Hey everyone! I have a special treat for you today
A while back I hosted a virtual race and Bondi Band was nice enough to donate some pretty cool dry wick headbands as prizes. I had wanted to do a review of their head bands but to be honest, I don’t wear headbands.
unless I’m modeling them for you guys….
*ya sorry I did wear the one I gave you*
I hope you enjoy this review because I sure did! It helps when it’s coming from someone who actually needed the product and will use it regularly. It is also nice to get a male’s perspective in this women-dominated community
When I first started exercising about 3 years ago, I was discouraged that I would sweat a lot. It was really lousy that I would have to constantly towel off my face to keep exercising. It made me a bit resistant to work out at all.
I noticed an older gentleman at the gym wore a fuzzy headband to keep the sweat out of his eyes. It was one of those 80’s headbands. I remember that tennis player Rafael Nadal wears something similar so I convinced myself that I should wear them too. They have worked okay for me for years and now I have quite a collection. I like that they keep the sweat off my face and out of my eyes, but also allow heat to leave the top of my head. I wear headbands like this at gym and for hot yoga. I usually use a visor for running.
I’ve always had some dislike for these headbands. I actually worry that they hold in heat and make me warmer. They’re also really, really gross when they get full of sweat. There’s also a point where they stop working and sweat drips down on my face anyways. The style of these headbands is also so dated that I am resistant to wear them.
A couple of months ago, I won a prize from Ali Mc. It was a Bondi Band! I didn’t really know what it was, but a prize is a prize! It was a solid aqua coloured headband, but at least it wasn’t baby pink or solid magenta.
I wore it to the gym and was immediately impressed by it. First of all, it looks like something from the 21st century! More importantly, it was very, very effective at keeping the sweat out of my eyes and out of my face. And it didn’t make me warmer like the fuzzy headbands. I was impressed by how much sweat it absorbed. It was actually really heavy after the workout because it had absorbed so much sweat. Oh well, right into the washing machine.
I was so impressed by it that I wore it for a run recently. It didn’t bounce, shift or move, and was very effective at keeping the sweat away. And I think it actually almost looked cool, pushing my hair up and everything.
I like the product so much that I just ordered 5 more! I can’t think of a stronger endorsement!
There aren’t sold in any stores close to Toronto, so I ordered through their website. It’s a very clear and organized website! Bondi Band headbands come in a dizzying variety of colours. They can also have hundreds of different images and sayings printed on them. One of my favourites is the Batman Bondi Band. Their website even has an option for design your own Bondi Band! And they’re only $8 (plus shipping and taxes) each! Okay, some were $9, but still a really good price.
I found some online coupons and the FIVE coupon code really does work!
Buy 3 Get 1 FREE (Savings of $8)
Buy 5 for $25
As I said, I bought more which means I must like them!
Thanks so much Paul for sharing your Bondi Band experience with us! I am so happy that you loved their product. I think Bondi Bands look great on just about everyone – except me 😉 lol
If you’d like more places to find Bondi Band check them out here:
I also wanted to point out that ALL Bondi Band products are made in the USA – they even had some summer bands on sale for $5 right now too! So check it out!!!!
1. Headbands – YAY or NAY – why?
NAY! I don’t like my hair pulled straight back nor do I look good in them.
2. Do you own a Bondi Band??
3. Not a question but go check out Paul’s last race recap – some funny pics over there LOL
PS: Paul’s blog is so complicated to post a comment on – so try to if you can figure it out 😛 lol