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If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you may already know just how much I love BUFF® products. But as much as I love BUFF® headwear (you can check out past reviews of the UV BUFF®, Merino Wool BUFF® and BUFF® Hoodie), I have never had the opportunity to test out their UV Half BUFF® until recently.
Basically, what is different about the UVHalf BUFF® from other BUFF® headwear is that it is half the length of the original BUFF®. This makes it perfect for summer, when every ounce of fabric on your body seems 10 times hotter!
Other than that, you can expect the same benefits as you would the UV BUFF®, as well as most of the other BUFF® brand products.
One of my favorite parts of the BUFF® product line is the superior odor control. Case and point: I have worn mine nonstop running in the heat this past month and haven’t had to wash it yet due to odor (though I probably should now that I think about it, because germs still exist… oops!).
It also keeps the sweat out of my eyes when I wear it as a headband as any other BUFF® does. I was a little worried that the UV Half BUFF® wouldn’t keep the sweat off my face because there is so much less fabric; however, now that my head is able to be so much cooler while experiencing my favorite things about BUFF® products, these will be my go-to for summer running.
You can also freeze your buff for extra cooling effects and the UV protection is also perfect for covering your forehead and scalp (because no one wants skin cancer!).
I have the Petrol UV Half BUFF® and I love the color – the pictures online do not do it justice. Not that I like to match too much, but it complements a large majority of my running and workout clothes. I also love the Tie Dye Lace and Berry options; you can check out all the options here.
Now, less fabric means it’s a little stretchier. We all know I have a small head; while an Original BUFF® is less stretchy/stays in place really well on me, this one was more prone to slipping. I would rather it be slightly too loose though than give me a headache from being too tight. While you still have several ways to wear it (headband, t is also not quite as multifunctional as some other BUFF® products, but it is a trade-off. In the summer, the less fabric you are wearing, the better, so those are sacrifices I will gladly make when it comes to surviving the scorching Texas heat!
Basically, I’ve never met a BUFF® product that I didn’t like.
So where to buy? You can purchase one for yourself at www.buffusa.com for $14.99! Considering how much some running headbands cost these days, I feel this one works a lot better than so many others I have tried. Looking forward to seeing all of the great running gear the BUFF, Inc. comes out with in the future.
What’s your favorite BUFF® product?