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    Recommendation for do-rag skull cap?

    Not sure what they're called. Something to wick away the sweat / keep it out of the eyes. Recommendation?

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    I use the Halo Brand Skull Cap. I personally like the ones that tie in the back, because the others seem too tight with just the elastic. Maybe I have a big head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMTBer View Post
    I use the Halo Brand Skull Cap. I personally like the ones that tie in the back, because the others seem too tight with just the elastic. Maybe I have a big head?

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    I use the Halo, tie in the back type, and it works great.
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    Halo, has to be black though.

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    The ultimate in "do-rag skull cap" design.. I have many, and use them on every ride, all seasons.

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    Recommendation for do-rag skull cap?

    Others include Headsweats and Buff

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    FWIW. I have found the halo stuff to be less than pleasant to wear. I use the headsweats cap, and find it rather nice. moves enough sweat that it (usually) doesn't drip in my eyes, and is airy enough I can still feel the wind through the helmet vents.

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    PM me your address and I will mail you out a FREE Sweat Buster....

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    Can anyone take you up on that offer RipRoar? I wouldn't mind giving that thing a go, I'm not too in love with the Halo I have. (Its works well but is tight and gives me a headache.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Others include Headsweats ...
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    Many recommendations.... I'm going to go with the Halo Skull cap first... has very good reviews on Amazon. Then maybe try some of the others Thanks!

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    I use the Halo headband variety instead of the skull-cap. The gasket above the eye-brow keeps the sweat out of my eyes, but the heat can still escape off the top of my head. The regular Halo band fits me just fine (I have a medium size cranium), but I understand some larger noggins need the tie-back variety. I'm so comfortable with it that I wear it even on cooler days when I'm not climbing much - it helps my helmet fit better. I have 3 of them - I pick one up whenever I see them on sale (usually winter).
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    Halo headband and cap work for me as well. If its too hot, you can always stop and ring it out on the trail and keep going! Washes well and seems to be made of great material for the long run. Most credible bike retailers( online or LBS) carry them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musikron View Post
    Can anyone take you up on that offer RipRoar? I wouldn't mind giving that thing a go, I'm not too in love with the Halo I have. (Its works well but is tight and gives me a headache.)
    Sure...I will send out FREE Sweat Busters to the first 5 people that PM me....an MTBR Forum User limited special!

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    Re: Recommendation for do-rag skull cap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtronix View Post
    I use the Halo headband variety instead of the skull-cap. The gasket above the eye-brow keeps the sweat out of my eyes, but the heat can still escape off the top of my head.
    I use the headband as well. I sweat profusely and need as much ventilation across the top of my head as possible. On warm muggy rides with lots of climbing I can only get about 5 miles between wring-outs, but if I was using something without the forehead gasket I'd have rivers flowing into my eyes constantly.


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    Rip - PM sent, thanks for the offer regardless if I made it in time or not. Gotta spread some rep before I can get you again.

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    I also use the halo headband. Coming from wearing a bandana under my helmet, and its a night and day difference. The rubber gasket works as advertised, and it still allows airflow over the top of your head

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    Headsweats Shorty works well, IME.
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    Re: Recommendation for do-rag skull cap?

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    Sure...I will send out FREE Sweat Busters to the first 5 people that PM me....an MTBR Forum User limited special!
    PM sent!

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    Hey guys, man FREE stuff goes fast! So we are at 12 now and I will get them all out but I will need to cut it off here, at least for now....

    I am also including the Mod Kit just in case any of you need to cut away some of your existing foam padding...

    Good Dirt!

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    Re: Recommendation for do-rag skull cap?

    Thanks Rip!


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    Re: Recommendation for do-rag skull cap?

    Quote Originally Posted by RipRoar View Post
    Hey guys, man FREE stuff goes fast! So we are at 12 now and I will get them all out but I will need to cut it off here, at least for now....

    I am also including the Mod Kit just in case any of you need to cut away some of your existing foam padding...

    Good Dirt!
    Make sure we get some feedback on those freebies you're sending out. I'm satisfied with my Halo, but open to new solutions. Can you point us to more product details?

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    He posted a link to the website, complete with a video on how to "install" it. Its a pad that attaches inside of the helmet rather than something that you wear. Its an interesting idea and I can't wait to try it out! Thanks rip

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtronix View Post
    Make sure we get some feedback on those freebies you're sending out. I'm satisfied with my Halo, but open to new solutions. Can you point us to more product details?

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    I just got the Headsweats cap with the mini-tail and it dous a great job - the tail really wicks away the sweat so much it drips, but no sweat in my eyes despite being completely soaked from head to toe.

