Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bani bands review and give away

As some of you may remember, I went to an amazing blogger brunch the weekend of the Nike Women's Half Marathon in DC. I had a great time meeting all the wonderful bloggers there and the organizers put on a great even with some fun swag.  One of the things we received was a headband from Bani Bands.

Here's me after a run wearing the bani band from the brunch.  I was recently contacted by the company about doing a review of their headbands and I agreed because I really like the product. And in addition to sending me another band to review, the company is providing a three pack of bani bands to a reader.

Well, on with the review. The interesting thing about these headbands is that they're adjustable.  The strap is similar to a bra strap and changes sizes easily.

Here's a close up of the adjustable strap.

I've worn the head band from the brunch on several runs at this point and it stays put! I love that this particular headband doesn't look especially "sporty" because I've even worn it to work. The genius of the adjustable design is that I could wear it loosely for work so that I didn't have a headache by the end of the day.

Here is the bani band that the company sent for review.

You can see the this is a much skinnier, braided band.  The texture on this one was a little rough, presumably because the glitter on the fabric. This one is in Georgetown colors and would be great to wear at a game! The narrowness of it makes it not work so great for runs for me since it doesn't keep my hair off my face as well as the wider band.

The great thing is the company has a wide variety of hair bands, all adjustable! I feel like that gives them great flexibility to wear at different occasions, looser for less active times and tighter for runs.  Here is some additional information from the company's website:

"Our headbands are adjustable so they are truly a one-size-fits-all product. They adjust small enough to fit a toddler and large enough to fit a person with a head up to 22" circumference. With function as our first priority, our headbands are the preferred brand for female athletes no matter what your sport....Wondering where our headbands are sewn? We make some in China and some in the US. All of them are made by home-sewers though! Our China crew is manned by a friend whose relatives sew the bands. Our US crew is headed up by our sister Bonnie and assisted by our mom- aka 'Grandma Julie'. We have a whole network of home sewers who are stay-at-home moms, veterans, college students and grandmas who make our Bani Bands. You are supporting a true cottage industry and helping moms stay home with their kids, grandmas earn a little more on an otherwise fixed income, and students eat more than Ramen noodles. Thanks for choosing Bani Bands and supporting a Veteran-Owned business!"

So, if you want to try these out yourself here's a chance. The company will give a three pack of bani-bands to the lucky, randomly chosen winner.

Disclaimer: I received one bani band at the blogger brunch and received a complimentary band from the company to review.  However, everything in the review is my honest opinion.

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