I started using those multipurpose gaiters as a headband, and liked them significantly more than a hat. They soak up sweat and keep it out your eyes better, don’t get in the way etc. BUT they are a little thick and tight rolled up around forehead. So, I decided to give one of these bands a try. It is perfect! Light weight, soaks up the sweat, comfortable, I could go on. Great product. The only reason I have it 4 stars instead of 5, is because I see bands like these anywhere from $7 to about $15. So, these are the most expensive head bands I have found and $19 is just a little steep.