Bondi Band Headband Review
Run a mile in these shoes
“No Slip, No Drip!” If you’re like me, you have bought and tried so many headbands, you could probably open your own eBay shop. I go into a store, see a headband, and say, “Gee, maybe THIS one will do the trick.” Then, I get home, try it on, and quickly discover that it simply slides right off.
I can honestly say, from first-hand experience, that Bondi Band STAYS PUT! When I first saw it, the size of the band was similar to other wide headbands. I liked how it gathered in the back a bit.
What really caught my attention the moment I felt the Bondi Band in my hands was how so soft and stretchy it was. It looked like it was SUPER comfy. Looks were NOT deceiving. The Bondi Band Headband is just as comfortable and snug as it looks and feels.
As I pulled it on, I couldn’t help but be just a tad narcissistic, as I stared at myself in the mirror, standing like a rooster. “I Eat Hills For Breakfast!” How can you not feel tough with a saying like that plastered on your head. …your own mantra, a reminder to yourself and a motivator for others who read it as well.
As a trail runner and soon-to-be-ultra runner-in-training, I needed a headband that could keep up with me. Now don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my caps and visors, but I run into the same problem with both of them, sweat. They start off as little beads tickling your forehead and quickly turn into monsoons of salty needles, cascading into your eyes. OUCH! That being said, I ordered the “heavy sweat wicking” (link) band.
“These bands will absorb EVERY bit of sweat you have to give them!” It’s true! I admit that I was skeptical, at first, seeing as my visors and caps have not even been able to do this. “EVERY bit of sweat?” I thought. I couldn’t wait to put it to the test!
Over the past week, I’ve worn it on 3 trail runs of varying distances: 5, 6, and 8 and NOT once has the Bondi Band disappointed me! It has stayed put without any readjustment AND it has gathered EVERY bit of sweat! Not a single bead of sweat has rolled off my forehead and into my eyes. I am definitely a Bondi Band believer!
As I said before, the sayings on the hats really are like mantras. They can be fun, silly, comical, serious, etc. With a saying like “I Eat Hills for Breakfast,” I couldn’t help but power up those hills and barrel down the other side. When I hit the B-I-G hill that usually ends in me stopping to walk, I pushed through the negative thoughts and OWNED that hill! Sometimes it just helps to have that little something extra with ya.
Made in the U.S.A. where Fashion meets Function
Bondi Bands offers hundreds of sayings geared towards a variety of sports AND causes. If sayings aren’t your thing, you can get a glow-in-the-dark band or a solid one. Looking for a fashionable band to showcase your mane, as you go about your daily business? Bondi Band has lycra fashion bands in a variety of colors and designs! Don’t see anything that catches your eye? They even allow you to DESIGN your own band!
courtesy of Bondi Band
My heavy sweat-wicking band felt so cozy, I literally wanted to keep wearing it ALL day long. I resigned myself to taking it off because I felt I would take attention away from my LO, Alejandro. He was all decked out in polo tee, golf hat, khaki shorts, and suede tennis shoes. So cute!!!
I’m lovin’ these spring temps and the weather, but I wouldn’t mind it feeling like winter for just one day because I’m DYING to try out the Ponytail hat. However, with the heat, I prefer as little on me as possible. The pigtail hats look cool too, except that I don’t wear pigtails. There are so many choices: hats, neck gators, swim caps, bands for your babe (1-5), bands for man’s best friend, and sweat towels.
Finally, another aspect I LOVE about Bondi Bands is that they can be worn in a variety of ways. For trail running, I like to spread the band out wide and dip it down just a bit over my forehead. I’ve even tried it under my cap for when I needed to keep the sun at bay. It worked like a charm! Others like to pull it down all the day like a bandana. Whatever floats your boat! I’ve seen other people roll them or wear them folded. Bondi Band adapts to YOU!
I’ve already ordered half a dozen of these to give away as birthday gifts throughout the year. Their prices are UNBELIEVABLE with the headbands going for about $8 (sale prices can be as low as $5!!!) If you’re looking for a gift for the runner or person that has everything, you can’t go wrong with these!
So, are you ready to become a Bondi Band believer too?!?! Stay tuned for your chance to win a Bondi Band Headband courtesy of Kelly from Bondi Band LLC!!! Contest will be announced in the next 5 days.