Disclaimer: I received a Buff USA UV Half Buff to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! All opinions are my own.
There are lots of amazing privileges to being a BibRave Pro, one of which is trying out the latest and greatest types of gear! The Buff USA UV Half BUFF® is just that – an amazing piece of gear that I think will benefit any type of fitness oriented person.
What exactly is a BUFF??
Don’t worry, I asked myself the same question! It is a seamless tube of microfiber polyester that can be used as a scarf, helmet liner, balaclava, face mask, doo rag, bandana, sock hat, headband, beanie, wrist band, hair tie, goggle wiper, tube top, just to name a few. Essentially, it is a “Headwear Transformer”! It is soft, stretchy and has seams that will never fray.
When I first received my UV Half BUFF®, I was a little confused as how to use it for more than just a headband. When I first got it, I folded it over neatly into thirds and came up with this:
I was immediately surprised how comfortable it was. It didn’t pull at my hairline like many of my headbands do. It is super hot in Oklahoma in the summer time so wearing around the yard doing chores was a perfect place to get the feel of it.
For me, the real test would be on the run. So many headbands I have tried fall off the back of my head or don’t adequately keep my fly-away hair out of my face. I tested my UV Half BUFF® out on an early morning 12 mile long run with my Runhers. It was hot, humid and one of those days that sweat just pours out of you. I’m happy to say that not only did my UV Half BUFF® stay put, it kept the sweat out of my eyes, too. I even took it off, rinsed it off with cold water and put it back on with no problem. It didn’t slide down or even get droopy. After my run, I threw it in the wash and line dried it with my running gear.
Although I loved using it as a headband, I still wasn’t sure exactly how to use it other ways. I found this video on YouTube that helped me see how to transform it easily into other potential uses.
Truthfully, I was still not too confident I could pull off some of these fancy looks. I took a chance at wearing it to the pool. I dipped it in the water and put it over my head. It kept me surprisingly cool!
I liked the versatility of this product so much that I bought a second UV Half BUFF® as well as an Original BUFF®. Using discount code BIBRAVE10 saved me 10%. You are welcome to use it as well! Having these two products in my drawer will be welcome replacements for my dingy, old running beanies and headbands that I’ve just been hanging on to for way too long. I just have to make sure my kids don’t steal them!
Not sure what the difference is between the Buff USA Original BUFF® and UV Half BUFF®? The video below demonstrates how to use a Buff USA Original BUFF®. I love how versatile and fashionable this product is for anyone who lives an active lifestyle.
Here are some more details about Buff USA’s UV Half BUFF®. Be sure to shop their amazing selection and use discount code BIBRAVE10 to save 10%!
Half the length of original UV BUFF® headwear, the UV Half BUFF® option offers efficient thermal properties, built-in sun protection and moisture management. It’s a versatile, go anywhere piece wearable at least nine different ways.
- Blocks 95% of UV rays*
- Exceptional Moisture-wicking with its 4-channel fibers
- Soft, breathable Coolmax Extreme fabric
- Cool in the summer, extra layer of warmth in the winter
- Polygiene Active Odor Control
- Quick drying
Wondering what the other BibRave Pros thought of the UV Half BUFF®? Check out their reviews below!