Ok my fellow sweaty runners! I told you that I’d be doing reviews and giveaways soon and here is my first one! (Bear with me as I am new to this and learning as I go.) Thanks to Rebecca from Bondi Band who has graciously agreed to help me out!
Review: Bondi Band
“The simple premise of Bondi Bands is to offer comfy, colorful, and creative headbands to fit every lifestyle and personality. By using stretchy and breathable material, we allow Bondi Bands to fit virtually every head size comfortably and fashionably.” ~Bondi Bands
You may already be familiar with this cute yet extremely hard working little pieces of material. If you aren’t, I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of my husband and me sporting them at different runs. We are both really bad sweaters and since we live in the Deep South, we don’t catch much of a break as far as the weather goes.
We first discovered Bondi Bands last summer when we were looking for a way to control our profuse sweating while we were running. I may be a girl but when I run, I don’t “glisten” – I SWEAT! After realizing that a cap is great for shade but not so much on sweat control, my husband and I decided to try out Bondi Bands. The “No Slip, No Drip” catchphrase caught our attention. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have sweat pouring into my eyes and blinding me while I run?! YES! We looked up their site and I found that they have a HUGE selection. They not only have headbands but they also have wicking hats, wicking ponytail hats, wicking pigtail hats, swim caps, wicking neck gators, and wicking sweat towels. They offer styles for men, women, children and even your dog!! You can get them made of lycra that will help with light sweat wicking. If you need extra help, you can get the heavy wicking ones that, according to Bondi Band’s website, “Will absorb every bit of sweat you have to give them!”
Since I’m on headband overload (not that I mind!), Rebecca at Bondi Band sent me a brown wicking ponytail cap with the word “RUN” on it. LOVE IT! It’s thick and my ponytail fit perfectly and looked super cute. I simply cannot wait for cold weather to get here because it’s going to be a staple when I go out for my runs. I have another brand ponytail hat that I wore last winter and it’s not nearly as thick and the hole for the ponytail isn’t designed as well. I already know which one is my favorite.
Here’s what I really like, besides the fact that they hold my sweat back like the Hoover Dam. They are cute! I love all of the different styles!! They have so many colors/patterns/sayings to choose from! We stood at the Bondi Band booth at the Crescent City Classic expo for much longer than most booths simply because I couldn’t decide on the ones that I wanted but somehow I managed to finally pick 2. I also like that they are wide and you can wear them like that or you can fold them for a different look. My hair stays in place when I run, which is a major plus, especially on windy days. I’ve even worn my Bondi Band underneath my cap so I can have shade buy also not have to worry about the sweat. Keep in mind that you don’t have to save these for just your workouts! You can wear them anytime! Another wonderful thing about the folks at Bondi Band is that they are a company that gives back! I love this! Each year they donate 10% of their pretax profits to charity. For 2011, they have chosen the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Here’s what my husband, Jason, has to say about Bondi Bands:
“I have been using Bondi Bands for about a year and couldn’t imagine running in the Mississippi heat without one. It’s not uncommon for me to head out to the track right after work in a t-shirt and my scrub bottoms, not taking time to change into my running clothes. Rest assured, however, I will take time to put pop in my ear buds and put on my Bondi Band…every time. Basically it does what the Sham Wow does on the infomercials…just on my forehead during a run. It never fails to amaze me when I wring it out after a run at just how much sweat it holds, knowing that it would have all been running in my eyes if I hadn’t been wearing one!!! I have been basically running in the same Bondi Band for the better part of this past year and it continues to do an excellent job of absorption. I did make a point to swing by the Bondi Band booth while in New Orleans at the Crescent City Classic Expo to pick up another one to put in a rotation. The selection was great with a multitude of colors and witty sayings (ie…In my dreams I’m a Kenyan), all for around $8. Of course with all of the options and designs, i picked plain black…it matched my shoes. In conclusion, if you sweat…and I’ll bet you do…I think you too would be well served to pick up a Bond Band!”
Wear and Care
The answer is, there is no proper way to wear a Bondi Band. Some people wear them rolled, others fold them in half, but most wear them wide open. Try different styles for yourself and see what you like the best.
1. Put headband on and pull out hair from back
2. Pull up from top of fabric, until above eyebrows and over ears
3. Fold back of headband under, and leave the front FLAT
4. Relax and look cool caring for your Bondi Band
Fashion Light Wicking Material: Hand Wash/ Hang Dry
Heavy Wicking Material: Washer/Dryer
No fabric softner for all products.
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