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Our Story


Dr. Steven Wieder, a Sarasota dentist and outdoor sports enthusiast, developed SAAKA® as a response to his frustration with conventional visors, hats, headbands, and sweatbands.
"Southwest Florida is arguably one of the hottest places in the United States," says Wieder. "But, that doesn't stop us from playing sports and engaging in our favorite outdoor activities 12 months out of the year. We needed something better to prevent sweat from compromising our passions."

Wieder experimented with high performance fabrics until he found just the right combination of comfort, moisture-wicking action and absorption.

"SAAKA®, born out of necessity on Siesta Key, Florida, where we know and understand best how to handle heat and humidity," 

The three layers that make up a SAAKA® band work together to pull sweat away from the skin and allow it to evaporate. A highly absorbent core of viscose from BAMBOO fabric collects 30 percent more moisture than cotton terry cloth and has natural anti-odor properties.

SAAKA bands are the most innovative moisture management system designed to remove sweat and keep at peak performance. No more sweat in the eyes. No more slippery hands. And no more overwhelmed, soggy and bulky terry cloth bands keeping you hot and uncomfortable.

We all want to keep sweat out of the way of our game, SAAKA® is a simple concept that solves a frustrating problem.”

Our mission is to design and deliver sustainable, high performance, comfortable and stylish sports apparel accessories to encourage and promote the athlete in all of us.




SAAKA is honored to be a participating retailer and proudly supports veterans, their families & Greenzone Hero.

The GreenZone Hero community is being built to increase awareness of businesses that offer benefits to veterans and to help member businesses grow and prosper. GreenZone Hero also works to raise the profile of veteran-focused nonprofit foundations and to help raise donations and support for our Ambassador organizations.

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