I had the awesome opportunity to review the super cute, comfy and functional headbands by Maventhread. In the name of transparency, I received 4 headbands from the company for review. I made sure to thoroughly test out the headbands in different kinds of uses, distances, weather, and to wash them, before writing this review.
So first off, if you follow my running and have ever seen my "flat runner" posts, you know that it's rare that I'm ever seen running or doing anything active without a headband! I'm always looking for good headbands that look cute while staying in place when I'm running or working out, because we all know its a huge pain to have to try to fix a headband that slides off while running, especially with headphones in. For the most part, I had only tried the basic headbands you pick up at your local big box retailer so I was excited to try a better quality product.
Maventhread's headbands are very wide, but can be folded, scrunched and adjusted to your preferred fit or look on a given day. I tried a couple different "sizes" and was happy with how it felt in each size. I also love that you can pull them over your ears which works great in colder weather when its still a little too warm for a heavy ear warmer.
The headbands are very comfy. Many times when I was running with them I completely forgot that I was even wearing the headband until I looked in the mirror. Obviously that means that these headbands do not slide. I'm not exaggerating. After each workout, the headband was exactly where I positioned it prior to the workout. I honestly cannot say that I've ever had another type of headband do that. I tested them on a 10 mile long run, a long tempo run, and during speedwork and they stayed put for all of the workouts. While they stay put during workouts, they are not too tight either. I've definitely worn others which have caused headaches due to fitting too tight.
Look and Feel -
Maventhread's headbands are super cute and super soft. When I opened the package, the first thing I noticed was how soft the headbands were. They are also super cute and come in options to fit your style. There are two sets sold on their website (although I believe a third option is coming soon) the slate 2 pack (the grey and geometric) and the bodhi (floral and striped). I liked the design of all 4 headbands and if I had to choose a favorite, although its tough, it would have to be the geometric one. I liked that I could wear them for workouts, lazy days, running errands, and just when hanging out with friends; a big difference from the purely athletic ones I've used in the past.
Of course quality is a big factor for me because I'm always looking for products I can use all the time without needing to replace them after a few uses. Maventhread describes its headbands as high end without the high end price. I definitely agree with that statement. I've washed the headbands a few times and they all still look and feel like they did when I first opened the package.
So what's the verdict? I would definitely recommend these headbands and I'm definitely going to be stalking their website for the next style when it comes out! I was glad to try a new style of headband and these are pretty much the only ones I wear now (unless they are in the wash)! I definitely recommend checking them out!