JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – They say necessity is the mother of invention, and runner John Fournier needed to get the sweat out of his eyes. But, as he told me during a recent visit to River City Live, there didn’t seem to be any sweatbands on the market that really do the job.
Introducing Sqoosh bands.
As a runner myself, I had heard of the small bands, which wrap around the hand or wrist, have a pocket for a key, and have a terry sweat band material on one side. The band is designed to work with the contours of the face, to easily absorb sweat during a workout. I had recently received one as a gift but had yet to try it out.
Once I learned that these bands were actually made here in the area, by a mother and daughter in South Georgia, I couldn’t wait to give the popular running accessory a try.
My review? Two sweaty thumbs up! The band absorbed sweat that would otherwise have stung my eyes. Also, ( I apologize if this seems like just too much information) the side without the terry cloth was great for wiping a runny nose. And, yes, just like John told me on RCL, when wrung out, the band makes a sound, kind of like…sqoosh!