The weather outside is frightful… brrrrr! But I’ve got the inside scoop on two new summer releases from the fabulous folks at BUFF!
I was given these products in exchange for an unbiased review. As always, all opinions, reviews, and observations are my own.
BUFF sent me two rad styles to field test — the UV half buff and the UV original buff. I’ll start with the Half Buff.
Half the length of original UV BUFF® headwear, the UV Reflective Half BUFF® option offers efficient thermal properties, built-in sun protection, moisture management and reflective strips that are ideal for runners.
The UV Half Buff fits my head perfectly. Like a glove. It doesn’t cover my entire head, it’s lightweight and comfy, and I can wear it double over like a headband or unfold it and wear it like a doo-rag. I much prefer the headband route, but when the temps drop it will be nice to wear it unfolded under a hat for an extra layer of warmth.
The thing I love most about the UV Half Buff is the reflective details. I’m a morning runner and during the winter, that means it’s still dark. Any added bit of reflection, bright colors, or light I can wear is a bonus in my book. The bright color of the Citron Half Buff plus the reflective detailing is a phenomenal marriage of safety features.
Let’s move on to the UV full length Buff.
Admittedly, Wild would not have been my first choice of colors/patterns for a Buff. HOWEVER — I love it. It’s unique, it’s fun, it matches my Christmas sweater from INKnBURN — it’s just perfect!
BUFF’s new Wild UV Running Buff features built-in-sun protection, blocking up to 95 percent of harmful rays. The COOLMAX Extreme fabric offers moisture management at the fiber level, and Polygiene helps control odor. The BUFF deflects ultraviolet rays both on the road and off the trails.
When I first opened the full length Buff, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. It’s a rather intimidating piece of fabric if you’ve never used one before. The glory of the Buff is that it’s wearable in essentially 13 different ways. But the intimidation factor comes to play because it’s a simple tube of fabric. How does one operate such a piece of cloth? Lucky for us, Buff provides a diagram on the back of the packaging as well as on their website. Phew. Crisis averted.
I’ve found through my cold-weather field tests that I much prefer to wear the full Buff as a neck gaiter. I don’t have one *gasp* so this product review came at the perfect time for me. The abundance of fabric does make it a nice headband as well and I look forward to that in the summer when it’s not so frigid.
Both the full and half buffs are fashionable and functionable. Plus talk about easy sweat wiping! Or sunglass de-fogging. Fantastic.
Bottom line — Buff: You’ve made a believer out of me. Would I recommend these products to my friends and family? Sure would. So versatile, so lightweight, so awesome.
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