Keeping sweat out of your eyes



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Dave Stallard

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I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
Like a rain gutter, in essence.

Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?

Dave
 
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Zog The Undeniable

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Dave Stallard wrote:

> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
> into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?


What about an old school sweatband, as worn by overweight squash players
everywhere?
 
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Just zis Guy, you know?

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On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 15:52:31 -0400, Dave Stallard <[email protected]>
wrote in message <[email protected]>:

>I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
>into my eyes or onto my sunglasses.


A cotton cycling cap works for me.

Guy
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Peter Cole

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"Dave Stallard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
> into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?


I find it helps a lot to have non-absorbent pads in your helmet (if you wear
one), some pads soak up sweat and dump it into your eyes when you move your
head or press your helmet. I find that the Pearl Izumi thin headbands keep up
with my sweat and fit under my helmet.
 
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Alex Rodriguez

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In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
>
>
>I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
>into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
>advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
>back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
>Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
>Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
>have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?


A head band also works well.
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Alex
 
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HardwareLust

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Dave Stallard wrote:
> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets
> runs into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?
>


I believe that thing you are talking about is the Halo sweatband. I'm
pretty sure they have it at Excel and some other online retailers.
 
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JH

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"Dave Stallard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat

gets runs
> into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down

your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that

way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it?

Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?
>


I have seen some sunglasses with a clip on foam strip that i guess
would run just above eyebrows (and would appear quite
inconspicuous), i have never tried one, but always intended to check
them out when i am up for a new pair of sunnies.

Can anyone offer an opinion on those.
 
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Christopher Brian Colohan

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"JH" <[email protected]> writes:
> I have seen some sunglasses with a clip on foam strip that i guess
> would run just above eyebrows (and would appear quite
> inconspicuous), i have never tried one, but always intended to check
> them out when i am up for a new pair of sunnies.
>
> Can anyone offer an opinion on those.


I used to have a pair of Bolé sunglasses with one of those. Worked
quite well for me. After a couple of years the foam rotted away --
presumably you can buy replacement foam, but the glasses were out of
style by then anyways...

Chris
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Gooserider

Guest
You can always wear a sweatband, or a "do-rag". I wear a Coolmax "do-rag"
under my helmet to prevent my sparsely covered pate from burning in stripes.
Also, some cycling specific sunglasses have sweat absorbing pads. My Zeal
Blasts do.
 
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cheg

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"JH" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Dave Stallard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I have seen some sunglasses with a clip on foam strip that i guess
> would run just above eyebrows (and would appear quite
> inconspicuous), i have never tried one, but always intended to check
> them out when i am up for a new pair of sunnies.
>
> Can anyone offer an opinion on those.
>
>


I have a pair of Adidas Evileye Pros that have that feature. I find the foam
strip useful in the rain to keep the drops from running down the inside of the
lenses, but in hot weather I don't use it. It covers the top vent holes and
aggravates the problem of having the lenses steam up when you stop at a traffic
light. I think you're better off without it in the heat, but I don't have much a
problem with sweat getting in my eyes.
In the past couple of weeks I have used the glasses in Florida and Washington
State, from 50 degrees to over 90 degrees, and I'm happy with them overall.
 
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ie

Guest
I used to ride with a guy who perspired like a firehose and sweatbands were
never enough--they filled up shortly after the ride started and he'd have to
stop and wring them out. Being his stoker was often a damp experience...

Out of frustration he fashioned a "gutter" out of some flexible
plastic--can't remember what it was made of but he was an electrician so it
could have some kind of insulation plastic tubing or something--that he
glued to the inside of the browpiece of his oakly pilots (where you'd
normally put the foam pad). It fit snugly enough against his forehead that
the perspiration ran into it, then out the sides off the earpieces. Extreme
but effective for him...you might try something like that.

Good luck!
ie

"Dave Stallard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
> into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?
>
> Dave
 
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if all else fails, just squirt water right at the bridge of your nose.
it' feels weird but seems o get all salt away from my eyes.
 
