Best Triathlon Headband

Transitions are perilous in a triathlon. The littlest thing can cost you precious seconds in a competitive race. That’s why you plan and practice getting from the water to the bike and off the bike into your running shoes.

The best triathlon sweatband is one that you can put on before the swim and keep on through the cycling and running segments of the race.

Veo strips adhere securely to your forehead, and they’re waterproof. You can put one on before the swim, and it will still be on your forehead when you come out of the water to get on the bike. The Veo strip is a thin ultralight strip you wear across your forehead. It won’t interfere with your bike helmet.

But the top reason the Veo strip is the best sweatband for triathlons is how it works with, not against, your body’s natural cooling system—sweat. A traditional fabric triathlon headband may soak up sweat for a while, but it will become saturated during the race, and all the sweat it can no longer absorb will roll right down your forehead into your eyes.

Getting sweat in your eyes during a triathlon is dangerous. It impedes and blurs your vision, and the sting of it is distracting, detracting from your focus on the race. Veo strips are the best triathlon sweatbands because they don't absorb sweat: they divert it. The specially designed channel in the medical-grade plastic catches sweat before it rolls into your eyes and sends it sideways, toward your temples, where it will roll harmlessly off, carrying some excess body heat with it as it evaporates. In that way, the Veo strip is the best headband for triathlons because it won’t trap heat against your forehead like a fabric sweatband, and it won’t become saturated and drip sweat into your eyes.

You have enough to worry about and plan for on the day of a triathlon. With Veo strips, getting sweat in your eyes won’t be one of those worries. You can apply it to your forehead and forget about it until you cross the finish line, with clear vision and eyes free of the irritation of stinging sweat.