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helmuts and sweat(14 posts)

helmuts and sweatpukka
Aug 6, 2002 10:12 AM
i have been riding for 20 odd years and have recently started wearing a helmut(i geuss that fatherhood for you)but the last 2 sunday rides(which have been pretty hot) i have had terrible trouble with sweat running into my eyes is maybe my helmut to small its a giro boreas,any tips
Headband. n/mfracisco
Aug 6, 2002 10:23 AM
Coolmax headband. nmSintesi
Aug 6, 2002 10:59 AM
do-rag. Just a bandana under my helmet works great. (nm)94Nole
Aug 6, 2002 11:03 AM
helps you go faster... [overall]jose_Tex_mex
Aug 6, 2002 11:19 AM
by keeping your head cooler rather than having the sun beating down on you. When your head overheats - body functions will start shutting down. Likewise, when your head is able to dump heat body can continue to function.
Chris Carmichael stated something to this effect during the Tour.
helps you go faster... [overall]pukka
Aug 6, 2002 12:07 PM
this makes some kind of sense to me because i died out on that road on sunday a route i normally do no problem and on my commute on monday i had very heavy legs indeed
re: helmuts and sweatzero1
Aug 6, 2002 12:20 PM
I have been riding for over 20 yrs and i still have a problem. i always wear a sweat band but i am constantly wiping my eyes...when u find out what works pls let me know.... i live in macon, ga and it really gets hot here in the summer...thanks, gary
Aug 6, 2002 1:56 PM
I encountered and solved the same problem by using a coolmax headsweat . It keeps sweat off eyes completely, without making it hotter under the helmet. It may have a cooling effect too, but Im not too sure on that.

If you go for one that covers the head, you can also avoid weird looking helmet hair. One thing to note is that it tends to make the helmet feel a little tighter, so you want to avoid one that covers the head if you have a tight helmet to start with.
Aug 6, 2002 5:39 PM
I am sure these things work but for $20 I can buy about 2 dozen bandanas and they probably work just as well and are quite a bit thinner so as to not make your helmet too tight.
Wear bandana with Kotex panty liner, no kidding (nm)Breakfast
Aug 6, 2002 3:04 PM
How did you ever decide to try that? ;P nmStraightblock
Aug 6, 2002 3:23 PM
A trick used by a RAAM rider, it works good, too.Breakfast
Aug 6, 2002 7:33 PM
Just get the adhesive side against the inside of bandana or do-rag and the absorbant side against your forehead.

Your wife will complain if you use all hers, though.
Use Halo headbandMGS
Aug 6, 2002 3:46 PM
Get halo headband

They are the best.

Available at places on line.
re: helmuts and sweatgwendolynofthemountain
Aug 6, 2002 3:59 PM
twist your head to the side and push your lid into your head. watch the sweat pour out of the padding and away from your eyes. your friends and family will think you're really cool (read gross). and you won't have to waste time and money on additional gear, when your helmet is already equipped to take care of you!!