I've wrestled with headbands over the years. The half-headbands stay put, but press too hard and end up hurting behind the ears. Most wrap-around headbands eventually slip off the backside of my head. For running, I've used regular bandanas occasionally. To get them to stay, I have to tie tight... resulting in headaches. The bandana material is not exactly ideal either... I get really hot in them and often break out along the hairline if I wear them for a long run. Are you feeling my problems with headbands yet?!?!
Enter Bondi Band. I heard other runners bragging them up, so I decided to give them a trial run. I ordered two of the lycra (light sweat wicking) headbands in fun patterns. It was really hard to pick as there are so many fun patterns, sayings and plain styles. Bondi Band states that the lycra headbands "dry pretty fast but are not technical wicking material." They are more for fun and fashion. However, I've found them to be PERFECT for my runs. I position the headband about 1" above my brow line and underneath my pony in the back. It barely moves through the entire run. In fact, what I like best about the Bondi Band is that I forget it's there all together!! It's so comfortable and lightweight, and I never have to wipe dripping sweat.
I hand wash the headband to keep it fresh, clean and ready to go, but they are also machine-washable. The headband is 4" wide, but can be rolled or bunched up easily. However, the print is only one-sided. The headband is sewn together to keep it narrow along the backside.
Besides the Lycra headbands, Bondi Band also has heavy sweat wicking ones that are made from a dry-tech coolmax material. These come in a variety of colors, plain or a printed graphic/fun saying. I just ordered one of these, in black with breast cancer pink ribbon, to wear for my Race for the Cure in May.
I'm also adding to my birthday/holiday wishlist a Bondi Band ponytail hat for next winter (Mom, if you're reading this, I'd like the 26.2 black one once I complete it!). They also carry neck gators, pigtail hats, mens hats, swim caps, doggie buddies and child-sized headbands.
Want a Bondi Band? Enter my Giveaway!
HOW TO ENTER: One entry into giveaway for each of the following... Don't forget to leave me a comment(s) to let me know which you do!
• Run with Jess... be a follower of this blog. Just click the Google Follow button in right sidebar.
• Visit the Bondi Band website and take a look. Tell me which style headband you like... you pick the style you win - so this is kinda MANDATORY.
• Like Bondi Band on Facebook.
• Like Run with Jess on Facebook. Just click "Like" in right sidebar.
• Blog, facebook or tweet about this Bondi Band giveaway. Spread the good news on how awesome these headbands are!
Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Friday, April 1 (No fooling!)
Giveaway product was supplied by Bondi Band. I was not reimbursed in any way for this review. It is 100% the opinion of Jess.