This is certainly a first for this Blog. A few weeks ago, I received an email from the makers of the Hoo-rag asking for a review of their product. They offered to ship me a sample for this review, no matter the outcome. As our Disclosure page states, we have not received any cash or compensation for this product (aside from the one sample) for this review. Here is a video of the product, taken from their site, to get you familiar with what it is and does:
There, now that we have introductions behind us, on to the review!
I had seen the Hoo-rag around before, but never used one, much less tried one on. I have never thought about the product specifically, but I do find that a kitchen can warm when working over a stove and moving around quite a bit.
Recently, while volunteering to cook for a large crowd, I found that I was beinging multiple hats to change out throughout the time I was cooking as I was hot and sweating quite a bit. I do remember thinking that having a product to use would be helpful. Unfortunately, all that came to mind were the 70′s style sweatbands, and i am much too vain to be seen wearing those!
When I received the product, I was amazed at how soft it felt. The fabric reminded me of the heat dispersing, quick drying sports undershirts that have become so popular. When I tried it on, it was very comfortable and the kids really enjoyed their turn at trying it on. With all the ways to wear it, I almost lost it to my daughter for use as a pony-tail device.
Would I wear this? Sure. Wold I wear this around company, well that depends on the crowd. My annual “Man-Q” where we sit around drinking beer, eating BBQ and smoking cigars, sure. Would I wear this out of the house? Probably, but again, it owuld have to match the event. I could see myself using it for hiking or fishing to help with sweat and to keep the sun off of my neck.
All in all, I am pleased with the product and do recommend it. From their site, i see they run about $14.95 for their already made products and they do offer custom. I think $14.95 would be the max I would pay for this, but the value may increase for me the more I wear it.