January 5, 2015 at 4:41
Posted by Rachael Woolston
As we enter the proper season of cold, frosty winter runs and rides, we LOVE this headband which stays put even in fierce winds
I’ve spent over three years training others and myself for marathons, along with MTB and orienteering events. And I’ve experienced cold like you wouldn’t believe.
No matter what I’ve tried, fleece headbands (they slip or fly off in the wind), wooly hats (good but almost too hot and sweaty), jacket hoods (turn right and you can’t see) and nothing has worked.
But over the last few months I’ve been trying out this headband and it is a brilliant, effective, functional piece of kit.
It is a wide headband with covers for your ears which, crucially, stays put, even in the headwind that I found myself running into one day. I’ve also tried it under a bike helmet and it works perfectly.
On the forehead part of the band, it has a ‘yellow seal’, which helps to redirect sweat away from dripping into your eyes. I must confess, it has been so cold that I haven’t even felt a drip of sweat but perhaps that is because it is so effective.
The only thing I DON’T like about this is a flaw that ALL headbands suffer…they’re just not that stylish when you wear them. Or certainly not on me anyway.
For a more stylish look – and a better range of colours, the Halo headband II, £12.95 comes in 11 lovely colours. But it won’t keep your ears warm!
I’ve long realised that in the toss up between warmth and looking cool when I’m out running or riding for three hours or more, warmth comes first. Hence the overshoes that I’m forced to wear on the bike which look like I have a rubber fetish.
If you’re training for a Spring marathon this year, all I can say is get one. Best headgear I’ve tried in years.
Halo Anti-freeze Headband, £15.99Tweet