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Over the past month I have been testing out the UV Half Buff, made by Buff USA. What is a UV Half Buff?? It is headwear that you can wear multiple ways as shown here:
The UV Half Buff has built in sun protection & helps to keep the sweat out of your eyes – which is great for this runner! Since I cut my hair short I am constantly wiping sweat from my face. I don’t have hair to soak it up anymore. According to the Buff website here are some benefits of the UV Half Buff:
- 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
After training with the UV Half Buff for the past 3 weeks I can say it definitely does what is says. The first run I wore the UV Half Buff was a chilly morning so I wore it as a headband to keep my head and ears warm.
Since cutting my hair I haven’t been able to find headwear that I like & that doesn’t look silly. I really liked running with this half buff. Kept my ears warm, the sweat out of my eyes and stayed in place perfectly.
The next couple of training runs I wore it under my hat. I liked it this way as well. It wasn’t too snug, fit great under my hat and once again kept the sweat out of my eyes. Ps That is the American River in the back ground…I am super lucky to have miles and miles of trails along the river pretty much in my back yard!
Best of all, trail running with the Buff! This is my friend Liz and I at Blood, Sweat & Beers last weekend. My FIRST trail race!! I am still very new to trail running and when my friend took my on my first trail run she was wearing an old cut up shirt around her wrist, so I asked her why. She said it was to wipe away sweat, or snot. Gross I know, but it is a part of running. I don’t know if it is my deviated septum or what but my nose does not stop running when I am training. So there ya go, another option for the UV Half Buff 😉
Ready to go with my UV Half Buff!!
Most recently I have been wearing it around my wrist to wipe my sweat & nose after my ‘snot rockets’. Feels much better on my sensitive nose than my tech shirts.
Stair training with the Buff!
Kaia workouts with the Buff!
Thank you Buff for letting me test out this product. I love it for my training & I’m gonna be stocking up on more. I think it is definitely a piece of running gear that is needed!