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Sweat from helmet gets into eyes. Any solutions?

Old 07-04-22, 12:15 PM
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I normally ride with my helmet dangling on my handlebars ...
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This is at least encouraging.
When I see this my thought has gone to "That guy has his priorities straight. He knows his bars and stem are worth more than what's between his ears." The thought that has been crossing my mind probably longer than @LarrySellerz has been alive. (And I do see the irony that those dangling helmets have been known to cause crashes.)
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Old 07-04-22, 01:49 PM
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Some guys sweat and others SWEAT!

In order of effectiveness (my experience only)
- Wicking head band
- Skull cap
- Halo
- GUTR (not particularly comfortable, but very effective)
- Sweat Shoot (not being made anymore, but my favorite)

Sweat Shoot was a wicking headband, with a silicone channel on the lower front to gutter the sweat away. Yes, I sweat a LOT. When the going gets really hard, tilting the head drains the gutter behind the ear.
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Old 07-04-22, 04:01 PM
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Yeah the Halo works for me.
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Old 07-04-22, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Yeah, but what about your face mask lines? Maybe a ski mask with just eye cutouts?
I actually had a student who had an extreme face mask tan from wearing it during outdoor band rehearsals and PE. He kept wearing it even when they said they weren't needed outdoors, and even after they made them optional indoors.
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Old 07-04-22, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
I actually had a student who had an extreme face mask tan from wearing it during outdoor band rehearsals and PE. He kept wearing it even when they said they weren't needed outdoors, and even after they made them optional indoors.
Must be similar to the people I used to see riding by themselves on country roads masked. You never know when that outdoor risk of 0.01 might catch up to you.
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Old 07-04-22, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
He kept wearing it even when they said they weren't needed outdoors, and even after they made them optional indoors.
Yes, well, welcome to the new normal. masks are back on at SLAC LOL. Stanford campus has more masks than helmets on the cyclists
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Old 07-04-22, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Must be similar to the people I used to see riding by themselves on country roads masked. You never know when that outdoor risk of 0.01 might catch up to you.
Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Yes, well, welcome to the new normal. masks are back on at SLAC LOL. Stanford campus has more masks than helmets on the cyclists

Some people wear masks outside due to allergies and/or pollutants. 💡
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Old 07-04-22, 08:03 PM
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I wear a cycling cap to block out the sun and prevent sweats from getting into my eyes. It helps to a certain extent depending on the weather. One thing is for certain, the cap does block the sun out too good that my face is tanned while part of the forehead is still white so there went the cycling cap lol.
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Old 07-04-22, 08:04 PM
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Well this thread served its purpose. Placed my order with Halo for another bandanna. I already have 3 or 4. Disappointed they no longer list red. And yes I need the bandanna to prevent tiger stripes.

Oh did get 10% off and free shipping.

Another input. Take a spare for long hot humid rides. Refreshing to put on a dry one.

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Old 07-05-22, 08:29 PM
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Great thread. I'm a huge fan of the Halo headbands, but have wondered if there is anything better out there. Concluding now that I'm just fine with Halo.

Incidentally, Hammer Nutrition carries them too with the Hammer logo on it. Bands are currently available in black or white, and are on sale for $9.71 (25% off from $12.95). Not affiliated with Hammer, just a fan.

https://www.hammernutrition.com/halo...ty=1&color=436
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Old 07-06-22, 05:56 AM
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I have a grip grab and halo band. Halo band is a little better. On a long climb on a hot day it does however also just soak through, but I feel that with the band it has, it does divert sweat away from the eyes, at least much better than the grip grab.
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Old 07-06-22, 06:25 AM
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I'm sure this has been mentioned a hundred times, but https://www.headsweats.com/?gclid=Cj...kaAriMEALw_wcB
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Old 07-06-22, 07:12 AM
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We're having a warm dry spell; when it hit 98F yesterday, the humidity was only 40%. Some days it's not so nice. Having tried the solutions listed, here are my observations.

Bandanna: gets soaked through and starts dripping, I need to stop and wring it out at least once an hour. If I've got two and a rack, I can hang one on the rack to dry for the next hour and then swap.

Halo headband: takes about 10% longer to start dripping, then it's just like a bandanna. Note there's a few minutes where that rubber dam works as advertised and diverts the sweat around my eyes, then the sweat just comes over the top and drips into my eyes.

Cycling cap: cap gets saturated, sweat runs down into the bill which saturates, and around the one hour mark sweat starts dripping. It's on my glasses instead of in my eyes, so it doesn't hurt so bad, but I still can't see. Cotton or fancy wicking cap makes no difference IME. It's impossible to wring the bill dry, so longer rides demand another solution. And BTW, I've lost too many nice cycling caps trying to hang them on a rear rack to dry -- don't try it.

Sweat Gut'r: works well when it works. Tricky to don, since you've got to get the long flat side laying flat on your forehead, or sweat will run right by it. I find I have to go through the "make sure it's on right" ritual every time I take the helmet off, and half the time I need to stop 5-10 minutes up the road to try to get it on right again.

Go ride in a cooler climate in the summer: generally works well, either 600 miles north of here with trees or 4,000 feet up. Have a leisurely lunch in the heat of the day, then ride some more if I want to.
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