Thursday, January 5, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Bondi Band Hats

If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you may already know that I love Bondi Band’s moisture-wicking headbands. When the weather got cold, though, I knew I needed something that would keep me warmer while still offering those great sweat-wicking properties.

Enter: Bondi Band hats!

Bondi Band offers a wide variety of moisture-wicking hats for men and women, both plain and with logos that make you laugh or allow you to show off your running distance accomplishments.

In addition to their regular hats, they also offer ponytail and pigtail hats. Since I always wear my hair in a ponytail, I chose a ponytail hat featuring my longest accomplished running distance to date.


My only disappointment was that it came in a rather ugly beige…I thought I was getting it in black, but apparently that’s not offered in black anymore. *sigh*

That was my only disappointment, though. I love everything else about my hat. I wore it in the 10K I ran in early December. I was surprised, when it took it off, how wet it was. I didn’t even realize I’d sweated that much. The hat never felt damp during my run and it kept my head and ears warm without being hot.

I wish I had a photo of me wearing it in the run, but that was the race in which my personal photographer husband and the kids did the family fun walk and he didn’t want to have to keep up with the camera.

My second favorite feature of the hat is the way the opening for the ponytail is made. So many skull caps have their ponytail openings near the base of the cap. That doesn’t work too well for someone like me with medium-length hair. I have to wear my ponytail up high on my head if there is to be any hope of the hair at the front of my head actually staying in the ponytail.

The ponytail opening on the Bondi Band hats runs down the back seam of the hat, so, no matter where you wear your ponytail, the opening is in the right spot.


And, the way it overlaps means that the cap is still covering your head and keeping it warm, even though it’s not completely closed in the back.

The Bondi Band moisture-wicking hats run anywhere from $18 – $20, but I’ve got one of the regular hats (no openings), in pink, to give away!


How to enter:

  • Visit the Bondi Band site and take a look around. Then, come back and leave a comment on this post telling me which product you’d most like to have. (Mandatory entry)

For two bonus entries (optional):

  • Follow Bondi Band on Twitter
  • Share about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter. (Please include @Kris_RunnerMom  and @BondiBand in your tweet to make sure I see it.)

Rules: Leave a comment for each entry (up to three separate entries). This giveaway is open to United States residents, ages 18 years and older only. Giveaway ends on Monday, January 9. The winner will be selected at random using

The winner will notified via email and given 72 hours to respond. In the event that the winner cannot be contacted by email or does not respond within 72 hours, the prize will be forfeited and and alternate winner selected.

Click to read the complete rules. By entering this giveaway, you indicate that you have read and agreed to abide by these rules.

I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it.  I received no other compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.  Your experience may vary. Please read my full disclosure policy for more details.

Do or do not. There is no try. 


  1. I'd love anything they have, but right now I'd love to have a sweat wicking headband!

  2. Ok, I know this is boring and all but I like the blue pony tail hat.  It matches my jacket that I just got for when I go walking outside (a little too cold right now).  I did like other products too and was surprised to see the products for kids.

  3. Just shared about the giveaway on FB.

  4. I like the pink hat in the giveaway and the Claire headband!

  5. Don't enter me, because I need one with the ponytail hole in it. I have thick medium length hair, and couldn't ever use one without a whole. I just wanted to say that I'm glad you posted about them, and I hope to be able to get one myself soon! Thanks!!

  6. I really like the neck gators! Just found your blog and have bookmarked alot of recipes! I used to always follow Skinny Taste's blog but forgot about it. I had WLS last year and still love new recipes with lots of protein. Congrats on your weight loss! Looking forward to your blog :)

  7. I would love the reflective wicking hat, as I do most of my running in the dark.

  8. It was hard to choose, but if I were to win, I would love the solid denim wicking hat.  It would go with most of my clothes and be wonderful because I live in a very windy climate.


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