Review: Buff USA UV Half Buff

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I received the Stadi Fuschia UV Reflective half buff about a month ago and I’ve been using it non stop since.   If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me in it a lot lately.

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I love it so much I even bought a second one when I was with Sean at the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 mile race in mid July.

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What is a half buff? Well it can be used in a variety of different ways.

I’ve worn mine as a hair band, bandana, I’ve pulled it down to keep my ears warm, as a neckwarmer and more importantly as a way to keep my neck cool by putting ice water and ice inside it, and I’ve even worn it as an eye mask while crewing/sleeping in the car while Sean is running a 100 mile race.

Some of the ways I’ve worn my Buff USA half buffs.

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They also show that you can wear it as a helmet liner, a hat liner, a headband and I’ve even seen people where them on their wrists to wipe away sweat.

From the Buff USA website:

Half the length of original UV BUFF® headwear, the UV Reflective Half BUFF® option offers efficient thermal properties, built-in sun protection, moisture management and reflective strips that are ideal for runners. Able to dry quickly and control odor, this sweat-wicking layer fits easily under a helmet. It’s a versatile, go anywhere piece wearable at least nine different ways.

  • Blocks 95% of UV rays*
  • Multifunctional – See Above for some of th ways I’ve worn mine
  • Exceptional Moisture-wicking with its 4-channel fibers
  • Soft, breathable Coolmax Extreme fabric – I wore mine around my neck at the AC100 finish last weekend in 90+ degree weather & didn’t get burnt or overheated & I didn’t wet it down 
  • Cool in the summer, extra layer of warmth in the winter – see above I’ve worn mine in hot & cold conditions and been comfortable. 
  • Polygiene Active Odor Control – I can attest to this, I’ve worn mine on my head while sweating profusely and have forgotten to wash it and not smelled anything on it. ? 
  • Quick drying’ – but not too quick when you want to stay cool
  • 100% Seamless which means it doesn’t cause chafing

I don’t know why I wasn’t aware of what a buff was before this but it is my new favorite go-to while hiking, running, racing or just hanging out.

I love the size of the half buff, but they do have full sized buffs that can be used in a few more ways.  They have different materials including wool & Polartec® Microfleece™ as well as a lot of other products.  You can even get a buff for your dog!!

You don’t have to be a runner to use a half buff, they have special UV Insect Shield® BUFF® that will repel insects for up to 70 washes so if you fish, hunt or camp in places that have a lot of biting insects this will keep them at bay.

I can’t go thru all the amazing products that Buff USA has available, so I recommend you check it out at

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15 thoughts on “Review: Buff USA UV Half Buff”

    1. Jenn, I was the same way until my husband got one at the SD100 but they are great!! I totally recommend trying it out!

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