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Sweaty 'ed

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by gambatte, 29 Apr 2008.

  1. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    OK pre-empting the summer slightly here, but so what!

    One of the enduring memories of last year was cycling home. After 15mins I had sweat rolling down my forehead, behind the shades and into my eyes. Thanks to the Mach 3 theres not even a layer of thatch to soak it up. Still a problem when I changed to using a well vented helmet, with good absorbent pads (Met Veleno).

    Salty water tends to sting a bit…

    So is there anything the long termers do to address this?
     
  2. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    I have the same problem as I overheat very quickly, regardless of how cold or hot it is. I wear a buff all year round as it soaks up the sweat and tends to delay the inevitable 'Niagra falls down the forehead' moment for long enough to allow me to get home before it happens ! THe only down side is that the buff can trap the heat from your head and make you sweat more. Planning on buying a cheap one from Trespass this summer and cutting it into three, so there should just be enough material to make 3 thinner sweat bands.

    Now - if someone could invent a helmet that would catch and drain the sweat off to the side or the back.....
     
  3. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    ... perhaps some 'brow guttering' to redirect the sweat away??? :biggrin:
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Second the buff/Hedy. Works a treat even on the hottest summer days.
     
  5. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh

    I visualise a rubber-ish 'seal' around the forehead area, with a guttered shape to drain away the sweat and leak it out of drainage channels on the side. Perhaps it could be gathered in a container via a tube and used to fuel an eye-stinging spray-gun to be used against evil dogs and n'e'r-do-wells ? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Wonder what the Dragons would think of that idea ?!
     
  6. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    It is a poorly thought out hair brained idea and for that reason I'm out !
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I got my wife to make a scull cap out of some fabric called 'power dry' - she aquired it from the US - it's basically a lightweight wicking fabric which dry's fast - she made two under shirts of the stuff for me.

    Then helmet on top - so cap soaks up sweat, and helmet drys it...works a treat. No issues with 'overheating' as it's pretty thin.
     
  8. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Location:
    London
    Why not just wear a cotton bandana under the helmet, that covers the forehard, up to just above the eyebrows.

    I wear one all year round - and also sweat a lot - and that bandana does the job.
     
  9. I'd look silly with a banana stuffed in my helmet...:biggrin:
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Just ditch the ferkin helmets ffs!! Unless you're a newbie or a numpty why do you need one? How often are you guys falling off?
     
  11. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    LOL :biggrin:
     
  12. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    That's my solution - I don't wear a helmet on the bike.
     
  13. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    What about hi viz mikey ? You have never made yourself clear on this point :biggrin:
     
  14. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    It's called sunlight, or perhaps lights between sunset and sunrise. :biggrin:
     
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    My lid's well vented, so actually helps keep my head cooler than without one, and I sweat buckets....just tend to wear a lid as I've been wearing them for years from racing.