UV Half BUFF® – Product Review



Disclaimer: I received a 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!

Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that I’m a huge fan of BUFF® products. You can revisit my previous reviews here:

But today I’m talking about the UV Half BUFF® – half the length of the Original BUFF® but no less awesome!

When this new product arrived, I was actually a bit surprised with the size. I knew it was the small (half) size, but wasn’t entirely sure what to do with it. On the flip side, I really like the colour! I’ve been tending to stick to BibRave orange or a similar palette, but the ‘Pelagic Camo’ is a nice complement to many of my running outfits!


A quick visit to the website tells you all you really need to know:

Shorter than the Original BUFF® , the UV Half BUFF® offers style and sun protection without weighing you down. It wicks away perspiration to keep you comfortable in the gym, on the road, at the yoga studio, or on the trails. Cyclists especially love the way it sits comfortably under a helmet without bunching.

Now, I’m not a cyclist – but I can absolutely see how this product would fit nicely under a helmet. The material is thin (but not ‘weak’ or flimsy) and wouldn’t get in the way at all.

So, what’s a runner to do?

I wore it under my cap!


And you know what? It was great. Usually, even with a cap on, the sweat from my brow trickles down into my eyes and I need to wipe it away with a Handana or with my shirt. But the UV Half BUFF® did a great job of absorbing the moisture, and kept my eyes clear! Success!

Since we’re having a winteriest summer here in Vancouver, my UV Half BUFF® stepped up as an ear warmer last week! I went out along the water, and although it wasn’t exactly cold there was a brisk wind – and my ears were freezing. So I was able to pull the edges of the UV Half BUFF® down over my ears, and they were cozy without being too warm.


When I’m running outside, I have to keep my bald head covered so it doesn’t burn. As such, I haven’t used the UV Half BUFF® as a headband – but since the material is thin, it would do an excellent job. I also imagine that for anyone with hair – male or female – it would work well in just keeping hair back, and out of your face. If you have hair. Which I don’t.


In summary:

  • The UV Half BUFF® is a versatile piece of headwear that wicks sweat
  • It’s got UV protection for all your sunny summer needs (*not needed this summer in Vancouver)
  • It is compact enough that it doesn’t get in the way – great for wearing under a hat or helmet
  • There are over 30 colours to choose from – something for everyone!

Learn more about this and other BUFF® products at http://buffusa.com/!

Have you tried a UV Half BUFF®? What do you think of it?



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