Top 10 Best Athletic Headbands
for November 2022

When running, working out or playing sports, a bad headband can cause headaches, chafing, and irritation. That's why it's important to find a supportive headband for your head, neck, and ears. Our Lab has tested dozens of headbands over the years for performance, durability, comfort, and style.

Our testers evaluate headbands for ease of use, performance, durability, and style, including comfort, fit, weight, style, and how easy it is to adjust. We also look at how easy it is to find replacement parts, including clips and elastic.

Our top headband pick is the Adidas Sport Performance Headband, which fits comfortably around your head and stays in place during active sports. We also love its moisture-wicking material, which helps keep your head cool and dry.

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8 PCS Sport Headbands for Men Workout Hair Band Athletic Sweatbands Non-Slip Moisture Wicking Unisex Head Bands for Running Cycling Training

Jesries 8 PCS Sport Headbands for Men Workout Hair Band Athletic Sweatbands Non-Slip Moisture Wicking Unisex Head Bands for Running Cycling Training

What We like

This versatile hairband is great for all sports and outdoor activities, such as running, cycling, tennis, gym, football, volleyball, climbing, basketball, fitness and more. Whether you are sanitation worker or a construction worker, you can wear it at work to achieve the effect of absorbing sweat! The sweatband stays well on your head so you can focus on whatever youre doing and better assisting your performance.

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Joyfree Workout Headbands for Women Men Sweatband Yoga Sweat Bands Elastic Wide Headbands for Sports Fitness Exercise Tennis Running Gym Dance Athletic

Joyfree Workout Headbands for Women Men Sweatband Yoga Sweat Bands Elastic Wide Headbands for Sports Fitness Exercise Tennis Running Gym Dance Athletic

by yundongkeji
What We like

This headband is one of the most comfortable and best at keeping sweat on for running. It is breathable, strong, and stays in place during exercises.

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10 Pack Sport Headbands for Women Yoga Hairbands Athletic Workout Hair Bands Elastic Non Slip Moisture Wicking Sweatband for Running Fitness

Jesries 10 Pack Sport Headbands for Women Yoga Hairbands Athletic Workout Hair Bands Elastic Non Slip Moisture Wicking Sweatband for Running Fitness

What We like

An alternative to cotton headbands, these offer a wide range of color options. Straps are comfortable, but the rubbery finish rubs the back of the head during intense exercise.

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DASUTA Set of 10 Women's Yoga Sport Athletic Headband for Running Sports Travel Fitness Elastic Wicking Workout Non Slip Multi Headbands Headscarf fits All Men and Women (Style 1 - Multicolor)

DASUTA Set of 10 Women's Yoga Sport Athletic Headband for Running Sports Travel Fitness Wicking Elastic Workout Non Slip Multi Headbands Headscarf fits All Men and Women (Style 1

by DASUTA
What We like

Most women believe a headband is an accessory. These wide headbands are actually useful. These aren't sporty headbands; these are weightlifting and workout headbands.

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Elastic Thin Sports Headbands - Athletic Non Slip Skinny Headbands for Women, Men, Boys, Girls & Kids - 6 Pack Silicone Grip Hairband Mini Sweat Band - Stays in Place, Stylish, & Great for Working Out

Tough Headband Elastic Thin Sports Headbands

by Tough Headband
What We like

Most elastic headbands work well, but they can be bulky. These hair bands are thin enough to tuck up, yet they have the staying power of our thicker bands. Plus, they're comfortable enough to wear all day.

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BEACE Sweatbands Sports Headband for Men & Women - Moisture Wicking Athletic Cotton Terry Cloth Sweatband for Tennis, Basketball, Running, Gym, Working Out

BEACE Sweatbands Sports Headband for Men & Women

by Beace
What We like

The BEACE sweatbands not only keep you cool, but help you stay stylish. Thanks to its moisture-wicking materials, the headband made enough sweat to evaporate faster than any towel, keeping sweat out of your eyes and off your face.

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Under Armour Women's Mini Athletic Headbands, 6-Pack , Black (005)/White , One Size Fits All

Under Armour Women's Athletic Mini Headbands

by Under Armour Apparel
What We like

Because Under Armour headbands offer similar performance and style as pricier headbands, they're a great buy. They're perfect for light workouts. The thin headbands mean they slide around a bit. Only 1 size fits all.

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Nike Swoosh Sport Headbands 6 Pack (One Size Fits Most, Black/Grey/White) - Unisex

Nike Swoosh Sport Headbands 6 Pack (One Size Fits Most, Black/Grey/White)

by NIKE
What We like

We got lots of compliments when wearing these headbands, but other users said they needed an extra day for them to break in.

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Set of 8 Women's Yoga Sport Athletic Workout Headband for Running Sports Travel Fitness Elastic Wicking Non Slip Lightweight Multi Style Bandana Headbands Headscarf fits All Men and Women

DASUTA Set of 8 Women's Yoga Sport Athletic Workout Headband for Running Sports Travel Fitness Wicking Elastic Non Slip Lightweight Multi Style Bandana Headbands Headscarf fits All Men and Women

What We like

The sturdy headbands in our test group performed the best. Some had chin straps for added support, but a few felt flimsy and cheap. The low price makes this set a great value.

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DASUTA Set of 10 Workout Headbands for Women,Yoga Sport Athletic Headband for Running Sports Travel Fitness Elastic Wicking Multi Headscarf fits All Men and Women

DASUTA Set of 10 Workout Headbands for Women

by DASUTA
What We like

This set of 10 headbands is a great value for its price. The stretchy fabric is comfortable and keeps sweat off the head, while the variety of colors makes it easy to find one to match your outfit.

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