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Pearl Izumi Barrier Headband Review

Pearl Izumi Barrier Headband

I don't know about you, but where I'm at there is a slight crisp in the air. Summer is closing up and fall is right around the corner. I love fall. The biking, hiking, and running all seem to turn into an experience with views of copper leaves and comfortable temperatures. Plus, at this point in the year any kind of races I planned on are usually behind me. Making this the golden time in where I hop on my bike for the pure joy of riding.

Though my romance with fall does require a few clothing adjustments. The Pearl Izumi Barrier Headband is one of them. I appreciated the low profile on this headband, it's not too bulky under the helmet. The headband has a thin layer of fleece, providing a touch of warmth, but mostly fulfilling its mission as a wind blocker. It's the in between headband. A little too warm for summer and not quite enough for winter. Perfect!

I adore the cut of this headband. It dips down to cover the ears and then back up again for the forehead. The headband also features a slit in the back allowing a ponytail to shoot out. Genius! The writing and logo are reflective, which I could see being even more useful when running. 

I found the Barrier band to be super comfortable, practical and aesthetically pleasing. The price point is right on, and it's not something you'll be replacing anytime soon. I have the black, it also comes in a red and white color combo.

Here's to celebrating the change in season and another excuse to buy more gear!

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About the Author

Lindy P. Smith

Lindy P. Smith

Lindy is a wannabe athlete. As a Utah native and skier she’s a born powder hound and will steal your line if you’re not careful. In the summertime you can find her trail running, swimming in a lake and cycling her way around Cache Valley. Lindy Graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Journalism and enjoys writing about all her adventures and misadventures.

Lindy with daughter


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