I still have my other sweat band from PI, but this is a sweet improvement. Holds more sweat keeping a deluge of sweat off your helmet padding. This is important to me. Not to mention this thing is difficult to saturate to the point of dripping. Air passing through it provides cooling. I use it in the cooler part of the year to block some of the cold air on my head. I actually have their cooler weather one that partially covers my ears and its awesome also. Well, well, worth the money.