As some of you know already, we’ve kicked off 2014 by joining the Headsweats team! We’re more than excited to be brand ambassadors for a family of products we’ve been using as long as we can remember racing. Much like our sponsorship by Hammer Nutrition, we’re sticking with a product we’ve used long before we ever thought, or knew, about representing a brand. Whether it was training for our first Ironman or backpacking across Catalina Island, we’ve loved using Headsweats gear for years. At last count, we have over 20 pieces of Headsweats gear around the house! From the visors we train in to finisher hats from our Ironman races, the headbands to keep the sweat out of our eyes in the summer to the beanies that keep us warm in the winter – we’ve accumulated quite a collection!
For those interested, here’s the story of how Headsweats started up and where they are today-
“Headsweats Perspiration Technology Headwear® was founded in the winter of 1998 by shoe industry veteran and obsessed cyclist, Alan Romick. Frustrated by the perils of heavy sweat blindness, migrating sunscreen, and odd sunburn pattern on his head through his helmet, he set out to develop headgear that worked. Encouraged by the constant feedback within the local cycling community, he took the best attributes of what was available and improved on them. Starting with one product — The Cotton Classic — available at first in just four colors, Alan’s products quietly became elite athlete’s secret weapon around the world, eventually expanding to over 17 different products available in over 140 different colors and styles.
After appearing on a Tour de France rider on the front of the the New York Times sports section, that secret weapon became an open secret and soon Headsweats were running in and winning Ironman Kona, The Head of the Charles Regatta, countless marathons and bike races around the world. With well over a million hats delivered, Headsweats now has more triathlon finishers and podiums than any other headwear company.
Today the Headsweats line includes washable, airlight, supremely wicking hats that now dominate the triathlon, rowing, adventure racing worlds. The success and a spirit of innovation at Headsweats, along with unsurpassed customer service, helped to establish Headsweats as the front runner in a very competitive cycling category. Alan continues to work relentlessly to bring the most cutting-edge, advanced and fun headwear products to new markets for construction workers, chefs, police forces, snow-boarders, and marathoners alike.
Take a minute or two to check out our latest products or team sponsorships, remember to keep a cool head, and stay in touch; we’d love to hear your Headsweats stories and know what you think of our products. “
Headsweats also offers a 2 year guarantee on all their headwear and accessories, a pretty solid deal if you ask us.
If you’ve never tried Headsweats gear (you’re missing out!), or need to add to your collection, we’re pleased to pass along a coupon code for 25% off regular priced merchandise from Headsweats.com . Just enter code EVERYSTEP25 at check-out to get your discount.
To read more about which of the Headsweats gear we can’t live without, and other random facts about us, check out our page over on the Headsweats website. Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us! Train hard and race smart – Kris and Mindy