Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Product Review - Sauce Headwear

In October, The Outdoor Blogger Network gave me the opportunity to test and review a Sauce Headband.

Sauce gave me the choice between 2 different styles, the Swift or the Ventilator.  I chose the Ventilator because its a wider headband and I was looking for something with a little more head coverage.  My immediate choice was the Purple Pinwheel headband.  I loved the colors and style....

Sauce headbands are lined with a soft, moisture wicking layer.  The material they use for the headband is stretchy and flexible.  The specs on their website state that the headbands are ideal for moderate to high intensity exercise in temperatures as low as -10 C or for casual wear on a warm winter day.  One size fits most.

We spend a lot of time outdoors.  The colder weather doesn't deter us from being outside in a wide variety of conditions.  I decided to put my headband to the test, so I wore it geocaching.....


 deer hunting....

as well as while I was doing yard work, and when I went grocery shopping.  It was used on days with wind conditions of up to 30 mph, and in temperatures as low as 16 F.  I wore it during the day as well as at night.

So, how did it perform?

First, I was worried about the size.  I have a small head and very thin hair.  My biggest concern was that the headband was going to be too large and not stay in place.  If there is one thing I can't stand, it's to be constantly tugging at my hat to keep it in place. NO problem here!  The headband fit me perfectly.  The stretchy material has just the right amount of "give."  It also doesn't itch.  You know how some hats or headbands itch and are uncomfortable?   There was no such problem with the headband at all.

Second, did it keep me warm?  Yes!  My ears were never cold.  Air and wind didn't blow into my ears at all. The headband covers a large area of my head which I really like.  Here my dad and I are standing on the bridge and the wind was howling!!

Third, it's extremely lightweight.  It rolls up into a small finger of material.  I keep it stored in the inside pocket of my jacket for easy access and this way I have it with me all the time.

The Ventilator Headband had 2 huge pluses as far as I'm concerned  - It stayed in place and it was snug without giving me a headache.  Honestly, most of the time I wasn't even aware of it being on my head.   I love this headband!  Here's a shot of the back of my head.  Don't mind the messy hair!

Drawbacks?  Nothing, just 1 personal preference....   in extreme cold, below zero weather, I think I'd prefer a Sauce Hat just to keep the top tip of my head toasty warm as well.  This is mainly because I have such thin hair so I need a little more hat to keep me warm on top.  But the areas that the headband does cover are warm as can be.

Overall, I rate this product a 10 on a scale of 1 - 10.  There isn't anything about it that I didn't like!  Sauce has a nice selection of color choices and style options.  I think their prices are very reasonable and affordable.  You can order custom products with team, sports and event logos.  They are based in Montana.  They have hats and headbands that will appeal to both men and women.  I have only one suggestion....  They may want to consider a camouflage pattern.  I think lots of sportsmen and woman would love this headwear, but would need the camouflage pattern while out in the field.  Just saying.......

I would like to sincerely thank Sauce Headwear for giving me the opportunity to test this great product.  High 5's all around!  Go check them out.

I also want to thank The Outdoor Blogger Network for picking me for the review.  They have a great website and it's growing by leaps and bounds as they add new outdoor blogs on a weekly basis.

Disclaimer:  Sauce provided the headband to me free of charge for this review.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Hi Kim..
    looks like some great products..
    probably would work well out here in Denver..
    we do have some extreme temps and conditions..
    gotta go check out the web site..
    warmest hugs..
    ps.. thanks for stopping by..
    i truly appreciate your lovely sweet comments!!
    i have not been the best commentor of late..

  2. I need one of those for my winter night shelling. You wouldn't think your ears could frostbite in Florida but I have come close. xo

  3. It probably wouldn't be warm enough for my extreme winter temps, but it would be perfect for days like today (+20). My headband falling down is one of my biggest peeves.

  4. Sounds like something I could use when hiking around here! It's never really cold enough to warrant a full hat, but you still want something to cover your ears... I hear you on the annoyance of having to tug at something constantly to keep it in place!

    Successful product, and looks like you had fun trying it out! ;o)

  5. I highly recommend the headbands - they would be great for hiking or shelling or skiing. Gayle, may be right tho - for her extreme temps, I'd prefer one of the hats tho.

  6. I can't stand my ears to be cold, but like to wear my hair up. This headband is the perfect solution!

  7. Love your review! The band would be all we need for those cool evenings here in Florida! I'm going to see Santa on the weekend...probably need to wear a hat! lol We aren't so cold but very humid and damp here! Happy holidays! ♥

  8. I will definitely look into this one! I wear a headband to keep my ears warm when I am shelling in the early morning and much of the time home here in Michigan. I don't mind that I look ridiculous because I am warm. But the band you modeled is cute as well as practical! Thanks for the review.

  9. Great post! its looking cool to wear stylish
    headwear and also protects your hairs from sunlight and keeps you cool for longer time period!


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