Buff UV Half

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When I started running a few years ago, I figured there were only 2 choices for head coverings, hat or visors. Since I still have nightmares of doofuses wearing visors backwards and upside down, hats were the way to go. And things were OK.

Until I realized that I really don’t always like hats, particularly in the warmer temperatures. My hair is fairly thick, and there’s a lot of it. As such, I found myself in need of something that would keep my hair and sweat out of my eyes, so my search began. Fortunately, I found a solution!

It was around this time I also got into ultramarathons and looking into running one of those one day. And quickly, I came across Anton Krupicka, who I came to (and still do) revere as an amazing athlete. And these weird things he wore on his head. A bit of research and low and behold, I found http://buffusa.com/. Well, actually I found them on REI.com and ordered about 4.

Time went by, and I loved my Original Buff. And the 1 Half Buff I had. However, recently, my love for Buff has increased tenfold. I was given the UV Half to test out, and holy moly is it stupendous! The Buff products already do just about anything you could want for running, biking, hiking, fishing, probably cooking, anything.

But the UV Half does even more! Designed not only to help wick away moisture from your face (which it does), it also has added sun protection to help keep your forehead from getting burnt when you’re out running in the ridiculous hot summer temperatures.

To make a long story short, it works well. It works really, really well. I was already sold on Buff’s products, but the UV Half is just super. I do have one complaint, and that is that I do wish there was like a 3/4 length UV Headband, because the half isn’t quite enough to stay totally dry on my head, but the full is a bit too much to wear in the summer. I am personally a heavy sweater and get really warm really quickly, so it could be a personal thing, but that would never stop me from buying another one (or 15). IMG_1004

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