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Old 08-10-09, 09:04 AM   #1
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headgear advice

Problems:
1) More sunburn every year through the vents in my helmet, since the hairs on my head are numbered, as are their days.
2) After about an hour of riding, sweat wicks across my helmet's forehead pad and drips into my eyes (the left more than the right, which makes my mirror useless when I need to close the eye).

Solution:
Skull cap, sort of a cycling cap without the visor? Other suggestions? Sources thereof?

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Old 08-10-09, 09:11 AM   #2
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Try a Halo headband or skullcap: http://store.haloheadband.com/HALO_I...rsion_s/27.htm

The "Sweat Block Technology" (a silicone rubber strip across the forehead) WORKS!

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Old 08-10-09, 09:24 AM   #3
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Sometimes I just wear a ball cap, painters cap or cycling cap under the helmet. Works when I go out of the woods and into the sun.
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Old 08-10-09, 09:40 AM   #4
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I use a bandana for both. Covers my head and soaks up the dripping sweat before it can drip.
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Hippie bandana under helmet...
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Although sun through the helmet is not an issue for me I will wear a coolmax skull cap (got one at a century I did last year) and a standard issue sweat band.
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Bandana, Coolmax skull cap, ball cap, whatever. They all work. When the sun is bright in my eyes, my favorite is a Coolmax ball cap by Headsweats.
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I wear a cycling cap under my helmet on most rides. If it is hot I reverse the bill to the back and the sweat runs off the back. On sunny days I use the bill to block some of the sun.
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Cycling cap under the helmet. Stops sunburn amd sweat in the eyes in the summer and Freezing cold rain hitting the scalp in the winter. And at stops- I don't have helmet hair (Or wouldn't if I had enough) scaring the kids.

Wear it back to front under the helmet and it stops sunburn on the neck- or rain falling down the back of the jersey.
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I like the wicking skullcaps myself. My head sweats profusely and the skullcaps control that too.

I find ball caps too hot even just sitting around, let alone worn under a helmet and riding.
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Old 08-10-09, 12:10 PM   #11
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Just like you, I didn't want to look like a Zebra with striped sunburn through the helmet or perspiration dripping down to my eyes so I wear the bandana sweat bands from this outfit below and works great. They are priced reasonably and delivery is quick.

www.headsweats.com
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Old 08-10-09, 01:30 PM   #12
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+1 for the CoolMax from Headsweats. I've got several and I wear them year round.
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Old 08-10-09, 03:18 PM   #13
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My Headsweats Shorty soaks up and evaporates almost all the sweat. I rarely get a drip unless I'm stopped and it's really hot. My head stays cool, too.
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