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headsweats(13 posts)

Jun 20, 2001 7:53 PM
As I've gotten less hair over the years, sweat running into my eyes has become an ever increasing problem. I've destroyed the finish on my last 2 bikes with my sweat and am looking to protect my new steed. I'd appreciate any feedback on the headsweats that are being advertised. Do they really work? And do they make your head hotter? Is coolmax really better than cotton?

re: headsweatsDINOSAUR
Jun 20, 2001 8:10 PM
I started using a cotton headband. Inexpensive, and it drys overnight during the summer. If you are talking about a full "skull cap" like Pantani wore, I would avoid cotton, I think it would be too hot. The headband works for me, it gets soggy, but it prevents the sweat from dripping on my top tube. My riding glasses stay clear also..
I HAVE hair and I still ..............................Live Steam
Jun 20, 2001 8:28 PM
need to wear a CYCLING CAP or BANDANA to keep the sweat from my eyes. Thats why CYCLING CAPS were invented.
From experience, yesElefantino
Jun 20, 2001 8:40 PM
I live and ride in Florida and swear by Headsweats ( Bought my first one at the RFTR this year in Austin and now don't ride without it. The headband keeps the sweat out of your eyes, and the coolmax pulls it back to the tail, where it evaporates.
A couple of people in our club have the cotton and they don't like them as the rest of us like the coolmax. We swear by them.
got one a few weeks ago because I was getting helmet stripes...johnrg
Jun 20, 2001 11:55 PM
on my head. A few people noticed and since I'm losing my hair I needed protection from the sun. I also had problems of constant sweat dripping in my glasses or soaking the helmet pads. The coolmax works great. It's not hot, helmet pads stay dry, head is protected from the sun and lastly bugs do not accumulate there. Only drawback is helmet fit but the benefits outweigh the slight pain in adjusting the helmet.
re: headsweats- no sweat!Tom C
Jun 20, 2001 9:17 PM
That's why I eschew the helmet religion. Caps and Headbands for.1986 has never come for me in that respect.
re: headsweatsgwilliams
Jun 21, 2001 4:58 AM
I think they are great. I no longer have to put suntan lotion on my head and then have bugs sticking to it. The helment fits better and feels more comfortable.

The bestRich Clark
Jun 21, 2001 8:04 AM
Absolutely love Headsweats. I'm mostly bald and sweat profusely. Headsweats not only soak it all up, they wick it out to where it can evaporate, so they don't become saturated. And they dry out quickly.

I haven't really noticed that thay make me feel any hotter under my helmet than just wearing a regular headband.

Highly recommended. You can just rinse 'em out in cold water in the sink when they get too grotty.

One other headsweat tip...Elefantino
Jun 21, 2001 8:45 AM
If, in the course of a long, weekend ride, you happen to stop at a convenience store that has an ice box (for blocks and bags of ice), stick your headsweat in there while you take a break. The coolmax gets really cool and when you put the headsweat back on, you've got an air conditioner for about the next 10-15 minutes.
work OK, but...DaveG
Jun 21, 2001 10:22 AM
I have a couple of the Coolmax Headsweats. They work well until we get into the serious heat and humidity (70%+). At some point, the Headsweat can no longer wick the amount of sweat, I'm producing. At that point I switch over to a regular headband and use some spray sunscreen (Hothead or Coppertone) on my bald spot. If you live in a locale with lower humidity you should be fine.
Of course...MikeC
Jun 21, 2001 11:12 AM's an excuse to buy a titanium bike!
Of course...rodemiles
Jun 21, 2001 7:19 PM
Mike: actually, I did get a titanium bike this time. Now I've got to be concerned with the crankset getting pitted. My last bike (after 11 years) looks simply horrible with the crankset being pitted from the sweat. I sure wish they'd anodize them. Of course, there's always the carbon cranksets, but that's somewhere down the road.
Of course...Lone Gunman
Jun 21, 2001 10:42 PM
Try Santini bandana, sweat band and coolmax combined. The elephant boy cannot be wrong.