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    Sweat in the Eyes ... How do YOU stop It?

    I just got back from a long, hot, sweaty ride where I was continually wiping the sweat from my eyes. Does anyone out there have a good method for keeping this from happening?

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    1. Don't shave your eyebrows like this guy:


    2. Use a Halo

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    halo headband
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100% dundee View Post
    halo headband
    +1 been using it for years. works very well.

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    I wipe it off with my glove. Sweat gutters work too.
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    I've used a sweat gutter in the past, lately I have been just wiping with the glove or letting it drip.
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    +1 for the Halo headband.
    Also wash your helmet often.

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    I wipe with the sweat pad on my glove.
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    I just wear sunglasses when riding. Or wipe it off with a glove

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    I use one of these Headsweats



    and wipe with the back panel of my glove what this doesn't catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100% dundee View Post
    halo headband
    Another +1 for the Halo Headband
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    I blink and it rolls right off. It works 90% of the time.... everytime.

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    Those are awesome

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    yup, head band... got an old cheapo Nasbar one yrs ago as it was 1/2 the price of the halo's and the Sweatvac's works great. I'm not a big fan of Nashbar but I got it as a trial thing, it is getting worn. time or a (few ) new ones. got a skull cap one too which is nice on cool days.

    have also used old cut off legs from sweat pant.. works too

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    I wear a headband or sometimes a bandana
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    Cycling cap if it's not too warm otherwise Halo headband. Goofy thing really works.

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    99 cent bandana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laherna View Post
    99 cent bandana.
    ya, I tried that.. thing was soaked in 10 minutes the good thing is you can just ring it out and keep going...
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    Halo headbands. Halo bandanas. The best hands down. Over the last couple years I pretty much don't put on a helmet without a halo if some form.

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    I've just used bandannas to keep the sweat out of my face and it works pretty well for the most part. I typically change out the bandanna every so often with a new one depending on how many hours I will be riding. My rule is typically 1 bandanna change per hour...

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    Ear hair and Halo two things you have when you go 40+....

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    Halo cheap and very effective!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    I use one of these Headsweats



    and wipe with the back panel of my glove what this doesn't catch.
    +2 for any one of several Headsweats products.

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    I use the 1,2 combo of gloves for wiping and sunglasses. Seems to work well for me.

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    I use a Pace coolmax headsweat. It has a wide tail that shades my neck. My sunburn days are history.
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    Under armor HeatGear skull cap under the helmet.
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    Underhelmet cap designed for sweat management. I like the Mavic the best. They pull the sweat from my brow and distribute it across the top of my head for nice cooling effect.

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    Cheap sweatbands are good too..Most sporting goods stores have em' for a buck or two. Usualy keep two tucked in my Camelbak pocket.

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    Halo II though not the video game...

    Halo Headband

    works well for me, very comfortable

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    +1 on the halo cap or headband... Both great!

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    I just bought a Halo Headband online, I live in the tropics and sweat constantly when riding (and almost all the time in general)

    I'll report back here when I have given it a go

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    I have a halo and it's alright, but in Texas during the summer, the stupid looking Sweat Gutr thing is worth its weight in gold.

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    Urge Enduro-O-Matic, has sweat-band built in the pads.

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    Another + for the Halo.

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    A fitted Polyester/CoolMax scullcap, I have Halo, Headsweats, and other brands, they all work.

    I find scullcaps easier to use than headbands as they stay in place when putting my helmet on.

    I tried a Gut'R a while back, it worked well but smelled bad (I think the smell was mold release, the smell wouldn't wash out).

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    Another vote for the sweat guttr

    But my wife laughs at me every time I use it. I use it on my commutes and for MTB. It gets nasty humid here in NoVA.

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    similar issue

    at the risk of hijacking, i have the same problem but instead of running into my eyes, the sweat always drips onto the inside of my glasses and drives me nuts because it blocks my vision because my eye keeps wanting to focus on the drip and messes with me, then once it dries it makes my lenses all hazy. My question is, are there a pair of riding glasses that are better at directing the sweat drips away from dripping on the lenses better than others? I'm wondering if different frame designs are better than others at doing this.

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    I used to use Halo's, they work well but I found there seemed to be a 'saturation point' at which they'd let loose a stream of sweat into my eyes, plus I found them warmer than my current faves. Currently am a fan of sweat gut'r's ( Sweat GUTR | The Ultimate Sweatband™ | Sports - Play Harder ), they aren't as hot because they are more minimalist in design and because they have no fabric there is no absorbtion of sweat to release later (I also like that if you take them off during a break on the ride there isn't that clammy wet feeling putting them back on - not that they stop that feeling from the helmet of course). I've been running my current Gut'r for 3 seasons, no smell but a bit of color change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe@MBD.com View Post
    Does anyone out there have a good method for keeping this from happening?

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    you might be interested in a Schampa product known as their "Stretch Bandana" for some amazing wicking / moisture management for your skull. They form fit to any noggin, under your helmet and _really_ wick the sweat away from your face and brow while you can feel the air move through them.

    I have three different ones, and use them year round. They work great under a motorcycle helmet also, that's how I found them.

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    Eyebrows seem to do the trick

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    try using glasses with an adjustable nose piece to to keep them off your face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiba Inu's Rock View Post
    try using glasses with an adjustable nose piece to to keep them off your face.
    It's not fogging, which I hate that too, he's talking about how when you're leaning forward, and the sweat drips from your eyebrow (at least that's where it's tripping from on me) it always lands on the inside of your glasses. Then you're looking at that ball of sweat rolling around, tracing lines in the dust that coated the inside of your eye protection. While looking down, fascinated with this scene, you're not looking up for that turn you missed, and the tree you didn't.

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    I have that exact same problem. Halo plus glasses that dont sit close to your face like oakley gascans which do rock btw. Got some photo chromatic Ryder's (adjustable nose piece) combined with the Halo is not 100 percent but pretty damn close especially for the humid Missouri summers.
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    +1 for the halo. I dont ride without it when it's hot.

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    A bandana works pretty well for me, but on longer rides I noticed it can get a little... saturated.

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    Run of the mill cotton bandana. Works nice for most weather down to 30ish degrees, then out comes the balaclava.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    Another +1 for the Halo Headband
    and another +1 I sweat ALOT. I can be dripping sweat and the halo headband keeps it out of my eyes

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    I tried the halo, but prefer the gutter
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    I am a fan the bandana....works good and just wring it out and keep going

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