Monday, June 8, 2020

NoSweat! Review and Giveaway




Hello!   

I hope you all are well and are staying safe (but active) during these unprecedented times.  I know I go from being stressed out, to knowing it will all work out eventually..   such is life! 

I'm excited today to provide a review on a great new product, and one that I really find helpful!  If you are human, and you exert yourself, you are going to sweat. And if you love to wear hats when outside like I do, your hats are going to get sweaty..   enter NoSweat!!



NoSweat is a cool company that I just discovered that produces hat and helmet liners that really absorb sweat! I applied one to one of my favorite Orange Mud hats that had yet to be nastily sweat stained. 






So.. as you can tell from the pics above, really a simple product to use.  Quick to remove stickers, align, and attach to a hat.  If you have a mesh back hat like mine, you can see it does come over a little bit, but doesn't really look bad.   So how exactly does it work... and does it work?  I believe it is based on some sort of sorcery, but take a look at my demo video below:


Cool right?   I've since worn the hat two more times with mild sweating, and it seems to still be absorbing.  It is fantastic for keeping sweat out of my eyes, and the hat still looks great!  No nasty sweat stains. 

NoSweat also makes a variety of other liners for helmets, hard hats etc.  Check these liners out by clicking HERE.  You can get them in a pack of 3 (~$2.33 each), 6, 12, and 25 (~$1.39 each).

I think these would be awesome for putting in drop bags for ultra distance races, especially in the heat! 

Anyway, I just think these are awesome.  If you'd like to try some out yourself, the great folks at NoSweat are providing Two (2) 12 Packs of hat liners for me to giveaway to you! 

Check out the entry info below.  And also, as always, questions/comments are always welcome here or on the Barefoot Inclined Facebook page!  


To earn entries, use the Rafflecopter doo-hickey below... Contest ends at 10 PM MST on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 and is open to the US and Canada... good luck!



a Rafflecopter giveaway Happy Trails!

Jeff
barefootinclined@gmail.com



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

It's GO time!! GO Sleeves Review and Giveaway!

GO Sleeves

Hello!   Yeah, I know its been awhile.  Lately every recent post I put up begins that way!

First of all, I just wanted to say that I hope that all of you and yours are hanging tough during this surreal time in human history. I feel very fortunate to be in a position to have our family stay put and lay low as we try to flatten this pandemic curve, but I know its not easy for all, and very hard on many, so my thoughts are with you.



GO Sleeves
So... since it seems many of us are going to be stuck at home for the next few weeks at least, I thought what a great time to get caught up on some reviews and put up a GIVEAWAY!   It's been awhile and you know I love giving cool stuff away :-) As usual I'm going to blather away, but stick around to the end and enter to win!

Up today are some really cool sleeves from a great new company GO Sleeves. So what are they all about?  Well, if you run long or run a lot, you may enjoy the benefits of compression sleeves and kinesiology tape.

In the past I've reviewed Rocktape, KT Tape, and Recofit Compression.  For long runs and races, I rely on both compression and kinesiology tape to help keep this old body going.  So, I was excited to learn about Go Sleeves!









So what are Go Sleeves? Basically, like a beautiful Reese's cup, its a combination of both compression AND kinesiology!



















Thanks go the great folks at GO Sleeves, I was able to try out the calf sleeves.  They are a fantastic combination of a nice consistent compression on my calves, while at the same time, providing the same kind of relief from my Achilles issues that I rely on Rock Tape to help with.














So, as you can see from the inside out view, there is a solid layer of a tacky/sticky material, designed to provide kinesiology support for both the calf and shins.



I'll have to admit, I'm not one to look at instructions first, so I took a run at putting them on, and it was difficult. So.. I checked out a video on the website, and read directions, and boom.. figured out you turn them inside out, slip the bottom portion over your foot, and then roll them up from there.



Then its just a matter of pulling them up.  The trick is to pull them away from your skin, pull up, and align/position where comfortable.



The trick is to remember the logo will be on the inside of your knee, and there are handy little white stripes on each side to help you get the best side to side alignment.  I did recommend they add an L and R for us challenged folks ;-)



Once aligned, and fit where comfortable, they stay put.  I have large calves, so I went with the XL size, especially because I don't like anything too compressive.  These were comfortable, and they did loosen up just a tad after a few runs, but that just made them more comfortable.  

What I loved most about them was that they provided that relief I get after spending 10 minutes taping up my calf to help with fatigue and Achilles issues with k-tape.   So these save time and money! 

They are a very heavy duty construction, and wash up easily.  I machine washed, and then just hung up to air dry.  


GO Sleeve Knee

Fortunately, I don't have knee issues, but for those that do, they also offer a knee sleeve with the same KT features as the calf sleeve.  The reviews I have seen on this sleeve have been fantastic.

Ok.. so you are thinking, are there any downsides?  Honestly, not really, however I will say that these sleeves are not cheap, but I see it as a matter of paying for quality.  I fully expect these sleeves to last a very long time AND it saves me time and money on Rock Tape or KT Tape that I no longer need to use for my calves.   The calf sleeves run $39.95 each at this time, and the knee sleeves are $49.95 each, both with free shipping.  So, an investment for sure, but a solid one in my opinion.  Below is a great video from Go Sleeves that probably explains all better than I can! 

Click HERE for the GO Sleeves story. 

OK.. now on to the fun part.  Thanks to GO Sleeves, I am giving away two products of your choice. Either two calf sleeves, two knees sleeves, or one of each!  

To earn entries, use the Rafflecopter doo-hickey below... Contest ends at 10 PM MST on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 and is open to the US and Canada... good luck!




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Good Luck!  And as always, thanks for following and tuning in.  Peace, and stay safe.

Jeff
barefootinclined@gmail.com