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    Received my Sweat Buster from Trax Factory today in the mail, will install and give you guys a review ASAP.

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    Got my Sweat Buster

    Got my Sweat Buster in the mail today! Going to install it and give it a try this week. I will report back after actual use..

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    Quote Originally Posted by formicaman View Post
    I just got the Headsweats cap with the mini-tail and it dous a great job - the tail really wicks away the sweat so much it drips, but no sweat in my eyes despite being completely soaked from head to toe.
    +1 Just started using the Headsweats with tail to protect the neck. Highly recommended.

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    Been using a SweatVac under my Arai motorcycle helmets for years. High quality product. Look around their sight. Tons of different ideas. I go with their Ventilator Cap linked below.

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    I will have to check out the Headsweats with the tail. The main reason I got a skullcap was to keep the sun off my scalp. I was diagnosed with Melanoma a few years ago and preventing it is way better than the surgeries. Thank you to my wife for forcing me to go to the dermatologist and saving my life.

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    Re: Recommendation for do-rag skull cap?

    I also got my sweat buster today, looks like a quality item. I may get a chance to try it out tomorrow, if so I'll check in.

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    Just put my Sweat Buster on, super easy to do. Just took the original padding out and stuck the SB in (original padding was velcro secured). I did add an extra velcro sticky pad on each side, which came with the regular band package. So far it looks and feels fine but I have yet to try it on the trail.

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    I received my Sweat Buster today, looks great and comfy. Too bad I can't get in a test ride today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipRoar View Post
    PM me your address and I will mail you out a FREE Sweat Buster....

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    Got mine and the fit is nice. Much more comfortable than the standard pad in my helmet and I am looking foward to a test run in the next day or two. Thanks RipRoar!
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    Headsweats here, good stuff & the owner is a great guy.

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    I tried the Sweathawg and wasn't impressed. As soon as the front padded area fills with sweat, down it comes.

    I wear the Halo skull cap and it works very well, but the Sweat Buster looks interesting. If the reviews are positive, I might give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Chachi View Post
    Got mine and the fit is nice. Much more comfortable than the standard pad in my helmet and I am looking foward to a test run in the next day or two. Thanks RipRoar!
    Got mine a well. looks promising! Will test this weekend.

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    Update on the Sweat Buster:

    Thanks again to RipRoar for sending me the Sweat Buster! I finally got out of work early enough to go for a ride today and I have to say that I was very happy and impressed with the product. It was very easy for me to install and once I had my helmet on I totally forgot about it. In fact, I forgot about it until I was about 3 miles into my ride when I realized that my typical sweat drips weren't beading down my sunglass lenses. Looking forward to seeing how it does on a longer ride this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Update on the Sweat Buster:

    Thanks again to RipRoar for sending me the Sweat Buster! I finally got out of work early enough to go for a ride today and I have to say that I was very happy and impressed with the product. It was very easy for me to install and once I had my helmet on I totally forgot about it. In fact, I forgot about it until I was about 3 miles into my ride when I realized that my typical sweat drips weren't beading down my sunglass lenses. Looking forward to seeing how it does on a longer ride this weekend.

    Nice, love to hear that! Put that thing to work!

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    I also got a couple test rides with the sweat buster in, and I was very impressed! It was really easy to install, with next to no modification to my helmet. It was very absorbant (more so than my halo) and the best part about it is that once you install it, you don't need to worry about it moving around on your head like some headbands tend to do.
    The only complaint I have is that it takes a long time to dry out, but I guess that's a trade off for being so absorbant. Overall I'd give it an enthusiastic thumbs up! Thanks again riproar

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    I use a Sugoi cooler cap. It's UV protectant so you don't burn your head and I've never had a problem with sweat dripping into my eyes. I don't use my headbands anymore because this thing works so much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    I also got a couple test rides with the sweat buster in, and I was very impressed! It was really easy to install, with next to no modification to my helmet. It was very absorbant (more so than my halo) and the best part about it is that once you install it, you don't need to worry about it moving around on your head like some headbands tend to do.
    The only complaint I have is that it takes a long time to dry out, but I guess that's a trade off for being so absorbant. Overall I'd give it an enthusiastic thumbs up! Thanks again riproar

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    Awesome! Best thing to do to get the Sweat Buster dried in a hurry is rinse and ring out thoroughly. Fold in half and ring in both directions. Of coarse you can always toss it in the dryer as well!

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    Since it's getting good reviews, I would like to try one. I checked your website, and found 4 locations to buy, but none had them listed for online purchase. Any chance of selling on ebay with buy it now?
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