Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Headsweats - Velocity Visor
When I was asked to do a review of the Velocity Visor, I was a little hesitant. I’m a cap guy - always have been. I’ve never worn a visor before, but there's a first time for everything, right?
When I got the visor in the mail, I opened it and immediately put it on and checked myself out in the mirror. Yes, I'm a little vain, but aren't we all? I was still a little unsure, but ready to give it a try.
I’ve used it on 2 runs, and it's nice: lightweight, coolmax fabric, adjustable velcro closure and terry cloth inseam.
Both days that I used the velocity visor the temperatures were between 98 & 100, and the humidity was South Texas brutal (the heat index chart should have a 'South Texas Brutal' section). This is where its best feature came in handy: the terry cloth really absorbed all the sweat from my head and kept it from going into my eyes.
It'll take a while to get used to the sun hitting the exposed top of my head, but, in fairness, I have a buzzcut, and I always run with a cap - so its never really been exposed to direct sunlight.
It's not uncommon for me to pour water over my head/cap mid-run, so getting it wet was another concern of mine. Not to worry - I ran it under the water to "clean it out," and it looks as good as new.
The only thing stopping me from wearing the velocity visor on a regular basis is the size. It was a tad too small for my big head, even with the adjustable velcro. I should mention that I wear my caps loose, because the slightest snug fitting cap gives me a headache, so maybe that was part of the problem - I wanted it too loose.
Nevertheless, I'm going to put it in my regular headwear rotation, and, you never know: it might just become one of my faves.