Velu bandanas will help you breathe better

When the summer returns, pollen and dust may leave you wheezing. Velu bandanas have been designed to help you breathe better, and they make a vibrant addition to your festival attire.

  • How do you reduce hay fever symptoms? The most effective measure is to use some kind of air filter or mask.
  • What is a MERV rating? The “Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value” rates the ability of air filters to capture dust and other particles.
  • Is there a pollen mask that doesn’t look terrible? Yes – enter Velu bandanas. These vibrant wraps offer a MERV 10 rating, helping you to breathe during the festival season.

Summer should be a time for music festivals and going on outdoor adventures. But for those of us who battle with asthma and hay fever, the great outdoors can seem uninviting.

Wearing a mask is one solution, although you will hardly blend in with the crowd. A better option would be to wrap a Velu bandana around your face.

These colorful accessories are specifically designed to block the storm of dust and pollen you may encounter at outdoor events. In addition, Velu bandanas are reversible and good at wicking away moisture.

Can a bandana prevent hay fever?

Prevent is a strong word. But Velu bandanas should drastically reduce the effects of pollen, dust and other airborne allergens.

The bandanas are made from Microflex, a material with several pleasing qualities. First of all, the fabric is rated to MERV 10. That’s the same industry rating as efficient home air filters.

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Vele bandanas are as effective as an air filter

Microflex is also very breathable. The fabric wicks away any condensation that builds up around your face, and your Velu bandana will dry rapidly after a shower.

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Velu bandanas are quick drying

Furthermore, Microflex is very lightweight. As a result, Velu bandanas do not hold excess heat and they can protect your face from the sun — important features for summer usage.

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Velu lets your pretect your skin in style

Even the eco-conscious should be satisfied. Microflex is made from recycled plastic, meaning every bandana purchased is a little less waste floating around in the ocean.

Stylish protection

In combination, these attributes make Velu bandanas significantly more useful than the cotton and polyester alternatives. But just as importantly, Velu leads the pack on style.

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Velu offers six stunning designs

Sewn by hand, each bandana is decorated with custom artwork that packs a punch. There are six base designs to choose from, but the recurring theme is vibrant color.

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Velu has festival-goers in mind

Whether you love raving or just want a better looking bandana for mountain biking, Velu fits the bill.

“Microflex is our proprietary blend that is moisture wicking, breathable, and provides superior filtration than cloth or polyester bandannas…offering protection from dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants.”

“The quick dry fabric technology lets you dry off in minutes instead of hours. Wear it as a face mask to protect your face from getting burned from the sun!” — Velu

What we ❤️

From high-end air filtration to bold design, the folks at Velu have thought of everything. What’s more, these bandanas are very affordable.

Future designs

While the current designs are great, they won’t be to everyone’s taste. Given the benefits of Microflex fabric across a variety of activities, Velu would do well to introduce different looks to suit a wider audience.


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– Price: $9.95 USD

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.


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