Stretchy headgear is a hot trend among runners, fitness bikers, triathletes, and other workout enthusiasts. Bondi Band, founded in 2005, is an active contender in this field, showing up in race expos and finish-line vendor lineups.
Athletes of both genders and all ages are snatching up the lycra headbands, beanies, and compression sleeves in a flash.
What’s so hot about Bondi Band headbands?
Constructed of stretchy, breathable, wicking lycra / nylon / spandex, Bondi Bands are lightweight and comfortable. The sleek and flat design fits just about any human head. These handy headbands hold bangs and loose hairs away from racers’ faces during athletic activity, even on the windiest days.
Sure, the headbands may make some folks’ ears stick out a bit. But the bands can also be placed over the ears, holding audio headphones in place.
The form-fitting design may not flatter every face, but the practical nature of the product makes it a hit anyway.
Wearers of Bondi Bands or similar athletic headbands may find themselves with plastered-down hair after a workout or race. But don’t most athletes head for the showers anyway?
Popular Bondi Band imprints include such slogans as:
- 50 and still kicking.
- Because I can.
- Bike happy.
- Born to run.
- Bring it.
- Gotta run.
- Hot mess.
- I run like a girl.
- No one ever drowned in sweat.
- Running for a cure.
- Sweat is my fat crying.
- Will run for chocolate.
Athletes may choose from blinged-out and patterned Bondi Band designs, such as paisleys, polka dots, stripes, swirls and tie dyes. Custom and personalized Bondi Band imprints are available, such as slogans or names for team uniforms or fund-raising purposes.
Usually priced from $8 to approximately $20, Bondi Bands also come in furry, fleecy, and skinny braided designs for various styling options and weather conditions.
Here’s the best part. Maine-based Bondi Band donates 10 percent of the profits from their product sales to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute affiliated with Boston’s Harvard Medical School.
Note: This product review was based on a purchased item, not a free sample or promotional request.
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