Sweat in my eyes

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3/21/2020 8:13 AM

It’s hot in the Australian desert.
I sweat eating chili.
I sweat a lot riding up hills in the summer heat.
( I love chili, and riding.)

Usually I wear a bike specific bandanna or skull cap under my helmet.
Seems to work for a while, then it’s like a sprinkler turns on in my eyebrow.
Sweat runs down over my eye, and my sunglasses, and vision is reduced.

It’s a bit extreme and bizarre

Maybe a ‘70s “terry toweling” tennis headband?
Maybe a headband with a rain gutter?

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3/21/2020 9:26 AM

I don't remember any real details, but a while ago there was a company advertising just such a rain gutter system. It was a headband with a soft silicone ridge across the brow that was supposed to channel the bulk of the sweat to the sides and down your temples instead of your forehead.

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3/22/2020 6:31 AM

Might try one of these.



It’s really bothering me. Might be worse since going full face.

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3/22/2020 9:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/22/2020 9:03 AM

Some Bell helmets have a 'sweat guide' pad in the front. It's essentially an extension on the existing brow pad that comes out onto the lip/front of the helmet (shaped like an 'L') and will in theory direct sweat away from your face so it falls in front of you. I don't own one of these helmets so I do not know how well it works, but some customers I have spoken to seem to enjoy it.



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3/22/2020 9:25 AM

skypig wrote:

Might try one of these.



It’s really bothering me. Might be worse since going full face.

these are lame but they totally work. I have the same issue in the California heat. These help a lot. There are a couple of brands out there, but it's all the same thing. Buy one and try it.

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3/22/2020 1:29 PM

Met has been using that kind of technology (at least on the full face parahute). I'm easily sweating from the head and experience the same kind of issues with regular helmets. On the met the front pad is replaced by a full silicone pad with small "channels" to make the sweat run on the side and it does work pretty damn well.

I've been thinking of buying replacement pads from met to ad to my regular helmets (I just checked and they sell the silicone pad by itself).

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3/22/2020 1:32 PM

Edit: it's called "met dualgel"

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3/22/2020 7:59 PM

Wondering if anybody has tried one of these?

https://www.sweatgutr.com/

I use a Giro Montaro and stock sweat pads do the trick most of the time, i'd like to try one of these during the hotter SoCal riding season.

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3/22/2020 8:18 PM

w4s wrote:

Wondering if anybody has tried one of these?

https://www.sweatgutr.com/

I use a Giro Montaro and stock sweat pads do the trick most of the time, i'd like to try one of these during the hotter SoCal riding season.

Good find. Why bother with built in when you can go modular?

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3/23/2020 9:22 AM

I've used something similar from halo: https://www.haloheadbanduk.com/product/halo-ii-headband-colours/

This plus a Bell Sixer helmet keeps the waterfall out of my eyes.

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3/23/2020 11:16 AM

ryansperring29 wrote:

I've used something similar from halo: https://www.haloheadbanduk.com/product/halo-ii-headband-colours/

This plus a Bell Sixer helmet keeps the waterfall out of my eyes.

That's the one I was thinking of.

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3/23/2020 11:20 AM

ryansperring29 wrote:

I've used something similar from halo: https://www.haloheadbanduk.com/product/halo-ii-headband-colours/

This plus a Bell Sixer helmet keeps the waterfall out of my eyes.

These (Halo) work well-enough, but if you are a real sweater (I am) the limit for these is reached fairly quickly. I wear one every ride and still run in to issues.

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3/24/2020 7:19 AM

Rems wrote:

Edit: it's called "met dualgel"

It kind of looks like it would actually direct the sweat straight into your eyes?

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3/24/2020 7:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2020 7:27 AM

w4s wrote:

Wondering if anybody has tried one of these?

https://www.sweatgutr.com/

I use a Giro Montaro and stock sweat pads do the trick most of the time, i'd like to try one of these during the hotter SoCal riding season.

That looks like it might deal with my well hydrated, “leaking” head!
US$20 + $17.50 shipping is not the worst I’ve seen.
One headband I found had automatic shipping to Australia at over $100!
(Shame our $ is worth US.56c right now!!

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3/26/2020 8:28 AM

I've been wearing the sixxer for over a year now. The sweat thing sort of works, like if you press your head into the helmet sweat will run off of that thing. If you wear goggles though, it really just makes it worse, have to be really careful you dont squeeze the sweat out onto the inside off your lens when putting on the goggles.

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3/26/2020 10:52 AM

antiperspirant on the forehead

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3/26/2020 10:58 AM

I sweat like crazy and recently switched to this helmet:

https://www.oakley.com/en-us/product/99479?variant=190645656868

It works exactly as intended and keeps the water out of my eyes. I'm now wearing glasses on rides for the first time in decades. There are deals to be had online as well.

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3/26/2020 12:03 PM

Heavy sweater here as well. The IXS Trail RS works perfectly for me. No sweat in the eyes while riding, but as soon as i tilt my head forward a good shotglass of sweat comes pouring out of the upper front vent.
I dunno where the helmet does store it, but its not running all over my face so i don´t really care.
I guess it should work for you as well.

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3/27/2020 2:43 AM




https://www.google.com/search?q=uvex+sportstyle+104

Get glasses like these with a foam to block out the sweat
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3/27/2020 10:50 PM

Used to wear one of those headbands with the silicone strip on every ride. Now I'm a total convert to Bell's Sweat Guide padding. Thought it would be gimmicky but they're the only helmets I've ever owned that I can wear for hours pedaling in the heat with no sweat running into my eyes. (I have the Sixer and the Falcon.) That includes high-intensity trail rides, long road rides, all-day bikepacking rides, and everything in between. Yes, you have to push the pad to squeeze out some of the sweat--I do it by habit now--and yes, sometimes it drips just a little onto my sunglasses. (Can't speak to goggles.) But overall it's been a huge, huge improvement over the sweat management of any other helmet I've owned. I hope Bell never gets rid of it... if they do, maybe I'll have to buy a lifetime supply

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3/30/2020 4:21 AM

Oakley helmet has the same system using silicone channels. I used it for a few rides, and it worked to an extent, but I felt like it made me sweat? I've swapped to the pad now as it feels more familiar. Nice lid though...

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