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need a good headband...(21 posts)

need a good headband...komatiite
Jun 21, 2002 12:09 PM
anyone have suggestions on a decent wicking headband for cycling? nearly everytime i am busting up a climb (or crawling) by the time i start my descent, my shades are covered in sweat and i cant hardly see. i refuse to shave my sweat-sponge;esque-eyebrows so i figure that this may be an easier route.
Santini Skullcaps have worked for me.JL
Jun 21, 2002 12:29 PM
Bought them at Performance on sale.
you dont need a damn santini (I'm a pirate) headbandishmael
Jun 21, 2002 12:33 PM
that costs a pirate's ransom. I think a normal John Mcanroe style will do fine. Everyone wants to be a pirate
why not a visor cap?Qubeley
Jun 21, 2002 12:37 PM
What I do, is to cut the top of a cycling cap, turn it into a visor. A lot of pros do that. Works great, looks better than a headband, and it blocks sun too.
That's what I've been doingmickey-mac
Jun 21, 2002 3:44 PM
I bought some caps and wore them as-is through winter. They helped keep my noggin warm. A few weeks back, I cut off the tops, making the convertibles. They soak up sweat but allow my head to breathe. They also provide a little shade for the eyes on sunny days and catch water when we have unexpected rain like we did this morning. Best of all, they're cheap.
Jun 21, 2002 1:15 PM
good and cheap and testedeflayer2
Jun 21, 2002 1:16 PM
I couldn't see spending $10 for a silly headband. Didn't want the normal cotten wet sponge on my head. Found these coolmax bands with cool max terry on the inside at:
New line of products for this company. I no longer have sweat pouring down over my forehead onto to my glasses. Helmet doesn't get as nasty either.

Tell the friendly lady Eddie Flayer sent you.
are you a sales rep?trying to get in with the friendly lady? nmishmael
Jun 21, 2002 1:24 PM
are you a sales rep?trying to get in with the friendly lady? nmeflayer2
Jun 21, 2002 2:19 PM
No. She was just friendly and I like the product. Sorry if it sounded too much like a sales pitch.
very suspicious nmishmael
Jun 21, 2002 2:23 PM
Jun 21, 2002 2:47 PM
Jun 21, 2002 3:41 PM
i do like the design- seems to have a built-in irrigation system but man, 13$?
I agree on HaloMGS
Jun 21, 2002 4:09 PM
Great headband. A rubber dam to keep the sweat out of your eyebrows. I got my first one before a century ride 3 weeks ago. I am hooked on it.
All my fellow riders have now bought one.
third the halofeathers mcgraw
Jun 21, 2002 5:05 PM
Yes, they're really great. You'll never have to wipe sweat from your eyes again, and the best part is, they're really thin and tight, so they don't affect helmet fit at all.
What's their web address?? (nm)MVN
Jun 21, 2002 7:05 PM
What's their web address?? (nm)komatiite
Jun 21, 2002 8:24 PM
Thanks (nm)MVN
Jun 21, 2002 8:46 PM
Halo.....only way to go!litespeedcat
Jun 23, 2002 5:45 PM
Peal Izumi Air OKerry Irons
Jun 22, 2002 4:13 PM
They wick really well, rinse out easily, and last forever. They're well worth the price.
THE BEST IS NOT STYLE-ISH...Industrial Supplyjakart
Jun 22, 2002 5:34 PM
I have these industral things, they are blue sponge with an elastic band... for real men with real sweat. I pull my helmet pads and wear it as pad and sweat soaker. It works well enoough for guys who work in the steel mills. They're cheep too; about $2. Get it damp before you put it on. SWEET........ GOOD LUCK
Jun 23, 2002 9:15 AM
Truely a great product, "Like a rain gutter for the head". Headband has a silicone channel which directs sweat away from the eyes. A little pricy but the quality is good and it should last a while.