It's obviously hot out...in all parts of the country. I have been getting waterfalls of sweat going into my eyes. My LBS didn't have sweat bands so I just hung in there. A friend says I need to be careful because some are really thick and don't fit under helmets very well. So I was at another bike shop one day and the kid there sold me on this device that I like to call the "sweat gutter." It's a rubber headband with a channel up front that is supposed to direct the sweat away from your eyes. I thought it was an interesting concept so I bought one especially when the kid said, "what do you think happens when the sweat bands get saturated?" So I head to work the next day with this rubber band contraption on my head and it was very uncomfortable at first. It didn't easily fit under the helmet either. It was irritating but I thought that I probably just need to break it in. Then on the way home it's hot and I have the thing on. I can feel the sweat run down my forehead but it doesn't go straight into my eyes. Although it was still a bit uncomfortable I appreciated the fact that the waterfall was absent. Then...it happened....the sweat started to fill up the channel and drop out the ends....unfortunately this is a one size fits all thing and apparently I have a wide head so the sweat was collecting up and dumping into the corners of my eyes....UGH! I tried to re-arrange the thing but to no avail. Later I just stopped and yanked the thing off and threw it in my bag.
I used it again today because I was desperate in the 100+ heat. Somehow it worked better this time. I think maybe it stretched out a little (should have thought of that before) and the sweat wasn't running into my eyes really. I'm not totally sold on this though....so what are your opinions on sweat bands and other similar equipment? Sweat in the eyes sucks.