Thursday, September 15, 2005

Product Review


OK boys and girls, I tried a new product on my 7 mile tennis ball run this morning. It's the Halo Protex Head Band. The Halo is designed to keep sweat out of your eyes while exercising. It can be worn under your helmet or worn instead of a cap. Since I sweat heavily, I thought I'd give it a try.

The Halo work great for the first 20 minutes of my run. But of course I had broken into a full sweat only 20 minutes out. Then I noticed I had a flow of sweat running just to the right side of my eyes as well as gathering on my right eyebrow. I wiped the sweat away with my hand only to have it come back. I wiped with my shirt only to have it come back. It began to get bothersome! ANNOYING! I pushed the Halo back on my forehead and that seemed to help somewhat.

Well boys and girls, it cost $12.95 from REI. Would I buy another? NOPE. Would I use it rather than a meshing running hat? MAYBE. How would I rate it? One a scale of 1 to 5 Bikes I give it 2 Bikes.

6 comments:

Chris said...

Good to know. My neighbor has one and I was considering getting one to avoid bloodshot eyes from sweat. Now I know not to bother!

Flatman said...

Uh oh...Comm really likes these things. You are going to make him mad...

nancytoby said...

Thanks for the review! I almost always wear visors, but they're tough to find without Velcro (catches in my hair) and big enough for my fat head.

Oldman said...

nancy

i use a mesh hat by brooks made for running. its washable, white and has a built in sweatband. im always trading between wearing it right or backwards. if im running into the sun i want the visor but if im in the shade i want the airflow so i turn it around (backwards). when i get home it goes in the laundry room sink and gets washed. it has lasted now for 3 years.

i thot the halo would be cooler but not really and it was a little tight too which i didn't mention in my review.

Comm's said...

I have the normal tie it yourself version of the Halo and love it. I shied away from the version you picture because I wanted a tighter fit.

I have never had a problem with forehead sweat wearing it and I am a heavy sweater. Now if I can just not sweat from between my eyebrows to eyelashes.

I think you just got the wrong one.

Deene said...

Thanks for the reveiw - I have actually thought of trying one of those but now I'll give it a second thought. I have very thick hair and my head sweat easily. Love my brooks mesh cap.