If you need to get a handle on sweat during workouts, here’s a unique way to wipe sweat away: the Handana. Here’s my review
Let’s talk about sweat. We all sweat when we work out (or should!), so dedicating an entire post to controlling sweat is inevitable – no, essential. Some people love being drenched in it, others really hate it. But everyone can agree that whatever your feelings about sweat, we all need a hand managing it.
Sometimes sweat can get in the way of a great workout: sweat dripping into your eyes, losing your grip on sports equipment, and breakouts. Instead of reaching for a sweat towel or using a headband, you can give the Handana a try.
You have probably heard the saying “I don’t sweat, I sparkle”. Ha, that’s putting it sweetly! If that were the case than some people would look like a disco ball!
The amount a person sweats depends on more than your level of exertion: genetics, gender, hydration, and hormones all play key roles. But whether you “sparkle” or gush, it is nice to have something on hand to control the liquid awesome.
I got a Handana to try out and I ran it through several different workouts to see how it performed:
- Rowing machine
- Stationary bike
- Weight lifting (yep, it works when lifting weights, too!)
- Pull-ups, pushups, dips, etc.
I wasn’t sure how well the Handana would do during weight lifting and strength training, but it still performed beautifully! I replaced my right weight glove with the Handana and it didn’t slip around or fall off. I machine washed and dried my Handana 2 times and it was still in good shape.
I may lay off the machine drying though just to make sure the heat doesn’t destroy the elasticity in the fabric.
Overall, here are the things I loved most about the Handana:
- Fabric: soft, wickable, stretchable, maintains it’s shape
- Convenient and portable!
- Sturdy – stood up to weight lifting and washing with no tears so far
- Stylish: nice colors and cute design
The Handana is a perfect way to control your sweat when you still need to use your hands and don’t want to tote a small towel around. You can even get one for each hand for big sweaters or endurance workouts. Got friends who sweat? Handana makes a great gift, too!
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist