How We Designed the Qwickband

The Problem: Sweat drips into our eyes during workouts causing irritation

 Highest density of sweat glands on the forehead


The head contains the second highest density of sweat glands in our body. And in our head, the forehead area contains the greatest density of active glands. Physical activity, heat, and certain emotions induce these glands to produce sweat. Often the forehead sweat drips into our eyes causing the dreaded burning or stinging sensation. I wanted to stay focused on my workouts instead of constantly wiping my forehead and brows. The classic terry cloth headbands were great in absorbing sweat, but they easily became saturated like sponges. Other headbands were disappointing in controlling sweat or were uncomfortable after only a few minutes of wear.

The Solution: Target the sweat glands in the forehead area by rapidly wicking moisture away

Qwickbands maximize coverage of sweat glands in the forehead without sacrificing comfort. We use a lightweight polyester fabric designed to absorb water through “wicking” action.  As shown in this video clip, sweat from the forehead tunnels through the wicking fabric via tiny channels. These channels allow water to move across the fabric which then evaporates on the other side. Heat on our foreheads generated during exercise also enhances this wicking and drying process. Because of these properties, Qwickbands are also easy to clean and keep fresh.



Qwick Tip #1: To optimize sweat control place the Qwickband at the mid-forehead level. This area contains the highest density of sweat glands. Placing the headband high beyond the hairline will reduce the effectiveness of sweat control.

Qwick Tip #2: Wash Qwickbands by hand or machine in cold or warm water with regular detergent. Avoid chlorine bleach. Non-chlorine bleach may be used. Either air dry or tumble dry in gentle cycle. Please note that high temperatures will disrupt the fabric channels and reduce wicking power.