Friday, November 23, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Bondi Bands

Bondi Band has donated three (3) headbands to the virtual run giveaway!  There are two running headbands and a more yoga themed headband.  They will be given away to three lucky winners!  Want a chance to win one?  Sign up for the virtual run before it's too late!

Bondi Band - where fashion meets function!  They are comfy, colorful and creative headbands to fit any lifestyle or occasion.

Bondi Band promises they are "no slip, no drip" and that their products are "where fashion meets function".  Their website has this description of the headbands:
Bondi bands are a comfy, colorful and creative way to hold your hair back whether you're riding in a convertible, rushing out the door to get your kids, or getting some exercise.  Bondi Bands are an easy fix for your hair.  Check out our wicking fabric bands; they will absorb and evaporate buckets of sweat.
I have a few Bondi Bans myself, having purchased them in the past for events with friends.  In my experience, the headbands follow through on all these promises (although I can't comment on the "buckets of sweat" because I'm not really a sweaty girl, I definitely have a lot of hair that needs to be controlled).

My immediate impression of the Bondi Band headband was that it was a lot thinner and lighter than I anticipated, and I was worried that it was flimsy.  As soon as I put it on, I knew I was wrong!  The material is thin and light so it feels like you're not wearing anything at all, and it is very comfortable.  At the same time, it is sturdy enough to hold my very thick and curly hair back and it doesn't slide around.  It is surprisingly snug for an almost t-shirt like material.

All in all, the headband is just... comfy.  It's hard to describe it any other way!  My friends and I wanted something that matched when we ran the Toronto Women's 5k together, so we ordered Bondi bands with a tiara print.  My sister and I also wore "big sister" and "little sister" prints when we ran our first race together.  They are an easy, inexpensive option for personalizing your race outfit and matching with friends.

Bondi Bands are available with countless prints and in countless colours.  They are also available in solid colours and various patterns (without a print).  Their prints range from funny (like my turtle) to messages that support different charities.
Tiara bands!

The girls I ran the race with were also very happy with the bands.  When we were ordering them, they were concerned about whether they would fit after having disappointing experiences with so many other headbands.  Everyone commented immediately how well they fit and after the race everyone said they would be ordering more in the future.

We also discovered another handy benefit of the headbands - they are just wide enough to fit down over your ears and they are super soft and warm on cool mornings!  They kept our ears nice and comfy while we waited for our race to start.  One girl also commented that they would be handy for holding your earphones in.

Sister bands.
I love wearing my bands in the fall to keep my ears warm.  The headband is just warm enough without being too hot during cooler fall days.  They also "smush" up very small and fit in my pocket when I am too warm, or I can push it back off my ears without looking silly.

I also like how wide the band is - perfect for frizzy hair days!

You can learn more about Bondi Band at their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter @bondiband!

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