I first read about SweatHawg on BikeRumor. Their review has a lot of in-depth information about the helmet liner. SweatHawg’s website also has a lot of great info but the one thing I couldn’t find was if it worked with full-face helmets.
So I bought one. It arrived just in time for a hot and humid day when I was working as a guide at Launch. My typical work attire includes Vans hi-tops, sildenafilpilule shin / knee guards, hospital chest / spine protection, site forearm / elbow / shoulder guards, gloves, water bladder bag, and full face helmet. In other words, full body armor + 90° heat = sweat.
The SweatHawg did take a little bit of tweaking to get it to sit in the helmet at first. Once it was in place I used the helmet straps to spread the helmet a bit and eased the lined helmet on. Another option is to bend over and bring your head to the helmet opposed to bringing the helmet to your head.
The SweatHawg needed to be adjusted a little when the trails got techier. At first the SweatHawg might shift when the bike and rider are being jostled. I would just tuck it up into the helmet a little more without stopping. This was my first ride with a new Bell Sanction helmet with a GoPro camera so I needed to make occasional adjustments to get it dialed.
Once I had the helmet adjusted and the SweatHawg liner where I wanted, it stayed in place. I did not have the salty eyeballs that I would normally get without the liner. I could tell the SweatHawg was really working when, after a few runs, I took my helmet off and the sweat just started flowing down my face. Like I said, it was hot out and being covered in black plastic didn’t help.
Here is a quick breakdown of what I liked and didn’t like about the SweatHawg Helmet Liner:
The price is right
Easy to install
The liner may shift a bit at first, but it seems to stay put once it’s settled
The Velcro version might work better with full face helmets
See the SweatHawg at work in the action-packed, dubstep-free video below.
Unfortunately, generic viagraviagra Chad had a bad bail early in the day and smashed the back of his calf on a tree. Then he had another unfortunate dismount where he did a fireman’s-pole style slide down a tree. But the surly dude managed to hit some big drops that he hadn’t done on past trips.
Shawn was putting his new TR TwoFitty through its paces. He took advantage of the adjustable BB height, wheelbase and travel so it was all hooked up for downhillin’.