Headsweats Ambassador!

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.

Image by Scott Ellwood, gscottimaging.com
Image by Scott Ellwood, gscottimaging.com

I have worn Headsweats Race Hats since I started back into triathlon and running in 2009.

Corpus Christi Duathlon, 2nd in my division.
Corpus Christi Duathlon, 2nd in my division.

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.

Cycling Shorty skull cap
Cycling Shorty skull cap

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!

Serious south Texas sweat. My green race hat kept it out of my eyes.
Serious south Texas sweat. My green race hat kept it out of my eyes.

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.

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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.

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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.

Image by Scott Ellwood of gscottimaging.com
Image by Scott Ellwood of gscottimaging.com

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.

Almost...there.
Almost…there.
This is what we ran up for the second run. Brutal.
This is what we ran up for the second run. Brutal. Those little specks up there are people. 

They also stay on when you are doubled over in agony at the end of a death march race.

About to assume the hands on knees position after the run from hell up the Rock.
About to assume the hands on knees position after the run from hell up the Rock. Dying here. 
At the top of Enchanted Rock after taking 5th in the Extreme Duathlon.
At the top of The Rock after taking 5th in my division in the Enchanted Rock Extreme Duathlon. The results say 6th, but 5th place cut the coarse on the bike, so I am claiming my rightful place. LOL

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.

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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.

This one I have had for going on 6 years and it has been washed  probably over a 100 times.
This one I have had for going on 6 years and it has been washed probably over a 100 times.

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.

My uniform. Cutoffs, a T-shirt, Oakleys and a Headsweats hat.
My uniform. Cutoffs, a T-shirt, Oakleys and a Headsweats hat.

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

Image by Scott Ellwood of gscottimaging.com
Image by Scott Ellwood of gscottimaging.com

And last but not least…they look great on!

Image by Scott Ellwood of gscottimaging.com
Image by Scott Ellwood of gscottimaging.com

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!

Even goats think Race Hats are cool.
Even goats think Race Hats are cool.
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4 Responses to Headsweats Ambassador!

  1. kriste says:

    I have one that I got in a swag bag at a race! I love it! Lightweight, comfortable, and it has that terry cloth on the inside.

  2. Leeann says:

    Awwww! I feel famous by association! 😀
    As soon as it warms up here in the frozen tundra, I will be breaking in my new Headsweats hat as I keep getting fit for my trip. I am just shy of 35 pounds down now! 🙂

    You are the best, Jody. I am not at all surprised they chose you.. they got the best end of the deal!

    • Jody says:

      Aww, thank you Leeann!!! I hope things thaw out for you soon. It is cold again here today. Bah!! So ready for spring! Excellent job on the weight loss. You just did the best thing ever for your body. This summer will be epic for you all!

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