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Old 08-09-19, 12:30 PM
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@chas58, my feelings about merino are the same. I can only wear a synthetic jersey or shirt once, because it does stink, but the same is not true for my synthetic cap. I don't know why. I wear a wool or synthetic hat in the winter but no wool in the summer. And yes, it's amazing how many times I can wear a merino shirt between washings. Sometimes ten!
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@chas58 and @noglider, how long are you wearing your synthetic clothes and do you quickly dry them when you take them off? My commute is about 50-55 minutes each way and after each ride, my clothes are hung and a fan blows on them. I wash them weekly (like, now) and they don't stink.
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@SylvainG, I wear them for various periods. You're right that drying them quickly after wearing them can help. Still, merino is worlds better at not absorbing odor. In the winter, I wore ONE merino t-shirt as an undershirt, every day except laundry day. I even skipped laundry occasionally.
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i'm an extremely heavy sweater, so this has been an issue for me. i found a pretty good solution that works for me by accident years ago.

the forehead foam padding at the front of my helmet started to poke out of its fabric shell, kind of creating a "V" shape, pointing downward

what happened is that gravity started to pull the sweat down to the bottom of the foam "V" (instead of onto my forehead) where it then dripped out like a leaky faucet.

perhaps it'd be a little gross to some to see their sweat drip... drip... drip... dripping right in front of their face, but hey, as long as it ain't going in my eyes, it's a win for me.
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Old 08-09-19, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RonE View Post
I use a cheap cotton headband that I wear just above the brows. I ring it out about every hour or so. It works well, but I do carry a second headband in case it is needed. I was surprised at the amount of water that it captures.
A cotton T-Shirt style band here too.

I'm a bit down on riding this summer..

For errands and such, I take the sweatband off at every stop, then rotate it so there is a dry spot over the forehead. Sometimes ringing (or ringing the helmet sweat pads).
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Old 08-09-19, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
@SylvainG, I wear them for various periods. You're right that drying them quickly after wearing them can help. Still, merino is worlds better at not absorbing odor. In the winter, I wore ONE merino t-shirt as an undershirt, every day except laundry day. I even skipped laundry occasionally.
Yes, my socks are Merino wool and even after a week (10 hours wore time), they have no smell what so ever. Again though, they are hung to dry after each ride.
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Old 08-09-19, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken2 View Post
This is a different approach that I prefer:
www.traxfactory.com/shop
​​​​​​Also available on Amazon. This replaces whatever front 'band' is in your helmet. Just peel it out and (assuming it attaches via velcro as most do) stick this in. Works better and longer for me even in 100deg+ than Halo & others mentioned.
$12.99 US on Amazon.com and $41.45 CND on Amazon.ca. Both are from Sweat Buster. What a rip off.
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Old 08-10-19, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by SylvainG View Post
Yes, my socks are Merino wool and even after a week (10 hours wore time), they have no smell what so ever. Again though, they are hung to dry after each ride.
I wear wool socks year-round, but my body has a propensity to collect fungus. I got those fungus-y toenails, which were gross. I took the medicine to get rid of it, and you're only supposed to use it once per lifetime, and I've taken it twice. (Oops.) Now I'm extra cautious about fungus, so I change my socks more religiously than changing my underwear. So I have two rules about socks: (1) no cotton socks ever, and (2) change my wool or synthetic socks every day.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I wear wool socks year-round, but my body has a propensity to collect fungus. I got those fungus-y toenails, which were gross. I took the medicine to get rid of it, and you're only supposed to use it once per lifetime, and I've taken it twice. (Oops.) Now I'm extra cautious about fungus, so I change my socks more religiously than changing my underwear. So I have two rules about socks: (1) no cotton socks ever, and (2) change my wool or synthetic socks every day.
Have you tried sandals during summer time? My SPD sandals work fantastic at keeping my feet comfortable, either when it's hot or raining. I stop wearing them when temperature drops below 15C in the morning.
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I have a similar problem here. Not the temperature so much as the humidity which is typically in the 80% range. I have been using Walz Caps for a few years now, but I am sure there are other brands out there. The short bill on the front fits fine under the helmet and my body position on the bike allows the bill to drip in front of my eyes, although sometimes it gets on my sunglasses. As others have mentioned, caps do increase the temperature of the head, but a quick squirt from the water bottle will cool things off for a while. As a baldy, there isn't a lot of good options.
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Old 08-11-19, 05:31 PM
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Buy a thin buff and cut off a section to use as a headband.
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Old 08-11-19, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Harhir View Post
I am using one of these halo sweat bands but even that gets drenched within minutes and I have salty sweat pouring down my face and into my eyes which burns.
What are the best ways to keep the sweat out of the eyes? Thx.
I can relate. I don't sweat, I LEAK. Anyway, if a Halo isn't getting it than I'd try the Sweat Gutr. It's a silicone channel that you place just above the eyebrows. It flat works but is not the most comfortable. You do get used to it though. One other thing I recommend is removing the brow pad in your helmet because it just saturates and then drips in your eye's.

