The BasicsThe name "360° Visor" comes from the fact that the sublimation on the visor goes all the way around. This is nice, so you have a print on the back, not just the front, it's fun. The back is a soft elastic band that is fairly wide. The underside of the bill is black, like most running headwear, to reduce glare. Sitting against your forehead, is a nice, soft sweatband to catch some of that sweat that would otherwise be going into your eyes. The 360° Visor comes in two sizes, one for men and one for women. Like other BOCO Gear products, the visor is customizable for your team, race, product, or what have you. The specific one that I'm reviewing is available through the BOCO Gear website here for $22.
The Down and DirtyLike I said, I haven't worn this visor as much as I have the BOCO Gear Technical Trucker hat (LOVE), but I've still put it through a good test, wearing it for a total of 18-20 miles. I'm a sweaty runner, and I'm a salty sweater. Often at or near the end of my runs my eyes will start stinging something terrible because sweat is just pouring into them, really makes it hard to finish strong. While wearing the 360° Visor, I've noticed a great reduction in the amount of sweat getting into my eyes. This is one of the main reasons I bought my first running visor (a Nike Featherlight), but I was disappointed because it didn't help much. Now I know that it was just that visor that didn't help, this one does a great job!
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SummaryBOCO Gear has done it again! The 360° Visor is a great product that I would definitely recommend. If you are hesitant to try a non-adjustable visor like I was, you should really give it a try, it's much more comfortable. BOCO Gear's 360° Visor has pretty much everything you could want out of a running visor. It looks good (and we know that's #1, right?), feels good against the forehead, and helps keep sweat, sun, and rain out of your eyes. While the pink fabric around the edge of the bill's underside is a little distracting to me, I know other colors wouldn't have that problem. So, if I wanted to make a custom order (RunWriteMom visors anyone?), I would choose a darker color for that trim.
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BOCO Gear provided me with this visor for review purposes. All opinions are my own and I was not paid to write this review.