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Old 05-15-02, 09:06 AM   #1
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What are those head covers called?

I'm looking to get a full head cover to help keep sweat out of my eyes when I ride. I know there is a type that is made out of what looks like spandex, or some other kind of moisture wicking material. But I do not remember what they are called. I know they tie or fasten in the back. Can someone please tell me what they are called and possibly where I can fond one?
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Old 05-15-02, 09:21 AM   #2
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Are you referring to skullcaps

or bandanas?
Nashbar calls them "headsweats".

You can buy them at most bike shops or online.
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IMO the best ones come from Headsweats. They're sold direct, or through retailers like Nashbar. I like the Coolmax ones.

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I was talking about skullcaps. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-15-02, 10:22 AM   #5
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Thanks for the thread -- this sounds like something I should try. How well do these things work under helmets? I need to keep sweat out of my eyes and the sun off my Celtic face, neck, and bald spot.
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The skull caps work ok, but, I prefer a headband that does double duty on the tennis court.

One nice thing about skull caps is they are available in nice gang colors for when you feel like a pimp daddy
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They do actually work in keeping the sweat out or your eyes. Be prepared to take a teasing. Some people wouldn't be caught dead with one and others like them. Your choice.

I think this whole thing started with Marco Pantani. Of course he shaved his head at the time and probably needed to protect his baldness from the sun. I also heard that when you are totally bald since there isn't any hair to absorb the sweat then it it a river of it down your face. Makes sense.

BTW I think Marco has let his hair grow (it's black - hey he's Italian). Saw a photo a few days ago in regards to the Giro d'Italia race.
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You might also see them under "doo-rag".
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Its called Bandanas, I have one and its by Festina, I used it during my ride specially when it is cold, I used it also under my helmet, look like your in the in-crowd its really very functional
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