QALO, you win. Best line I’ve read all month: “After getting married we realized what a nuisance wearing our traditional wedding band was.” I know, right? Suddenly women at after-work happy hour are turning down your advances and now your girlfriend, who seemed cool while you were just dating her, is expecting you to be home at a certain time and, like, check with her before you make plans with your bros. Wedding rings suck.
Oh, you meant a literal nuisance?
QALO–Quality Athletics Love Outdoors–rings were born out of the frustration of trying to wear a metal band while maintaining an active lifestyle. Weightlifting, rock climbing, playing sports, even working on the car or building new kitchen cabinets aren’t very compatible with rings of gold. They become uncomfortable when your hands need to move and swell, and are inflexible right up to the point that something heavy crushes them and they strangle your finger straight to the ER. Or they fall off, get scratched, or get lost/stolen because you had the “sense” to take them off before breaking a sweat.
QALO makes silicone wedding ring alternatives for athletes and the physically active. The bands are 100% hypoallergenic, non-conductive, non-porous, completely malleable silicone. They come in standard ring sizes, and fairly non-standard ring colors, ranging from black and gray to maroon and avocado green. QALOs are functional and resilient to the beatings doled out by land, sea, and air pursuits alike. And the best part: they’re terrifically cheap, which is why I bet you’re glad they make QALOs for ladies too.