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Ray Jerauld Jr

Using SAAKA to Break Barriers and set new PRs
Florida runner, racer, and Boston Marathon qualifier, Ray Jerauld Jr, put SAAKA to the test during Tampa’s recent Gasparilla race weekend. Here is what he found:

"I'm usually not one to write review about clothing because typically I could care less. Except for my running shoes, I don't care about name brands, making a fashion statement, or trying to impress someone, but I feel as if I need to write about a company that created some products that sure have impressed me, SAAKA Performance Headbands.
My introduction to SAAKA was while visiting my local running store, Endurance House. The sales associate said they were the best that she's used and would recommend them to anyone that asked. She also mentioned that the company was local and provided money to Sports Charities, Inc., a company that supports disabled veterans and handicapped children. It was summer in Florida and I would try anything I could to keep the sweat out of my eyes, as a heavy sweater (sometimes losing up to 5 pounds of water weight during a training run), sweat can really become an issue for me. Not only did the SAAKA headband keep the sweat out of my eyes, but it also helped keep it off my earbuds and out of my ear canal. It had become my go to headband, even when it didn't match my outfit.
Fast forward 4-5 months and I had Gasparilla right around the corner. Gasparilla is four races run in two days with roughly an hour between each race. Both days the forecast called for warm temps, and I knew I was going to be a sweaty mess. I also knew that I'd have to keep a vehicle close so I could do a quick change into dry clothing and shoes. My first race was the 15K on Saturday, and the only SAAKA product I wore was the wrist band that helped me wipe the sweat from my face, and it worked wonderfully. The amount of sweat I had on my head caused my "designer Flash Gordon" non-SAAKA headband to fail. Not to mention my shoes were LITERALLY filled with sweat (it took 3 days in the sun for them to dry) and were squishing with each step. Next up was the 5K and I decided to change my shoes, and put on the SAAKA gear that I had between the two races. I used the headband, the MP band as an upper arm strap, and the mother of all inventions, the ankle bands. I had no sweat in the eyes, could wipe my mouth (from spilled hydration along the way), and had NO sweat in my shoes.
Now my shoes were fine after the 5K, but I decided to wear the same pair for the next two races on Sunday and really test the ankle bands worthiness (I brought an extra pair of shoes just in case). Sunday was the half marathon and the 8K, again with an hour between the two. I ran the half in 1:33 and was again drenched in sweat, but I wore the X-Band Headband, the MP Band, and the two ankle bands. Again, without fail the headband kept the sweat out of my eyes, the MP band (which I wasn't quite sure the usefulness to begin with, but it ended up allowing me to dry my fingers to use the touchscreen on my watch to check my heart rate), and most importantly, the ankle-bands kept the sweat out of my shoes. I didn't have to change my shoes for the next race, I just wrung out my X-Band (could have filled up a Dixie Cup) and MP Band, and lined back up. Everything worked perfectly, I finished 16th in the Challenge (2nd in my Age Group) and got to run with 30,000 other runners. If I could make any recommendation it would be to not forget to wring out the products you use, especially if you are going from one race to another. The absorption rate of these products is so good they will get a little heavy with your perspiration if you don't. I strongly believe in SAAKA as a brand and would not hesitate to use them at any race of any length, nor would I hesitate giving them as a gift to any fitness enthusiast. These products simply outperform any competition!"
-Ray Jerauld Jr

When a man who runs as fast as Jerauld asks you to test your products, you say yes and hope he sees some amazing benefits. We love that what he experienced made an impact on his performance, and are proud to have been even a small part of his success. We look forward to running many more races with you, Ray!

