This is the second winter running where I’m determined to keep training through the colder temperatures. It’s therefore necessary for me to select my kit appropriately to retain the activity levels in the both the saddle and out on the running trails.
The Halo Anti-Freeze Headband has excelled in testing so far providing me with the option to keep my ears warm and prevent perspiration running into my eyes. Being a headband rather than a full hat, it gives options for use on its own or doubled up with other headgear, such as a helmet.
From the images it can be seen that the cut is designed to position the headband entirely over the ears whilst also providing a snug fit to the forehead with what looks like a retaining yellow grip. Well… it’s also this yellow grip that acts as Halo’s ‘sweatblock’ technology designed to direct sweat from the front on your forehead away to the sides. The result is extremely affective at keeping the eyes clear and free from sweat. Essentially, the yellow strip acts as a barrier so when the sweat hits, it runs harmlessly away. Great!
The fabric is ‘Dryline’ designed to wick moisture away from the skin’s surface.
I find it a great compromise between a narrow headband and full hat as I’ve often found I can (even in the colder temperatures) overheat through the head but still suffer cold in the ears. In the extreme cold I can still wear another hat on top whilst also relying on the Halo for sweat protection. Comfort has been exceptional even after 90 mins.
It looks good as a headband, however, for those wanting full coverage, the Halo is also available as a beanie. Take a look at the Halo website for the full range. The Halo Anti-Freeze Headband is priced at £15.99.