Gear Review: Black Diamond Roj Headband
A super wide ear band with a brim that blocks sun while encouraging air flow.
Before you dismiss this visor/ear band mash-up as a hipster flourish, consider this backcountry scenario: It’s a sunny, 35°F February day on Colorado’s Boreas Pass, and you’re skiing 2,000-foot laps. On the climb, you sweat like a sumo wrestler—but the Roj, which allows airflow over the top of your head and has a firm brim, provides welcome cooling and shading. On the descent, while your hat-less friends freeze, this knitted acrylic band keeps your ears and forehead toasty.