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As I’ve mentioned in several previous posts, I have an entire drawer dedicated to BUFF(R) products. I always have several in my gym and travel bags, and use them for daily wear headbands, sweatbands, sweat towels, dish towels while camping, neck warmers, etc. etc. BUFF(R) products are truly multipurpose products! Be sure to check out my previous reviews of BUFF(R) Merino Wool, UV Full, and UV Half Buff.
Compared to the original BUFF(R) products, the UV Reflective Half BUFF(R) is half as long, has 95% UV protection, and reflective markings for increased visibility in dark or low light settings. It retails for $14.99 which is $5 cheaper than the original size. I found that the smaller size made it perfect as a headband, ear covering, or wristband. Check out all the ways to wear in this product video from the BUFF(R) site:
On several occasions I wore it under my bike helmet or visor as ear protection on colder mornings. As the day warmed, the smaller size was easily pushed off my ears to act simply as a headband. Many headbands, including original size BUFF(R) do not fit as well under my bike helmet so I really enjoyed it for this purpose. It’s really light and thin, but provides just enough protection on cooler spring days.
Right now there’s only a few solid colors offered in the UV Reflective Half BUFF(R) so it’ll be nice if BUFF(R) adds more of the fun prints offered in their original products. I’d still like to invest in a few of the colors to continue using as headband and under hats/helmets, while I’ll use the original size for full neck and head protection when needed.
Want more than my awesome insight? Check out what other BibRave Pros have to say about the UV Reflective Half BUFF(R):