mhayli wrote:Polycarbonate or polypropylene?
I don't really get that cold riding, even on the really cold mornings we have had recently. But, I am inclined to sweat a lot. In summer, even a short ride results in a wet (and smelly) helmet. What would be the best product to wear under my helmet to soak up some of this sweat?
Here is my best advice: I made a sweat band from a strip of polyester terry sports towel (or rather, SWMBO executed my instructions). Made a tube and stitched in a piece of elastic band to make a loop of said tube. I selected the sports towel because it absorbs an astonishing amount of moisture before getting saturated, it wicks superbly so any wicked moisture gets distributed away from point of production, it dries quick and can be wrung out to almost dry, so once saturated (takes about 45 minutes of grinding hard up Donna Buang) wringing it makes it ready for another spell. I plan on making a wider one that will survive the full hour-long trip up the Donna before getting soaked.
I make no trip, how short, without it, because invariably I will hammer a bit and saturate the helmet pads if I don't wear it. My helmet has an easy adjustable size strap that makes life easier with the sweat band, and I have often considered ditching the helmet pads because they no longer serve any function.