BibRave Pro Product Review: UV Half BUFF(R)

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 to review find and write race reviews!

 So I definitely have an entire drawer dedicated to my collection of BUFF ® headwear. The UV Half BUFF® is the 3rd BUFF® product I’ve reviewed as  BibRave Pro; check out my reviews of the BUFF® Merino Wool and the UV Full BUFF®! I use BUFF® products every day, either to tame hair in the Georgia heat or humidity, headband for physical activities, sweat rag on my wrist, or face mask in the cold, etc.

The UV Half BUFF® is half the size of the original UV BUFF® headwear but offers the same awesome properties (from BUFF® website):

  • Blocks 95% of UV rays*
  • Multifunctional
  • 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

The first thing I noticed when I received the Half BUFF® was that it was much better as a daily wear headband than the original size BUFF®. The full size BUFF® needs to be folded several times to work as a headband and it’s a little bulky for daily wear since I have to constantly readjust it from falling off my head.


I actually prefer the Half BUFF® as a casual wear headband or on my wrist as a sweat rag during activities. I found the extra material on the original BUFF ® provided better sweat resistance on my head during physical activities, and it worked better as sun protection around my neck, mostly because the Half BUFF® was soaked through with sweat much quicker than the original. I actually went crazy on a long run one day and wore an original BUFF® as a headband, another original BUFF® dunked in ice water around my neck, and the UV Half BUFF® as a sweat rag on my wrist. It was a perfect marriage of BUFF® awesomeness and I highly recommend this combination.

Final Verdict: The Half BUFF® is super cute for those humid, bad hair days, and works great in conjunction with other BUFF® headwear products. Plus, there are so many colors and patterns to choose from, it’ll be more fun than catching Pokémon.CnRBZsbWgAAb-Hz.jpg-large

Check out what other BibRave Pros have to say:

Bradley |Frank |Bradford |Mark |Kristen |Abbie |Lisa |

Don’t forget to join @BibRave and @BUFF_USA on Twitter for the Tuesday night #BibChat at 9pm E.S.T. on July 19th for your chance to win a UV Half BUFF®!


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