RunningPirate's Hoo Rag Review

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  1. RunningPirate

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    [AUTHOR'S NOTE: OK - I'm not sure what's up with the pics. I resized them before I published and now it looks like they're life-sized. Sorry for the disturbing effect - RP]

    Right, then…

    So, I was going to do a video review of the Hoo Rag, but the video function on my camera…well…it sucks. So, you’re getting prose instead.

    I got the paisley red Hoo Rag, because I have no imagination, whatsoever. It’s fairly durable – I mean, I wouldn’t use it to tie the boat to the dock, but it could be used for light bondage, were you so inclined.

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    Surprisingly the tube configuration is somewhat adaptable (which, admittedly, is demonstrated on the HR website.) It can be used as a neck gaiter, a beanie or a sweat band (which is convenient if you’re Apollo Anton Ohno…or Willie Nelson…or Mike Reno from Loverboy.)

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    Additionally, it works as a blindfold in case…I dunno…in case you’re kidnapping someone or putting them in front of a firing squad…or any situation that requires the other person not be able to see what you’re doing. It can also be used as a wristband, in case you have one wrist that sweats more than the other. Heading out to Scott Baio fantasy camp? Well, you can just slip this around your right thigh and get your Chachi on.

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    Feeling antisocial? Well, just pull the rag over your head and cover your face and people will leave you alone. I can see this function being useful while riding mass transit because really – who’s going to mess with someone that has a rag over their face?

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    Finally, I guess it would be apropos for me to point out that it can be tied into a pirate rag, as well.

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    The Hoo Rag is made of fairly lightweight material – lighter than the standard bandanna. Because of this, I can wear it while running in “cooler” (50 to 60 degrees) but not “cold” (below 50) temps without over heating.

    In these temps, it does a fairly good job of soaking up sweat, though I wonder how it would perform in warmer temps. A couple of weeks ago I was on a hike and managed to soak it fairly well on the way up. On the way back down, I was able to ring it out and it was back to being reasonably dry (dry enough to provide warmth) in about 10 minutes.

    As for cleanup, I toss it in the washer and dryer like normal – no fuss, no muss.

    Admittedly, I would not have considered buying one before, but now that I have one, I can see that it’s good to have for running on those not too cold/not too warm days.

    So, there it is: The Hoo Rag. Buy one. Or two, if you’re going to put one on both wrists.
     

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    Light bondage!!! :p You slay me dude! So freaking funny. Great review too. It's even funnier because we know you were sober when writing this!
     
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    i think you would like it even more if you had a free pair of lontras to go with that. like the ones i just won.
     

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    Did you try out if it works as a flip belt as well? :)
     
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    The only way that I think it would fit on me as a Flip Belt is if I sawed myself in half, vertically...and that would mess up my hair something awful....

    Also, while it does a good job with sweat, I'm not sure how well it would perform absorbing blood :D
     

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    Well, it's red already anyway, isn't it? :D
    So I gather, it would be too small to be worn around the hips as a loincloth or miniskirt either... :(
    And please, don't saw yourself in half, vertically - I do think that would look kinda weird on you, and it could be problematic to run with just one foot! :D
     
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    Doesn't Survivor call these buffs?
     
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    Wouldn't know - I try and not associate with any part of Survivor. I watched a few episodes of the first season - after I saw they were competing for Doritos and Mountain Dew, I realized it was a big scam...
     

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    There now. That's more like it.
     
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    Maybe a set of leg warmers? You might even get a complimentary Duran Duran Cd with them!!!
     
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    Well! Someone used all of her Photoshop skills! :D

    Well, a Hoo Rag is only good for one leg-warmer so - like the wrist band scenario - you'd have to buy two, unless one leg is normally colder.

    As for the Duran Duran CD, I have all of the D^2 I need on my iPod (along with the Go Go's, Adam Ant, The Motels and Kajagoo goo - 80's music is my guilty pleasure)
     

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    Ya, but that's the wrong kind of 80s music. :p

    And yes, I used all of my Paint skills because I actually have no skills to buy something as nice as Photo Shop. Now aren't you impressed? Oh, and I thoroughly enjoyed doing that, BTW. I was laughing the whole time.
     
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    Geez, let me finish typing it before you go all liking it.
     
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    Fair enough, but I never got in to Iron Maiden, Slayer, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake or Winger.

    To be honest, you did exponentially better than I could have - and I have a Mac, which I'm told has artistic skills and creativity built right in; no talent requried!
     

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    So you were more of the bubble gum chewing crowd, I see.
     
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    And, BTW, I have Kip Winger's autograph from one of their concerts I went to. Got crushed under the stage. It was AWESOME!
     
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    I - much like many men of my vintage - was permanently altered at the sight of Tawny Kitaen squirming on the hood of David Coverdale's Jaguar...15 years later, I was permanently scarred seeing how she let herself go. Some things should have stayed in the 80's...
     

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    I'll have you know, because of you this song is going through my head, now

     

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    Ahh! Indeed, it can! It can also be used as a tourniquet, or a gag (referring to the light bondage comment, above).
     

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