So, as I've mentioned elsewhere on this site, I live in San Antonio and it's hot. And I sweat. A lot. Today, in early November, I needed to run at 4pm. It was 91. Degrees. Yuck.
Several weeks ago, my wife taunted me ("you are sweaty") into buying a Halo V headband that we saw while at the Disneyland Half Marathon Expo. I grabbed one figuring I'd give it a shot. Now, I never run without it.
The folks over at Halo really nailed it with this product. The design is deceptively simple: take the stretchy goodness of Dryline® fabric, put a little strip of rubber along the bottom seam the folks at Halo call, "Sweatblocker" and tell folks it'll keep the sweat from running down their faces and into their eyes / on their glasses. With the Halo V, throw a little Velcro® to make it adjustable and *poof*, new product.
And it works exactly as advertised.
I've probably put in around a hundred miles with my band and have yet to get a drop of sweat running down my face or glasses. The silver Halo incorporates into the fabric to help keep the stink down also works as advertised. A side effect of all this sweat-blocking goodness is that you are left with a rather prominent red dent on your forehead after a run that can take a little while (less than an hour) to fade. Small price in my book.
All in all, I love my Halo V band. Works well under hats, visors, helmets (for you cyclists or triathletes out there) or, for that 70's vibe, all by itself.
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