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Pedro Ramos
4.0 USTA
Tennis in the humid Atlanta summer is brutal. Just warming up for a match the sweat starts to pour as if you were in a sauna for 20 minutes. As I wipe the sweat off my head and hands to begin the match I put on the SAAKA headband and wristbands... it's like hitting the pause button on the sweat. It stops immediately as it's super absorbent. Even in matches that last three sets, sweat is no longer an obstacle to overcome as it is perfectly contained within the bands. In order to keep a match competitive sweat management is imperative and SAAKA has removed this completely from the equation. I can't imagine playing a match without them.
Michael Gruttadauria
Super Bowl 34 Champion
I love this product!  I played center in the NFL for 10 years.  Because no play can start with out the snap; I tried my best to keep my hands dry!  Back then,  I would use the only thing available to me…..cotton wrist bands!  I remember having to constantly change them at least once per quarter in order to keep my hands as dry as possible. I only wish SAAKA was available when I was playing football.  This bamboo technology and the ease of use with the velcro strap makes this product an absolute essential.  I coach High school football now and I make sure all my players wear SAAKA bands!  There are no problems with drenched cotton wristbands because we only trust SAAKA with our players for ultimate “Ball Security!”
Lisa Brandy
4.5 USTA Florida
As all competitive tennis players know, sweating is a big part of the game, especially when competing in South Florida and playing singles. Sweating may be an understatement…DRENCHED is more like it in this climate. I have to wear, and always have worn, a headband and wrist bands just to try to keep as much sweat off of my face and hands while playing. Products that actually work and don’t become heavy are hard to find! I was thrilled when I first tried the SAAKA wristbands and headbands. I was surprised at how effective the headband was at keeping everything out of my eyes and it was adjustable and perfectly comfortable with no annoying long ties hanging in back of my head getting soaked with sweat. The wristbands are adjustable as well and don’t cut off my circulation which can lead to cramping during long matches. It’s because they don’t get heavy and somehow the fabric keeps your skin dry!!! Now that I’ve experienced the SAAKA  difference I don’t think I could ever return to the old headbands and wristbands that I used to wear. With the high level of play that is here in Florida you need every advantage you can get to elevate your game and play your best and I think the SAAKA  line is helping players achieve that.
Jon R. Lee
Tennis Enthusiast, Managing Partner, Wealth Management
I wanted to give a brief congratulations and thank you to Steven Weider the developer of SAAKA. I have been a tennis player for many years and have always gone through several cotton wrist bands throughout my matches due to the being a heavy sweater. I was introduced to the SAAKA sportbands during a recent tournament here in Sarasota, FL. I gave the bands a try and was completing blown away by the performance of the wrist bands. They took care of all of my sweat during my all my matches and help me make the finals. Thank you SAAKA!!! I won’t play without you on my arm. Here is to having dry hands.
John Chapman
Attorney/CrossFit Enthusiast
During my typical CrossFit workout I sweat a lot which affects both my vision and grip. I’ve found the SAAKA head and wrist bands to be the most effective product out there for keeping my eyes clear and my hands dry.
David Arent
SAAKA Fan/Project Manager
I’ve been wearing my SAAKA headbands while running in Florida for almost a year now and I have to say; it is great! It’s so comfortable that I forget it’s on and I never sweat through it.  I’m a fan. Thanks for the great product.
Mike Worthley
Business Owner/Weightlifter
Used the new wristbands.  FANTASTIC! Hands dry for the entire workout!
Ray Collins
Pro Tennis Announcer
Wristbands are a requirement of playing tennis in Florida, but the usual cotton style end up feeling like 5-pound weights around my wrist. I am so excited about the products by SAAKA. I've upgraded all my old cotton shirts, and now I can upgrade my old cotton wristbands!
Janet Best
SAAKA Fan/Fitness Lover
As a 46 year old wife and mother of two, I spent all of my time taking care of everyone except myself. Over the last 4 years I have lost 70 pounds through light exercise and diet changes, yet I still wasn't healthy or "in shape". Almost 1 year ago, I met my current fitness family and began a far more intense routine, losing another 22 lbs and am currently working out 4-5 days per week. Just ahead is my first ever 10k and I have committed myself to additional races as well, all while continuing to work hard with the support of my family and friends.