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Ron Hardin

Guest
Simplest thing : a maxipad as helmet forehead pad. They spend zillions
on research to get these things to hold water and it works.

Don't wear a helmet? Stick one inside a headband.

They will fill eventually but it takes a long time, and if you don't
sweat unusually you can use the same one for a couple weeks, since
they dry out also.

If you need another, they come in a discreet bag.
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Frank Krygowski

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Dave Stallard wrote:

> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
> into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?


I think the product you're referring to was advertised in the back-page
classifieds of magazines like Bicycling and Runner's World. It wasn't
absorbent or spongy - it was a soft rubbery plastic. As you say, like a
rain gutter.

I bought one. It doesn't work for me. The main problem on a bike is
that you lean forward, so your head is tilted forward a bit. The
"gutter" would immediately fill up then dump the sweat right down the
center, into my eyes.

I immediately gave up on it for the bike, but I tried it a while for
mowing my lawn. It's a little better there, but still not very
effective. Maybe it works for jogging - I wouldn't know.


A cotton cycling cap works better for me. If you like helmets, you can
wear it under the styrofoam.


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amh

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Dave Stallard <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> I have a big problem with this on longer, hotter rides. Sweat gets runs
> into my eyes or onto my sunglasses. I remember seeing a product
> advertised that was a loop you wore around your forehead and down your
> back; the idea was that sweat would run off down your back that way.
> Like a rain gutter, in essence.
>
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it? Or
> have alternate techniques for coping with this annoying problem?
>
> Dave


I knew a guy who ran with something like that. He called it a sweat
gutter and he swore by it. If you can't find it it seemed like an easy
thing to make. You just have to make sure the top opening doesn't
close up. His also had a series of square holes where the plastic went
up against his forehead. I guess it kept sweat from running down under
the thing. I remember he did have an unusual pattern on his forehead
after he took it off.

Andy
 
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LioNiNoiL_a t_N e t s c a p E_D 0 T_N e T

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> I remember seeing a product advertised that was a loop you wore
> around your forehead and down your back; the idea was that sweat
> would run off down your back that way. Like a rain gutter, in
> essence.
> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it?


I have one, it was made by RaceAid for runners, and it works well under
a helmet. I don't remember where I got it, sorry.

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Gary Jacobson

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Is this it? http://www.haloheadband.com/sitemap.html

Let us know how it works please. I've been thinking of trying obe for years.

Gary Jacobson
Rosendale, NY

"LioNiNoiL_a t_N e t s c a p E_D 0 T_N e T" <[email protected]>
wrote in message news:D[email protected]
> > I remember seeing a product advertised that was a loop you wore
> > around your forehead and down your back; the idea was that sweat
> > would run off down your back that way. Like a rain gutter, in
> > essence.
> > Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it?

>
> I have one, it was made by RaceAid for runners, and it works well under
> a helmet. I don't remember where I got it, sorry.
>
> --
> Robots don't kill people -- people kill people.
> http://www.irobotmovie.com/
>
 
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LioNiNoiL_a t_N e t s c a p E_D 0 T_N e T

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>>> I remember seeing a product advertised that was a loop you wore
>>> around your forehead and down your back; the idea was that sweat
>>> would run off down your back that way. Like a rain gutter, in
>>> essence.
>>> Does anybody know what this was called, and where you can get it?

>>
>> I have one, it was made by RaceAid for runners, and it works well
>> under a helmet. I don't remember where I got it, sorry.

>
> Is this it? http://www.haloheadband.com/sitemap.html


Nope, completely different. Mine is a white, rubbery half-loop about
15mm wide that goes only across the forehead, held in place by an
adjustable elastic band 'round the back of the head. The half-loop has a
cross-section shaped like a narrow "U" and rectangular holes on the
forehead side, through which the sweat passes, to be channeled to the
temples.

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