Sweat can turn the most expensive sunglasses into blinders. The alternative to
throwing your glasses into a pocket is
managing your sweat. Halo has come up
with a much better solution than spraying antiperspirant onto your forehead.
It’s the $14.95 Halo V Velcro headband.
The made-in-the-USA Halo V Velcro uses a Dryline
fabric that is 63 percent nylon, 23
percent polyester and 14 percent
Lycra. To this they bond a Sweat
Block Seal (kind of a soft-rubber
rain gutter). While Halo makes
pullover headbands and tie-wraps,
our one-size-fits-all model is
snugged using Velcro.
Field test results:
Halo V Velcro under your helmet
requires the removal of one or more
of the helmet’s comfort
pads. Don’t worry; the
Halo does two things
better than those pads.
First, it absorbs a lot
more sweat, and second, it holds the helmet
in place better, especially if you have added a
camera or headlight
weight to your helmet).
The material, even
the Dryline used by
Halo, can only soak up
so much sweat. And if
it can’t evaporate the
sweat quickly enough, the rider can be in for a downpour,
usually during a hard effort. In this situation, the Halo’s
Sweat Block Seal works just like a rain gutter to channel
the excess moisture to the sides of your head.
None of the crew has excessive sweating problems, but
we use the Halo V Velcro for its increased helmet comfort
and improved helmet fit. Stain-free lenses are just icing on