BAMR Bands review + giveaway!
Katie Heddleston, a new mom (of two!) and fabulous blogger of Healthy Heddleston, started up her own business creating non-slip headbands for active lifestyles–running, dancing, dashing around town, catching your sprinting toddler, anything.
I was sent a BAMR Band from Katie last month (in a University of Miami pattern! Perfect for game days) and couldn’t wait to try it. I recently had a client complaining about her Lululemon non-slip headband and the fact that it truly does slip…off her head. Sadly, I have the same experience, so I was game to check out the BAMR Band and see how it really stood up to the test.
I’m not lying when I say it was the best non-slip headband I’ve tried. I suited up, went for a run at dusk (see spectacular sunset photo below), and was waiting to see how it would perform.
After nearly 4 miles, I returned home and immediately went for a walk around the neighborhood with my husband and dog. I was sweaty and stinky, but it was a nice family walk.
Notice how I didn’t mention the headband since my initial suiting up. That’s because I basically forgot it was there. After 4 miles of jogging and who knows how far of walking, I never adjusted it…never. Normally I’m stopping about every mile and a half to realign the headband, but this literally stayed in place. *Gasp!*
The secret is in the awesome materials. Instead of using silicone like everyone else is bragging about these days, BAMR Bands are lined with a velvety fabric. I have to admit that I was skeptical, simply because I would never think to toss in velvet when trying to make something non-slip. But believe me, it works.
On a side note, I do happen to have a particularly small head (my family can confirm, it’s a long-running joke). I was worried that this headband would be too loose, but the elastic band on the back helped adjust to any size. I can’t vouch for those with exceptionally large heads, so you could probably ask Katie herself if you were irrationally worried about your noggin busting through the headband.
Okay, enough of me preaching about these bands. IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! I’m so honored to be able to have my very first giveaway, a BAMR Band of the winner’s choice. Katie offers college prints, solids, sparkles, chevrons, etc. All you have to do to enter is either like The Fit Chronicles or BAMR Bands on Facebook, follow either of us on Twitter, tweet about the giveaway, or comment below on this post. Fret not if you already like us on Facebook or Twitter, you still get points for that, as long as you click through the button. You can have multiple entries, so pile ’em on!
Since I obviously cannot enter my own giveaway, I think I’ll be snapping up a black BAMR Band to wear on nights out to dinner.
Here we go…good luck everyone! The giveaway will end at midnight on Monday, January 13. I will notify the winner ASAP once it closes.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary BAMR Band to review. All opinions are my own.