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Old 08-28-2012, 05:04 AM   #1
Nicholas Wheeler
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Headbands for the mens?

So it occurs to me that I spend all kinds of time during a wod wiping sweat off my brow so I can continue to see. I'm not lucky enough to have any hair to catch any of the sweat. I'm certain that wearing any type of hat would make me feel like I'm suffocating or overheating and I would toss it off. Are there any lightweight headbands for men that do a great job of keeping sweat out of my eyes?
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:16 AM   #2
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Re: Headbands for the mens?

If you have any dri-fit or wicking shirts that you don't use anymore or don't mind making a cutoff out of, the shirtsleeves make really nice headbands. At least that's what I did because I didn't feel like paying plus shipping for one. I've been told it looks kind of like a Rich Froning headband too, so I guess that's a plus.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:40 AM   #3
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Re: Headbands for the mens?

I sweat a lot once I get moving. I have yet to find anything commercially made that works for very long. Everything I've tried, even the sports fabrics will saturate quickly and become ineffective. I'm considering making my own using strips of a thin feminine napkin.

When I bicycle I've been carrying two headsweats coolmax caps. Depending on the length of the ride, I sometimes have to wring one out before I finish.

If anyone finds something that works well, I'd love to know about it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:47 AM   #4
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Re: Headbands for the mens?

I bought a Halo headband at a race expo on a whim, and was very pleased with the results. Full marathon, zero sweat in my eyes.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:08 AM   #5
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Re: Headbands for the mens?

I've heard good things about the headbands from Lifeasrx (http://www.lifeasrx.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY) wfs.

I have the same problem with sweating in my eyes, but I just wear an Under Armour hat. Never really noticed a problem with overheating. I used to wear UA headbands but they would get nasty really quick.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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Re: Headbands for the mens?

I've used the sleeve of a regular T-shirt and it worked pretty well. A regular shirt sleeve will absorb more of that sweat instead of "wicking" it away.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:55 AM   #7
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Re: Headbands for the mens?

I use one of these just about every day. They fit great, never have to adjust, and they look better than any other headband I've found.

https://2pood.myshopify.com/collecti.../2pood-wodband **wfs**
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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Re: Headbands for the mens?

As someone mentioned earlier, the Halo headband is da' bomb:

http://store.haloheadband.com/default.asp (wfs)

You can find them lots of places..bike shops, Amazon, etc. They do really work as advertised - no sweat dripping in your eyes.

The only challenge when using them for CF is we're so active/mobile that when you lean forward, like doing burpees/pushups/etc, that the sweat which has been held back will suddenly *pour* forward off your head. It's quite amazing the first time it happens

For other activities, like running and biking, they are perfect. And being low-profile, they fit great under you bike helmet.

Otherwise most WODs are short enough (even for prolific sweat machine like me) that the basic thick, stretchy old-school headbands are sufficient for the 10-20min that you need them.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:11 AM   #9
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Re: Headbands for the mens?

http://www.rei.com/product/691367/buff-original-buff WFS
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:54 AM   #10
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As someone mentioned earlier, the Halo headband is da' bomb:

http://store.haloheadband.com/default.asp (wfs)
I bought this kind first. Did NOT work for me. I still got stinging sweat in my eyes during bicycling. Of course 1. I sweat A LOT, and 2. It was 100F+ summer. I also tried something called sweat gutter or something like that. That one was the worst. Its a plastic headband, basically a gutter. Sweat is suppose to go into the groove and be taken away from your eyes. I don't think one drop of my sweat made it into the gutter, just flowed right over.
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