Edit: Just checked the Sweat GUTR website and it seems they have made nice enhancements to the product since I last used one. Seems like a no brainer for guys that overpower a Halo.

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Old 08-12-19, 08:47 AM
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Summer has now finally started here. For the next weeks my evening commutes will be hot with temperatures around 100 plus high humidity. Meaning I will be sweating like crazy. I am using one of these halo sweat bands but even that gets drenched within minutes and I have salty sweat pouring down my face and into my eyes which burns.
What are the best ways to keep the sweat out of the eyes? Thx.
i use a Halo and sometimes carry a bandanna to wipe my eyes and behind my glasses. When i stop i make a point to take my helmet off and hope that the halo evaporates the water first.
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Another vote for GUTR

A friend turned me on to the GUTR. I use it for any length of bike ride where I am sweating a bunch including my daily commute.



Originally Posted by Nessism View Post
I can relate. I don't sweat, I LEAK. Anyway, if a Halo isn't getting it than I'd try the Sweat Gutr. It's a silicone channel that you place just above the eyebrows. It flat works but is not the most comfortable. You do get used to it though. One other thing I recommend is removing the brow pad in your helmet because it just saturates and then drips in your eye's.

Edit: Just checked the Sweat GUTR website and it seems they have made nice enhancements to the product since I last used one. Seems like a no brainer for guys that overpower a Halo.
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Old 08-13-19, 01:30 AM
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I will give them a try. This is our local forecast for the next 14 days. Hot and humid....
Humidity in the 40s and 50s? I am so jealous! Here in Atlanta the humidity rarely dips below the 80s and is often in the 90s. I sweat buckets, nothing works.
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Another Buff

I'll wear a headband or bandana on even mild days with mild activity, because I'll have sweat in my eyes in 10 minutes. I use a uv+ buff in pirate cap mode under the helmet. The fibers are supposedly designed to wick perspiration throughout the garment, allowing better evaporation, and thereby better cooling.

I'm actually amazed that a single thickness poly knit is capable of succeeding where multiple layers of cotton fail on occasion, but that's the future. I'll use a merino buff on cooler or damp days. You can get decent deals on old stock from Buff and on Amazon whenever.
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Originally Posted by chas58 View Post
I use these and they are amazing. Also they help make up for worn padding in my helmet too. Get the thin 1" version.
https://www.amazon.com/Halo-Headband...qid=1565198803

I got two, because I can't cycle without it in the summer. I'll soak the pads in my helmet, but these drain the sweat to the back of my head.

Tried the cycling caps but they are too hot and they don't fit my head well. I need the ventilation.
+1, they work great
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Humidity in the 40s and 50s? I am so jealous! Here in Atlanta the humidity rarely dips below the 80s and is often in the 90s. I sweat buckets, nothing works.
i was thinking the same. i would love to see some humidity in the 40-50's. I think that my sweat doesn't evaporate because the air is 80+ % humidity already.
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