Re: Breaking in New Headgear
^I've tried that, and although it feels more comfortable, wearing it a bit looser and just lightly hitting myself makes it slide up/down and left/right. I'm sure a couple clean shots in sparring would make it move even more. The communal headgear at the gym doesn't feel as tight on my head when I use it. I'm guessing it's because they're a lot older and have seen a lot of use over the years.
My cheek protector style headgear feels so much more comfortable compared to my new face bar style. If only it offered the same amount of protection.