Review: Pur Fiber Wrist Bands

I’m trying to make the wrist band stylish again, one race at a time.  If you’ve been following OHC for any length of time, you know that I wear wrist bands on all my summer time runs.  I need something to wipe the sweat off my face and wrist bands are the right tools for the job.  They are small and light weight, easy to slip on and off, but more importantly, great for wiping the sweat off my face.

On super hot days, sometimes I’ll wear two of them.

When it comes to what I consider essential running gear for the summer, it’s safe to say that I don’t leave home without them.

I was contacted by America’s Nutrtion (shoutout to Stephanie!) asking me if I would be willing to review a product that they carried in their store.  I debated about this for a while because looking at the site, America’s Nutrition also carries weight-loss supplements which is not something I support.

I came to the conclusion that reviewing a product they carry doesn’t equal me supporting weight-loss supplements.  I also have faith in my readers that you guys know me well enough to also be certain of this fact.  Because of that I agreed to review a product and the one I picked was a set of wrist bands!

The wrist bands that I was currently using at the time were causing me some woes.  They were scratching my face up and also causing the entire bottom half of my face to break out like I was 16 and working the deep fryer at Micky D’s.

At 33, this is not the look that I’m going for.

I put my request in for the wrist bands and they arrived very quickly!

Oooo pretty!  Microfiber wrist bands with antibacterial qualities?  I’m in!

Upon opening them, I squealed with delight at how soft they are.  Literally like little cloud puffs for your wrist.  I could not wait to test them out!

I waited until I had used them for a while before writing this review because I felt it important that I have some decent experience with them.  That’s only fair to you guys!

Here’s how it looks on my wrist.  I’m not sure if you can tell but the wrist bands are actually very large for my frame.  I have super tiny wrists and these wrist bands are very big to wear.  They also have no elastic qualities which means they don’t conform to my wrist.  They slip on and that’s it.

This is how I actually wear the wrist band when I run.  I turn it inside out and make sure the logo is on the bottom.  Inside out so that there’s no risk of the logo scratching my face or eye during a run when I’m less likely to be paying attention.

Also, don’t be alarmed at my wrist looking funky!  It’s just the angle of the camera.  I wear the wrist band so that it is half way up my hand, in other words, so that it covers half my hand.  I do this because the wrist band is so large.  If I do not do this, it will slip up and down, up and down, my arm as I run.  That can get annoying after a bit.

Despite the larger size, I honestly really do like these wrist bands.  They are soft and do not scratch my face.  The wrist band is made out of a microfiber material with antibacterial properties to it.  That means they don’t smell and won’t cause you to wipe ickies all over yourself as you’re working out.

They work really well at wiping sweat off your face.  If you are super major sweaty, it sort of feels like it doesn’t get all the sweat but it still gets the majority off and out of your eyes.  Since using these new wrist bands my face has cleared up and they haven’t irritated or clogged any of my pores.

They are easy to care for, toss in the wash and then the dryer.  Since there’s two of them, you can alternate them through out the week.  I use them for all my runs now and I have no desire to go back to the old wrist bands.

In Summery, the Pros and Cons of the PurFiber Wrist Band by Zenzation:

Pros:

  • Soft microfiber material won’t scratch your face or eyes.
  • Antibacterial qualities means your pores won’t get clogged and your face won’t break out.  Does not smell.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Wipes sweat off easily.

Cons:

  • Very large wrist band for smaller framed people.
  • No elastic properties, meaning it will stretch out after the first use. Will go back to original shape and size after washing.

There you have it gang!  If you wear wrist bands and are looking for something that takes care of sweat check these out over at America’s Nutrition!

Disclaimer: I was sent these wrist bands for free from America’s Nutrition with the agreement that I would review them.  I was not compensated for this review and the review is my honest opinion.

7 thoughts on “Review: Pur Fiber Wrist Bands

  1. Interesting review! I use Nike wristbands (feels so old school!) and hate the way they get completely sodden during my runs — after awhile I don’t feel that they’re absorbing anymore. Did you get that feeling with those wristbands?

    • Ginny, Only if it is really intense humid outside because the wrist bands get wet just from the moisture in the air. However they still do a pretty good job of wiping the sweat off my face, just not as much as I would like by that point. :)

  2. I wonder if I would like wristbands. Those would probably fit me because I have huge wrists.

    FYI, these pics did not show up in google reader (in mine anyway).

  3. Interesting. I’ve never used wrist bands. I have a tough time attaching the silly water bottle around my waist SO necessary for hot weather and long runs. Those might be just what I need for my dreadmill jaunts.

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