I am super stoked to announce that I was chosen to be a Headsweats Ambassador for 2015! So honored because there are some incredible athletes in the 2015 team, and I am just a mom to 4 kids that likes to race endurance and surf. Humbling.
I have done a few sponsored posts on this blog in the past, but mostly I keep things pretty much ad free unless I really believe in a product. When I saw that Headsweats was taking applications for their Ambassador program, I just had to apply. I absolutely love their products and of all the clothing gear I have, I would consider their hats the most essential. I was beyond excited when they chose me to be on their team.
I have worn Headsweats Race Hats since I started back into triathlon and running in 2009.
I love their cycling skull caps too. Awesome fit and they keep the helmet from chafing my forehead, while doing double duty keeping the sweat out of my face.
I remember looking for a unique, well fitting hat that I could put on and not think about again while on my runs. I tried UnderArmour, Nike and a whole bunch of hats but the fit was always off for me and the sweat ran in my eyes constantly. Running at the coast is a suffferfest when temps hit 100F and humidity is in the 90’s. So! much! sweat!
The first time I slid a Headsweats on my head at a store in Corpus I remember thinking
“it doesn’t get more perfect than this” and I promptly bought it.
I used to run some serious miles before I got sick in April of 2011. 14 miles on a clear cool day at the coast was my idea of fun. A short run for me was anywhere from 4-7 miles, even in the prime heat of a Gulf Coast summer. The sun will fry you here, and that is no joke. Sunscreen is a must and a good hat too.
Okay, so why do I think they are so awesome? I have several reasons.
Number one is the Race Hat fit is beyond perfect. They are soft, literally mould to your head and you can adjust the strap for a snug fit. Super important for me because it is windy at the coast. I wear mine to all our surf contests and have never had them blow off. That is huge.
Number 2, there is a Coolmax terry sweat band built into the hat. Sweat doesn’t run into my eyes anymore, no matter how hot it is. I love this feature and love that it makes the rim of the hat so comfortable…even when you are running straight up Enchanted Rock after a 5 mile trail run and a 16 mile bike through the hills.
They also stay on when you are doubled over in agony at the end of a death march race.
Number 3, the hat is lightweight and made of breathable Coolmax. This means it keeps your head cool and it dries super fast. In the summer here, I saturate mine and they dry in minutes.
Number 4, I can throw it in the washing machine, and hang it to dry and it doesn’t change shape or shrink. I probably wash mine once every week or two for the last 5 years and they are still going strong. I think the more I wash them, the more comfortable they become. I have never had a hat last this long and hold up this well, nor have I had one that I can wash in a washing machine without it falling apart.
Number 5, a hat is part of my daily uniform. I get up, put my hair in a pony tail and put on a hat. I am in them most of every day and therefore I want them to look nice. Headsweats has some seriously fun designs and colors. The more funky they are the more I like them. Their new Loudmouth hats are excellent. This one is my favorite.
Number 6, for those who have followed this blog for the last 10 years, you know I do not like to follow the crowd. I tend to be the sheep that runs from the herd, so I usually don’t follow trends. When I found this hat, it fit the bill for that and I am constantly asked where I get my hats. They are just perfect in fit and style, and that in itself sets them apart. I have been an unofficial ambassador for years. LOL
And last but not least…they look great on!
So, to answer the question of where to get them: you can go to the Headsweats website and if you use the code JODY25 you will receive 25% off your purchase (with the exception of the Loudmouth and Collegiate lines).
Now go grab one. Leeann got hers in the giveaway I did before becoming an Ambassador, and will be bringing it on her big summer trip she is taking with her kids, hiking, climbing, horseback riding and rappelling. Seriously fun summer and I want to hear all about it!