Tuesday, January 22, 2013

HooRag Review and Giveaway!

What's a HooRag, you ask?  I wondered that, too, when I got an email asking if I'd like to try one out.  Turns out it's a colorful tube of wicking fabric, much like the buff worn on Survivor.  The company actually calls them bandanas, but I still think a buff makes more sense.  Anyway, I got to choose one to try out, and I picked the Groovy-Hoo:
Groovy colors, indeed!

The HooRag website shows a lot of ways you can wear this, like a neck warmer, a head band, a pirate rag, a beanie (seriously, they have a video that shows how to turn a tube into a hat), a balaclava, and a face cover.  I also think it would make a great lightweight wrist band that would be perfect for wiping down my sweaty face on a hot run.  The day I was going to test it out turned out to be below freezing, and at first I thought I might wear it to cover my mouth and nose - but we ended up waiting until the temps warmed up a bit (it was all of 36 degrees!), so I turned my HooRag into an ear warmer:
Bonus points for matching my blue top to the HooRag?

I just kind of scrunched it to fit over my ears, but I think you could fold it and it might look a bit neater.  I don't have an ear warmer headband, and this worked out great - it didn't slip at all during my run, and my ears were nice and warm without being too hot.  On a very cold morning I used it as a neck warmer - the HooRag did the trick for that without feeling too constricting or heavy.  After that run, Jeff asked me to get one for him, "in a skull pattern" - unfortunately they don't offer that, but I bet it would be really popular.

These retail for $14.95, which seemed a little expensive to me, until I realized A) how versatile they are, B) how handy they would be for travel - they take up almost no space, and would take the place of several pieces you might otherwise pack, and C) how much I've actually used mine.  HooRag has won me over - they sent me something I didn't know I wanted, but I ended up liking and using it quite a lot!

If you'd like to order one, HooRag has free shipping to the continental U.S. via their website.  If you'd like to try and WIN one, just leave a comment saying so - I'll have random.org pick a winner and announce it on Friday's post.  Open to U.S. and Canada residents only - good luck!

Comments are now closed as this giveaway has ended.

FTC alert:  I was sent a HooRag for free; HooRag will fulfill the giveaway portion of this post.

33 comments:

  1. Looks great - I'd love to try it.

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  2. I need that for my run today. Feels like 5 degrees. I'd love to try it!

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  3. We got one of those on the 3-Day a few years ago. It really does come in handy for a variety of things. Of course the one you picked is totally you! :) I will have to admit that mine ends up being more of a handkerchief for long miles with runny nose. Is that gross? I wash it every time I swear :)

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  4. I don't run...but I do sweat. I think it would be a nice accessory for the gym once I get back to my 30 minutes on the Arc Trainer!

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  5. I LOVE THEIR SKULLLLS ONE.
    shocking I realize :-)

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  6. I'd love to try the HooRag. My nose gets so cold it HURTS, so I might just wear it around the middle of my face. That might look a bit odd, but let's be honest...I always look a bit odd when I run.

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  7. Throw my name into the pot for a HooRag, please!

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  8. The colours look so cheerful. I would love to try one!

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  9. I just watched the video....very cool!

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  10. That looks so cool! It's 7 degrees here. I would love to try one, too!

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  11. I have been looking for something like this, so would love to win.

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  12. Not sure if my name can go in the pot since I won last week, but I love this!

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  13. I've been running when it's 19°, so I'd love one of these to keep my ears warm!

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  14. Oh I definitely think I could use one of these! I think I would have to chose the GI Pink Camo!

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  15. I never feel like I'm covered up enough when I run outside, so this would be interesting to try!

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  16. I'd love to win one - looks like a great running accessory to try out!

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  17. Hopefully the HooRag would alleviate my children's humiliation that their mother wears a doo rag....

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  18. Looks awesome. I would love a HooRag!

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  19. Shelley, include my name in the drawing please. By the way, it looks like we may have to postpone our boat trip. I'm not positive if we will loose the window of going this year or not. More later (via email rather than your blog).

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  20. I've been looking for something like this for ages! I didn't even know this existed!! I NEED one :-)

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  21. How fun! Looks so pretty on you :)

    Now a follower!


    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/

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  22. I could really use one of these!! The headband I currently have is getting worn out...and the other ones I have are too...wimpy?

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  23. They do look super versatile and would be a useful addition to my workout bag.

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  24. Another friend of mine got one and posted several photos of how to wear it. They look like fun! :-)

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  25. That looks fantastic on you Shelley. When I saw the pic, it did remind me of the Survivor buffs...then I read your text. We think alike. Have a wonderful Wed.

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  26. I'd give it a go. They look like they'd be neat to have on the airplane.

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  27. I would love to win and I like the one you chose a lot. I also like the red bandana. :)

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  28. Looks great...would love to try one :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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