one day and was really missing it. I’ve suffered from heat exhaustion in the past. This neck gator is part of the reason I can withstand the heat now a days. Also fits well and allows me to breathe through it. My glasses don’t fog up as bad as other gators I’ve had in the past.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best neck wrap! I've own plenty of neck wraps, these freezer zero are by far the best. Simply around the neck or dip in cooler ice water and as a headband.... Awesome! Living in Florida I wear on the boat, at work, anywhere. Highly recommend
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best summertime gaiter! I have a few other neck gaiters for the summertime. I have a Huk Fishing gaiter and a Carhartt dust gaiter for work. The Columbia neck gaiter is by far the best of all. Keeps me cool, wicks the sweat away quickly. Never seems to get wet. Keeps the dust out of my face at work. Really can’t say enough good things about this accessory. I keep finding new uses for it!
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Way too big to be useful I purchased this to keep my neck and chin covered while I drive and fish. It is a one size fits all. It is so large that it won't stay up around my chin area. The material is very nice and seems like it is well made and good quality. It was like wearing a cowl-necked wrap. Not sure what I will do with it unless I cut it and put velcro on it to tighten it up.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very tight I bought this for my husband who spends a lot of time on the water. I’m not sure if he will be able to use it as it is very hard to get over his head and tight on his neck. Maybe an oversized version would be a good idea. I will probably use it or give it to a family member. The concept is great but won’t work for him. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps keep me cool - love it! This is the second neck gaiter I've bought because I wanted to get one in a flesh-tone color and I wanted another one so I don't have to wash it everyday in the summer. I use the first one I bought in all my sweaty summer activities - I wet it in cold water before putting it on, and it keeps me comfortable and cool. I highly recommend all of the Zero/Freezer clothes.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight As a Charter guide I wear neck gaiters everyday to protect from the sun. I have wore some of the other major brands but this one seems to be much lighter and cooler in the southern sun. Keeps the sun and wind off of you.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Love it so comfy def useful
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter- Comfortable Sun Protection I got the Columbia Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter to protect my neck and face from direct and reflected UV when I'm fishing, and it does this job well. It's a great option to sunblock lotion which stains clothing and burns if it gets into the eyes. Fit is good, but I have a big head so it's just a tiny bit snug if I pull it over my nose. It hasn't lost its elasticity with use, so it stays in place even when facing a 60mph boat ride! The fabric is comfortable against the skin and doesn't feel hot in the sun. While function is more important to me than style, the Columbia Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter fabric patterns are attractive.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi-functional protection from cold and glaring sun Great accessory for outdoor activities. Provides protection from the cold during early morning hikes and UV-rays when the sun is out. Provides both cooling and warming for your neck - depending on the weather. Easily converts to a headband, or face mask when the trail becomes dusty.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good so far I work out side and it's nice to have something extra to protect my neck from the AZ sun. It's only hit 80 so far but with just a little sweat it feels cool on the skin. Should be nice when its soaked when it's 104 out! Seems pretty soild quality and it looks cool (I got the blue digital camo).
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's not an AC for your face... Truth be told, the thing doesn't air condition your face and I don't notice it being too terribly cooler when I wear it... But then, it ain't hotter either, and it absolutely keeps the sun off. As far as I'm concerned, it does exactly what it's supposed to do.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Snow gadget This product is very good for winters days. It is one size but I bet will fit comfortably. Protect your neck nicely when is windy, raining, or snowing. The color I picked is camouflage which stand out alot.
Date published: 2018-03-09
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
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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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