Scarves, like gloves, puffers, and hats, are a bonafide winter staple. They keep your neck warm when the weather gets cold and can be used as an accessory to elevate your style. But not every fit — as those who like their tech and sportswear will attest — demands one.

Anyone who’s ever played in, or watched, a football match will know what a snood is. For the uninitiated, it’s a wide ring of knitted material worn as a hood, or around the neck. Traditionally, it was a type of female headgear designed to keep hair in place. Nowadays, the word snood is used casually to refer to anything worn around the neck or head that doesn’t have an open end, such as hoods, balaclavas, and neck gaiters.

In European football, the snood hit peak popularity in 2010 and 2011 when players such as Carlos Tevez, Samir Nasri, and Gianluigi Buffon wore them during games. The headgear was met with public dismay in England, and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson even went as far as to say he would ban his players from wearing them.

In the past few years, other parts of football culture, such as retro kits, have been adopted by the streets and are suddenly cool again, all the while, people are still sleeping on snoods. With face coverings now part of our daily lives, and a legal requirement most of the time, the snood gains yet another tick on the 'why should I swear one' list. The snood allows you to double up on your medically-approved face mask for a warm, and extra-protected, PPE upgrade. Better yet, there are more than a few stylish options for those looking to break away from the science that is tying a scarf properly and securely.

Keep scrolling to shop the best snoods.

Perks And Mini x NEIGHBORHOOD. Neck Warmer

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Neck Warmer


Perks And Mini x NIGHBORHOOD.

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Perks And Mini enlists the help of NEIGHBORHOOD. for this eye-catching, graphic-embellished neck warmer. A neon & black color palette gives the fleece construction a futuristic feel.

all in Logo Snood

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Logo Snood


all in

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All in's snood is simple and effective, cut from a technical fleece and featuring a contrasting embroidered text logo as detailing.

Acne Studios Motif Snood

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Motif Snood


Acne Studios

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Acne Studios' opts for soft, pure cotton over fleece for the Motif Snood. Boasting text logos and the label's unmistakable face motif, the Motif Snood has a strong visual identity.


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Buy at END.

Your favorite crewneck now works in any weather thanks to NEIGHBORHOOD.'s innovative Snood. Essentially a detachable hood, this is an essential accessory for the colder months.

TAION Down Neck Warmer Scarf

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Down Neck Warmer Scarf



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Down & feather filled, TAION's Down Neck Warmer is one of the toastier selections in this roundup. While it's highly insulating, the feather fill also makes it extremely lightweight and therefore perfect for exercise as well as everyday usage.

1017 ALYX 9SM Logo Neck Warmer Scarf

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Logo Neck Warmer Scarf


1017 ALYX 9SM

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A diving zip ensures that the 1017 ALYX 9SM Logo Neck Warmer fits firmly underneath your layers so that no heat escapes. A matte black zip accompanies a simple contrasting text logo to round out this luxury neck warmer.

C.P. Company Logo Neck Warmer Scarf

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Logo Neck Warmer Scarf


C.P. Company

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C.P. Company has proven over the years that it's one to be trusted when it comes to technical outerwear and accessories. This heavy rib-knit scarf continues a legacy of perfection in woolen form.

UNIQLO Heattech Fluffy Neck Warmer

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Heattech Fluffy Neck Warmer



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UNIQLO's Heattech fabric lines this furry fleece neck warmer for a windproof, moisture-absorbing, bio-warming start to winter.

JW Anderson Zip-Detail Ribbed Snood

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Zip-Detail Ribbed Snood


J.W. Anderson

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JW Anderson has made the snood a central part of every collection with his unmistakable rectangular zip pull. This heavyweight rib-knit collar is a secret weapon when it comes to layering.

Nike x MMW Balaclava Camo

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Balaclava Camo


nike x MMW

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When Nike teamed up with Matthew Williams of 1017 ALYX 9SM & Givenchy for SS19, this camo balaclava was one of the most underrated pieces in the collection. Go back in time to resurrect this sheer flex.

Nike x MMW Face Mask

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Face Mask


Nike x MMW

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If you're not about the balaclava life and you're looking for something less menacing, this Nike x MMW Face Mask is the answer. Technical fabric makes for a lightweight, exercise-ready construction and an oversized swoosh is all by way of details.

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