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Old 05-31-07, 09:00 PM   #1
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under helmet head wear

Does anyone out there use the underarmour head gear under the helmet? I am a member of the shaved head brigade and am using my head gear for winter with the earflaps turned up. It looks so Fred like which I am really not opposed to but I want something that may work a little better for me and besides its black and really is pretty hot. I though wally mart carried a similar product but when I checked they didn't have anything so I guess it underarmour for me but I want to know if any of you use it and what you do or do not like about it.
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bicycle caps

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Old 05-31-07, 09:07 PM   #3
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I use a Head Sweat Coolmax shorty. I'm not shaved but do have short hair and it keeps me dry and comfortable. I used to just use a cotton bandana but cotton is not the best thing for disapating perspiration.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:09 PM   #4
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Headsweats classic, year round.
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+1 on the Headsweats. They are all I use in the Texas heat.
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Old 05-31-07, 10:47 PM   #6
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or just cut up an old coolmax shirt and add tie it to a do-rag
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Old 06-01-07, 05:07 AM   #7
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+1 headsweats. They're great and really do help control sweat and cool you in the summer, but they are overpriced for a bit o' fabric. I think I'll try reverse engineering the one I have and make some of my own.
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Old 06-01-07, 05:17 AM   #8
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bandanna or a coolmax beanie.
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I'm a member of the "hair-light brigade," and I want something to keep the sun off of both my pate and my face, so a bandana won't do the trick. I'm using a cap under my helmet, but it's rather uncomfortable, so I've got my eye on the Visor Buff Evo 2.

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I've used headsweats for years, and they are great for covering your head and wicking away sweat. However, for commuting I generally use cycling caps. Pace makes really nice ones with built-in sweat bands. I like caps for commuting because they shield my eyes from the low sun in mornings and afternoons, and also help keep rain off my glasses if I get caught in some showers.
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http://polaris.mancalalab.co.uk//cat...AT,-Black.html

Just the job in cold weather, warm head and ears, and they keep the rain away for a time as well.
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Old 06-02-07, 06:57 AM   #13
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Always a headsweat, or a similar thing, but thinner, I got from Nashbar years ago. Keeps teh sweat out of my eyes.
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Buffs are good and very versatile.
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Just ordered a headsweats cool max form Nashbar.com along with a jersey and a pair of cylcling shorts. I'm anxiously awaiting this order. Thanks for all the input. I'll try an underarmour if I can ever find them locally but I'm not going to be in a hurry. Are the UA products all they are cracked up to be or are the good performers with a hyped up advertising group.
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If you wanna go budget, home depot has some painters caps that are made of thin cotton. They are similar to racer caps, but are $1 or less. They provide a visor and keep your forehead less sweaty.
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Naw I'm not that cheap I don't mind paying for something if it works well so I'll give the headsweats a go and if I like it I'l get some more. It was 12.99 on nashbar.
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Are the UA products all they are cracked up to be or are the good performers with a hyped up advertising group.
Under Armour is the new Nike. Their stuff is good but way overpriced, and it often isn't even the best stuff in its class.
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Not hot on the Under Arm$$r. I have several shirts sleeveless, and long sleeve. All wick water away from the skin...THE WATER stays on the outside of the shirt and on a hot day...even the sleeveless gets weighty.

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Old 06-02-07, 12:34 PM   #22
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Shaved head with nothing. Last year no vent tan lines. This year....um....crud.

I am going to invest in a coolmax soon. Plus, gnat season is starting up. I would rather not show up to work with my skull covered in dead bugs.
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Under Armour is the new Nike. Their stuff is good but way overpriced, and it often isn't even the best stuff in its class.
I've wondered too. I have UA and some knockoffs. The UA really does seem better, even though it costs too much. I've been lucky and found a few at TJ Max for cheap.
Though still, after trying several similar products I shelled out $25 for a UA undershirt yesterday.
I'd love to see tests or something...
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UA is decent, but it puts the majority of its budget into marketing, which has paid off since now so many people buy it, convinced its 'the best'. Its not bad equipment, its just not worth the money. All the pieces i have were bought for me as presents.
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I use a skull cap from Nike. Found it in the runners clothing area of sporting goods store. Works great year round.
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