NoPinz SubZero Sweatbands review

NoPinz has created something interesting and unique, but in this case it wasn't a winner

NoPinz SubZero sweatbands
Cycling Weekly Verdict

An excellent idea rendered counterproductive thanks to the thick towelling material. Whilst the SubZero shorts provided a positive cooling effect when utilised correctly, the sweatbands caused more overheating than they quelled.

Reasons to buy
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    Inventive idea

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    Keep your handlebars dry

Reasons to avoid
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    Towelling material is way too hot

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    Ice packs melt quickly

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    Stitching is not neat

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NoPinz's SubZero kit seeks to offer cyclists a way to stay cool during hard efforts on the turbo trainer by embedding frozen gel packs into stitched pockets within the garments.

The collection consists of shorts as well as tri-suits, with these sweatbands an accessory within the range.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.